Penhaligon’s Portraits Week
Penhaligon’s has launched a new collection of perfumes, Portraits. This is basically a concept collection/olfactory comedy-drama inspired by a fictional, wealthy and totally dysfunctional aristocratic British family. This entire collection is like if Wes Anderson decided he wanted to be a creative director for a line of perfumes. The tongue-in-cheek stories feel like they’re pulled from an early 00’s era screenplay based on the early 1900’s (or maybe even some sort of popular TV series). The art is whimsy in a British way. Each bottle
Seven 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.
In the real world of flowers, my favorite fragrance is hyacinth – little… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I know it’s cliché, but when it gets hot like this in the summer I want to wear perfumes that smell clean. I want to smell like fancy soap. aroma M Geisha Blanche is one of those “fancy soap” florals.
Geisha Blanche is a clean, heady floral that opens with fresh citrus aldehydes. The heart is a soapy floral of spicy hyacinth with heady white lilies and jasmine. Geisha Blanche is rather linear. It wears as this clean, green floral and eventually fades away into… Continue reading | 3 Comments
I usually do a “Purple Flowers” week on EauMG. However, this year I was too busy moving from coast to coast. I missed out on Nowruz; I missed out on Purple Flowers Week too. I missed out on some of my favorite spring rituals. Or so I thought. This past weekend I was out and about New York. Hyacinths and tulips were in full bloom. I haven’t missed out; these joys were just delayed.
Hyacinths are my favorite florals. And… Continue reading | 8 Comments
DSH Perfumes has launched four perfumes in the collaboration with the Denver Art Museum for their Cartier in the 20th Century Exhibit, The Brilliant Collection.This is a collection inspired by jewels!
So, let me dive right into the reviews here:
Deco Diamonds with notes of neroli, peach, galbanum, aldehydes, sambac jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, honeysuckle absolute, oakmoss, sandalwood, civet and ambergris. Inspired by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.
Deco Diamonds is delightfully vintage smelling. It’s opening is soapy and green with galbanum and… Continue reading | 8 Comments