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Papillon Tobacco Rose EDP Perfume Review

Papillon Tobacco Rose

ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Rose Chypre

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’m not really one to keep secrets, but I do like a perfume that seems like it has more than a few secrets. Papillon Tobaccco Rose is one of these perfumes. It’s a dark “Neo-Noir” rose chypre that wears like a femme fatale peering out of the shadows.

Tobacco Rose opens… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Deco London Constance EDP Perfume Review

Deco London Constance

Deco London is a new British-based niche perfume line inspired by London in the 1920’s. The brand currently consists of six perfumes (three marketed towards men and three marketed towards women). Constance is an amber floriental that’s sure to attract patch-heads¹.

Constance opens with a mix of citrus peels.The scent has a sulfuric quality to it that reminds me of rhubarb and grapefruit peels. A camphoric patchouli is prevalent from the beginning. I know my description makes Constance sound “harsher” and sharper than it actually… Continue reading

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Providence Perfume Co. Natural Perfume Oil Reviews – Round 2

Are you ready for Round 2? A few weeks ago I reviewed three of the new six perfume oils from Providence Perfume Co. And here’s my impressions of the rest in this new collection:

Providence Perfume Summer Yuzu

Summer Yuzu with notes of sunflower, cedrat, aglaia flower, yuzu, grapefruit, tomato and frankincense

Summer Yuzu is tangy! It’s a very realistic yuzu with citrus. Summer Yuzu reminds me more of winter because it reminds me of yujacha, a Korean tea that’s basically a yuzu marmalade that you drink to… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Esscentual Alchemy Dreams of Smoke EDP Natural Perfume Review

Esscentual Alchemy Dreams of Smoke

Dreams of Smoke is a limited edition natural perfume by Esscentual Alchemy. I could summarize the inspiration in my own words but I think that perfume lover Nava Brahe has said it best:
Dreams take you anywhere you want to go. The images of those dreams are fleeting, but they linger in the mind. We remember what we see, what we hear, what we taste, and what we smell. The senses ensure that the memories linger forever, but when the scent reappears, the experiences… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Penhaligon’s Sartorial EDT Perfume Review

Penhaligon's Sartorial

When guys of a certain age find out that I like perfume, they usually start asking me for recommendations. The conversation usually goes like “I’ve worn Ralph Lauren Polo Blue since I was a freshman in high school and I need an upgrade“. And I agree. They have real careers now and have already had a 10-15 year high school reunion. They need an upgrade from the fragrance with the matching “swag” gym bag their mom bought them in junior high. I try to keep my recommendations simple… Continue reading | 9 Comments