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Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra Perfume Review

Aqua di Parma Mirra

Myrrh is one of those notes that I adore but it’s not an easy note to wear. Myrrh can be very acrid and bitter. Sometimes it’s cold, like in Serge Lutens La Myrrhe (one of my favorite perfumes). Other times it’s like waxy black licorice. And sometimes you get a whiff of myrrh that smells like the exhaust of a semi-truck. Of course, myrrh will also remind some people of church/mass.

Acqua di Parma launched Colonia Mirra, which is basically a “soliflore”/single note… Continue reading

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Strangelove NYC Melt My Heart Perfume Review

Strangelove NYC Melt my Heart

Strangelove NYC is a line of über-luxe perfumes that use über-luxe ingredients. I know that sounds like cliché copy. It’s not theirs, it’s mine. I was able to try this line a few months ago. Frankly, I had avoided it because of the price tag (I’m sick of falling for expensive things). But, it was a press event and it was a reason for me to take a break from school stuff and life stress and go smell stuff.

OK, so Strangelove NYC is expensive and basically… Continue reading

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Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade Perfume Review

Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade

ROSE WEEK 2018 – A Rose-Oud

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

How could I get through Rose Week without a rose-oud? The answer – I couldn’t. Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyade is one of those darker, deeper, jammy roses balanced by woods.

The first part of the wear of Rose Omeyyade is a spicy, boozy rose. It opens with a raspberry jam… Continue reading

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Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau Perfume Review

Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau

Rose Week 2018 – The Blackcurrant Rose

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

When Diptyque launched Eau Rose in 2012, their copy emphasized how they were finally paying tribute to the beauty of a rose. This was odd for a few reasons, but the biggest one being that the brand launched something very similar in 1983 – L’Ombre dans L’Eau.

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Amouroud Midnight Rose Perfume Review

Amouroud Midnight Rose

ROSE WEEK 2018 – A Fruity Rose

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

Spoiler Alert: I’m covering two fruity roses this week. However, they are so different that I don’t feel bad for covering two fruity-roses during Rose Week. If anything, it shows how much diversity there is a rose, even within roses in the same genre!

Amouroud is a line of perfumes featuring, you… Continue reading