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Tumbling Orange Blossoms: An Orange Blossom/Neroli Fragrance Guide

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I can’t get enough of orange blossom/neroli scents this summer. It is very difficult to find “guides” online, so I’ve created a brief  collage/guide to fragrances which are heavy on this light, bitter floral. There are many scents on the market with these notes. I’m focusing on those that are heavy on orange blossom, like a splash of a refreshing Lebanese floral water in an iced beverage. I am looking for those “delicate” scents. From what I understand orange blossom and neroli are the same thing it just depends… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Perfume Playoffs – Cherry Blossom Perfumes

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It’s spring! FINALLY. I had the flu for over a week and by the time I felt like going outside, there were pink blossoms everywhere. It was like coming out of hibernation. My senses are still rather dull but I have a craving for pretty pink perfumes.

Since I still can’t really smell anything, I thought it would be a good time to launch a feature that I’ve been wanting to write. Instead of writing an extensive guide to perfumes with a predominate note (like this… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Rose Irisee EDP Perfume Review

Au pays de la fleur Rose Irisee

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017

It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.

Why don’t we talk about Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger more than we do?… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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April Aromatics Rose L’Orange EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Rose L'Orange

It’s September which is good. I’m so over August. It’s too hot and too humid. However, September hasn’t gotten the memo yet. It’s also hot and humid. And it looks like the entire week is going to be this way. My brain is sick of trying to function in this mess. So, let’s start this first day of September out with something pretty and uplifting, OK?

April Aromatics Rose L’Orange is a pretty floral with sweetness that is never cloying. Rose L’Orange opens with an orange… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger

I think we all have perfumes in our collection that make us feel more glamorous than our realities allow us to be. I have quite a few, especially since I’m a realist that’s in denial. However, I do love a glamorous perfume.

Fleurs d’Oranger is one of those Godzilla orange blossoms. It’s unapologetically heady, floral and indolic. It’s one of those syrupy orange blossoms. However, there’s more to Fleurs d’Oranger than just orange blossoms. There’s the Sons of Godzilla – Jasmine and Tuberose… Continue reading | 13 Comments