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  • Parisiennes - Grace {Paris Photo}

    The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    By Chant Wagner
  • Vintage Advertising Champions: The Fabulous American Fragrance Even French Women Are talking About

    Perfume Shrine
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    In an advertisement from the 1950s where l'eau de parfum is advertised as nouveau et magnifique, to stress its "being talked about by the French" concept, Revlon Inc, purveyor of such timeless things as Cherries in the Snow lipstick, sells the idea of Intimate. Intimate launched in 1955 and was from the beginning advertised as premium stuff. late 1950s Even in the dark...he'll know it's you.
  • Beyoncé Heat Kissed (2015) {New Fragrance} {Celebrity Perfume} {Perfume Images & Ads}

    The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:41 am
    By Chant Wagner
  • Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot

    Perfume Posse
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Perfume PosseTom Ford Venetian Bergamot Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot is the latest release in the Tom Ford Private Blend collection.  My first thought when I saw the name was  – how in the world do you make a perfume around a note that traditionally is a note for the open of a perfume or a staple for a cologne? Okay, The rest, please... Perfume PosseTom Ford Venetian Bergamot
  • The Best Floral Fragrances For Fall

    Scentbird Perfumes
    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    This fall we find ourselves once again craving for luscious floral notes to keep us warm while the sun takes its much deserved break. While floral perfumes tend to monopolize springtime, here at Scentbird we believe that florals work year-round because they are breathtakingly beautiful, regardless of season. In fact, some floral perfumes come alive when the temperatures outside decide to take a nosedive. Treat yourself with some fresh, rich and invigorating perfume and enjoy Mother Nature’s show of its latest runway collection: Fall/Winter 15/16 London by Burberry An exquisitely stylish…
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    Fragrantica Perfumes

  • Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Toilette

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:15 am
    Tom Ford introduced his first and also his most popular fragrance Black Orchid in 2006. Black Orchid Eau de Toilette, a new version based on the scent of tuberose, is coming out in October 2015. The new version is announced as a distinctly different encounter of the Black Orchid fragrance and it invites you to experience the seductive breakthrough in a new light with its own olfactive journey. ... Read full article: Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Toilette from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Dolce Gabbana The One Essence

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:14 am
    Dolce Gabbana presents the new version of the feminine fragrance The One from 2006. The One Essence comes out in September 2015 as the highest concentration of original composition. It is described as the scent of warmth, elegance and luster, inspired by luxurious materials. The composition retains the original notes. It begins with fresh bergamot, mandarin, peach and litchi. The heart un... Read full article: Dolce Gabbana The One Essence from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • A Fragrance for Every Dirty Pretty Thing: Eric Buterbaugh Florals

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Are you the type to get into the florist's and swoon from the extravagant sensory stimuli of the opulent blossoms surrounding you? It happens to me too. So imagine how I felt when I learned that famed Los Angeles based florist Eric Buterbaugh has just launched a unisex fragrance collection inspired by his favorite flowers their intoxicating scent.  Fashioning fragrances after the flori... Read full article: A Fragrance for Every Dirty Pretty Thing: Eric Buterbaugh Florals from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • The Landed Gentry: Acqua di Parma Colonia Club

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:47 am
    When Ralph Lauren came into the scene he sold the idea of landed gentry to the American market better than a British gentleman ever could. His preppy style and equestrian ideal, immortalized in images of southern country clubs and expanses of green with horses and polo players, recalled a privileged life style which greatly appealed to the white collar worker. Polo by RL was a best... Read full article: The Landed Gentry: Acqua di Parma Colonia Club from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Tattoo

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:55 am
    House of Jesus Del Pozo presents its new fragrant pair called Halloween Tattoo as new, "rebellious" versions of the original Halloween from 1997 and Halloween Man from 2012. The scents send the message "Halloween is a place where anything can happen." Halloween Tattoo Woman is a floral - fruity fragrance. The top notes include pina colada, pear, tangerine and red pepper. Black rose, gardenia... Read full article: Jesus Del Pozo Halloween Tattoo from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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  • Jessica Simpson Ten ~ new perfume

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Jessica Simpson celebrates the 10th anniversary of her retail brand with Jessica Simpson Ten, her eighth fragrance. Ten is a limited edition flanker to 2014’s Jessica Simpson Signature… Read the rest of this article »
  • I gotta get out of here

