Phlur is a new brand of perfumes located in Austin, Texas. As someone that has been writing a perfume blog since 2008, I’ve tried a lot of brands. Phlur claims to take the “BS out of fragrance buying”. That’s honorable, but what is the BS? I think Perfume People would describe what irks them about the perfume industry differently than someone that is the occasional perfume wearer. When you go to the site, there’s no notes listed. Instead it’s a playlist, lots of pictures of hot young people and… Continue reading | 17 Comments
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in the house? Ramon Monegal Parfums
Let me introduce you to one of my favorite vetiver fragrances ever.
Hermès Hermessence Vetiver Tonka smells like a vetiver caramel latte. The hazelnut in this comes across as coffee beans to me. The fragrance has that abstract sheerness that it appears that only Ellena can do successfully. It’s a slightly salty vetiver, green and gourmand with better-than-vanilla tonka beans. It’s warm and slightly smoky.
Notes listed include vetiver, hazelnut, praline and
I wish I had an uncle name Yogini.
Harvey Prince Yogini is a fragrance that is meant to “soothe the soul” and from the notes listed I expected a watery, sheer floral. Instead Yogini is a thick floriental that is almost gourmand with notes of vanilla, cardamom and spice.
When I first spray Yogini, I get a dewy rose, jasmine and lily over warm amber and cedar incense. There’s something toasted in Yogini that reminds me of sugar cookies. In the heart… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I can talk about most scents and I can describe most scents but NEST Fragrances Orchid Rain for Jason Wu has been a difficult one for me. All I want to say is that it’s perfect. The end.
With the name Orchid Rain and from the note list, I expected something dewy and fruity with a hint of pink pepper spice. Honestly, I expected something I’ve smelled before. That’s the problem with expectations. You have to experience things.