I love to celebrate the different seasons with food – traditional baked goods, seasonal produce, regional flavors. I also love to switch out my perfumes and beauty products to more “seasonal” items like “purple floral” perfumes and pastel nail polish. I’m really influenced by the seasons.
Here’s a little “guide” to spring beauty products, yes, many inspired by the symbolism associated with how many Americans celebrate Easter, Passover and spring festivals. I don’t want to support the commercialization of religious holidays, but let’s face it. Things like… Continue reading | 2 Comments
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
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
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
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”.
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