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    The first teaser for Dior Sauvage, fronted by Johnny Depp. He does not appear in the video, but you can see him below the jump, in a still from the campaign. Read the rest of this article »
  • Wednesday scent of the day 8/19

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    It’s hump day! What fragrance are you wearing? I’m wearing Parfums de Nicolaï Balkis Light. I haven’t worn it in ages, and forgot how wonderful it is. I’m pretty sure it’s discontinued though. Reminder: this Friday, 21 August, wear a scent by French niche brand Parfums de Nicolaï, if you have one… Read the rest of this article »
  • New from Le Soft Perfume

    18 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    French line Le Soft Perfume has launched eight new fragrances in solid format: Georges et Moi, Brune Melancolia, Eu Vent de Vous, Macadam Paz, Ne des Roses, Belle Furieuse, De Guerre Lasse and Swing Beauty… Read the rest of this article »
  • Live bravely

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    Actor Liam Hemsworth for Diesel Only The Brave. 
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  • Sample Subforum?

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:20 am
    I was wondering if there would be any interest by members/management in creating a separate "Sample Swap" subforum in the Marketplace section. I know there is a Swap section there, but it seems to be dominated by bottles. So there may be many samplers who are avoiding this section. I think many new members may be interested in swapping smaller samples of stuff they have or are not using, exlusives, hard to find. And a new subforum may spur interest. Just a thought....
  • Best Beauty salon in India

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:14 am
    Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Salon Lakme Beauty Salons Shahnaz Husain Spas and Salons VLCC Naturals Unisex Salon and Spa L’oreal Professionnel Salons Affinity Salon Green Trends Hair & Style Salon Strands Salon and Spa
  • Peter humberd Portland - Looking for classy leather bag

    Peter Humberd Portland
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:35 am
    Hello Everyone I am new on this forum, one of my friend suggested me to use this forum, so i am here. Well, i need your suggestions where should i look for leather bag i want to purchase it for my sister and my budget is approximately $200. Please suggest me with best deals. Thanks Peter humberd Portland
  • [USA] Acqua di Gio 3.4 oz tester w/ box

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:34 am
    Acqua di Gio 3.4 oz tester w/ box - 97% full Shoot me an offer.. but specifically seeking: Clean Shower Fresh for Men, 24 Platinum, Play Intense, Armani Code Sport, Prada Infusion d`Homme. Also if you have less than 10 positive feedback marks, I ask that you send your item first and wait until I receive it.
  • Shalimar Parfum Initial - swap/buy

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:17 am
    I'm looking for 2 of these but will be happy to swap for/buy one as well. I'm looking for as big/full as possible (it's a gift for my daughter) - and must be in box - or have been stored out of any light very carefully...THANKS!!! You can write me here or at I have a list on the sales board, so if you want to swap, we can try that as well. I'm not in the US. Thanks for reading :)
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  • Sofía Vergara: Perfume is in my blood - Belfast Telegraph

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:33 am
    Belfast TelegraphSofía Vergara: Perfume is in my bloodBelfast Telegraph“The first time I had to learn to understand the process, and we went back and forth a lot, because I wanted to make sure it was something I'd be proud to wear. If people told me that I smelled good, I wanted to be able to say 'it's my perfume.' The Sofia Vergara's New Fragrance — All About LoveWWDall 2 news articles »
  • The Quick, Easy Fix For Fragrance Overload - POPSUGAR

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:33 am
    POPSUGARThe Quick, Easy Fix For Fragrance OverloadPOPSUGARSure, a spritz of perfume can be alluring, but one too many pumps can quickly turn from sensual to overbearing. If you went a little trigger happy, try swabbing a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol to quickly dilute the scent. If you've overloaded on a
  • Depp has us hooked to his new ad for a Dior perfume - India Today

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:33 am
    India TodayDepp has us hooked to his new ad for a Dior perfumeIndia TodayDior now brings us its latest campaign, featuring Johnny Depp, for Sauvage perfume. The brand announced in June this year that Johnny Depp will be the new face of Christian Dior perfumes. Since then, his fans have been teased with brooding stills and ...Dior Sauvage Starring Johnny DeppSENATUSall 15 news articles »
  • Rock Hill Police want Ulta perfume thief - WCNC

