Purple Flowers Week 2014
It should come to you as no surprise that I’m a “Caron gal” if you read EauMG. There’s something about this house that I’m attracted to. Could it be the glamour? The powder puffs? Perhaps. My absolute favorite from Caron is Aimez-Moi. I’ve went through so many bottles of this “cute” violet. My relationship with the perfume is complex. It represents a shift in my perfume preferences that happened when I ventured down the perfume rabbit hole and learned a lot about myself. Before Aimez-Moi I… Continue reading | 6 Comments
After falling in love with the scrumptious amber-oud that is Memo Shams, I decided to try other scents from this niche French perfume house (which is not available in the U.S.). Moon Safari (which now called Moon Fever – probably sued by Virgin Records or something) sounded interesting, “the leather side of vetiver”. So, I gave it a whirl.
Moon Safari is a bitter citrus that is borderline metallic in its opening. It has some sweet tobacco citrus thing going on that is… Continue reading | 2 Comments
The results are in for EauMG’s first ever Perfume Pals Best of Awards! Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote.
Here are the two winners from each category:
Tom Ford Sahara Noir
This luxurious frankincense won with 40% of the vote. Seriously Mainstream, give us more perfumes of this quality.
This was a write-in! It won with 15% of the vote.
Niche – Larger Distribution
Serge Lutens La Fille
The Caron website states that Pour Une Femme de Caron “created a new love story between men and a fragrance for women“. What is that supposed to mean? Sounds like the Mrs. was left with a bottle of perfume while Mr. ran off to Provincetown.
Caron Pour Une Femme opens with a fruity rose and spiced neroli. It has a “bronzed” citrus/aldehyde. And something that reminds me of cherry incense. Pour Une Femme has an unexpected head shop vibe put… Continue reading | 1 Comment
It’s the middle of The Great Depression and I imagine it’s rather difficult to sell a luxury French perfume. Or is it?
Caron French Cancan was made just for an American audience; hence, the corny name that conjures up Parisian gaiety. I can’t speak too much on the history of the fragrance but I would love to read an essay about this one. I can say that for many of us, even our mothers and grandmothers, that perfume has been a form of escapism. Many… Continue reading | 9 Comments