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M. Micallef Ananda Perfume Review

M.Micallef Ananda

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.

Ananda opens with a clean citrus and a powdery, vanilla-ish floral that reminds me of heliotrope. It’s radiant a floral… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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M. Micallef Mon Parfum EDP Perfume Review

M. Micallef Mon Parfum

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

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M.Micallef Nasreen EDP Perfume Review

M. Micallef Nasreen perfume

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… Continue reading

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M. Micallef Rouge No. 1 EDP Perfume Review

M. Micallef Rouge No. 1 EDP

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.

No. 1 opens with tons of aldehydes that will probably remind some people of hairspray (which I like… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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M.Micallef Parfum Le Parfum Denis Durand Couture EDP Perfume Review

M.Micallef Denis Durand

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… Continue reading | 5 Comments