Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If you’re reading EauMG because you’re already really, really into perfume, then I’m sure you’ve heard of this fragrance. This perfume created some buzz a few years ago because it retails for under $30 and the Nose behind it is Francis Kurkdjian. Really, I can’t believe there’s perfume that retails for under $30. And I also was amused that Kurkdjian was working on such accessible perfumes when he has his own brand.
Cerisier en… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Broken Glass is the newest perfume from Seattle-based indie line, Blackbird. It was described to me as a floral/femme fragrance, an unexpected addition to Blackbird’s lineup. I’ve spent a few months trying it. And it’s an odd fragrance because what I’m perceiving is unlike many of the reviews I’ve since read. And this is why I love perfume. There are so many varied perceptions and experiences¹.
The opening of Broken Glass is loud. It’s a slap in the face of angelica which is green, bitter and like… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Etro Rajasthan is one of those perfumes that messes with my mind because the marketing doesn’t really match with the actual fragrance. Some folks can look past that. I can; it just depends if I’m in a very forgiving mood. You can go to Etro and read the copy. It’s something about Maharajaha and dueling feminine spirits. The bottle stands out from the rest of the line with its vivid Kashmiri textile print. But, the fragrance…
Rajasthan opens with rose and lemon Turkish delights. It’s… Continue reading | 6 Comments
“So, what’s your type?”
It’s something, as far as people go, that I didn’t really ask myself. I like clever, funny folks. I like people that are going to get my corny puns. I like a person that may even laugh at that corny pun. But, when it comes to perfume, I have a type. I have a few types.
“My type? I like Greens so bitter they’ll make your nose bleed. I like Aldehydes as big as the hair on The Porter Wagoner Show and as frigid as Joan Crawford. And… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Gentlewoman is the newest perfume from Juliette Has a Gun. It’s a “masculine fragrance dedicated to women”. It’s a modern “eau de cologne”. This sort of marketing usually irks me for many reasons. Number 1, it plays on gender marketing which is rather annoying in the fragrance industry, especially in the niche market.¹ Number 2, if one wants to play with societal and cultural gender norms, then just wear a “classic eau de cologne” or whatever. Go shopping where men go shopping… Continue reading | 4 Comments