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EauMG’s Guide to Fig Perfumes

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When I first starting writing EauMG many years ago, I couldn’t get my hands on enough fig-based fragrances. Friends would email me links to every fig perfume they encountered online or in person. I loved fig perfumes and it was great timing – it was one of the trends in niche perfumery at the time. Over the past 9-10 years, I’ve easily sampled hundreds of fig perfumes. I also have bought more than any person would ever need. My obsession with figs started “Pre-Perfume-Era” for me.… Continue reading | 31 Comments

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EauMG’s Perfume Picks for Summer 2016

It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’re looking for something new to wear to compliment the season, here’s my suggestions:

Summer 2016 perfumes

Tropical/Beach Scents

For days at the beach or for the days you wish you were there!

Balenciaga Paris L’Édition Mer EDP – Cool, watery lily-of-the-valley aquatic that’s a nice nod to Japanese designer perfumes of the 1990’s. The coolness works well with hot beaches. Retails for $145 at Neiman Marcus but there’s rumors… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s Guide to Lilac Perfumes

Lilac Perfume Guide

One of the many reasons that I love spring is because of lilac and the blooming of other “purple flowers” like iris, heliotrope, wisteria and hyacinth. Lilacs are exceptional. These shrubs bloom with abundancy with an aroma that can fill an entire neighborhood. Their fragrance is almost more jasmine than jasmine. It’s honeyed and indolic

I once had a neighbor with a back yard with a few old growth lilacs in both purple and white. And a sin I did commit, I coveted my neighbor’s… Continue reading | 26 Comments

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EauMG’s Perfume Picks for Autumn 2015

It’s autumn! And I’m ready for fall fragrances. Here’s my picks for fragrances to get you through all your various autumn activities.

Autumn 2014 Perfumes

Harvest Scents

These are perfumes that remind me of fall’s harvest. Or I think they’d pair well with a lazy stroll through an apple orchard.

Parfum d’Empire Aziyadé EDP – Aziyadé is a dried fruits with spices that opens with juicy, autumn-picked pomegranates. The dry-down is delightfully animalic. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit. 

Sonoma Scent Studio

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EauMG’s Guide to Coconut Perfumes – Edition II

coconut perfume guide

 

It has been six years since I put together a guide of coconut perfumes. With so many launches (and so many discontinuations), there’s a need to update. This is my comprehensive list of 26 perfumes that are predominantly coconut or have a predominant coconut note. From coconut water to coconut cream, this guide should have you covered.

Coconut Perfumes

Under $75*

Auric Blends Black Coconut Perfume Oil – Here’s a cheapie that I recommended… Continue reading | 19 Comments