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Guerlain 180 Ans EDP – What a Really Expensive Exclusive Perfume Smells Like

Ava Gardner with Guerlain

Years ago (2008), Guerlain made a limited edition perfume to celebrate their anniversary AND to celebrate their customers that spent like a bazillion dollars with them. OK, maybe not a bazallion dollars but their loyal customers that probably do spend a lot. It was a non-commercial perfume that was a gift to loyal customers and industry insiders. One of my friends was one of these folks (actually a few were, but she’s the one that shared a small sample with me).

These days 180 Ans is on sites like eBay for… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 10/5/15

1933 Shalimar Ad

The Lipstick League – week of 10.5.15

Question of the Week: What’s your go-to fragrance for fall?

EauMG’s Answer: I wish I had an answer! I like a lot of things. Usually when the weather gets milder, I tend to want to wear different fragrances than I did in the summer. I like richer scents with notes of tobacco, spices, leather and amber. Sometimes I get in the mood for something powdery like Malle Iris Poudre. I also like perfume-perfumes. I

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The Lipstick League – Week of 3/2/15

Guerlain Vega

The Lipstick League – Week of 3.2.15

Question of the Week: Have any of your favorite fragrances been discontinued?, If you had the ability to bring back any discontinued fragrances, what would they be?

EauMG’s Answer: Oh, where do I start? I know I’m going to forget some really obvious ones but here’s what I can think of today: Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, Dior Tendre Poison, Guerlain Shalimar Light, Guerlain Vega, Gucci Rush, Bvlgari Omnia

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EauMG’s Mint Perfume Guide

mint perfume guide

The weather here has been mild so far and I’m not complaining. We don’t have a/c and I don’t want to sweat it out. I’ve put together a mint perfume guide before the hot weather hits. I need to be prepared.

Mint has a high content of menthol. And menthol is sort of magical. It activates cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and that’s what gives it that cooling sensation.

Now this cooling effect is awesome in the summer but mint is tricky. I don’t want to… Continue reading | 21 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 6/9/14

Katherine Demille

The Lipstick League – week of 6.9.14

Question of the Week: You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore. Which do you keep?

EauMG’s Answer: I only own two foundations. And one is high end and the other is drugstore. I love Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (retails for $61). It’s lightweight and looks good even on my dry skin. I also like Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup (retails for