She’d sit very close to me…and she smelled of tuberoses, which is not my favorite perfume, not by a long shot.”
– William Holden as Joe Gillis, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)
Tuberoses were never easy for me. There were not my favorite perfumes, not by a long shot either. But, one day I woke up, seriously, after an unusual dream and I felt the need to find myself a tuberose perfume. I wish… Continue reading | 12 Comments
In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.
Who’s in the house? Juliette Has a Gun
The History: Juliette… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Aren’t we all sick of winter? Well, let’s try to break out of this winter funk with “green” perfumes that bring to mind spring buds and summer sunshine.
Blooming Dream Quattro opens as fresh and sharp like lemon and pine. If you grew up in a home that used Pine-Sol, you’re going to think this one smells really clean! Instead of household chores, I’m reminded of old school masculine fragrances from the 1950’s. It’s lemon, pine and spicy black pepper. If it were a color, it’d… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Mâle is a classic, a real blockbuster worthy of its own space in the Perfume Hall of Fame¹. This perfume, even 20 years after its release, can still be smelled on a friend, a stranger waiting at the crosswalk, maybe even you or a loved one…it’s still everywhere. After its successful release, It’s inspired many impostors (from designer to niche). And I even swear that I’ve sniffed spray starch and laundry detergent trying to… Continue reading | 3 Comments