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Boxwalla April Food Box Review

Boxwalla Food Box

I’m trying something different. This is a review of a food subscription box. In the past I have reviewed Boxwalla Beauty Boxes. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, Boxwalla has four different boxes and Food is one of them.

I have never subscribed to a food box like this before. I’ve been tempted but I have always lived in areas that have access to well, everything. So, I’ve talked myself out of these sort of services because I didn’t really know what they could offer me… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Aftelier Vanilla Smoke Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Vanilla Smoke

Vanilla Smoke is the newest perfume from Aftelier. As the name implies, this is a fragrance that pairs vanilla with smoky notes (and in this case from lapsang souchong tea). With cooler temperatures, shorter days and dead leaves crunching beneath steps, I must admit that I’ve never  been more ready for a perfume called “Vanilla Smoke”.

Like many of the Aftelier perfumes, Vanilla Smoke is available as a parfum or as an EDP. Here’s my impressions of both:

Parfum

The parfum opens with more… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Masque Milano Russian Tea EDP Perfume Review

Masque Milano Russian Tea

 

EauMG celebrated its seventh anniversary last month. I was too busy to make a big fuss over it but yeah, I’ve been writing about perfume for over seven years. And during these seven+ years, I’ve also been looking for the perfect “tea” fragrance. When I received samples from the niche brand, Masque Milano, I immediately went for Russian Tea, a smoky tea fragrance.

Russian Tea opens as sharp mint, raspberry leaf tea and fresh geranium. This opening is bracing, so sharp like being hit… Continue reading | 6 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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Illuminum Tribal Black Tea EDP Perfume Review

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea comes from the tribe of Earl Grey. This is a citrus black tea. And you know, you’d think that Perfume World would be saturated with those, but the Perfume World really isn’t.

Tribal Black Tea opens with a Earl Grey tea with an addition of lemon and cardamom. I sort of wish I were drinking it instead of wearing it…It wears as a linear Earl Grey and then dries down to a candied orange peel with a sheer amber.

Years… Continue reading | 2 Comments