Phaedon Oliban EDT Perfume Review

Phaedon Oliban

Phaedon Oliban (was once called Grisens) is one of those literal resinous incense fragrances.

Oliban opens as a sweet frankincense and effervescent myrrh with a lemony elemi. It dries down to powdery sandalwood and dry woods with a soft, sheer amber. There you go, that’s my review…almost as long as a tweet.

The niche perfume market is filled with these simple incense scents (I’m not complaining). I’d say that Oliban is dry but not as dry as many on the market. It’s also… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Parfums de Rosine Majalis EDP Perfume Review

Parfums de Rosine Majalis

Parfums de Rosine Majalis is a perfume inspired by rose majalis AKA cinnamon rose (which I hear has no scent). Majalis is a spicy rose. I think of it almost like a rose hot toddy – rose, cinnamon, honey with warmth.

Majalis opens with a glimmer of citrus and spices, reminding me of an orange pomander except replace the clove with cinnamon sticks. Majalis is a sticky honey and cinnamon spice. The rose in this is like dried rose petals steeped in mulled cider (or… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Sage Machado Peridot Perfume Oil Review

Sage Peridot perfume

After its 15th anniversary, Sage Machado has updated the brand’s classic Peridot perfume making this fig fragrance even richer than before.

Peridot opens as green fig leaves over a doughy, warm benzoin amber. It’s one of those more “coconut”/lactonic figs that bitter/green. With time Peridot wears as a rich, creamy amber with a skin-hugging musk. Because of the contrast of fig leaves and rich amber, I think of Peridot as a “late harvest” fragrance. It’s a fig fragrance that is cozy in cool weather.

Many years ago… Continue reading | 2 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 10/6/14

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The Lipstick League – week of 10.6.14

Question of the Week: When applying your makeup, do you stand or sit? Where do you apply it? In your bedroom, bathroom or…?

EauMG’s Answer: This has always depended on where I live. In the past I’ve had vanities, dressing rooms, etc. And now I don’t So I apply my makeup in the bathroom, standing in front of the mirror. The good thing is that this bathroom has both overhead and natural light. I will say that I

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris

DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris is a perfume inspired by “mysterious” kohl liner. However, I think of, Kohl Gris like an angry scorned lover on the verge of a complete meltdown. At that isn’t really a bad thing. It’s just a hot-tempered scent.

“Smoky eyes” are often perceived as seductive, sultry and I like the thought of kohl rimmed eyes. But when I try to do this, I’m told that I come across as looking mad.  As I’ve matured, I’ve finally realized that lining… Continue reading