ROSE WEEK 2017 – An Aquatic Rose
It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 6 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.
Perfume World has such a need for interesting “Nouveau Aquatics”. Don’t get me wrong, there are interesting aquatics in niche (like House of Matriarch Albatross, CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966, etc.); I just think there is a genre that more niche brands… Continue reading
7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
I love floral perfumes; yet, I’ve never really shown my enthusiasm for tuberose soliflores. I have… Continue reading
Rose Week 2014
When I received the sample of Parfums de Rosine Vive la Mariée, I thought, “What? They didn’t already have a wedding scent?” Les Parfums de Rosine is a house of pretty florals and romantic roses. I wondered why would they do a wedding scent now? Well, it ends up that the owner’s son got married last year and all of the wedding planning inspired a very special perfume.
Vive la Mariée is a musky pink floral. It opens… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Artemisia Natural Perfumes Golden Hour is inspired by dusk. This rich floral was composed to represent the setting sun.
Golden Hour is a naturally minty tuberose with a few grass blades. It’s a sharp, green tuberose – a “leafy tuberose”.The top and heart wear as a “green” white floral. It dries down to a rich, warm and boozy vanilla with tonka. This base is decadent and really does give off a “warm glow”. Actually, the entire fragrance is decadent. Golden Hour is one of the very… Continue reading | 2 Comments
L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada is a perfume lovechild between 2 perfumers separated by the Atlantic ocean, Karine Vichon of Grasse and Elisabeth Maier of São Paulo. It is a perfume that “celebrates Brazil”. I don’t know if it does that (it tries) but I do know that it is a fragrance that smells just like the way that the perfume copy on the website reads – sparkling Caïpirinha, floral sun cream, sea salt and sweaty skin.
Batucada opens with a garden mint and sweet lime zest. This… Continue reading | 11 Comments