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Montale Dark Purple EDP Perfume Review

Montale Dark Purple

Sometimes I get a craving for plums…

Montale Dark Purple opens with rose and red berries. And it’s distinctly Montale. I would swear it has oud in it but I realize that Montale uses rose in everything that now my brain thinks of rose-woods as oud because of this brand. So, yeah, Dark Purple opens as a fruity Montale-ish rose-rose geranium-oud. It’s very loud, metallic and chemical-y. I don’t mean this is as a necessarily bad thing. This has become Montale’s signature. With time the scent gets sweeter reminding me… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar EDP Perfume Review

Guerlain Shalimar Ode la Vanille 2012

Guerlain Salimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route de Madagascar is the longest perfume name on the planet. For the sake of this post, I shall call Shalimar Vanille Madagascar because abbreviating it to GSOalVSlRdM drives me crazy and it looks like a cat just sat on the keyboard.

Shalimar Vanille Madagascar is a limited edition version of Shalimar that resembles 2010’s Ode a la Vanille. I do notice some differences. Are the differences great enough to warrant searching for this 2012 limited… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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EauMG Talks Longevity.

Rita Hayworth perfume

When I review perfumes, I comment on the perfume’s longevity. I don’t have a formal way of measuring this. But, I have expectations of how long a pure parfum/extrait, an EDP, an EDT, a cologne and a solid perfume should last on my skin.* The industry doesn’t really have a “set” standard for longevity either. So I ask you, how long should a perfume last on your skin?

Here’s my thoughts and like I said, there is no industry standard or science behind my reasoning… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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Announcing the DSH Pandora Winner!


And the lucky winner is….

Undina 

 

Congratulations! I’m  jealous that you won the 3 ml of the lovely Pandora by DSH 🙂 Please email me your address and we’ll get it out to you ASAP. If I don’t hear from you within 7 days, I’ll use random.org to choose somebody else. Thank you everyone for entering and thank you DSH for supplying the perfume for this fragrance freebie!

Rita Hayworth

makeup instruction, vintage

More Bold Lips: Get The Look of Rita Hayworth on Photoplay

Here’s another Rita Hayworth look that I love. It’s a clean, fresh, glowing look that is all about the lips. There was a reason why this woman was once voted to have the best lips in the world by the Artists League of America. I feel it’s the kind of look that will work with all complexions/hair/eye colors if they are going for a vintage look.

FACE: I say go for a glowing, satin complexion. Even out skin with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in your shade. Apply concealer… Continue reading