There was a discussion on Twitter, which I now can’t find, where people shared their experience with disappointing foods. To my surprise, Turkish Delight kept being mentioned. Many Americans and Brits shared that they were so excited to sink their teeth into a Turksh Delight after its hype in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” but were left with disappointment. Since this was such a subjective conversation, I just lurked but I absolutely do not agree. First of all, I firmly stand by what… Continue reading | 6 Comments
It’s spring! FINALLY. I had the flu for over a week and by the time I felt like going outside, there were pink blossoms everywhere. It was like coming out of hibernation. My senses are still rather dull but I have a craving for pretty pink perfumes.
Since I still can’t really smell anything, I thought it would be a good time to launch a feature that I’ve been wanting to write. Instead of writing an extensive guide to perfumes with a predominate note (like this… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Being that it’s spring, I’ve been reviewing perfumes that remind me of blossoms. Most of these scents have been borderline fantasy. They’ve been so perfect, an idealized version of nature. Olympic Orchids Sakura is a perfume inspired by spring blossoms that isn’t sweet or overly powdery.
Sakura opens up as cool, humid and earthy, like sakura blossoms on a foggy day. There’s a hint of licorice. But, for the most part, Sakura reminds me of damp dirt. This is a cherry blossom fragrance, so I expect some… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If you’re reading EauMG because you’re already really, really into perfume, then I’m sure you’ve heard of this fragrance. This perfume created some buzz a few years ago because it retails for under $30 and the Nose behind it is Francis Kurkdjian. Really, I can’t believe there’s perfume that retails for under $30. And I also was amused that Kurkdjian was working on such accessible perfumes when he has his own brand.
Nomaterra is a line of perfumes inspired by destinations and traveling. To this date, the line consists of various cities in the United States. I thought I would review DC because it’s cherry blossom season.
DC opens with an aquatic breeze with tart blossoms. DC has an herbal quality that is fresh yet vegetal-musky with a spicy pepper. However, this never interferes with the “breeziness” of the fragrance. DC continues to wear as an ozonic floral with a crisp herbalness. There’s a “fresh air” quality… Continue reading