Yesterday I reviewed Amouage Figment Woman, which is a traditionally “pretty” white floral perfume. From the copy and from my experience with Figment Woman, I expected Amouage Figment Man to be a very nice woodsy fragrance.¹ Never judge a fragrance by its bottle or its copy!
Figment Man is so familiar; yet, it isn’t. It doesn’t remind me of perfume. It opens with this glimmer of bitter lemon with a trail of nag champa incense (like the hippie stuff). And there’s so much dirt! It’s like… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Amouage has launched two new perfumes, Figment Woman and Figment Man.¹ They’re the two in the pretty aqua/blue bottles. Figment Woman is a white floral that manages to remind me of gardens in places much prettier than where I live, radiant floral perfumes of the late 80’s/early 90’s, Old Hollywood and Claude Monet paintings. Let me explain…
The opening of Figment Woman is a HUGE jasmine with something that reminds me very much of black licorice. I then realize it’s something like star anise, warm and spicy… Continue reading | 4 Comments
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.
The last few Amouage launches haven’t really interested me. But, when I… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Years ago, in my 6th Blogiversary post, I said that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.
In January, I decided to revisit some rose-centric perfumes.
Indult Manakara review published April 11th, 2014.
Amouage Lyric for Men is a masculine tropical scent. It reminds me of 1930’s-1940’s Cuba. I haven’t been to 1930’s Cuba (obviously) but this fragrance reminds me of the travel pictures from that time and place. Lyric Man is a spicy, tropical rose. It would go well with cigars.
Lyric Man opens with bergamot, lime, lime blossom, orange blossom, and a gingery floral. It reminds me of old school tropical men’s colognes but thicker and with more body. The top to Lyric for Men is on the balcony wearing a… Continue reading | 15 Comments