When I tried Il Profvmo Black Dianthus, I expected a peppery carnation. I didn’t expect the sort of fragrance that is proficient in moon spells and has tinctures of deadly nightshade. Black Dianthus is a spicy “noir” floriental that’s bewitching.
The overall feel of Black Dianthus is old-fashioned. It seems like a classic, something you already know, but you don’t. It’s weirder, a little more subversive than the classics. The best way for me to describe Black Dianthus is that it is a dark green. It… Continue reading | 6 Comments
PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.
I’ve been writing on EauMG since 2008; it surprises me how… Continue reading | 11 Comments
Drugstore Divas Week – 2016
This week I’m revisiting popular perfumes available at US drugstores. The sort of perfumes that many of us know but many of us perfume lovers completely ignore.
For a person that talks about perfume on a daily basis, there’s only a few that have had a real impact on me. This is not me being a snob. I’m saying that there are very few perfumes that have impacted my life and influenced how I think about perfume. Myrugia Maja is one of the… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Rose Week 2016
DSH Perfumes L’Opera des Rouges et des Roses is a perfume in the collection “Giverny in Bloom” created for the Denver Art Museum. This “scent experience” celebrates Monet’s gardens. This collection consists of four scents. Le Jardin Vert is a lush, green scent that represents foliage. Le Danse de Bleus et Violettes is a cool violet floral. And there’s L’Opera des Rouges et des Rouges which is a lovely rose floral. The last scent in the collection is Giverny in Bloom
I love carnation fragrance but I feel like there aren’t many to choose from. There’s a couple of old classics and there’s a few modern scents (that are less soliflore-y). When you think about how many rose soliflores there are, you’d expect more than a handful of carnations. But, that’s the way it is. Carnation is usually the back up singer.
One of my favorite indie brands is DSH Perfumes. In fact, the reason I was introduced to DSH was a search for carnation scents. I… Continue reading | 1 Comment