home scents

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica Candle Review

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica is a fragrance in their Classic Floral Collection. I expected for Mimosa Magnifica to be a pretty, powdery and delicate floral. And this would have been nice, but Belle Fleur exceeded my expectations. Mimosa Magnifica is a powdery mimosa but it’s not delicate. It has a velvet-like richness.

Mimosa Magnifica is a powdery floral over a sweet amber. It reminds me of old fashioned French perfume, like mimosa and violets wafting in a haze of heady jasmine blossosm in full bloom. The… Continue reading | 7 Comments

fragrance

NY NOW Summer 2015 Wrap-up

NY Now Logo

Last week I went to NY Now which is a large home, lifestyle and gift trade show. I call it the “Acres of Soy Candles Event” because that’s why I go. I go for the candles.

Let me start out by apologizing for the lack of pictures. My phone’s battery was so low and honestly, when I’m at these things I get so distracted by stuff that I forget to take pictures. Plus, some exhibitors don’t like for photos to be taken.

Here were some highlights… Continue reading | 16 Comments

home scents

NEST Fragrances Bamboo Candle Review

Nest Bamboo Candle

 

I haven’t reviewed a NEST candle in a long time. In fact, Bamboo is one of my favorites and I could have sworn that I already have on EauMG, but I haven’t. So, here you go…

Bamboo is a fresh, lush floral. It’s wet greens and cool, dewy florals. It’s like lemon-hue lilies with wet green leaves. It’s cool, watery greens and luscious flowers.

I say this over and over but NEST really does amazing things with florals. Peony Blanche made me fall… Continue reading | 13 Comments

gift guide

EauMG’s 2015 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

I usually love creating gift guides but I’m going to tell you that putting together a Mother’s Day one is my least favorites. These are so hard for me because these Mother’s Day guides are meant to encompass women of child-bearing years and beyond. I find most Mother’s Day gift guides sort of offensive in that regard. I mean, it’s mothers. That’s a diverse group; yet, it’s a group worth creating a gift guide for. I shall not be intimidated 🙂 So, when I do these… Continue reading | 1 Comment

home scents

Aura Cosmic Candle Review

Aura Cosmic candle

I just used up an entire Aura Bubbly candle and was reminded of just how much I love this hand-poured candle line. And then I remembered that I still have an Aura candle in Cosmic, a delicious gourmand.

Cosmic smells like a rich, decadent, gourmet creamsicle. It’s a juicy winter orange with vanilla whipped cream. Aura managed to take the flavor of a familiar frozen treat and make it into a luxurious home fragrance. Cosmic doesn’t smell… Continue reading | 15 Comments