A name can really make or break a perfume. Is that fair? Absolutely not. But, it’s a first impression for most of us that sniff perfume. I’ve always liked Tom Ford Private Blend Rive d’Ambre despite rarely hearing anything about the perfume. The problem is its name. It’s “Rive d’Ambre”. This suggests an amber. It’s not. Also, this is in the “Atelier d’Orient” collection which is going to suggest oriental-style perfumes. Once again, Rive d’Ambre is not a classic oriental perfume. So let’s just… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I don’t consider myself a vanilla person at all. There are plenty that I’ve reviewed on EauMG that I like but not enough to buy or even wear. Vanilla haven’t ever really resonated with me. I own a few bottles (modern stuff like Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée and Diptyque Eau Duelle) but I rarely wear them. I have old school vanillas (like in Guerlains – Shalimar, anyone?). But, I’m so incredibly picky with vanillas. I don’t like… Continue reading | 6 Comments
The newest perfume in the Alphabetical Series from INeKe is a fragrance inspired by the natural beauty of a little mountain town in Southern California, Idyllwild. It’s an aromatic fougère bringing together the fauna of the San Jancito mountains – evergreens, more evergreens and sage.
Idyllwild opens as lemons and evergreens. The evergreens are fresh, bright and living. There’s a a fruity tartness (rhubarb) and a freshly ground black pepper. I also get hits of fresh ginger. But, it’s most definitely “evergreens”, especially fresh Douglas fir (which is… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’ve been reviewing a new brand, Precious Liquid. This is a new perfume brand that offers three perfume collections (Exquisite, Pure and Texture¹) that contain three perfumes each. These are meant to wear alone or even to layer using the brand’s 3D Layering.
Precious Liquid markets all of their perfumes as unisex (because all perfumes are unisex). But, I’d say that the Texture Collection is more “traditionally masculine”.
Notes listed include lime, blue agave, salted driftwoods, bay oil and sage.
Blue Agave is… Continue reading
Gallivant describes Brooklyn (the fragrance) as
It’s non-stop go-go-go. Energetic with a creative and intellectual fizz. Power-walking to a breakfast meeting over the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s life on the sidewalk, early summer breezes, the glow from the lighting in bars and diners, bright apartments with books. Cocktails with friends. A lazy May afternoon in the sun at Park Slope, warmth on the skin. Small flowers in the grass. Fresh air.
So, basically Gallivant’s Brooklyn is gentrified Brooklyn. And to those outside of the region, this is the Brooklyn they think of… Continue reading | 5 Comments