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Floraiku Perfume Reviews – Part 1

Floraïku is a perfume line launched in 2017 from the folks behind the niche perfume line, Memo Paris. It’s a line of perfumes inspired by Japan complete with the Japonism bottles and marketing.

These were first available in Europe and like Memo Paris, this haiku inspired fragrance line is in a lot of retail outlets in the United States now. I’ve finally got my hands on samples of the entire line (they have a discovery set!). Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting reviews of this line. So, let’s get started… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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EauMG’s Mother’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Guide

You guys, I’ve been meaning to post this for two weeks now and have been busy. Most of the time, I hate putting together a Mother’s Day gift guide (for many reasons).¹ The main reason being: How absurd is it to make a gift guide for such a huge demographic? I hate Mother’s Day gift guides (usually) because they make women look so uniform and well, boring. Most Mother’s Day gift guides are pitiful and borderline offensive. But, anyway.

This year, I did what I’ve done… Continue reading

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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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Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Perfume Review

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

It is so weird to me that Bvlgari keeps launching Omnia flankers while basically omitting the original Omnia from their lineup. For those that don’t know, the original Omnia is one of my favorite designer perfumes. It’s still available if you venture into the realm of online retailers or big box stores. But, it kills me that this soft, spicy woodsy tea scent isn’t readily available BUT all of its flankers are. I feel like there needs to be a new… Continue reading

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Providence Perfume Co. Organic Perfumed Tea Collection Review

Providence Perfume Co. Tea

Fragrances and flavors go hand in hand. I’m actually surprised that more perfume brands don’t have flavorful luxuries (i.e. tea or chocolate) in their lines because it seems like such a natural pairing!¹ When a perfume brand offers ways for me to basically eat or drink perfume, I’m interested.

Providence Perfume Co. has six flavors of “a*poth*a*care*tea” AKA organic, perfumed loose leaf tea blended by an indie perfumer.

Disclaimer – I’m not a tea expert unlike many of my knowledgeable, dedicated friends. I’m more… Continue reading | 12 Comments