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Balenciaga L’Essence EDP Perfume Review

Balenciaga L'Essence

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I fell for Balenciaga Paris L’Essence the first time I wore it. Violets and vetiver!

Balenciaga L’Essence is an extension of the original Balenciaga Paris perfume…but it’s better.  It opens with a crisp green violet with a clean, iris-like powderiness; however, it has more depth than the super sheer, veil-like Balenciaga. L’Essence turns to a darker shade of green. I get a complex woody, vetiver. L’essence is one of those fragrances that I spray on in the morning… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 7/15/2013

Isabella Rossellini

The Lipstick League – week of 7.15.13

Question of the Week – Name some beauty icons who inspire you.

EauMG’s Answer: Since I was a child I’ve been inspired by my grandmother, Elvira, Cruella De Vil, RuPaul, Isabella Rosellini and Madonna circa 1992. I wish I could say that I’ve outgrown these beauty icons, but I haven’t. As an adult I’ve added the following beauty icons to my list of inspiration: Fan Bingbing, Pam Grier and all of the yé-yé girls. 

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Ramon Monegal Cotton Musk EDP Perfume Review

Ramon Monegal Cotton Musk

OK, here’s the most upscale “cotton” perfume on the market…

Musk opens as a soft dryer sheet rose with a hint of Jolly Rancher Apple. The scent eventually gets “fluffier” and reminds me of its name, “Cotton Musk”. It’s a clean, warm, musky cotton fragrance with a hint of white florals. It’s a super luxurious version of those cotton musk things that places like Bath & Body Works pipe out. The base is a powdery vanilla white musk that reminds slightly of