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EauPen Thread – Brands That Don’t Work for You

Chanel Cristalle
Is there a brand of perfumes that don’t really “click” with you?
I think many of us have a brand that we’ve tried but never really connected with us. It’s not about the perfumes. It’s us. Something about their style doesn’t work for us for whatever reason.

For me, it’s probably Jo Malone London. This is a brand that many people adore. I haven’t tried everything from the brand but what I have tried never really worked on me. Some of them go sort of “sour” on my… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Scents & Seasons

Marilyn Monroe

Do you rotate your perfumes for the season? Do you have perfumes that you wear only in certain seasons?

My answer to #1: Absolutely. I currently live in a place with four very distinct seasons.  I have found that I tend to prefer different genres of perfumes for each season. Key word – “tend”.

I look at it like I do flavors/food. There are plenty of things that I want to eat in the winter vs. the summer and vice versa (and there’s plenty of stuff… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Decants

Myrna Loy
Do you buy decants?
Let me explain what a decant is for those that may not know. A decant is fragrance decanted from a full-size bottle of perfume. Generally, these are not sold through the brand but through perfume lovers (in real-life or online) or through certain decanting sites. The decants are typically larger than a sample and smaller than a full-size bottle of perfume. They come in generic bottles (so they really aren’t like a brand’s travel-size perfume).

Before I answer the question, I’m just going to say… Continue reading | 18 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Most Worn Winter Edition

Colleen Moore
Which perfume/perfumes have you worn the most this past winter?
As spring is officially approaching (next week!), I’m ready to move on to new things AKA new perfumes. In celebration of this, it’s Purple Flowers Week on EauMG next week.¹ I’m also changing up my perfume rotation this weekend. This has been such a cold, harsh winter. I’m so over it. This has felt like the winter that will never end.

As I put things away, (since I apparently can not put away my snow boots yet), I’ve been… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Sweet Dreams

Capucine
Do you wear perfumes to sleep?
Yes, I do. Or I guess, I should say that I wear fragrance at night. I tend to bath/shower in the evening. This is the time I wear perfumes for myself (instead of sampling things for the blog). I do my ritual and enjoy whatever bath/body products are in my current rotation. I may wear something that compliments my bath/body products.I really don’t wear “different” perfumes at night vs. the day; I wear whatever suits my fancy.

*Capucine and cat pic