St. Clair Scents is a new indie perfume line located in Vermont.
When I posted my samples of St. Clair Scents on Instagram Stories, someone responded with “It’s Chef Keller’s butter lady’s perfumes!” with a heart emoji. I was completely confused by this. After doing a little more research, it made sense. The perfumer, Diane St. Clair is an owner of a homestead creamery that does supply Chef Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, etc.) as well as other well-known restaurants with butter.¹ Diane says that she approaches fragrance like she does her artisanal creamery… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I’m taking some time off for the holidays. It isn’t as fun as it sounds. It’s mainly me catching up on things that should have been done months ago. I’m also cleaning/purging and well, just that overall “nesting” that should have happened before winter started.
While I’m in this nesting mood, I thought it would be a good time to cover some home fragrance products on EauMG. It’s cold and gross and it’s only going to get colder and grosser. I may as well surround myself with… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I can’t really think of a genre in perfumery that is more polarizing than “green”. So many people, novices and experienced perfume wears, have told me they don’t like green perfumes. I’m not really surprised by their confession. The last time green perfumes were “in” was decades ago, before Millennials were even born. They don’t really fit with the current olfactory aesthetics, so they aren’t really familiar. People often define green perfumes to me as “rigid” or “uncomfortable”. I think of green perfumes like I do “green juice”… Continue reading | 2 Comments
When writing about perfume, I often wonder how I even have so much content. Hasn’t it all been said before? Well, yes and no. Even with bounteous launches, I still have things to say (yes, even I’m surprised by this). There are some perfumes that I don’t really have anything to say about and they don’t usually get reviewed. It may not even be that they are “bad” but that there isn’t much to say about them. Now, there are some perfumes that I don’t really have anything… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Jazmin Saraï is a new niche Canadian perfume line that inspired by scent and sound. Earlier this year, I wrote a review of Otis & Me, a perfume inspired by Otis Redding’s “Cigarettes and Coffee”. Neon Graffiti is the modern floral out of the quartet that is inspired by M.I.A.’s “Sunshowers”.
Neon Graffiti opens with bitter tomato leaves and grapefruit zest. Cool spices and crisp, garden greens. The heart is a dewy, cool floral. This heart is familiar but I can’t figure out… Continue reading | 2 Comments