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Ilsa Infinite No. 1 Perfume Review

Ilsa Infinite No. 1

I first “met” Ilsa through Twitter. ¹ Mrs. Scents (Ilsa) impressed me because she was so knowledgeable on top of expressing her love of perfume. It ends up she has professional experience within the fragrance industry. Fast-forward many years and she has launched her own perfume, Ilsa Infinite No. 1.

With the note list of Infinite No. 1, I really didn’t know what to expect. These notes are relatively common but can go in many directions. The perfume opens with a… Continue reading

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L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere Perfume Review

L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière is a perfume inspired by the Golden Hour. It’s meant to represent warmth, radiance and a diffused glow. I’m going to say that L’Occitane achieved this with Terre de Lumiere. It’s a warm fragrance that reminds me of lazy summer “Golden Hours”.

Terre de Lumiere is like a “luminous gourmand”. It opens with bright bergamot that ventures slightly into Earl Grey tea territory. I also pick up something that is like dried apricots. There’s… Continue reading

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Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve Perfume Review

Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2018

It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.

I’m actually highlighting a non-floral “purple floral” this week for all… Continue reading

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Amouroud Agarwood Noir & Oud After Dark Perfume Reviews

Amouroud Perfumes

OK, I get it. You’re probably sick of hearing about oud perfumes. But, hear me out. Amouroud is a line of perfumes that may have “oud” in its title, but it uses oud as a seasoning instead of a main dish. Today I’m doing a 2-for-1 review because the note lists of these two *sound* similar but the perfumes themselves are not.¹

AGARWOOD NOIR

Notes listed include include apricot, saffron, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, oud, leather, moss, vanilla and vetiver. Launched in 2016.

The opening of… Continue reading

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Rancé 1795 Laetitia EDP Perfume Review

Rance Laetitia perfume

My review of Gucci Bloom from earlier this week reminded me of entire genres of perfumes that I used to wear all of the time. I would wear pretty white florals or smooth, warm amber/patchouli fragrances like Prada (which is now called “original” or “Amber”).  Those were my jam. Here I am in 2018 and I rarely ever wear fragrances like that. Since I’m revisiting these, I remembered that Rancé Laetitia is a patchouli-heavy oriental-style fragrance that reminds me of my beloved original… Continue reading