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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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Charenton Macerations Christopher Street EDP Perfume Review

 Charenton Macerations Christopher Street

“Out of the bottle, into the street.” Here’s what happens when perfume intersects with history and activism.

Christopher Street is the first fragrance by Charenton Macerations, a house devoted to giving us perfume with a story. Christopher Street is named after and inspired by the bohemian, beatnik and historically gay area in New York City, home of the Stonewall Inn and the location of the Stonewall Riots of June, 1969 (this is why Pride is every June). I could go into the story, but Charenton… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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EauMG Talks Longevity.

Rita Hayworth perfume

When I review perfumes, I comment on the perfume’s longevity. I don’t have a formal way of measuring this. But, I have expectations of how long a pure parfum/extrait, an EDP, an EDT, a cologne and a solid perfume should last on my skin.* The industry doesn’t really have a “set” standard for longevity either. So I ask you, how long should a perfume last on your skin?

Here’s my thoughts and like I said, there is no industry standard or science behind my reasoning… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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Nasomatto Absinth Perfume Review

Nasomatto Absinth parfum

I spent years trying to find an absinthe fragrance that I liked. And I found it. It is aroma M Geisha Green. I was disappointed by so many fragrances claiming to be inspired by absinthe. I thought they were jumping on the trend wagon to sell perfume. Now that I’ve found one that I like, I’m going back and revisiting those absinthe perfumes that didn’t please me at first. I still see Nasomatto as a bad, literal absinthe fragrance but I now see it as a… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Montale Black Aoud EDP Perfume Video Review

 

Montale Black Aoud is another rose oud fragrance going for that exotic harem image. Excuse me, but isn’t that the entire point of Montale?  Being that I tend to like Orientalist perfumes, I had to give Black Aoud a try. I do like it even though it’s less heavy on the woods. Black Aoud should of been named Black Rose. Regardless, it’s “noir” and I like it.

Montale Black Aoud

Black Aoud wears very rose on me. It reminds me of many of the unlabeled rose oils… Continue reading | 10 Comments