HEELEY L’Amandière Parfum Extrait Perfume Review

HEELEY L'Amandiere Perfume

Purple Flowers Week 2014

HEELEY L’Amandière is described as “Extrait de Spring” – “green almond trees in blossom, bluebells, hyacinths, spring flowers, rose, green grass and tilia“. It pretty much describes the environment that I wish I were in right now.

L’Amandière is a light, sheer fragrance. It opens with an almost “green” heliotrope and iced linden blossom water. It’s delicate. It’s spring greens peeking out of cool earth and fruit trees covered in a “snowstorm of petals”. The almond is “floral marzipan”. There’s indolic… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Phaedon Rue des Lilas EDT Perfume Review

Phaedon Rue des Lilas

Purple Flowers Week 2014

I’m fairly certain that Phaedon Rue des Lilas has been discontinued. And this is a shame because it was one of the few that I liked when this brand launched.

Rue des Lilas opens as a honeyed, powdery floral – heliotrope, lilac and possibly some orange blossom. The heart is a powdery, waxy lily with tons of indoles. This is not a squeaky clean spring floral. This one has some hints of worn lingerie under the clean, powdery florals. It… Continue reading | 9 Comments

Jessica McClintock EDP Perfume Review

Jessica McClintock

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I rarely talk about lily of the valley perfumes on EauMG. So, let’s start with a big ‘ole lily of the valley, Jessica McClintock.

BAM. Lily of the valley all up in yo face. Plus some citrus. And some greens. It’s a dewy white floral. And then it becomes a huge jasmine accented with ylang-ylang. On me, the dry-down is a green tea-ish white floral with lots of musk. Sometimes I wear it and it smells like plastic, other times… Continue reading | 12 Comments

EauMG’s Most Worn Perfumes Spring 2013

Here’s the perfumes that I found myself reaching for the most during the spring of 2013. I admit that I’m rather traditional when it comes to spring perfumes. I want to smell like flowers. If you talked to me a few years ago, I didn’t even wear florals. Now they’re sort of my “thing”.

Guerlain Champs-Elysees EDT

12. Guerlain Champs-Elysées EDT – A neon mimosa. Love this stuff. Full Review. Retails for $74 at Nordstrom.

11. CdG Synthetic Series Tar – Because… Continue reading | 16 Comments

EauMG’s Smell Diary – April 2013

April 1stSoDo – Getting off on the wrong bus stop leaves me walking half a mile through working train tracks in winklepickers like some darkwave music video outtake. Mocking me, the smell of Southern fried chicken fills the otherwise light air. I stuck my head in a fancy moonshine still. Seriously.

April 2ndDowntown – Foot pain that I’ve been experiencing for a week leaves me at home with a propped up puffy, tumid foot. I wear a musky perfume and slow roast a Jamaican jerk chicken feeling sorry for myself.

April 3rdDowntown