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Pekji Ruh Perfume Review

Pekji Ruh perfume

ROSE WEEK 2019  – A Coffee 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.

Pekji is an indie brand of perfumes based in Istanbul that is now available in the U.S. I should probably start out this review with a disclaimer that the perfumer was a friend of mine before he launched his brand. It’s not uncommon that such a relatively small niche would bring people together and they’d become friends, right? I am throwing this out… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Viktor & Rolf Magic Dancing Roses Perfume Review

ROSE WEEK 2019 – A Saffron 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.

Viktor and Rolf Magic Dancing Roses is a fruity rose. Initially, I get a large swig of cherry-scented brandy. The opening is spiced with a leather-y undertone BUT it’s still airy, light and fruity. (and BOOZY because of that cherry). This is like a saffron rose shimmering in gossamer. The saffron and spice in this vaguely reminds me of things like Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge

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Amouroud Agarwood Noir & Oud After Dark Perfume Reviews

Amouroud Perfumes

OK, I get it. You’re probably sick of hearing about oud perfumes. But, hear me out. Amouroud is a line of perfumes that may have “oud” in its title, but it uses oud as a seasoning instead of a main dish. Today I’m doing a 2-for-1 review because the note lists of these two *sound* similar but the perfumes themselves are not.¹

AGARWOOD NOIR

Notes listed include include apricot, saffron, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, oud, leather, moss, vanilla and vetiver. Launched in 2016.

The opening of… Continue reading

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Vilhelm Smoke Show & The Oud Affair Perfume Reviews

Today I’ll review two of the oud-y perfumes from niche brand Vilhelm.

Vilhelm Smoke Show

SMOKE SHOW

Notes listed include pink pepper, saffron, rose, leather, vetiver, cedar and oud. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Jerome Epinette

Firstly, let me display my dorkiness by stating that I can’t even read the name “Smoke Show” without it being Marilyn Manson’s voice in “The Dope Show”¹. So, you should do that too because it’s more fun that way.

The opening of Smoke Show is fruity. It reminds me of red… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Amouroud Safran Rare Perfume Review

Amouroud Safran Oud

Amouroud Safran Rare is getting some buzz in the Perfume World and for a rightful reason: It smells good.

The opening of Safran Rare reminds me of if you had a really fancy perfume sample and spilled all in the bottom of your new leather bag. It’s spicy and slightly floral, but overall, it’s very leathery. There’s a prominent raspberry note. It wears as a leathery saffron with a lift from dry spices and a lemon-y frankincense. The heart introduces a jammy rose (like roses, honey… Continue reading