Blackbird is a Seattle-based indie perfume brand with a minimal aesthetic and fragrances with backstories delving into science fiction, art and oracles. Throughout the years, I’ve reviewed a few Blackbird perfumes. In all honesty, I have never wanted to try one as badly as I did the newest launch Y06-S. Why? BANANAS. I am one of those weird people that loves the scent/flavor of artificial bananas. It’s so sickly sweet, unnatural but if you really focus on a real banana isn’t it as… Continue reading | 11 Comments
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
The Lipstick League – Week of 2.15.16
Question of the Week: Do you use a sleeping mask? If so, which one/s do you use?
EauMG’s Answer: I haven’t really tried any sleeping masks that aren’t totally marketed as “novelty” sort of products. Currently, I have TonyMoly magic Food Banana Sleeping Pack, which is a basic cream that smells like fake banana (a scent that I actually love) and it comes in a fake banana that is inconvenient to store in
Pour le Monde is a line of natural fragrances created to make natural fragrances frankly, appear more glamorous. These aren’t oil or solid base and were meant to “rival” many of the things sold by designer houses. I’m not here to stir sh*t, I’m only repeating what the brand has on their site. And if you want to go there to read more about pregnancy safe perfume and how most naturals aren’t beautiful, then do it. But, I’m a perfume blogger and I’m… Continue reading | 7 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 10.21.13
Question of the Week: If you weren’t blogging about beauty, what would you be blogging about?
EauMG’s Answer: Oh, good question. At one time I had a home renovation blog and that was fun until the home renovation sucked out my soul and made me miserable. I could see myself blogging about textiles from around the globe and textile arts. Or something hyper-local like a city guide to Seattle just so I can talk about