By Kilian Love (Don’t Be Shy) EDP Perfume Review

Kilian Love

Marshmallows are the most disappointing dessert. When international friends visit, they always want to try this exotic fluffy cube of sugar¹. As a good friend, it’s my job to tell them that they’ll be disappointed. Then I remember that life is full of disappointments. If they have made it this far, they can handle being disappointed by a boring sweet. I go find them marshmallows, they eat them and always go “That’s it? That’s not even good”. I nod my head in agreement and always a shoot a look… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP Perfume Review

YSL Black Opium

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

It feels so cliché to be another perfume blogger that complains about a flanker of a classic perfume that’s geared to young’uns, but I can’t help it. I went in with an open mind when I sampled Black Opium. I *knew* it wouldn’t resemble the original Opium in any shape way or form. I had a feeling it’d be another sweet fragrance with a patchouli base – the mainstream “noir” recipe. Keep in mind, I love Mugler Angel

Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash Perfume Review

Tauerville Rose Flash perfume

ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Gourmand Rose

Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash has been a popular request on EauMG. You guys know I love rose, so those that have tried it have said it would be something I would like. Here I am in 2017 finally reviewing this rose in Andy Tauer’s boutique label, Tauerville.

When I first tried Rose Flash, I was immediately reminded of LUSH Rose Jam. However, there’s more going on in Rose Flash in comparison to LUSH’s perfume (which… Continue reading | 9 Comments

Aether Arts Magic Mushroom Perfume Oil Extrait Review

Aether Arts Magic Mushroom

The best thing about indie perfumery is its freedom to take a risk. This risk is why many of us follow indie (and niche) perfumery. We want to smell perfumes that don’t smell like other perfumes. Aether Arts Magic Mushroom took a risk to be a “gourmand mushroom” perfume. This may sound rather odd but quite a few botanical perfumes depend on mushrooms to add an animalic, earthy muskiness without relying on animal-derived ingredients.

Now most of these botanical perfumes that I’m thinking about use mushrooms to… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Huitieme Art Myrrhiad EDP Perfume Review

Huitieme Art Myrrhiad

I’m a quirky one. A few years ago, I decided that I was only going to wear “red juice’¹. I purchased samples of all the perfumes that I could find with a red liquid. this resulted in me having a nice collection of myrrh-centric perfume samples. You can’t tell it because the bottles are beautiful opaque porcelain, but Huitième Art Myrrhiad is a red perfume.

Myrrhiad opens with black licorice candies rolled in powdered sugar. What always surprises me about Myrrhiad is how gourmand it is… Continue reading | 7 Comments