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The HeraldRock Hill Police want Ulta perfume thiefWCNCShe continued that the black male wearing a UNC t-shirt, shorts and sneakers put nine perfume bottles into a black bag that he pulled out of his pocket. The suspect walked out of the store without paying, ran across the parking lot and fled in a silver $750 in perfume stolen from Rock Hill Ulta store (+ surveillance video)The Heraldall 9 news articles »
  • Rihanna Once Banned Her Makeup Artist From Wearing a Perfume That Reminded Her ... - E! Online

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:08 pm
    E! OnlineRihanna Once Banned Her Makeup Artist From Wearing a Perfume That Reminded Her E! Online31 to celebrate the launch of her new RiRi perfume (you may remember the highly stylized, Marilyn Monroe-inspired ad that debuted last month). E! news caught up with the Bajan beauty to get the scoop on her new fresh-for-fall fragrance, and what she Rihanna Brooklyn Macy's RiRi Perfume Launch Draws Hundreds Of Fans [PICTURES]International Business TimesRihanna targeted by angry anti-fur protesters at New York perfume banned make-up artist's perfumeHamilton…
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    Perfume-Smellin' Things Perfume Blog

  • Impressions of Genius: DSH Perfumes Giverny in Bloom Collection

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:43 pm
    By Donna Perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes has recently released the results of yet another collaboration with the Denver Art Museum – her eighth! - and once again she has demonstrated why she is one of the finest perfumers in America – and the world. The Giverny In Bloom Collection that accompanies the museum's major Impressionism exhibit is a perfect rendition of
  • A beacon of light in the gloom: Bergamoss solid perfume by Aftelier

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    By Donna Recently I was thinking about why I like chypre fragrances so much. Obviously I love the way they smell, but apart from that, the true chypres all share a common thread; they clearly owe much of their character to natural materials, and in general those materials are of good quality. From the high opening note of bergamot through the floral heart and down into the base of
  • A Beautiful Blend for a Balmy Summer's Day! ~ Annick Goutal ~ Rose Splendide and Ninfeo Mio

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    By Beth Schreibman Gehring I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:  There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight. A Midsummer Night's Dream  It's a balmy summers day in Cleveland, Ohio, the
  • A gentle touch with flowers: La Fleur By Livvy Natural Perfumes

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    By Donna Every time I think I have tried all the best American indie perfumes, another interesting house seems to pop out of the woodwork and get my attention. Such an embarrassment of riches; no matter what style or genre of fragrance you like, somewhere there is something for you that was made in the U.S.A. And it just may be from Colorado too – this young brand hails from the
  • We have a winner!

    14 May 2015 | 10:17 pm has spoken, and the winner of the sample of Bruno Fazzolari Au Delà Narcisse des Montagnes is Patti Moore. Please hit the "Contact us" button on the right side of the page so we can send you your prize, and congratulations!
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    Perfume Shrine

  • Chanel in the Power of Two

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not one but two dedicated articles with gorgeous images of older and newer advertisements of Chanel perfumes are making an appearance on via vasilisa/ The first one tracks and reviews a top 5 of Chanel classics (excluding the largely unknown ones to the average consumer, I'm afraid, we will revert to that later on) and is posted on this link. The second one
  • Fresh Re-Enters the French Market

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:35 am
    It's no secret that the American line Fresh, founded by Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg in Boston in 1991, who are famous for their apothecary aesthetic, innovative at time of launch, and their simple but not simplistic concept, have been bought by LVMH since 2000. (Is there any brand who has escaped their acquisitions I wonder) the London Fresh boutique With that fact in mind LVMH decided to
  • Vintage Advertising Champions: The Fabulous American Fragrance Even French Women Are talking About

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    In an advertisement from the 1950s where l'eau de parfum is advertised as nouveau et magnifique, to stress its "being talked about by the French" concept, Revlon Inc, purveyor of such timeless things as Cherries in the Snow lipstick, sells the idea of Intimate. Intimate launched in 1955 and was from the beginning advertised as premium stuff. late 1950s Even in the dark...he'll know it's you.
  • At the Moment

