Like many other designer brands, Thierry Mugler has also launched a line of “exclusive” (AKA more expensive) line-up of perfumes sold at select locations and costs a lot more than their other fragrances. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since everyone has a more expensive, limited distributed line of perfumes all in uniform bottles. But, I guess this is also what surprised me. Mugler has seemed to always do their own thing. I told myself that I’d try Les Exceptions if they came my way but I wasn’t going… Continue reading | 4 Comments
PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.
Coolife Le Sixième was instant love. I’m not talking about infatuation. I’m talking… Continue reading
After months of craving sheer floral scents, I found myself this week craving things like amber and musk. I have no idea as to why. The weather has been mild and drizzly, actually reminding me of Seattle winter/spring. I suppose this is what has me craving the sort of scents that I wore while living in the Pacific Northwest.
Piguet Calypso is a relaunch of a perfume of the same name from the 1950’s. I have not tried the vintage. I have no idea what it smells like so my disclaimer with this review is that I have no Calypso baggage. I’m just sniffing a floriental that comes in a pretty black bottle.
Calypso opens as a citrus rose with depth of patchouli peeking through. It’s a powdery rose and iris with lilac nuances. However, Calypso isn’t just a floral. The patchouli in this reminds me… Continue reading | 1 Comment
I think Etat Libre d’Orange Bendelirious may be a perfume inspired by a fictional, carefree, fashion victim New Yorker – I’m thinking a mix of Carrie Bradshaw and generic, young socialite. You can tell this from the brand’s copy. Bendelirious can go from rich socialite to “urban fairy” that drunkingly dances on tables. Frankly, if Bendelirious were an actual woman that I knew or casually encountered, I’m sure she’d get on my very last nerve. But, no worries, if she were a person, I wouldn’t know her… Continue reading | 5 Comments