Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin EDT Perfume Review

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

It’s that time in summer where I try really hard not to complain but it’s like 100° and I’m fed up with the summer’s oppression. This is the time of the year where I have to be careful with which perfumes I wear because something that I usually love can quickly become “too much”. As boring as it sounds, I wear citrus or herbal scents.

Lime Basil and Mandarin opens as a green… Continue reading


DSH Perfumes for The PLP Project: Peace, Love & Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes created three perfumes for The PLP Project, a celebration of the third anniversary of a Facebook fragrance group, Peace, Love and Perfume. A few indie perfumers were asked to participate. Each perfumer was asked to add their own twist to the following fragrance brief for three separate perfumes:

Peace perfumes were to be meditative, incense perfumes. Love perfumes were to be sexy and animalic. And Perfume was an individualized take on a classic eau de cologne.

DSH Perfumes Peace

Here’s DSH Perfumes take on the given brief… Continue reading | 2 Comments


EauMG’s Most Worn Perfumes – Summer 2014

most worn summer perfumes

Now that summer is over, I can look back at my stash and see what I wore the most. This summer was different than summers before. We moved to a place with no A/C and the summer was hotter than average. The new place has this special ability to trap heat (bet it won’t do that in the winter!) so many nights, I was trying to fall asleep in a place where the thermostat was reading 88º. I also take mass transit (up to eight buses daily)… Continue reading | 20 Comments


Tauer Cologne du Maghreb Natural Fragrance Review

Tauer Cologne du Maghreb

Cologne du Maghreb is an all-natural classic eau de cologne by Andy Tauer. This is Tauer’s project of recreating traditional eau de cologne but adding his own signature.

Cologne du Maghreb is an aromatic citrus. It’s like lemons and licorice. And then it wears as big ‘ole lemons. It’s bright and sunny. There’s a hint of spicy neroli and clove. And then it dries down to “woodsy aromatic”.

Overall, it’s a rather uncomplicated fragrance. It’s a lemon eau du cologne made from botanicals. Projection and… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Detaille Fleur Eau de Cologne Review

Detaille Fleur

Spolier alert – Detaille Fleur is not a floral. It’s a citrus eau de cologne.

Fleur opens with a tart citrus with a subtle hint of black licorice. And then it’s a realistic lemon accented by cooling green herbs like geranium and mint. It dries down to a “fresh” citrus-patchouli.

Fleur is not a groundbreaking fragrance but this doesn’t irritate me. Detaille is a heritage brand of fragrances and something like Fleur works with this particular brand. It smells “authentic”. It’s a classic eau de cologne… Continue reading | 6 Comments