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Rebel Intuitive EDP Natural Perfume Reviews

Sharon Tate

Rebel Intuitive is a new indie line of natural perfumes based in Vermont. It’s a line inspired by vintage, bohemian glamour and botanical ingredients.

The line currently consists of three perfumes: Grace at 67th, Ninon and Winter Lewd. Here are my impressions:

 

Rebel Intuitive Grace at 67th

GRACE AT 67th

Notes listed include tarragon, sweet basil, clary sage, neroli, violet leaf, narcissus, rose, costus, ambrette, myrrh and labdanum.

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Phoenix Botanicals Ella Natural Perfume Review

Phoenix Botanicals Ella

I usually do a “Purple Flowers” week on EauMG. However, this year I was too busy moving from coast to coast. I missed out on Nowruz; I missed out on Purple Flowers Week too. I missed out on some of my favorite spring rituals. Or so I thought. This past weekend I was out and about New York. Hyacinths and tulips were in full bloom. I haven’t missed out; these joys were just delayed.

Hyacinths are my favorite florals. And… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Jolie Laide Jules et Jim EDP Natural Perfume Review

Jolie Laide Jules et Jim

Jolie Laide Jules et Jim is one of those perfumes that smells antique. It’s not that it smells like a vintage or “antique” perfume, it’s that it reminds me of antiques.

Jules et Jim is all about the oakmoss. And to me, this oakmoss gives it this dark, antique feel. It smells old which isn’t a jab. I’m not saying it smells “off” but I’m saying that it smells like antiques. Jules et Jim opens with dried lavender buds. There’s a balsamic quality to… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Phoenix Botanicals Lavender Noir Perfume Review

Phoenix Botanicals Lavender Noir

Lavender fragrances can usually be classified as something shrill/high-pitched/cool, think like traditional eau de colognes or lavandin soaps. Or they can be what I call “low-pitched”/warm and slumbering like Serge Lutens Gris Clair or L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numero 4. Phoenix Botanicals Lavender Noir is one that fits into the latter. It’s a mellow, calm lavender.

Lavender Noir opens with a mandarin citrus over a musky lavender. Lavender is the main theme of this fragrance. Once the juicy citrus fades, Lavender Noir becomes a smoky lavender… Continue reading

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Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette Natural Perfume Review

Strange Invisible Black Rosette

Rose Week 2014

As you should know by now, I’m a rose lover. I love the versatility of this timeless floral. Roses are fluid. Roses can be anything. On my fragrance journey, I first fell for roses by falling for “dirty” roses, animalic roses. I liked the “badboy” roses. And I still like roses with an edge. Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette really is a strange dirty rose. This is a punk rose.

Black Rosette opens as cool, astringent and… Continue reading | 8 Comments