CB I Hate Perfume Fire from Heaven/Smoke Perfume Review

CB I Hate Perfume

So many perfume brands have an incense because it’s how we get back to our roots. Incense is where it all started. In fact, the “perfume” comes from the Latin word “perfumare”, which translates to “to smoke through”. It seems like any brand that is worth paying attention to has an incense inspired perfume in their collection. For CB I Hate Perfume, there’s 703 Fire From Heaven/Smoke.

Fire from Heaven is like a dank cedarwood. It eventually gets sweeter and smokier, like a buttery sandalwood and charred woods. Maybe… Continue reading


MIKMOI Aqua Fortis EDP Perfume Review

MIKMOI Aqua Fortis Review

I’m really focusing on these post-aquatic aquatics this week, aren’t I?

Aqua Fortis is a new perfume from San Francisco-based indie line MIKMOI. It’s inspired by medieval Alchemist waters and Feng Shui – “An East ~ West ode to creativity, science and the mysticism of the elements“. Aqua Fortis is a weird one in that I can’t classify it into just one fragrance genre. It’s woodsy, fruity, citrus, aquatic…it’s so many things.

Aqua Fortis opens up like dark berries, juicy plums dried mandarin peel with turpenous pine… Continue reading


Esscentual Alchemy Dreams of Smoke EDP Natural Perfume Review

Esscentual Alchemy Dreams of Smoke

Dreams of Smoke is a limited edition natural perfume by Esscentual Alchemy. I could summarize the inspiration in my own words but I think that perfume lover Nava Brahe has said it best:
Dreams take you anywhere you want to go. The images of those dreams are fleeting, but they linger in the mind. We remember what we see, what we hear, what we taste, and what we smell. The senses ensure that the memories linger forever, but when the scent reappears, the experiences… Continue reading | 4 Comments


TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love EDP Perfume Review

TokyoMilk Tainted Love

I feel like I should mention TokyoMilk perfumes more on EauMG. I mean, they retail for under $40, usually smell good and have cool packaging. Alas, I forget about them (for no good reason).

Tainted Love opens with bright, tart citrus with a crispness from tea leaves. The smoky, rubbery vanilla and tea in this reminds me of a more “cheerful” version of Bvlgari Black. Tainted Love is like a smoky tea with the addition of the sort of vanilla in


La Curie Number Four Natural Perfume Review

La Curie Perfume Oil

La Curie is an indie line of perfumes. Currently, the line has four perfume oils. I’ve found that they all compliment each other rather nicely. Number 4 is is the smokiest out of the quartet.

Four smells like the smoldering embers of an abandoned campfire. It’s smoke, charred woods and mountain air. Being an oil, it’s a linear scent. And it smells exactly like campfires, pine needles and damp leaves. When it dries down, it has that “day after campfire hair” aroma.

Number Four… Continue reading