I was immediately drawn to Vilhelm Room Service because of the name. How luxurious is that? And then I read that it is a fragrance inspired by the legendary Greta Garbo and how her hotel rooms would be filled with bouquets. You can see why this one of the first perfumes I reached for out of my Vilhelm samples.
Well, I’m not going to withold the suspense. Room Service is disappointing. It’s not really the perfume as much as it is a case of terrible pairing, another case of “Wrong Perfume… Continue reading
I meet a lot of people that were young adults in the 1980’s that absolutely can not stand huge 80’s perfumes like Dior Poison or Giorgio Beverly Hills. I totally understand. They spent a decade+ gagging on syrupy plums and powdery tuberoses. Those huge fragrances were in every office, school, bus stop, restaurant, etc. Their reaction to these are like my reaction to many aquatic florals. For years, I could not stand aquatics like Calvin Klein Escape or Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey or a fruity floral like… Continue reading | 2 Comments
One day I was waiting for a friend. During this time of boredom I found myself sniffing Bond No. 9 perfumes and hoping that I wouldn’t tumble over these colorful class bottles wearing exaggerated shoulder pads.¹ Success! No embarrassing accidents at the nice department store! The sales associate approached me, which I wasn’t in the mood for because I was going to waste her time. I wasn’t going to buy a Bond No. 9 that day (or any day, I don’t own any). Long story short, she… Continue reading
Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl is an aquatic floral inspired by Bali. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aquatic florals. I guess since I’m longing for a seaside escape, I was drawn to the thought of an aquatic perfume inspired by Bali and pearls.
Mystic Pearl opens as a sharp, squeaky clean aquatic floral. It starts to remind me of water lily or water lotus – a cool, wet floral. The heart is this wet, lotus floral with an aquatic sea mist… Continue reading
PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Spring 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.
Nomenclature is a fairly new perfume brand that puts the focus on… Continue reading