Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I tried to jump right in and review Carolina Herrera Good Girl, but I realize I have a few things to say that aren’t directly related to how the perfume smells. The first being that as I have already ranted in a By Kilian perfume review years ago, but I truly hate these old-fashioned notions of “good” or “bad” girls and all of the patriarchal baggage around it. So, I hate the name of this perfume with… Continue reading | 6 Comments
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
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
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
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