fragrance

Aftelier Palimpsest EDP Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Palimpsest

Palimpsest is a new fruity-floral perfume by Aftelier that “captures the feeling of being in the Garden of Eden at midnight: lush, wild florals, forbidden fruit, and majestic creatures in hiding.” And I can see that. When wearing Palimpsest, I was brought to mind of Gauguin’s paintings inspired by Polynesia. Palimpsest is bright and tropical without smelling like other perfumes in the “tropical fruity-floral” genre.

Palimpsest opens as bubblegum-ish florals and dewy, fresh fruit. It’s sticky fruits and humid honeysuckle. Really the best way I can… Continue reading | 4 Comments

body products

Memebox Scentbox Reviews

Memebox Logo

Memebox is a nifty little service that sends full-size Korean products to beauty addicts in the states and beyond (shipping to 51 countries). Original Memeboxes contain 4-8 full-size products. Superboxes contain 1 full-size with sample/travel sizes.

Being a beauty product fiend, I couldn’t settle for just one box. I ended up ordering three of the Scentboxes. Because this is EauMG and this is a dedicated “scent space”. I was curious to see what is happening scentwise in the world of Korean cosmetics. Plus, if I bought 3… Continue reading | 14 Comments

fragrance

Aether Arts Burner No. 4 John Frum Perfume Review

Aether Arts John Frum

Amber Jobin, the perfumer behind Aether Arts, isn’t exactly “new” to the perfume world. She apprenticed with DSH Perfumes before creating her own line. But, in the world of perfumes, Aether Arts is new. Being a perfume blogger, I try many new brands and perfumes and I love doing this. When Amber reached out to me to introduce her new line to me I was, of course, interested. I didn’t know anything about her other than she loved perfume and apprenticed with one of my favorite… Continue reading | 5 Comments

home scents

NEST Sicilian Tangerine & White Narcisse Candle Review

OK, I’ve had a really busy Sunday organizing and cleaning, but I thought I’d post something anyway. Here’s my “mini reviews” of two home fragrances from NEST.

NEST Sicilian Tangerine

Sicilian Tangerine – Notes listed include Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, mango and passion fruit.

This is a very nice tropical fruit tangerine. I want it blended in ice with rum and brought to my poolside lounger STAT 😉

It’s a fresh citrus with a sweet, tropical mango and passion fruit that doesn’t remind me of Sicily but the… Continue reading | 4 Comments

fragrance

Beyonce Heat Rush EDT Perfume Review

Beyonce Heat Rush perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

For a few years now, I’ve made fun of the name Beyonce Heat Rush. It’s one letter away from “heat rash”, so in my mind I always think “Beyonce Heat Rash” and there’s no glamour in that! So here’s my review of Heat Rash, I mean, Heat Rush.

In Heat Rush, all  of the fruits are blended together until it’s just a “tropical fruit cocktail” in heavy syrup. So much fruit. With time, it becomes a mango… Continue reading | 2 Comments