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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

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En Voyage Perfumes Cafe Cacao EDP Perfume Review

Envoyage Cafe Cocao

En Voyage Café Cacao is a gourmand that is in the Souvenir de Chocolate Trio. It’s a perfume that is inspired by a the sort of decadent café mocha that Marie Antoinette would have had.

Café Cacao is as you can imagine, a chocolate perfume. Chocolate perfumes can go into a few different directions¹ and this is a sweet, creamy chocolate with some spice. When it opens it’s like an after-dinner treat of chocolate mousse and sweet, spicy pipe tobacco. There’s a hint of warmth from florals… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Phoenix Botanicals Triple Vanilla & Cocao Noir Perfume Oil Reviews

Phoenix Botanicals Triple Vanilla

I feel like I’ve spent most of the month of March recovering from the flu. I’m just now wanting to smell things again. Natural fragrances like these from Phoenix Botanicals are great for “reintroducing” fragrance into my life.

Triple Vanilla

Notes listed include Mexican vanilla beans. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Irina Adam

Triple Vanilla smells exactly like vanilla extract. That may sound simple, but it isn’t. Vanilla is naturally complex. This one smells sweet yet balsamic. It reminds me of vanilla… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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EauMG’s Valentine’s Day 2015 Gift Guide

Valentine's Day 2015

Next week is Valentine’s and this guide is a little later than I wanted it to be, but hey, like any of us celebrate Valentine’s Day, right? 😉 We don’t but it does combine so many things that I love such as roses, chocolate and champagne. My guide is all about treating yourself. The weather is cold and awful and everything is BLAH. So, treat yourself to some of life’s little luxuries:

Valentine lip products

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Olympic Orchids California Chocolate EDP Perfume Review

Olympic Orchids California Chocolate

With so many desserts based oround the orange/chocolate theme, one would expect to see more gourmand perfumes centered around this duo. It seems like a “natural” pairing. Olympic Orchids California Chocolate is an orange and chocolate perfume, but it’s not like some chocolate bar flavored with orange. California Chocolate is like being outside on a sunny, mild day hiding under the shade of a blossoming orange tree, sharing a bar of chocolate with someone that you really like.

California Chocolate smells like citrus chocolate. It opens with a… Continue reading | 6 Comments