EauPEN Thread – Pretty Bottles

Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile


Have you ever purchased a perfume just for its packaging?
I hate to admit this, but I have. These days I rarely buy full-size bottles. But, there was a time I’d buy a bottle of perfume just because I liked the bottle. Those days are long gone but here’s what I remember buying just for the bottle:

Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie – I don’t even like faeries but for some reason I wanted this bottle…also the fact that it lists violets as a note… Continue reading | 16 Comments


Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male EDP Perfume Review

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Mâle is a classic, a real blockbuster worthy of its own space in the Perfume Hall of Fame¹. This perfume, even 20 years after its release, can still be smelled on a friend, a stranger waiting at the crosswalk, maybe even you or a loved one…it’s still everywhere. After its successful release, It’s inspired many impostors (from designer to niche). And I even swear that I’ve sniffed spray starch and laundry detergent trying to… Continue reading | 11 Comments


A Dozen Roses Shakespeare in Love EDP Perfume Review

A Dozen Roses Shakespeare in Love EDP


A Dozen Roses is a perfume line with each perfume featuring “100% rose absolute essence” that are exclusive the department store Neiman Marcus.

Shakespeare in Love opens as shampoo. It’s a squeaky clean white floral with pear. The pear’s juiciness is prominent in the opening; however, it’s in competition with nondescript white florals. It smells like a handful of opalescent drugstore shampoo but then transitions to a warm musk and a sharp, clean rose without shaking those squeaky clean… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Caron L’Anarchiste EDT Fragrance Review

Caron L'Anarchiste EDT

My newest fragrance obsession is the entire Caron line, a line that I have always liked but didn’t explore completely. I didn’t realize until recently that they have masculine fragrances! A generous fragrance friend shared the masculines with me. I’m impressed. They’re good. L’Anarachiste is the modern masculine in the line. With the name and the notes, I was wanted something more Sex Pistols with saftey pins through its perfumed ears. Instead, I get something that reminds me of Hollywood Moses. And I love that… Continue reading | 10 Comments


Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Mascara Review

Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara ReviewLately I’ve been wearing Hourglass Cosmetics Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. Don’t you love the name? I like it. It’s a basic mascara that is buildable without clumping! Here’s my review:

The Formula: I like Film Noir mascara and not just for the name. Film Noir is a basic mascara that covers all of the bases: lengthening, darkening, and thickening. It is a bit of a “wet” formula. It isn’t dry or fibrous. Because it is wet, it is easy to build without making… Continue reading | 9 Comments