Jolie Laide Jules et Jim EDP Natural Perfume Review

Jolie Laide Jules et Jim

Jolie Laide Jules et Jim is one of those perfumes that smells antique. It’s not that it smells like a vintage or “antique” perfume, it’s that it reminds me of antiques.

Jules et Jim is all about the oakmoss. And to me, this oakmoss gives it this dark, antique feel. It smells old which isn’t a jab. I’m not saying it smells “off” but I’m saying that it smells like antiques. Jules et Jim opens with dried lavender buds. There’s a balsamic quality to… Continue reading | 2 Comments

In the House – Perfume Spotlight on Ramon Monegal Parfums

Ramon Monegal logo

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? Ramon Monegal Parfums

Ramon Monegal

The History & Perfumer: Ramon Monegal Parfums is a… Continue reading | 8 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 11/10/14

Serge Lutens

The Lipstick League – week of 11.10.14

Question of the Week: What’s your go-to party makeup look? Smoky eyes? Cat-eye liner? Bright lips?

EauMG’s Answer: Wow, I’m so flattered that you think I party :) Honestly, it really depends on the occasion and the time of year. This time of the year, I’m most likely going to do minimal eye makeup and really dark lips. Other times of the year, I may do a matte red lipstick or bright coral with cat-eye liner. I

Belle Fleur Indochine Candle Review

Belle Fleur Indochine

If you want to avoid a serious lemming, then don’t read this review. If you want to know what luxury in wax form smells like, then keep on reading.

Belle Fleur Indochine is a sultry scent, an absolute stunner. It’s like a rich, powdery, honeyed floral. It’s this glorious jasmine over smoky, dark woods with a boozy vanilla sweetness. Indochine is what I’d call a  “dark jasmine”. It’s a smoky, sexpot jasmine paired with warm woods and an irresistible, sweet, animalic honey. If it were a personal… Continue reading

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood Perfume Extrait Review

Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood

She wore Oud Velvet….

Oud Velvet Mood is one of the ouds by Maison Francis Kurkdjian that is meant to represent “textures”. Now this line is rather pricey, but I do think they are well done. They do display the “textures” of oud. And they’re weird but so is fungal infected wood.

Oud Velvet Mood opens with a cool sharpness that reminds me of varnish. In the fragrance world, this is what we’d call “medicinal”. It reminds me of a mix… Continue reading | 6 Comments