A Few Candle Mini Reviews

OK, so are you ready for some quick and dirty candle fragrance reviews? Here you go!

Aura Radiant

Aura Radiant – Notes listed include grapefruit, goji berry and bergamot. Retails for $26.

This is one tart berry! Somebody add some vodka to this, it would be delicious! Grapefruit lovers should like this one. I’m not even a grapefruit lover and I ended up buying this. Great price and great quality.

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana -Notes listed… Continue reading | 16 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 2/16/15

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The Lipstick League – Week of 2.16.15

Question of the Week: What’s your favorite beauty pick-me-up? New fragrance? New lipstick? New nail color?

EauMG’s Answer: Um, all of the above :) I do like to buy this sort of stuff when I’m feeling down and out. A new lip product always lifts my spirits! I’d say though that throughout the day, I do like to rely on perfume as a pick-me-up. It’s a quick way to bring an ephemeral luxury to

L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversee du Bosphore EDP Review

It’s confession time. I don’t “get’ L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore. I read reviews from people that I admire and I wonder, “Are we smelling the same thing?” I don’t get anything that others’ describe when I’m wearing this perfume. And I’ve sampled it many times throughout the years…and I still don’t “get” it. Another thing that is that it smells nothing like the Bosphorous so that throws me an olfactory curve-ball. I’m not looking for a literal interpretation but this perfume doesn’t… Continue reading | 2 Comments

DSH Perfumes for The PLP Project: Peace, Love & Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes created three perfumes for The PLP Project, a celebration of the third anniversary of a Facebook fragrance group, Peace, Love and Perfume. A few indie perfumers were asked to participate. Each perfumer was asked to add their own twist to the following fragrance brief for three separate perfumes:

Peace perfumes were to be meditative, incense perfumes. Love perfumes were to be sexy and animalic. And Perfume was an individualized take on a classic eau de cologne.

DSH Perfumes Peace

Here’s DSH Perfumes take on the given brief… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale


I think it’s safe to say that if a perfume has “hops” as a fragrance note, that it’s going to be weird. Hops themselves smell weird. And if you don’t know that, then plan a visit to a local brewery this weekend or make friends with hobby brewers. People are usually proud of their hops and want you to smell them. They’re about as bad as perfume people when it comes to smelling things… Anyway, I was hesitant to try Ayala Moriel Sandal Ale… Continue reading | 2 Comments