fragrance

Opus Oils Charm Perfume Review

Opus Oils Charm

Opus Oils Charm reminds me of a headshop and I never mean that in a bad way. Charm has a boho black coconut incense that is spicy, smoky and sweet. Sniffing it takes me back to college, hanging out with anthropology students with Guatemalan tapestries on their wall, girls that didn’t shave their pits, and those people that were always about to go “abroad” all of the time. I was jealous of all three groups. My college days were spent going to school full-time, working full-time and wondering how… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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EauMG’s Smell Diary – July & August 2013

July – Sickness, seances and seaweed. July sucked so hard that my neighbor thought I was dead and there was a wellness check. This is all you need to know about July.

August 1stDowntown – It’s a dreary reminder of late fall: cool winds, rustling leaves and micro-mist coating 3/4 sleeves. It even smells like autumn. Persian was planned. I go home and chop up mint and parsley but I’d rather be smelling the aroma of a spiced pumpkin pie.

August 2ndDowntown – Low gray skies contrast full, green trees. Cool winds and chilly… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Caron L’Accord Code 119 Parfum Extrait Review

Caron L'Accord 119 parfum

I realize that I haven’t been very “warm” to the new Carons. But, here’s my deal with Caron – my expectations are high. It’s difficult for me to smell something that smells like rose and lychee and think it warrants the name of the exquisite house of Caron. I almost quit trying any of the new launches from Caron, but then I tried Accord 119 Parfum and my faith has been restored.

Accord 119 opens as a banana ylang-ylang custard with a drizzling of blackberry syrup. Accord… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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EauMG’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth

Jane Winton

I’ve always been attracted to a bit of vampy drama. Keeping up with EauMG holiday gift guide tradition, I put together this holiday guide for all of the goths, alt-chic, vintage vamps and post-punk dames on your list. This year I went a little more high-end luxury with this gift guide, indulging my inner silent film star. And obviously indulging my 2011 obsession with nail polish. I apologize for all of the nail polish. All of the wonderful nail polish.

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Arcana Murder Ballad Blues Perfume Oil Review

Arcana Murder Ballad Blues perfume oil

Every August I start to crave blackberry perfumes. When these musky fruits start to turn black on their thorny branches, I want to smell like fruit. I love blackberries. I love to eat them, pick them, and evidently, smell like them.

OK, you better like fruit if you are trying Murder Ballad Blues. Immediately,  I get a thick blackberry jam with a warm, sweet muskiness. With time it seems that Murder Ballard Blues gets even “jammier” and the blackberry gets more… Continue reading | 18 Comments