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


Providence Perfume Co. Natural Perfume Oil Reviews – Round 1

One of my favorite indie (and natural) brands, Providence Perfume, has launched six perfume oils…due to customer demand. Providence Perfume Co. has been in business for years but their brick and mortar perfumery has only been open for year. And the perfumer has found out a lot about her customers and perfume lovers. For example, they wanted perfume oils because of their portability. And well, some people just like oil based perfumes.

I usually like to write “single” perfume reviews where I focus on one perfume per… Continue reading | 14 Comments


ScentStory 24 Gold Perfume EDT Review

24 Gold

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

If you read EauMG regularly, you’re probably familiar with my “Mainstream Monday” feature. This is where I break away from the indies and niche in hopes of finding something truly remarkable in the designer, chain store or celebrity category. Let me tell you 99% of the time, I’m testing some really unremarkable blends. But, I keep doing this in hopes of finding some sleeper hit, a hidden jewel or a cheap thrill. I think… Continue reading | 28 Comments


Keiko Mecheri Un Jour D’Ete EDP Perfume Review

Keiko Mecheri Un Jour d'ete

I’ve never visited the French Riviera but because of cultural influences like Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and La Cage aux Folles, it’s one of my “favorite places that I’ve never been” – sea, sun, art, gambling and celebs…

Un Jour d’Été reminds me of lemon and creamy ylang ylang in the opening. It’s citrus, woodsy, creamy and floral. It’s like a really glamorous Bain de Soleil (which I wear as perfume in the summer). There’s salt air and a… Continue reading | 2 Comments


California Naturel Skincare Reviews

California Naturel Skincare

California Naturel is a line of natural skincare products that are naturally scented with essential oils. The brand likes to talk about what they don’t have: they’re free of parabens and sulfates.

Quick reminder of my skin type: I’m super dry. My biggest concerns are with discolorations and preventing future damage. However, this summer has been warm and I have no air conditioning, so my skin has been much more “greasy” and gross feeling than usual.

I’ve tried three items from the California Naturel’s product… Continue reading | 1 Comment