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Bruno Fazzolari Ummagumma Perfume Review

Bruno Fazzolari Ummagumma

Ummagumma is a new perfume by indie perfumer Bruno Fazzolari. It’s a perfume inspired by Pink Floyd, 1969, counterculture…you get the idea. Before even sniffing it, I wanted it to be something a little rough around the edges, earthy and well, hippie-ish. After wearing a few times, I can tell you, it is all of these things.

At first glance/sniff, I thought Ummagumma was an amber. But, it’s really an amber and everything else. It opens with a cool, metallic saffron and dusty cocoa powder. What I… Continue reading

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Serendipity 3 Serendipitous Perfume Review

Serendipity 3 Serendipitous

Serendipity III is one of those New York City establishments that I think most of us living here take for granted. I know I often forget that this little joint has been around since the 1950’s. Giant milkshakes and have been ordered their by cool people like Andy Warhol and American royalty like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis…and the rest of us. It’s been the setting of rom-coms (Serendipity, One Fine Day and the truly horrible Trust the Man). So, between Warhol, TV and movies… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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EauMG’s March 2017 Empties

March 2017 Empties

Overview of what I bought in March: I received my The Ordinary order and so far I love what I’ve tried This is a really effective, cheap brand. I also like their minimalist packaging.

My skin had been looking dull from crummy weather and I realized I don’t have an AHA cream. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I bought derma E Overnight Peel. This stuff is wonderful for me. For an AHA, it’s very gentle and effective. It’s… Continue reading | 14 Comments

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Amouage Lilac Love EDP Perfume Review

Amouage Lilac Love

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.

The last few Amouage launches haven’t really interested me. But, when I… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Aether Arts Magic Mushroom Perfume Oil Extrait Review

Aether Arts Magic Mushroom

The best thing about indie perfumery is its freedom to take a risk. This risk is why many of us follow indie (and niche) perfumery. We want to smell perfumes that don’t smell like other perfumes. Aether Arts Magic Mushroom took a risk to be a “gourmand mushroom” perfume. This may sound rather odd but quite a few botanical perfumes depend on mushrooms to add an animalic, earthy muskiness without relying on animal-derived ingredients.

Now most of these botanical perfumes that I’m thinking about use mushrooms to… Continue reading | 7 Comments