Artisan Craft: Aroma M Hits the High Notes- in Vanity Fair November 21 2015
"The pursuit of perfume perfection took Maria McElroy of Aroma M years of study all over the world. She recently moved her atelier from DUMBO to Bushwick, Brooklyn, where she creates her cult favorite fragrances and beauty oils. Originally a painter with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, she is inspired by color, her years living in Japan, and a romantic imagination. From globally sourced ingredients, to mixing fragrances drop by drop, to hand-packaging her bottles with exquisite imported papers, McElroy does things the hard way, producing premium products backed by 20 years of experience. ..." read the full article
"This product is a rich emollient oil that penetrates deeply to draw out impurities and is suitable for all skin types.” Its ingredients (all organic) are camellia seed oil, rice bran oil, golden jojoba oil, vitamin E, and essential oils of neroli, yuzu, rosemary, and frankincense. No silicones, no fillers, no synthetic preservatives!
This cleanser is a small luxury, and one that gives lasting benefits. If you’re considering the “oil cleansing method,” this is a beautiful way to dip into it."
EauMg reviews Aroma M Geisha Blanche Perfume Oil August 05 2015
"I know it’s cliché, but when it gets hot like this in the summer I want to wear perfumes that smell clean. I want to smell like fancy soap. aroma M Geisha Blanche is one of those “fancy soap” florals.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Clean green floral AKA fancy guest soaps. And sometimes I want a perfume like that."
"Aroma M Camellia Oil feels and works like a massage oil. The added bonus is the exquisite scent of the oil (Maria McElroy of Aroma M is an accomplished perfumer), one's old nightly routine becomes more luxurious and restorative. The first few seconds after cleansing you notice just how soft and smooth your skin is..Bottom Line: a highly effective treat."
The Green and Wellness blog by Hello Dollface - AROMA M INTRODUCES A CLEANSING OIL AND HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW June 01 2015
"I was thrilled to get a chance to try a sample of the new Aroma M Beauty Camellia Cleansing oil. I applied it to my face including eyes, then wiped off with a tissue. I always like to rinse off with warm water than pat dry. My skin was left looking clean and feeling soft."
Geisha Violet, Amber rouge + Noire at Perfumed Maze March 15 2015
The weather is beginning to lift into something resembling spring here in Scotland, inspiring fresh perfume choices. All those rich ambers and dark vanillas begin to feel a bit stuffy...What's needed is a metaphorical throwing-open of windows to let in fresh spring air. The combination of violet and/or lilac can tend, in some perfumes, to smell like posh hand-soap, but there's a freshness in Geisha Violet that reminds me of the scent of crushed bluebells underfoot as you walk through woods in May.
Where Geisha Noire is sensual rather than obviously provocative, Geisha Amber Rouge beckons us into femme fatale-like territory.
Honestly it's like having top grade warm Manuka honey drizzled onto your skin while nearby someone smokes on a hookah filled with rich Arabian tobacco! This is how Jessica Rabbit would smell, if cartoons were to have a smell! I love Geisha Amber Rouge's rich decadence.
Geisha Green by Aroma M - Chinoiserie! March 15 2015
Geisha Amber Rouge on The Non Blonde January 14 2015
"Aroma M Geisha Amber Rouge moves between two opposites: the comforting and the dangerous. The gourmand facet is more prominent at first. From memories of childhood hard candy (the Husband says butterscotch) to a blend of baking spices: clove, cinnamon, star anise (I smell more of the latter while the Blond gets all the clove). Maria McElroy has a very delicate hand and never goes over the top with either: it's not too literal nor extremely sweet. More of a suggestion, of images appearing and forming in the very light incense smoke at the end of the room, then disintegrating as new ones appear above the censer."
The Top 14 Luxury Face Oils in 2014 - Camellia Face Oil pick on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog January 02 2015
Colognoisseur Best of 2014- Camellia Perfume January 02 2015
The Non Blonde-2014 In Perfume: My Top Picks & Wow Moments. January 02 2015
"Aroma M- Camellia. A natural perfume that manages to smell like a classic French creation."
EauMG’s Winter 2014/2015 Geisha Noire Perfume Pick December 29 2014
"aroma M Geisha Noire perfume oil – Geisha Noire is a dense, powdery amber. It’s sultry stuff."
REFINERY29 -Perfumes That Remind Us Of Hollywood's Most Intoxicating Personalities...For the Elizabeth Taylor - Geisha Noire. December 23 2014
"Strong, confident, beguiling, and perhaps demanding of man-servants, this scent is for the woman who can channel Cleopatra in one breath and a Southern belle in another. This fragrance is meant to be worn at night, and the unique blend of Oriental spices, fruits, and flowers is designed to lower inhibitions. Not that she has any, but…"
Aroma M Holiday Party! November 30 2014
Camellia Perfume Review on Green Beauty Blog - Hello Doll Face November 30 2014
"Speaking of fragrances, Aroma M Camellia Perfume was released recently and WOW, its a winner. This is what I would call my ‘going out perfume’ used for special occasions.
All natural and organic, this perfume is dreamy yet sophisticated. I was instantly impressed, although given my love for the other wonderful Aroma M products, I shouldn’t have been surprised!
The blend of scents that make up this perfume sounds like a walk through a fragrant garden: jasmine, gardenia, neroli, geranium, rose, combined with frankincense and camellia essential oil.
This perfume rivals any of the best that I have ever tried. I highly recommend it."
Camellia Perfume Review on Seed to Serum November 05 2014
"So you switched to natural perfumes and haven't found anything that rivals your favorite Sephora scent? I think I've found an answer. Say hello to Aroma M Camellia Perfume Oil. It is the closest I've found to that traditional bold floral with a hint of earthiness scent. A little bit Chanel, a little bit Hermes, entirely unique."
New Beauty Magazine Features Camellia Body Oil. October 23 2014
"Aroma M Beauty Camellia Body/Bath Oil harnesses the power of camellia oil in a luxurious formula to transform the standard bath into an extremely relaxing and nourishing experience."
La Dame aux Camélias a review of aroma M Camellia Perfume October 05 2014
Sing they certainly do from top notes to finish some long time later, but they also have an orchestra of luscious frankincense to accompany them. And such a virtuoso performance it is, too.”
"Fully natural, instantly intoxicating and almost shockingly powerful, it combines in one the delicacy and detail of floral beauty with sultry power, in the classical tradition of seductive white floral perfume.
Camellia expands and magnifies the idea behind the beauty product’s delicate fragrance, to be one of the most immediately and gloriously stunning of all the natural perfumes I have encountered.”
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