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Diptyque Oyedo Perfume Review

Diptyque Oyedo

After a hiatus due to moving and traveling, I have decided to bombard this perfume blog with “weird eau de colognes” this week. It’s hot, humid and gross. I want to smell fresh and clean but with something that is a little more interesting than the usual. Like Mugler Hot Cologne, Diptyque Oyédo is a citrus with a twist.

Oyedo opens as a juicy, fruity orange mingling with a juicy lemon. There’s definitely something cool and mentholated in this that reminds me of a cough… Continue reading

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The Lipstick League – Week of 6.25.18

Cutex 1961

The Lipstick League – Week of 6.25.18

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite summer lip color?

EauMG’s Answer: Lol, all of them. You guys know that I have a lipstick problem. You can see that in my Instagram Stories. In the summer, I’ll wear anything. Some of my favorites are oranges, orange-reds, yellow-based browns, mauves, magentas, sparkling lip gloss…you see, all of it! However, I have been drawn to jelly/sheer lip shades recently. What are your favorites? 

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Blog Weekly Roundup

The Lipstick League – Week of 6.18.18

Elizabeth Arden makeup

The Lipstick League – Week of 6.18.18

Question of the Week: What beauty product makes you excited for summer?

EauMG’s Answer: Colorful makeup. Yes, I wear colorful makeup all year whenever I’m in the mood. But, I love how makeup brands launch bolder, more saturated colors in the summer. This summer a lot of brands are doing yellows and magentas and I love it. And yes, I love the typical “summery” combos of bronzes and teals/blues. It’s fun. 

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Vilhelm Purple Fig Perfume Review

Vilhelm Purple Fig

If you didn’t already know, I love fig fragrances.

What makes Vilhelm Purple Fig different than so many other niche fig perfumes? It’s fruity. Purple Fig focuses more on the fruit, or the concept of the fruit, than the leaves or woods. It’s opening is a sparkling, nose-tickling kir royale. It’s like a dry champagne, fruity cassis and zesty lemon. It then smells like juicy blackcurrants and old stone walls (the angelica is almost like a “mineral musk”). These stone walls are covered in… Continue reading

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Carthusia Corallium Perfume Review

Carthusia Corallium

It’s June. Even though it’s oddly mild for this time of the year, I’m having my yearly hankering for citrus-centric colognes. Last year I asked for some suggestions within this category; there were many great ones. But, apparently I can’t get enough of insubstantial citrus waters. I still want more. When it comes to aromatic citruses, I think Italians do a great job. The Carthusia line has many wonderful “colognes”and today I’m talking about Corallium.

Corallium opens with a sweet citrus. On my skin, it’s mostly… Continue reading | 2 Comments