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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

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Floraiku Perfume Reviews – Part 2

I’m continuing from yesterday with the Part 2 Edition of my reviews of Floraïku perfumes.

FORBIDDEN INCENSE COLLECTION

This is a collection that consists of a trio of perfumes inspired by kōdō/incense ceremonies. Their bottles are black.

Floraiku Sound of a Ricochet

Sound of a Ricochet

vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood

Sound of a Ricochet is a sweet sandalwood. Mainly it’s vanilla and sandalwood (giving me strong vibes of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black). The sandalwood is soft and balsamic. The vanilla… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Maison Martin Margiela Replica Perfume Review Round-Up

Maison Martin Margiela Replica

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Some Popular Perfumes

OK, OK, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some jaded perfume snob. Years ago I wrote some not-so-great reviews of Maison Martin Margiela Replica perfumes.¹ Let me explain. It’s not that I dislike this brand or think the perfumes are bad. They aren’t. They’re all extremely wearable. My beef with the line is that the ideas aren’t very original. I’ve been writing this blog since 2008 (yes, 10  years) and I’ve seen every one of Maison Martin Margiela’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True Perfume Review

Stephane Humbert Lucas Wish Come True

When I first saw the bottle of Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True, I had no desire to try the perfume. It looks like a weird Christmas ornament on a giant mall tree. I also thought the name was corny. I later put together that this is one of those French brands inspired by the Middle East. So, I think is some sort of “Aladdin”-ish thing. Anyway, I’m happy I tried it because it’s way more interesting than I initially expected.

Wish Come… Continue reading | 2 Comments