Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I try to review as many Yves Rocher fragrances that I can. Why? Well, overall, I like the brand. I think they’re good for the money. Then, in the U.S. there are no physical Yves Rocher stores. You can order online which means that you are blind-buying fragrances (a practice I typically discourage). And finally, there are few reviews of Yves Rocher fragrances in English. Basically, I review Yves Rocher like it’s a public service announcement.
Naturelle… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Mikmoi is a San Francisco based indie perfume line that I stumbled upon in May. And I’m rather happy I’ve stumbled upon this line. Vesper is a lillet inspired perfume. I’m sure it’s inspired by the cocktail and James Bond (lillet cocktails had very little to do with Orthodox prayers…). Out of the line, I found Vesper to be the most challenging but I guess that is why I’ve bonded with it (pun may or may not be intended).
Vesper opens as a sharp scent with latex… Continue reading | 8 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 9.24.12
Question of the Week: – How does your makeup routine change from summer to fall?
EauMG’s Answer: My skin gets crazy dry in the fall/winter. AND the rainy season starts in Seattle, so my makeup routine changes big time. I switch to a creamier foundation and concealer from no foundation in the summer. I switch to a primer (Reviva Labs) instead of mineral sunscreen powder to help foundation last longer in the humidity. I
If you want a jasmine that smells like jasmine but isn’t thick and heavy, try Diptyque Olene.
That’s a hell of a lot of jasmine. Olene opens with a ton of indolic jasmine and an old-fashioned wisteria. There are tea-like nuances in this fragrance. Olene starts out as strong. Olene is interesting in that it is so indolic but somehow it smells clean and almost like a soapy jasmine and honeysuckle. It doesn’t smell dirty or rotten, it smells sheer and crisp. The dry-down is… Continue reading | 12 Comments