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Raw Spirit Perfume Reviews – A Roundup

Raw Spirit Winter Oak

Here’s three quick reviews of Raw Spirit perfumes:

WINTER OAK

Notes listed include clary sage, Italian bergamot, pepper, lemon, geranium, saffron, mate absolute, clove bud, olibanum, suede, oak, oakmoss, cedar, Haitian vetiver, patchouli and musk. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont

Winter Oak opens sort of foody like lemon pepper. It’s zesty-spicy. As it dries down, it’s like sage and yerba mate tea. So, it’s green, musky but there’s a bitter astringency. Like many of the other Raw Spirit perfumes… Continue reading

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EauPEN Thread – Most Worn Winter Edition

Colleen Moore
Which perfume/perfumes have you worn the most this past winter?
As spring is officially approaching (next week!), I’m ready to move on to new things AKA new perfumes. In celebration of this, it’s Purple Flowers Week on EauMG next week.¹ I’m also changing up my perfume rotation this weekend. This has been such a cold, harsh winter. I’m so over it. This has felt like the winter that will never end.

As I put things away, (since I apparently can not put away my snow boots yet), I’ve been… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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NEST White Sandalwood Perfume Review

Nest White Sandalwood

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

In 2013, Nest Fragrances launched a line of fine fragrances. I reviewed a few of them shortly after their launch. They’ve since launched a few more perfumes (that I have not tried). I’m more familiar with the brand’s home fragrances, which is why when I was walking in Soho last year and saw a sign for a Nest Sample Sale, I went in. I don’t know how familiar you are with sample… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Strangelove NYC Melt My Heart Perfume Review

Strangelove NYC Melt my Heart

Strangelove NYC is a line of über-luxe perfumes that use über-luxe ingredients. I know that sounds like cliché copy. It’s not theirs, it’s mine. I was able to try this line a few months ago. Frankly, I had avoided it because of the price tag (I’m sick of falling for expensive things). But, it was a press event and it was a reason for me to take a break from school stuff and life stress and go smell stuff.

OK, so Strangelove NYC is expensive and basically… Continue reading

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House of Matriarch Coco Blanc Natural Perfume Review

House of Matriarch Coco Blanc

With a name like “Coco Blanc” and a note list that reads like a dessert menu, one would expect for House of Matriarch Coco Blanc to smell like any typical gourmand, right? Well, it isn’t. This is an all-natural gourmand. And since so many gourmands rely on aromachemicals that smell like cotton candy, Coco Blanc isn’t going to come across like any of those gourmands you know. I’d actually argue that Coco Blanc isn’t a gourmand at all, but I don’t want to exert the energy… Continue reading | 6 Comments