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L’Occitane Arlesienne Perfume Review

L'Occitane Arlesienne perfume

Rose Week 2018 – A Cosmetic Rose

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

Let me start out this Rose Week with a disclaimer for any new or visiting readers, I’m a rose lover. I love rose perfumes for their versatility. A rose can take on many roles. There’s also the long history of the rose. It seems like since the beginning of time, humans… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Donna Karan DKNY Be Tempted Perfume Review

DKNY Be Tempted

When I recieved a sample of Be Tempted with a purchase, I  was going to throw it out. This is a flanker to DKNY’s Be Delicious, one of the few perfumes that gives me headaches. I thought I’d save myself from the need of sitting in a dark room for hours. For some reason, I kept it. And then for an even stranger reason, I sprayed it on my skin.

Be Tempted does smell like waxy, red Twizzlers. Like OMG, it’s so much Twizzlers.

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Nomenclature Lumen_esce EDP Perfume Review

Nomenclature Lumenesce

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017

It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Spring Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.

Nomenclature is a fairly new perfume brand that puts the focus on… Continue reading

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Le Jardin Retrouve Cuir de Russie EDP Perfume Review

Le Jardin Cuir de Russie

Le Jardin Retrouvé has been revived. Originally founded in 1975, Le Jardin Retrouvé is “OG niche”. The perfumer and founder of the brand (and co-founder of the Osmothèque) passed away in 2005. Now Yuri’s son and daughter-in-law are keeping the legacy alive. The brand currently has seven fragrances based on Yuri’s original formulas.

I’ve tried the entire brand. There are many that I like but there’s one that I keep reaching for: Cuir de Russie. Like an amber, many heritage perfume… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Phuong Dang Liquid Red EDP Extrait Perfume Review

Phuong Dang Liquid Red

Phuong Dang is a Vietnamese artist based in Singapore that now has added creative director for a line of perfumes to her CV. She’s extended her visual medium into that of olfactory.

When a new brand launches with many perfumes at once, it’s overwhelming. I haven’t tried all of the Phuong Dang perfumes (there are 10 in all). However, I was drawn to the note list (and the red bottle) of Liquid Red. I was expecting an oriental rose with some darkness, instead it’s a floral… Continue reading | 3 Comments