Penhaligon’s Malabah EDP Perfume Review

Penhaligon's Malabah perfume

Malabah is a modern interpretation of the Spice Route.  I find it to be like those boring historical dramas where all the actors and actresses have really modern hair and makeup. You can’t really figure out why it is period piece other than some “thy”s and “thither”s are thrown in sometimes.

Malabah opens as a cup of hot green tea with ginger with a squeeze of lemon. And there’s cilantro aldehydes. Unfortunately, the scent is really vapid on me. It’s super sheer and something in the top… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Penhaligon’s Quercus Cologne Fragrance Review

Penhaligon's Quercus Cologne

When I first sniffed Penhaligon’s Quercus, I had flashbacks to the mid-90’s. This stuff smells really familiar.

Quercus opens as ozonic to me but not “sea-fresh”. It reminds me of a gin and tonic. There’s a slight effervescence mixed with a cool spicy cardamom and tons of citrus. It wears as clean musks, ozone notes, citrus and shampoo-like florals over a warm, squeaky clean amber.

My “issue” with Quercus is that it is very similar to CK One…or at least how I remember CK

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EauMG’s Father’s Day 2012 Gift Guide

I love to throw together gift guides. And because of this, I’m not looking over Father’s Day. One of the many cool things that I’ve realized since starting EauMG 4 years ago is that there are many men and many fathers that are into fragrance. Can you believe that men have diverse interests? 😉 Well, they do. And just because your dad hated fragrance and grooming products doesn’t mean that all men hate fragrance and grooming products. My husband looked over my shoulder while I was making this guide and said “Victoria’ Jent’s Gift Guide to sh*t that dads do… Continue reading | 9 Comments


Penhaligon’s Eau de Cologne Fragrance Review

Penhaligon's Eau de Cologne

Originally created in 1927, Penhaligon’s Eau de Cologne has been relaunched in the Anthology Collection. Eau de Cologne should get an award for the most fleeting fragrance on the planet. I swear that its life span is 5 minutes on my skin. Even for an eau de cologne, I find this remarkable.

I find Eau de Cologne very refreshing. It opens as freshly squeezed lemons and oranges. It’s very effervescent and optimistic. I get some of that heady neroli that reminds me of little petals… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Weekly World Fumes – May 3rd 2012

Here’s the May 3rd edition of Weekly World Fumes. Have any news tips? Leave them in the comments!

Selena Gomez perfume ad

Celeb Gossip:

Dita von Teese launches her perfume in London. She claims that she stopped wearing her “mysterious and unknown to everyone” perfume after her boyfriend (of 2 weeks!) said she smells like his mom. This irritates me for many reasons but mainly because the “mysterious and unknown to everyone” perfume was either Quelques Fleurs or something by Caron or Fracas