The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo is now a niche cult classic. Launched in the late 1990’s, this fruity, boozy scent really paved the way for numerous niche perfumes launched in the early ’00s, as well as mainstream perfumes launched in the past 5 years. It’s an unusual perfume that has stood the test of time. It’s something that I hope doesn’t get ignored, especially in an era when everyone and their mother, brother and third grade teacher are launching niche perfume brands (and getting bought… Continue reading
What a year, what a year! 2016 was a crazy one. It was one filled with great ups and downs. 2016 started with unexpected illness which led me to care for my mother. Then I dealt with illness of my own. Everyone we knew was dealing with some sort of health scare. It was one of those years. On top of this, it was difficult to not think the world was imploding around you. Anyway, everything seems really chill right now and I won’t take that for granted.
When Oils of Heaven (Ooh!) reached out to me asking if I wanted to try a natural oil that I’ve never heard of, I was like “Heck, yes! Give me the oil that I’ve just now heard about but must have in my life ASAP”!
This cacay oil comes from Cacay nuts harvested in the jungles of Colombia¹. Apparently, it’s full of Vitamin E, linolic acid and Vitamin A. This all sounds wonderful if you don’t have a nut allergy. I do not have a nut allergy… Continue reading | 2 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 12.26.16
Question of the Week: If you had to make a beauty resolution for the new year, what would it be? Is there anything you’ve been meaning to do (or not do) in 2017?
EauMG’s Answer: Good question. I’ve been over here thinking about this today. In 2017, I want to use up more of what I already own. This isn’t just with cosmetics. I want to finish the books that I bought and never started to read. I’ve
Last week, I reviewed Caron Nuit de Noel, a classic perfume that’s very Caron-y but not really Christmas-y (or at least it doesn’t remind me of Christmas). This had me thinking, which perfumes smell like Christmas? I’ve always thought Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguelles, a perfume that reminds me of spicy evergreens and apple cider, is holiday-ish. Etro Rajasthan reminds me of Swedish Christmas cookies. Spicy perfumes like Aramis JHL and Estee Lauder Cinnabar
Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 Comments