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Ormonde Jayne Vanille d’Iris Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Vanille d'Iris

If you live in the U.S., I’m sure you’ve noticed a huge influx of Ormonde Jayne perfumes. It seems like everyone is carrying them. I’m not complaining. This has always been a brand that I liked but because of distribution and the fact that I never travel to London, I wasn’t buying anything from them. Now that I can actually sample and wear the brand, I’m finding there’s a lot of Ormonde Jayne perfumes that I’ve missed out on, such as Vanille d’Iris.

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Gallivant Brooklyn Perfume Review

Gallivant Brooklyn

Gallivant describes Brooklyn (the fragrance) as
It’s non-stop go-go-go. Energetic with a creative and intellectual fizz. Power-walking to a breakfast meeting over the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s life on the sidewalk, early summer breezes, the glow from the lighting in bars and diners, bright apartments with books. Cocktails with friends. A lazy May afternoon in the sun at Park Slope, warmth on the skin. Small flowers in the grass. Fresh air.
So, basically Gallivant’s Brooklyn is gentrified Brooklyn. And to those outside of the region, this is the Brooklyn they think of… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Rose Irisee EDP Perfume Review

Au pays de la fleur Rose Irisee

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017

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.

Why don’t we talk about Au Pays de la… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Coolife Le Sixieme EDP Perfume Review

Coolife Le Sixieme

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017

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.

Coolife Le Sixième was instant love. I’m not talking about infatuation. I’m talking… Continue reading

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Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminée EDP Perfume Review

Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminee

Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminée is inspired by San Francisco. Now if this perfume was all you had to go by, you’d think San Francisco was filled with dapper gents and was swarming with Cary Grants.

Eau Illuminée opens as a bitter, green, sharp herbaceous fragrance. I definitely pick up on huge amounts of glittery basil and lavender. I also get rosemary, lemon balm and all of the other stuff that grows in herb gardens. However, Eau Illuminée doesn’t smell like the outdoors or a garden… Continue reading | 5 Comments