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
ROSE WEEK 2017 – An Aquatic Rose
It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 6 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.
Perfume World has such a need for interesting “Nouveau Aquatics”. Don’t get me wrong, there are interesting aquatics in niche (like House of Matriarch Albatross, CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966, etc.); I just think there is a genre that more niche brands… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
One of the most frustrating things about perfume is that unlike a lipstick of piece of fashion, words and images are helpful but they’ll never truly convey what’s in that bottle. You never know until you try it. Yes, you’ll have to try a foundation even though there are swatches online but you have to admit that with perfume, there’s no equivalent to a swatch.
Our first impressions of a perfume are usually visual. We may see… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
Oh, violets. I love them so much. They’re so fragile, so delicate. Foolish humans have mostly… Continue reading | 3 Comments