The Lipstick League – Week of 8.8.16

Kristen Stewart Fall 2016 Chanel

All about this Chanel collection.

The Lipstick League – week of 8.8.16

Question of the Week: Do you use cotton pads at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type?

EauMG’s Answer: Long ago when I was a broke college student that worked as a shop girl, I used to laugh at the women that came in and bought expensive cotton pads from Shiseido or Clé de Peau. Didn’t they know they could

Montale Tropical Wood EDP Perfume Review

Montale Tropical Wood

Like so many other Montale perfumes, a name is just a name. If you’re trying Tropical Wood in hope of some sort of “tropical woods”, you’ll probably be disappointed. Now if you try the perfume because you think the note list sounds good, then you probably won’t be disappointed. Tropical Wood is like a fruity rose and leather. This is a combo that I didn’t even know that I wanted in my life until I tried this.

It’s fruits and leather. And for some reason, I’m all about… Continue reading

Olivine She Belongs There Perfume Oil Review

Olivine She Belongs There

Last week, I reviewed a natural perfume with a realistic gardenia note. This perfume ignited an olfactory craving for gardenia. I went through my collection and samples looking for gardenia-centric perfumes. I came across some Olivine Atelier perfume oils that are white floral focused. Right now, She Belongs There is satisfying my gardenia cravings.

She Belongs There is a white floral. It opens with a humid gardenia that has the faintest hint of “mushroom”. As it wears, the jasmine takes over. It’s a clean, fresh… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Providence Perfume Co. Love-In-A-Mist EDP Natural Perfume Review

Providence Perfume Love in Mist

The newest botanical perfume from Providence Perfume Co. is inspired by wildflowers. Love-In-A-Mist is a perfume inspired by the wildflower of the same name¹. I have no idea what this flower actually smells like but I can relate to the description of “barefoot summer walks through fields of flowers”.

Love-in-a-Mist opens as a heady, honeyed floral. It reminds me of a flower somewhere between lilacs and ylang-ylang. It’s indolic, peppery and powdery. My warning is that this opening could be “loud” to those that… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Yves Rocher Secret d’Essences Neroli EDP Perfume Review

Yves Rocher Neroli perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been very open about my love of all things roses.But, I have been less vocal about my love of all things orange blossom and neroli. I don’t even have a type. I’ll wear a  fresh, green neroli just as often as I’ll wear a sweet, syrupy orange blossoms. I love a classic “eau de cologne” and perfumes that basically smell like a splash of orange blossom water in mineral water. One of these days, I’ll put… Continue reading | 7 Comments