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    The end of August signals both the end of summer vacation "in vivo" (because the in vitro experimentation continues) and the anticipation of autumn. Therefore expectations and feelings are quite mixed, though the first days of September invariably put a spring to my step. Here are some of the things I do, think, use these days; more to come come September when all the exciting things launch.
  • Vintage Advertising Champions: Part of The Art of Living

    23 Aug 2015 | 2:20 pm
    In a totally typical of 1970s sensibilities pose and text, this print ad for 4711 Eau de Cologne reinforces the idea of scent as a well-being gesture. A luxury for every day, a quotidian gesture of pleasure after the bath or shower, the complement to your soap. The scent of 4711 Eau de Cologne typified a whole generation in Greece; everything was bathing in it, it seems. But the memory and
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    Perfume Posse

  • Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Perfume PosseTom Ford Venetian Bergamot Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot is the latest release in the Tom Ford Private Blend collection.  My first thought when I saw the name was  – how in the world do you make a perfume around a note that traditionally is a note for the open of a perfume or a staple for a cologne? Okay, The rest, please... Perfume PosseTom Ford Venetian Bergamot
  • Mainstream Monday: Marc Jacobs Mod Noir

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Perfume PosseMainstream Monday: Marc Jacobs Mod Noir As I read the info about Marc Jacobs Mod Noir on the Sephora Web site (it’s an exclusive there) and other places, I wondered if this might be a bit of a flanker to Marc Jacobs’ original scent, the one in the square clear bottle with the slightly curved black spray top and tiny black The rest, please... Perfume PosseMainstream Monday: Marc Jacobs Mod Noir
  • (Slightly) Off Topic: Bubble Bath

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume Posse(Slightly) Off Topic: Bubble Bath One of the unfortunate things about my last couple apartments is that they have wholly inadequate bathtubs- low and short, so that I can’t really soak in them: I look like Rock Hudson in “Pillow Talk”. Well, if only in size to tub ratio. My first apartment here in LA had a twenties tub that The rest, please... Perfume Posse(Slightly) Off Topic: Bubble Bath
  • Seville a l’aube by L`Artisan Parfumeur 2012

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseSeville a l’aube by L`Artisan Parfumeur 2012 Hey Perfume Posse. Seville a l’aube means Seville at dawn. When my mate Denyse from Grain de Musc brought out a book I was super thrilled and had it as soon as it could come to Australia. Then I bought a few and gave them to my mates for presents I enjoyed it so much. The rest, please... Perfume PosseSeville a l’aube by L`Artisan Parfumeur 2012
  • A Glancing Light

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Perfume PosseA Glancing Light Before I forget, the winner of the Bits & Pieces draw is Anne Launius-Berbling!  gmail the evilauntieanita, remind me which giveaway, etc and I’ll get the smellies out to you. And don’t faint:  I’m caught up on the Sends!  Yeth!  There are still some outstandings but that’s on y’all.  If you won something gmail me, The rest, please... Perfume PosseA Glancing Light
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    Roxana Illuminated Perfume

  • Melli & Fleur

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Greg has created two new illuminations to accompany the release of Mellifera and Fleurish this weekend. We decided to work with a local model discovered at the San Diego Comic Con a couple years ago shown in the photos below. Her name is Stevie and she is a dream tow work with! Regrettably she won't be joining us this Saturday in physical form but the new images will bring her essence to the
  • The Nose: Searching for Blamage

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Rarely does an event invitation arrive in my inbox where I feel compelled to attend, such was the case when I received the invite to attend a private screening of The Nose: Searching for Blamage. I immediately RSVP'd YES for Greg, Eve and I without a second thought, it was pure instinct. Thus last Friday evening, instead of heading to Whizin for the monthly Street Art Live event, we set
  • Harnessing the Soul of Jasmine

    19 Aug 2015 | 8:15 pm
    The article I wrote for the NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy) journal is live, check it out here. In the meantime, this years tincture is coming out quite spectacular. Every night or morning when I add more flowers I take a little taste. In the photo above with the notice the different shades of yellow of each liquid contained within each glass jar. The largest one on
  • The Perfumista

