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PSA – Blogging is Hard. Life is Hard.

pug and computer

Today I was going to post a review, but I decided that’s not what I wanted to do. The past week, I’ve encountered a few minor things with the blog that have left me feeling really frustrated. They are minor but like a repetitive sound in the background, it adds up until it eventually drives you slightly mad. What was going to be a review of a new rose perfume is instead going to be a personal post.

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Joie Folle de Joie EDP Perfume Review & A Few Rose Thoughts

Joie Folle de Joie

I consider myself a “rose person”. I wear and love a lot of rose perfumes. I like the versatility of a rose. Roses can be fruity or like citrus. A rose can be green or it can be dark. A rose can be the villain or the heroine. A rose can be anything. Being into perfume, I’m always surprised when people recoil at roses. It’s one thing to just not like rose or haven’t found “your” rose, but what I always find is that people say… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Tory Burch by Tory Burch EDP Perfume Review

Tory Burch perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Tory Burch has a really cohesive preppy-chic aesthetic that I find it extremely frustrating that the perfume is so generic.The fashion brand is a mash-up of preppy Hampton-ish meets Palm Beach elements throughout the decades; the brand could have fun with this perfume. But, instead they played it safe and boring, giving us what could easily be a flanker of well, anything launched in the past 15 years.

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Rant with EauMG – “Mean Girl” Perfumes

Heathers

Like many people, I absolutely hated high school. In fact, I absolutely hated ALL school for its conformity and norms. It was not a positive experience for me. And as soon as I got out, I never thought about it. I moved on…or at least I thought I did.

Over the years, I’ve had issues with certain perfumes and certain notes for “no real reason”. I thought it was mostly a preference thing. And then it hit me after a long rant about my hatred for Vanilla Fields

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Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume EDP Perfume Review

juliette has a gun not a perfume

I’m finally going to discuss Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume which brags about being a flacon of a very popular aromachemical, Ambrox.

Reasons this bothers me:

#1 – Why would a fragrance that is supposed to contain only one aromachemical cost the same as the other perfumes in the line that are more complex? Wouldn’t this one be much cheaper? I mean, it’s not like you had to pay a perfumer to make a great, novel composition?

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