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Perfume Deals Roundup – November 2018

I haven’t posted one of these in a long time (a year to be exact) but apparently cooler weather makes me want to shop more. I find myself on a lot of sites and unfortunately (fortunately?) I have come across some deals. I thought I would share them with you since being a perfume blogger is also being an enabler.

There really isn’t a theme for this month other than “stuff I’ve been thinking about”:

D.S. Durga Debaser Oil

1.  D.S. & Durga Pocket Perfume

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EauPen Thread – Brands That Don’t Work for You

Chanel Cristalle
Is there a brand of perfumes that don’t really “click” with you?
I think many of us have a brand that we’ve tried but never really connected with us. It’s not about the perfumes. It’s us. Something about their style doesn’t work for us for whatever reason.

For me, it’s probably Jo Malone London. This is a brand that many people adore. I haven’t tried everything from the brand but what I have tried never really worked on me. Some of them go sort of “sour” on my… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Scents & Seasons

Marilyn Monroe

Do you rotate your perfumes for the season? Do you have perfumes that you wear only in certain seasons?

My answer to #1: Absolutely. I currently live in a place with four very distinct seasons.  I have found that I tend to prefer different genres of perfumes for each season. Key word – “tend”.

I look at it like I do flavors/food. There are plenty of things that I want to eat in the winter vs. the summer and vice versa (and there’s plenty of stuff… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Decants

Myrna Loy
Do you buy decants?
Let me explain what a decant is for those that may not know. A decant is fragrance decanted from a full-size bottle of perfume. Generally, these are not sold through the brand but through perfume lovers (in real-life or online) or through certain decanting sites. The decants are typically larger than a sample and smaller than a full-size bottle of perfume. They come in generic bottles (so they really aren’t like a brand’s travel-size perfume).

Before I answer the question, I’m just going to say… Continue reading | 18 Comments

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EauMG’s Mother’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Guide

You guys, I’ve been meaning to post this for two weeks now and have been busy. Most of the time, I hate putting together a Mother’s Day gift guide (for many reasons).¹ The main reason being: How absurd is it to make a gift guide for such a huge demographic? I hate Mother’s Day gift guides (usually) because they make women look so uniform and well, boring. Most Mother’s Day gift guides are pitiful and borderline offensive. But, anyway.

This year, I did what I’ve done… Continue reading