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aroma M Vanilla Hinoki Perfume Review

aroma M Vanilla Hinoki

I like many perfumes from aroma M, like the va-va-voom amber of Geisha Noire and the the green-licorice of Geisha Green. But, I have to say that Vanilla Hinoki may be my new favorite this indie brand. Vanilla Hinoki is inspired by Japanese baths. It’s fresh, clean and relaxing without being the sort of typical fragrance we’d expect when such adjectives were used to describe them.

When I first tried Vanilla Hinoki, I was so surprised by its steamy opening… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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AERIN Lauder Amber Musk Perfume Review

Aerin Amber Musk perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve said it before that the AERIN line by Estee Lauder confuses me. I don’t get why they didn’t make it a separate line that has nothing to do with Estee Lauder. When I get past this, I still don’t really “get” the line, but that’s because the brand isn’t really for people like me. This aesthetic, like that of Jo Malone London, just doesn’t appeal to me. But, that doesn’t mean that… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Chanel Les Eaux de Cologne Paris – Venise Perfume Review

Chanel Venise

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

If you followed by Instagram Stories this past summer, you already know that I wore Chanel Venise a lot. There’s a few reasons for this. The first reason was I moved and didn’t have access to all my perfumes. The second reason is because I genuinely love it. This is the sort of thing I wanted to wear all summer.

Chanel launched three EDTs in their Les Eaux de Cologne collection this past summer. I went by… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Initio Parfums Rehab Perfume Review

Initio Parfums Rehab

French fragrance house Initio Parfums isn’t a new brand, but it’s new-to-me. They’ve been around for a few years and have recently been stocked at fancy places in the United States. I did a Quick Sniff of the brand and Rehab, the newest from the brand and in their Hedonist collection, was one that stood out to me.¹ (I’m a Taurus so of course, something in “the Hedonist collection” would stand out to me).

Rehab opens as sweet and fruity with bergamot and something that reminds me… Continue reading

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EauMG’s July 2018 Empties

July 2018 Empties

July was a very busy month for us. We moved (and most of my perfumes are still in boxes) and then immediately went to visit in-laws in Ohio for a week. It’s August and I still don’t have furniture. Fun!

Because I’ve recently been confronted with everything that I own, I have tried to take it easy on the purchases. My goal is to get through the stuff that I already own (and like) before buying more. That’s always easier said than done. An outlet mall outside… Continue reading | 8 Comments