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Chris Rusak Perfumes – Reviews of Io, 33 & Quasi Una Absurdia

Marlon Brando

Chris Rusak is a Los Angeles-based indie perfume brand (oh, and a person that is an artist and teaches at The Institute of Art and Olfaction too) that has launched a trio of new perfumes.

Unfortunately, I’ve been sitting on these for most of the summer. The “little” move across town, graduation, job hunting and travel really ate up my life. Long story short, I misplaced the samples but they weren’t ever misplaced (moving is so much fun). They were in a totally logical place… Continue reading

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 9.10.18

Ali MacGraw

The Lipstick League – week of 9.10.18

Help a Blogger Out: Jen from My Beauty Bunny says “Let’s talk green beauty. Is there a green beauty brand you just LOVE?”

EauMG’s Answer: I don’t gravitate to green beauty fro moral reasons. I gravitate to things that I like because they smell good, work or feel good. If you have read EauMG, you already know that I cover some natural perfume brands. Some of my favorites are Aftelier, Providence Perfume Co. and

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Blackbird Ophir Perfume Review

Blackbird Ophir review

OK, OK, so the inspiration of Blackbird Ophir is a fictional trade planet and some pulp paperback storylines. I’m fine with all of that. I’m not here to debate what I think a fictional trade planet should smell like, but I’ll say this. This fictional trade planet smells a lot like what is in this Seattle-based brand’s backyard.

If it were up to me to classify Ophir, I’d have to say it’s a woods fragrance. It smells like a forest floor in the Pacific Northwest. There’s damp… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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St. Clair Scents Perfume Review Roundup

St. Clair Scents is a new indie perfume line located in Vermont.

When I posted my samples of St. Clair Scents on Instagram Stories, someone responded with “It’s Chef Keller’s butter lady’s perfumes!” with a heart emoji. I was completely confused by this. After doing a little more research, it made sense. The perfumer, Diane St. Clair is an owner of a homestead creamery that does supply Chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, etc.) as well as other well-known restaurants with butter.¹ Diane says that she approaches fragrance like she does her artisanal creamery… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Our Modern Lives by 4160 Tuesdays – Perfume Mini Reviews

Our Modern Lives

Our Modern Lives is a fragrance project by Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays. So what it is? Well, it’s a line of 7 natural botanical-based fragrances and 2 “gentle” synthetics. What I like about it, is that it’s not born out of some marketing scheme disguised as some moralistic “chemicals are bad” propaganda. It’s from demand. Customers wanted naturals and “hypo-allergenic” fragrances so she created a line for them without confusing it with her established, mixed medium 4160 Tuesdays brand. The synthetics… Continue reading | 4 Comments