D.S. & Durga Rose Atlantic EDP Perfume Review

DS & Durga Rose Atlantic

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


Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Regal (Tuberose) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Regal Perfume

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


Parfums de Rosine Vive la Mariée EDP Perfume Review

Parfums Rosine Vive la Mariee

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 Golden Hour Natural Perfume Review

Artemisia Golden Hour

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 EDT Perfume Review

l'Artisan Parfumeur Batucada perfume

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