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Tom Ford Rive d’Ambre Perfume Review

Tom Ford Rive d'Ambre

A name can really make or break a perfume. Is that fair? Absolutely not. But, it’s a first impression for most of us that sniff perfume. I’ve always liked Tom Ford Private Blend Rive d’Ambre despite rarely hearing anything about the perfume. The problem is its name. It’s “Rive d’Ambre”. This suggests an amber. It’s not. Also, this is in the “Atelier d’Orient” collection which is going to suggest oriental-style perfumes. Once again, Rive d’Ambre is not a classic oriental perfume. So let’s just… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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The Lipstick League – Week of 5.7.18

YSL Eyeshadow 1992

The Lipstick League – week of 5.7.18

Happy Mother’s Day!

Question of the Week: What’s the most expensive eye shadow palette you own, and is it worth it?

EauMG’s Answer: Good question. There are many expensive eyeshadow palettes that I’d like to own (like the one from Pat McGrath). However, I love makeup but I’m not super into eyeshadow palettes. I like singles and to spend my money on lipsticks. I have lots of palettes that are cheaper than the Pat

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EauPEN Thread – Favorite Designer Perfumes

Erykah Badu
Name your Top 5 Favorite designer perfume brands.
This is tough for me. When the word “favorite” is mentioned, it makes me nervous. I’m too noncommittal for blanket statements like that! So as of today, these are my five favorite designer perfumes. These are the brands that I own the most from and actually wear:

  1. Prada – I actually own a lot of Prada and I forget this. The original “Prada Amber” is one of my favorites. This may partially be because of memories or the
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Talk Some Scents Into Me – Summer 2016 Edition

Myrna Loy

 

In all honesty, I’ve felt a bit burnt out by perfume for the past couple of years. I mean, if this blog were a child, it’d be in 2nd grade. That’s a long time to talk about the same thing. I thought it may not even be “perfume” but life and personal obligations…stress. A lot has changed in my life during this time. We’ve moved across the country, we work different jobs and there’s all sorts of other things that have occurred that have me thinking about… Continue reading | 42 Comments

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Tom Ford Orchid Soleil EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

As a designer, Tom Ford is known for “sex appeal”. Apparently, this means exposing a lot of skin, wearing a lot of shiny things at once and never underestimating the power of a glossy lip. When you see the “sex appeal” that Tom Ford constructs, you can tell this is a guy who grew up in Texas and has enjoyed many nights in disco-glamour-era NYC. He’s all about a mix of leopard prints, bronzed skin, fur, stilettos, daring necklines and… Continue reading | 11 Comments