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Olympic Orchids Sakura EDP Perfume Review

Olympic Orchids Sakura

Being that it’s spring, I’ve been reviewing perfumes that remind me of blossoms. Most of these scents have been borderline fantasy. They’ve been so perfect, an idealized version of nature. Olympic Orchids Sakura is a perfume inspired by spring blossoms that isn’t sweet or overly powdery.

Sakura opens up as cool, humid and earthy, like sakura blossoms on a foggy day. There’s a hint of licorice. But, for the most part, Sakura reminds me of damp dirt. This is a cherry blossom fragrance, so I expect some… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s March 2016 Favorites

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Spaceship Earth

I thought March was going to be a great month but it ended up being a real doozy.

In the beginning of the month we went to Orlando for a few days to enjoy sunshine and Disney World. It was spring break, so it was packed. It was an OK trip, but it was exhausting as well. I suppose most trips are.

When I got back, I ended up getting the flu. This was the first year that I didn’t get a… Continue reading | 16 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 3/21/16

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The Lipstick League – Week of 3.21.16

Question of the Week: In honor of Easter and springtime in general: do you like pastels when it comes to color cosmetics? If so, tell us a few of your favorites!

EauMG’s Answer: The reason that I rarely ever splurge on any limited edition spring makeup collections is because they’re pastel. I don’t really like “clear pastels”. For example, if I wear an eyeshadow in the pink family, I like dustier shades like mauve

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EauMG’s Guide to Lilac Perfumes

Lilac Perfume Guide

One of the many reasons that I love spring is because of lilac and the blooming of other “purple flowers” like iris, heliotrope, wisteria and hyacinth. Lilacs are exceptional. These shrubs bloom with abundancy with an aroma that can fill an entire neighborhood. Their fragrance is almost more jasmine than jasmine. It’s honeyed and indolic

I once had a neighbor with a back yard with a few old growth lilacs in both purple and white. And a sin I did commit, I coveted my neighbor’s… Continue reading | 26 Comments

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Phoenix Botanicals Ella Natural Perfume Review

Phoenix Botanicals Ella

I usually do a “Purple Flowers” week on EauMG. However, this year I was too busy moving from coast to coast. I missed out on Nowruz; I missed out on Purple Flowers Week too. I missed out on some of my favorite spring rituals. Or so I thought. This past weekend I was out and about New York. Hyacinths and tulips were in full bloom. I haven’t missed out; these joys were just delayed.

Hyacinths are my favorite florals. And… Continue reading | 8 Comments