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
    There's been lots of wonderful perks to my new workspace, one of them being all the interesting people that come into the space and turning them on, or not, to the botanical way of perfume. At times it can get a little odd, like when one woman said to me "I love my toxins!" but, even then it makes for a heck of a story. Occasionally I'll get a "perfumista" in the shop, this has been
  • Blossoms of Summer Event

    11 Aug 2015 | 8:13 pm
    "Blossoms of Summer"  A Sensorium of Sensual Delights and Artful Musings.  Roxana Illuminated Perfume,  Whizin Market Hall in Agoura, CA Saturday, August 29th 7:00 to 10:00 pm A celebration to mark the debut of two highly anticipated fragrances associated with flowers of the season. Mellifera is the part of the latin name for the honey bee translated as honey bearer of maker.
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    Tauer Perfumes - Blog

  • passion

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    I published this tuberose a couple of days ago on Facebook. I cut it in the garden and now it sits in the house and perfumes the living room in a nice way: Not too much, not too little; the thing with tuberoses…they can easily overwhelm you and balance is key, whether you put the alive in your house or whether you create an abstraction of the flower and put it into a perfume bottle. Abstraction. Key when we talk about flowers and perfumes. Abstraction. Key to understand our world. This morning, in the newspaper, I learned that there is a daily billionaire index on Bloomberg.
  • total awefullness

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    I just got back home from the EMEX, a marketing and communication fair in Zurich where I met my supplier of my boxes. I also met a couple of other potential suppliers for boxes and tools and stuff. These fairs are always super inspiring and wake up ideas that have gone into snoozing mode, like … one fine day I would love to get a branded, unique box for my perfume shipments. As I cannot ship full bottles to most countries due to air freight restrictions for dangerous goods (= perfumes) this would primarily be for the US and Switzerland/Germany/France. And there might be other…
  • a flattering video and a draw

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    Sorry for not posting for a while: I discovered a little technical issue on the blog and did not want to risk a thing… So there we go. This is the first video that I have seen this morning. 2 minutes pure joy and I am still feeling totally flattered. Thank you so much, Carlos! And now: Please visit the Peace Love and Perfume facebook page to enter the give-away. Good luck! Here’s the link to the page. (yes, maybe you need to ask to join the group if you wish…) On another note: there is a lot going on. Tauerville runs a countdown for the next tauerville fragrance. And very…
  • Dark Mysterious Woods

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:50 pm
    This is sort of a flash news and super exciting… Yesterday, Tigerlily ‘s online store went online. Here’s the link: and there, on the site you find some great news, too: The UNRELEASED project. I am so proud to be included there with Dark Mysterious Woods. More about this UNRELEASED project here, on, where you find other videos by the creators of the unreleased scents. Fantastic! My thanks go to Ida Meister, who put it all together, too. Here’s the bottomline: Every order of 60$ on gets a…
  • tauer goes shopping

    16 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    That was a great weekend, sort of productive. I have been working on a formula that sits in Excel for a while now and tweaked it here and there a bit. Usually, during the week, I don’t work on formulas very much, at least not physically. I think about it and do the mixing over the weekend when I have time hoping that the perfume muse is working over the weekend, too. This week will see me working a lot in the factory; I am looking forward to it and with temperatures down a bit it should be a touch more fun, too. Last Thursday, when I got the delivery of the next batch of tauerville…
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  • Lavender Summary

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Wrapping up the lavender theme of this month... We've got aquantied with lavender's history chemical structure and how it translates into lavender's olfactory characteristics and therapeutic properties. We virtually visited a lavender farm where we learned how lavender is cultivated, harvested, extracted and distilled the many uses of lavender - culinary, medicinal, body care, skincare, in the home, and of course its uniquely versatile role in perfume composition.To further explore the topic of lavender, read more posted that are tagged with "lavender".In previous years, I've also…
  • Lavender Beauty

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:41 pm
    LAVENDER IN SKINCARE AND COSMETICS Lavender oil has skin-regenerative properties that make it especially appealing for use in cosmetics and body products. It not only cleanses the skin, protects it from bacteria, fungi and microbes - but also helps to prevent scaring, which makes it ideal for acne-prone skin.It's important to note that most skin conditions are an expression of deeper things that are going on in the organism's life... Stress of daily life included, but also tension (read: deeper, unresolved emotional issues - most of which are unconscious or subconscious). It's…
  • The Perfumer's Purple

