Over the past few years, I’ve been craving peach-scented things. I have always liked peach/stones fruit notes, like that in Lancôme Trésor or Chanel Coco. But over the past two years, I’ve oddly enjoyed straight-forward, fruity peaches (like cheap stuff by 4711). M. Micallef Ananda is a fruity-floral that perfectly satisfies my straight-forward peach cravings without coming across like some one-trick perfume.
I’ve been meaning to do a “you need an upgrade” sort of feature on EauMG for years. My thoughts with this is to choose a rather popular perfume and give niche/luxury “equivalents” of it. But, I worried people would take it the wrong way. I didn’t want people to think that I was snobby because I’m not. I wear a lot of designer perfumes and I didn’t want people to think that I think niche is “better” just because it’s harder to find or more expensive… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Those of us in Seattle are really fortunate to have a little perfume shop located on 1st Avenue in the lobby of the Alexis Hotel owned by a true perfume lover that’s been in business for almost 30 years. You’ll often find the owner, Nasreen Rehmat, in the shop doing what she does best – pairing people with their “perfect” perfumes. For example, I was in there one day when an attractive woman in her 50’s (best guess) walked in, casually looking at perfumes. Nasreen starting… Continue reading
Rose Week 2014
M. Micallef Rouge No. 1 is a “throw back” fragrance to me. It’s a clean aldehdyic floral that brings to mind bits and pieces of pre-1980’s fragrances that I wear. Now this is rose week and I’ve focused on rose perfumes. Rouge No. 1 is more about the aldehydes and powder but it does have a nice “dewy” rose.
M.Micallef Couture has created a designer perfume for Denis Durand Couture. I love these designer collaborations with niche perfumery (Providence Perfume x Jonathan Joseph Peters Mousseline Peche, CdG x Stephen Jones)*. I feel collaborations are the future of niche perfumery.
Parfum Couture opens with hot, spicy cinnamon rose petals dusted with dazzling orange dew droplets. I pick up on some animalic oud in the background. The citrus in this is sweet and honeyed. It goes from pulpy oranges to orange blossoms. It’s a blend of sultry, honeyed orange blossoms and… Continue reading | 5 Comments