I don’t want to be one of those boring people that complain about the weather, but I’m going to be one of those boring people. The weather in March was so frustrating. We had an icestorm. The disgusting, tar-soaked ice piles lingered for weeks. It was cold and disgusting. All I wanted was spring and it couldn’t be found.
Old Southern ladies like to say things like “Oh, this rain is playing the devil with the arthritis in my knees!” and stuff like that. So when I heard of this new By Kilian perfume, Playing With the Devil, I thought about my great aunts’ grouchy old friends and one of their favorite phrases, “playing the devil with“. This has nothing to do with this fragrance but it’s funny how you forget something like that and then some niche perfume makes you think of… Continue reading | 8 Comments
I’m going to go out and say it, Wanda Jackson is badass. The Queen of Rockabilly is in her 70’s and still rocks out (she’s on tour this year). She has influenced so many creative types throughout the years. I am happy that she finally got the recognition that she deserves (she was FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009). Wanda is still a glamorous stone-cold fox that still wears rhinestones and sports big hair. To me she was always… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 3.19.12
Question of the Week: – What is your favorite spring fragrance?
EauMG’s Answer: It’s cruel to ask a fumehead if they have a favorite fragrance. This spring I have been craving florals. I usually love violet or “purple” flowers this time of year. I’ve been wearing violet soliflores. Strangely, I’ve been craving tuberose fragrances. This is unlike me.
Rose Week 2012
Sometimes a perfume takes you to a place. Sometimes these places are “fantasy”: what you think a Tibetan temple smells like, what the inside of a 1920’s Chicago speakeasy smells like, etc. Sometimes a perfume takes you to a memory place. A Beautiful Life Black Rose is a memory fragrance for me. Upon first whiff, I’m transported to honky tonks on fall nights.