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4160 Tuesdays Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge EDP Perfume Review

4160 Tuesdays Fruits of the Tree

 

Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge (formally known as “What Katie Did on Friday Night”) by 4160 Tuesdays is, as you’d expect from its glorious title, is a fruity fragrance.

The opening is sharp and zesty with all the citruses. This adds a sparkling, effervescent quality to the perfume. It’s seriously ALL OF THE CITRUS. Sometimes I notice a lime peel, other times it’s a grapefruit zest, then freshly squeezed lemon juice…you get the point. It’s all the citrus. As it… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Serge Lutens Chene EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Chene

Like the name states, Serge Lutens Chêne is an oak fragrance. Years ago when I tried Chêne, I liked it but I dismissed it as a simple fragrance. Trying it now, it’s simple in the way that a soliflore could be called simple (which I’d argue because I don’t find soliflores “simple”). The fragrance emphasizes a single note but there’s nothing simple about that.

Chêne opens as cedar shavings and an astringent raspberry-infused drinking vinegars. My grandmother used to make us drink her homemade concoctions of drinking vinegar… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Kelly & Jones #4 Notes of Merlot EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Merlot

Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfumes that pair well with wines. These fragrances play up the notes found in the wine that they are named after.

#4 Notes of  Merlot is a fruity floral. It opens as tart and juicy with rhubarb and red currant with a glimmer of citrus. It’s a light and sheer fruity fragrance with a hint of dewy greens. On my skin, most of the wear is that sour rhubarb. It eventually dries down to… Continue reading

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Phaedon Dzhari EDT Perfume Review

Phaedon Dzhari

Phaedon Dzhari is named after the winds that blow over the Libyan desert. And I think this is a perfect name for this woodsy oriental fragrance. It’s warm and dry like the dessert.

Dzhari opens as clay and sandalwood. Now, a lot of online reviews mention the dates/dried fruits. On my skin, the fruits are extremely subtle but there is a sweetness. It’s not like a stewed fruit sweetness (like in many Serge Lutens) but more like sweet earth, like clay. The heart is boozy like dried, fruit-scented shisha… Continue reading

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EauMG’s Perfume Guide for Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

Pantone Marsala

 

I’m later than I want to be on this post and I’m sure you’re already sick of hearing about Pantone®’s Color of the Year,  Marsala, but my fragrance pairings with the Color of the Year is a yearly tradition on EauMG. Pantone describes this shade: Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.

This shade is a mix of savory and earthiness. Pantone’s… Continue reading | 9 Comments