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    LAVENDER'S PERFUMERY USES & APPLICATIONSLavender on the perfumer's palette provides for a range of purplish-blue hues, metaphorically speaking, of course. The oil itself is clear; and the absolute literally is a turquoise colour.Lavender Toilette WatersThe earliest application of lavender in perfume is in the classic Lavender Waters - which the English perfected. Many historic recipes can be found for these type of eaux. Another sub-category of which is the lavender-amber waters, which include, in addition to lavender, either amber or ambergris.Eaux de CologneAnother important historic…
  • Lavender Chemistry

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS of LAVENDERSome 300 molecules were discovered in true lavender's essential oil, that are responsible for its fine, complex yet clear aroma - most of which are trace elements. The major constituents are (the ones in bold are the most dominant/famous ones):LinoolLinalyl acetate (up to 40%) Lavandulol *Lavandulyl acetate *CineoleCoumarinCamphor1-octen-3-yl…
  • Lavender Nuances - Olfactory Profiling

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    LAVENDER VARIETIESLavender is a native of the Mediterranean basin first and foremost, but has such a flexible and hardy constitution, that it is now cultivated all over the world. Of particular interest is English lavender, which develops unique characteristics (sweet and warm) despite the lesser amount of sunshine than ideal that it receives than in its native Provence; and I've sampled some exceptionally beautiful lavenders grown in relatively mountainous areas in India (Kasmir) and also from Tasmania (Australia). And even the Canadian ones I've experienced, despite its relatively…
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  • Peccato Originale

    Lucy Raubertas
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The perfume itself is always the main thing. Thank heavens. Lately I've been getting a little tired of so many ever more elaborate and involved perfume back stories. It's become such a relief when the perfume can just speak for itself. An elegant simplicity of direct experience proves itself to deliver more than promised.  Some perfumes seem designed to be approached first through their back story. Others have a story but the perfumes don't require it in order to be fully appreciated.  I find Peccato Orignale to be a line focused in that way. I don't know Italian but learned…
  • Les Cocottes de Paris - Melle Cleo, La Belle Otero, and La Castiglione

    Lucy Raubertas
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Anaïs Beguine's (of Jardins de Ecrivains) perfume line Les Cocottes de Paris interprets the legends of three 19th century female icons, who were the Queens of Paris in their own day.The stories behind La Castiglione, La Belle Otero and Melle Clèo dive straight into fantasies of past glamour. They incite nostalgic imagination, especially for those craving of a certain flavor of luxury, last possible during the French Belle Epoque. The reputation and lives of these women will strike a chord with fans of historical fiction and costume dramas that depict the wealth and…
  • Hiram Green Moon Bloom

    Lucy Raubertas
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Hiram Green's Moon BloomMoon Bloom by Hiram Green is a revelation. Somehow Hiram Green made a fully natural and deeply real Tuberose and white flower perfume that is an individualist among the great crowd of wonderful white flower perfumes. How did I miss this when it was first released? Thank heavens I know it now, having found my sample provided some months ago by Twisted Lily in Brooklyn, when unpacking samples from the fridge after a long trip away.It holds the indolic richness of these most opulently scented white flowers and somehow, with some magical slight of hand, pulls the heady…
  • Carlos the Brooklyn Fragrance Lover

    Lucy Raubertas
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Perfume obsessives, by which I mean those who pursue the pleasures of perfume wholeheartedly, know that it's an impractical expensive and extravagant interest.  Even so, perfume's great pleasures, especially for those who have cultivated both a wide and refined taste for it, are so inspiring and seductive that it can come very close to being something like an addiction.Now that perfume creation has expanded into the ever morphing niche and independent categories, experiencing and appreciating it and sharing it becomes, for those who are true devotees, a form of personal expression, like…
  • DSH Fleurist, Le Jardin Vert, La Danse des Bleus et des Violettes, Giverny in Bloom, L'Opera des Rouges et des Roses

