I would like to think that when a brand/perfumer/creative director agrees to launch a perfume that they think the final mod is eccentric. I’m not saying that they should be “weird” but I’d like to think there are people launching perfumes that they think aren’t clones of something else. I know this thought is naïve. There are entire companies that exist to copy fragrances (like the drugstore Designer Imposters). We also know that fragrance is a business and utilize focus groups to create something that sales… Continue reading | 2 Comments
To make a long story short, I had a bad experience with gin that left me avoiding it for years. Unlike peppermint schnapps¹, I was never angry with gin. Gin is like a perfume. It’s often flavored with stuff that most Americans aren’t ever going to know the flavor of – like orris root, juniper and cubeb. For something so popular, gin is rather “exotic”. It has a flavor and that flavor is liking drinking perfume. For years I’ve been searching for a perfume that… Continue reading | 11 Comments
ROSE WEEK 2017 – An Oriental 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.
I don’t mean to sound smarmy, I’ve decided to give perfumes launched post-2009 with “oud” in their title a chance. OK, I agree; That sounds smarmy. Like many people that have followed niche perfumery throughout the years, I suffer from oud fatigue. This has nothing to do with the note or the… Continue reading | 2 Comments
If you think that aquatic perfumes smell like synthetic messes that resemble household cleaner, let me suggest that you try Art de Parfum Sea Foam. This is an aquatic that actually smells like a sea breeze and not something you’d use to get rid of smudges on your glass coffee table.
Sea Foam opens with a citrus-tinted, dry cedar that comes across as driftwood. There’s a crisp greenness to Sea Foam like that of unripe, green and latex-ish figs. This fragrance performs in the… Continue reading | 1 Comment