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Eating Crow – November 2014

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I had said in my 6th Blogiversary post that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.

In November, I revisited some spicy scents that I’ve previously reviewed. So on this Thanksgiving let’s see if I’m going to eat any crow…

Costume National Homme

Costume National Homme review published September 17th, 2011. 

Initial Thoughts – I called it “chai and… Continue reading | 22 Comments

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In the House – Brand Spotlight on L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur Logo

In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.

Who’s in the house? L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur London

The History: L’Artisan Parfumeur is one of the… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville a l’Aube EDP Perfume Review

L'Artisan Seville a l'aube

I have a complicated relationship with L’Artisan Parfumeur Séville à L’aube that I’ll try not to bore you with but I feel it’s worth mentioning. I read “The Perfume Lover” a memoir by Denyse Beaulieu, the woman behind the blog Grain de Musc. I’m not reviewing the book, but the book is about the creation of this perfume. And being a memoir, it’s also about Denyse, her love of perfume and yes, her lovers.

My relationship with Séville à L’aube is complicated by… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine EDT Perfume Review

L'Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

L’Artisan Parfumeur is a delicious woodsy gourmand that is inspired by baking – flour, dough, bread. Does anyone dislike the aroma of baking bread? (Asks the person that despises the aroma of bacon…)

Bois Farine is a warm, woodsy fragrance with cedar and a creamy sandalwood. It reminds me of sweet bread with fennel seeds baking in an oven. I don’t really get “nutty” but more “toasted” like the chewy crust of a country bread. Bois Farine morphs and I get this dough, powdery fennel… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Dzing! EDT Fragrance Review

L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing! EDT Review

Oh, the power of suggestion! It’s both a beautiful and dangerous thing in the world of marketing. Before I could get my hands on L’Artisan Parfumeur Dzing!, I was filled with stories of how this smelled just like a circus (I mean the label looks circus-y, so that has to be true!) with sweet treats and hay. Others told me is was an animalic funk fest that brought to mind music festivals out in farmland. Oh, the power of a… Continue reading | 9 Comments