    Lucy Raubertas
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Claude Monet. Water Lilies. c. 1920.Oil on canvas, triptych, each section 6'6" x 14" (200 x 425 cm).The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund.Photograph ©1997 The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkDawn Spencer Hurwitz (DSH Perfumes) recently released several floral perfumes based on an ideal of French impressionist beauty crossed with shades of vintage perfume, for a collaboration with the Denver Museum of Art. There are also two other perfumes  that refer to the 19th century academic side of French taste at that time, one that referenced the classics and the past as…
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    The Non-Blonde

  • Estee Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick In Scorched Gold 06

    Gaia Fishler
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:01 pm
    There's a lot going on at Estee Lauder. So much that it's hard to keep up (looking at my planning lists, I have four more Lauder posts in the pipeline). Some of the newly-launched products get more attention and fanfare while others just appear at the counters. The new Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick is among the latter. It looks kind of humble, if we're being honest, the presentation is borderline drugstore, but it's an eye shadow in a pencil, so how much glitz can there be? And you know that I'm a sucker for shadows in a stick, so I did an eeny, meeny, miny, moe to choose a color for…
  • Atelier des Ors- Aube Rubis & Larmes du Désert

    Gaia Fishler
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:47 pm
    The last week of August is the summer equivalent of February. Is there such a thing as summer ennui? If not, I'm declaring it now. I'm kind of done. Both back and front yards are looking tired and shriveled at the edges, tomato season is over, all the cute clothes have been worn to death, the golden goddess makeup is boring (not to mention that fall collections have been out for a month now), and I can't look at another beach novel. And perfume? I'm not big on traditional summer perfumes to begin with, so let me just say: meh.It's either the ennui or the heat, but I couldn't even gather the…
  • Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush In Water Poppy

    Gaia Fishler
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    Cushion-style packaging for makeup has been making its way from Korea to Western makeup brands (Lancome has a very intriguing foundation in cushion form). Now Stila is bringing us a couple of Korean color products; the  Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush, as well as an eyeliner which is already on my to-buy list (I'm tempted to get four out of the six colors). Which should tell you that I'm quite enamored with this blush.The color in the little Stila jar looks scary, but we're all veterans of cream and liquid blushes, not to mention the name "Watercolor" tells most of the story. You shake…
  • Paul & Joe Fall 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    It looks like while I was taking my time testing these Paul& Joe Fall 2015 items, the limited edition packaging with the cats has sold out in the US. Yes. Fall collection that gets sold out in August. An online search shows that it's still easy to find in the UK, but us Americans seem to get more and more cat-crazy. And who can blame us? These Paul & Joe cats are adorable. The blush color I picked for the refillable case is Cinnamon Roast 001, and it's part of the aforementioned fall collection. It's a satin finish neutral spice-colored blush with a golden peachy high shimmer…
  • Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil

    Gaia Fishler
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    I can tell you that I was worried. I made the PR rep who sent me this Josie Maran product double check that it didn't contain coconut oil or any of its derivatives. When the tube arrived I verified it myself, and then had a friend go over the ingredient list again, just so I can be sure that it was not going to awaken the dragon within my skin, the one that reacts to coconut in various unsavory ways. I'm glad to report that my face and I survived, and Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral is an adorable moisturizing lip and cheek tint.Here's what's good…
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  • MAC Haute Dogs Mineralize Lipsticks

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you know what a dog lover I am you'll  get how much I loved that MAC had a dog themed collection. Ok Haute Dogs did not include a German Shepherd, their loss , but it's still about the canine. Well ,really it's about the makeup.There are new Mineralize Lipsticks with the collection and all three I've got here are beauties.Rare Breed is my favorite , one that is an everyday , always looks good kind of color and I am already using it a lot.  It's a not too pale pinky nude with pearl shimmer.Nose For Style is is a deep wine red. Totally the on trend color for Fall while the best…
  • Clinique Skinny Sticks Eyeliners

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Chubby works well for lips and cheeks but what about liner? Well that's where skinny comes in.After a hugely successful run of Chubby Sticks , new from Clinique are Skinny Stick eyeliners. These self sharpening liners are super skinny for easy , tight to the line application with long wear time.They are fairly creamy but do have a bit of drag  and I went over the line twice to get the fullest color payoff I wanted.For getting a quick tight line whether at the waterline or above you can't beat the size of this liner . The super skinny size makes them a great travel companion as well. You…
  • Dick Page Interview In Violet Grey

