ROSE WEEK 2019 – A Gourmand Rose
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.
Turin and Sanchez brought attention to the Maison Lancome line in their “Perfumes: The Guide 2018“. In my opinion, until then, this line-up was a real sleeper for most Perfume People. Why? I think because we’re all fatigued by “luxe” lines by designers. They come out with… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 Comments
It may surprise some people because not many perfume lovers declare this, but I love aquatics. Now before you start judging me, give me a chance. I don’t love melon/cucumbers that verge into household cleaner territory. I love salty, mineral scents that remind me of the sea. Unfortunately, the 90’s ruined this “ocean” genre of perfume for most people. But, I promise, there are some really great ocean inspired perfumes out there and Annick Goutal Vetiver is one of them.
Vetiver is well, vetiver with brine… Continue reading | 7 Comments
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in the house? L’Artisan Parfumeur
The History: L’Artisan Parfumeur is one of the… Continue reading | 16 Comments
Parfums de Rosine will be launching two ballet inspired perfumes this year. The first one, Ballerina No. 1 is the more youthful, sweet perfume in the duo, like a young girl dedicated to the art of ballet.
Ballerina No. 1 is fruity-floral. It opens with a juicy pear and tart raspberries. This is all over delicate sugared almonds and peonies. The heart of Ballerina No. 1 is like rose jam, raspberry jam and a vase of big, pink peonies. It dries down to… Continue reading | 7 Comments