Indie perfume brand Blackbird really needs to keep on keeping on with the fruity themes. Why? Because they’re nailing them. They’re making fruity perfumes that even the fruity/fruity-floral perfume averse will love. I really enjoyed the weird banana Y06-S. Now I’m enjoying the weird plum, Anemone. Fruits, like flowers, are so weird and subversive but brands rarely ever display that delightful side of fruit in perfumes.
I don’t consider myself a vanilla person at all. There are plenty that I’ve reviewed on EauMG that I like but not enough to buy or even wear. Vanilla haven’t ever really resonated with me. I own a few bottles (modern stuff like Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée and Diptyque Eau Duelle) but I rarely wear them. I have old school vanillas (like in Guerlains – Shalimar, anyone?). But, I’m so incredibly picky with vanillas. I don’t like… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Years ago, April Aromatics won me over with the decadent”glamour hippie” spicy patchouli, Bohemian Musk. I adore the the brands heady florals (like Tempted Muse), but I’m always drawn to what Tanja does with earthy notes. Erdenstern is like a cousin of my first April Aromatics love, Bohemian Musk. This is a botanical musk with a leafy bitterness over the brand’s signature “sophisticated, balsamic sweetness”.
I have perfume samples that I forget that I have. I think if sniffing perfumes is your hobby, then you can relate. It makes me a bit embarrassed to admit this. First, it makes me feel a hoarder. Secondly, it makes me feel ungrateful for people giving me things to sniff and then I don’t. Neither is true, well, don’t mention the hoarding thing to anyone that has ever lived with me. Anyway, I’ve had samples of Tambela (AKA Bellyflowers but is currently AKA Tambela) natural perfumes… Continue reading
House of Cherry Bomb is a collaborative indie perfume line by Maria McElroy (aroma M) and Alexis Karl (Scent by Alexis). I often get asked for perfume suggestions and one of the most frequent ones is, “Are there any under $100 indies/niche that you recommend?” And the answer is “yes”. House of Cherry Bomb is a line that I would recommend anyway, but especially if you are looking for something under… Continue reading | 23 Comments