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EauMG’s March 2017 Favorites

pink building Charleston

I don’t want to be one of those boring people that complain about the weather, but I’m going to be one of those boring people. The weather in March was so frustrating. We had an icestorm. The disgusting, tar-soaked ice piles lingered for weeks. It was cold and disgusting. All I wanted was spring and it couldn’t be found.

This was OK, because I needed to focus on finals. I wrapped up another term. Like weather, I know people get sick of hearing this too: Time flies… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 9/29/14

Guy Bourdin

The Lipstick League – Week of 9/29/14

Question of the Week: What’s the first beauty/makeup item that you remember coveting?

EauMG’s Answer: Where do I start? I was the type of kid that drew lipstick and witches all over my 1st grade report card…Anyway, I do remember my first makeup coveting. Let me take you back to the early 80’s. My mother who was really young when she had me; she was still “cool” and  up on the cosmetics and fashion. I would watch her

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Olfactive Studio Chambre Noire Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Chambre Noir

Olfactive Studio perfumes are inspired by photography. Chambre Noire is inspired by a black and white photo of a hotel overlooking Cairo and the Nile. The photo is sort of sterile in that it reminds me of being on a business trip instead of being on vacation. This room appears aloof, non-personal yet the perfume feels warm and personal.

Chambre Noire opens with a damp violet with some heat from pepper. It turns into a ripe plum and smoky leather. At this stage it reminds… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Olfactive Studio Autoportrait EDP Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Autoportrait

Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography, a collaboration across different mediums. The photograph shown below by Luc Lapôtre represents the solace found in nature and inner reflection. Olfactive Studio describes Autoportrait as a fragrance that you wear for yourself, a meditative fragrance.

Autoportrait is a “muted” fragrance that wears closely to the skin, as one would expect from a fragrance marketed as personal. Autoportrait opens as this soft citrus and pencil shavings. Top this off with a “gummy”, soft incense resin. But the… Continue reading

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Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche EDP Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche

Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photographs. You can find Lumiere Blanche’s inspiration below by photographer Massimo Vitali.

The liquid of Lumière Blanche is albugineous – diluted and milky. Lumiere Blanche opens as cardamom horchata. It’s spicy and dry with anise, cardamom, cinnamon and creamy with something that reminds me of sweetened almond milk. With time I get a cool, earthy iris and warm marzipan woods. The base is  “creamy woods”: a mix of “dry woods”, cedar, and creamy tonka. Lumière Blanche… Continue reading | 10 Comments