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Caron Pour Une Femme de Caron EDP Perfume Review

 Caron Pour Une Femme

The Caron website states that Pour Une Femme de Caron “created a new love story between men and a fragrance for women“. What is that supposed to mean? Sounds like the Mrs. was left with a bottle of perfume while Mr. ran off to Provincetown.

Caron Pour Une Femme opens with a fruity rose and spiced neroli. It has a “bronzed” citrus/aldehyde. And something that reminds me of cherry incense. Pour Une Femme has an unexpected head shop vibe put… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Caron French Cancan Parfum Extrait Review

Caron French Cancan

It’s the middle of The Great Depression and I imagine it’s rather difficult to sell a luxury French perfume. Or is it?

Caron French Cancan was made just for an American audience; hence, the corny name that conjures up Parisian gaiety. I can’t speak too much on the history of the fragrance but I would love to read an essay about this one. I can say that for many of us, even our mothers and grandmothers, that perfume has been a form of escapism. Many… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Caron Tubereuse Parfum Extrait Review

Caron Tubereuse Extrait

Caron Tubereuse is the most recent fountain perfume from the house. It was created in 2003. It is obviously made for people with pockets for a fountain creation but found all of the others too old-fashioned. And when I say old-fashioned, I mean “too complex”.

Caron Tubereuse reminds me of grape soda pop in the opening. It’s fizzy and fruity. This quickly vanishes and it becomes a tuberose with peach. And then it wears as tuberose and freesia with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a bright tuberose, not… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Caron Nocturnes EDT Perfume Video Review

Caron Nocturnes does not smell the way I remember it smelling. It has been reformulated; that’s for sure. She’s still beautiful but I’d like to see a few extra pounds on her.

Nocturnes opens with aldehydes and a powdery, spicy lilac and greens. It’s as if spring florals have been mixed with tonic water and made into a refreshing cocktail. I also get something that reminds me of clean, warm laundry but in a good way. As the scent progresses, it becomes softer with more powder. It’s a warm orris floral with sandalwood that smells slightly cosmetic… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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EauMG’s Most Worn Perfumes Spring 2013

Here’s the perfumes that I found myself reaching for the most during the spring of 2013. I admit that I’m rather traditional when it comes to spring perfumes. I want to smell like flowers. If you talked to me a few years ago, I didn’t even wear florals. Now they’re sort of my “thing”.

Guerlain Champs-Elysees EDT

12. Guerlain Champs-Elysées EDT – A neon mimosa. Love this stuff. Full Review. Retails for $74 at Nordstrom.

11. CdG Synthetic Series Tar – Because… Continue reading | 16 Comments