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Zoologist Civet Perfume Review

Zoologist Civet

Civet is my absolute favorite from the niche brand Zoologist. So, I feel horrible that I’m just now reviewing it! I said in 2016 in my yearly list,
If I were to choose a perfume of the woman I wish to become, it’d be Civet.
It’s been two years and this still hold true. Civet is the sort of aromatic meets oriental-style perfume that I’ve gravitated to since I started wearing perfume. It brings to mind vintage, classic perfumes and style, but in comparison to its… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Ilsa Infinite No. 1 Perfume Review

Ilsa Infinite No. 1

I first “met” Ilsa through Twitter. ¹ Mrs. Scents (Ilsa) impressed me because she was so knowledgeable on top of expressing her love of perfume. It ends up she has professional experience within the fragrance industry. Fast-forward many years and she has launched her own perfume, Ilsa Infinite No. 1.

With the note list of Infinite No. 1, I really didn’t know what to expect. These notes are relatively common but can go in many directions. The perfume opens with a… Continue reading

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Parfumerie Generale 19 Louanges Profanes Perfume Review


Parfumerie Generale 19

Parfumerie Générale Louanges Profanes is a perfume wreathed in Biblical symbolism. When I wear the perfume, this makes sense. It’s somewhere between a pious grand-tante and Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection.

Louanges Profanes opens with a mothball-like lily and a lacquered jewelry chest. To summarize, it’s an indolic floral with sparkling notes and smooth woods. The floral is a funeral-style Asiatic lily, which I love. Louanges Profanes takes me all over the place. It starts to remind me of cherry-scented lip balm and nag… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade Perfume Review

Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade

ROSE WEEK 2018 – A Rose-Oud

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

How could I get through Rose Week without a rose-oud? The answer – I couldn’t. Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade is one of those darker, deeper, jammy roses balanced by woods.

The first part of the wear of Rose Omeyyade is a spicy, boozy rose. It opens with a raspberry jam… Continue reading

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Lili Bermuda Lily & Oleander Perfume Reviews

Lili Bermuda is a line based in surprise! Bermuda. I’ve tried most of the fragrances in the line. I can tell you that the line loves pretty florals. And they seem to do them very well.

Here’s my reviews of Lily and Oleander:

Lily Bermuda Lily

Lily – Includes notes of nectarine, tamarind, cactus flower, lily of the flower, pear flower, calla lily, white musk and woods. 

Lily opens with a cottony softness paired with a lot of citrus. It becomes fruitier with pear. But, this pear isn’t… Continue reading | 2 Comments