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    Dick Page is a makeup master, the Artistic Director of Shiseido , and one of my makeup artist crushes. I've had the chance to see him in action in person , and it was amazing.He also is one heck of cook and has an adorable dog,  all things you can check on his Instagram feed. Violet Grey has a great interview with him along with  an editorial for your Sunday reading pleasure.
  • Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Jumbo Size / amfAR

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    Love Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve or are a hand cream nut in general ( guilty here and not sorry about it)  then how about a giant size tube ?Kiehl's , to coincide with their 6th annual Life Ride event which just concluded across the Western States (hit up their Twitter or Instagram  or #LifeRide6 for some  gorgeous scenic and fun photos of Utah, Arizona , Las Vegas and more )  has released a 7.8 oz tube of  the super emollient hand cream.Kiehl's prez Chris Salgardo and LifeRiders100 % of the profits from the sale of this up to 25,000 will benefit amfAR.This…
  • MAC Vamplify LipGloss

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    MAC's new Vamplify bridges the gap between  lipstick and lipgloss. This highly pigmented formula  has full coverage along with shine.Vamplify isn't quite as lipstick like as some other lip hybrids, it leans a little more gloss but it is a mix. The finish is lacquer like  and hugs your lips. In time the shine dries a little and it's less glossy. Still glossy, but less so.The color payoff  here is big as you can see from the  swatches which are one pass from the wand.  The doe foot is tapered and a good size to get color on the lips easily.  This is a…
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  • New Perfume Review: Tambela Perfumes Dark Moon Rose (Elise Pearlstine) + September SuperMoon Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Cheryl Tiegs & Rene Russo by Helmut Newton for Vogue, December 1974 (colorized MC) The moon’s cycles have been used to mark the passing of time, for planning of agriculture, and choosing fortuitous times to engage in activities or work on tasks.  The waxing or growing moon is a time for starting new projects and seeing their growth with the moon to fruition.  The full moon signals times of bounty and harvest.  The waning or shrinking moon is good for working towards removing unwanted presences, obstacles, or habits.  The dark moon or new moon though, that is a…
  • Carner Barcelona Palo Santo Perfume Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Carner Barcelona, which launched its first fragrance in 2011, has enlisted Givaudan perfumer Shyamala  Maisondieu to work her magic on their latest perfume Palo Santo Mme Maisondieu is one of the noses behind many Tom Ford fragrances' including Velvet Orchid the plumped up floral cousin to Black Orchid. Thanks to the generosity of Sarah Carner and Carner Barcelona we have a 50 ml bottle of Palo Santofor a  registered reader (you must be registered) in the US, EU and Canada. The random winner is Lindsey. Please email michELYN at CAfleureBON dawt…
  • New Fragrance: Parfums NICOLAI Amber Cashmere

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:46 am
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the discoveries of new molecules allowed  perfumers to  lay the groudwork  of modern perfumery . Amber became popular with its use of vanillin and labdanum. Patricia and Axel de Nicolai  debut Amber Cashmere Intense, in  new luxury packaging, that honors the note in all its sensuality and with the signature Nicolai elegance. In my interview with Mme de Nicolai she wrote that she has always loved ambery notes. Top Notes: Black pepper, mandarin, citrus Middle Notes: iris butter, clove, violet Base Notes: Styrax,…
  • New Fragrances: Nomenclature efflor_esce, orb_ital, iri_del and adr_ett (Frank Voelkl and Patricia Choux) “Modern Chemistry”

    Michelyn Camen
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Karl Bradl and Carlos Quintero of Nomenclature  Karl Bradl is best known as the co founder of Aedes Venustas on Christopher Street where many a NY perfume lover began their journey 20 years ago (1995) before the explosion of niche and artistic fragrances. He is also the creative director for  the Aedes de Venustas  brand which over the past seven years continues to  create fragrances of great beauty composed by master perfumers, Pallisandre  D’Or (Alberto Morillas) Ouillet Bengale (Rodrigo Flores-Roux) Iris Nazrena(Ralph Schwieger), Copal Azur (Bertrand…
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  • One Last Summer Scent: Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs

    Elaina Martino
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:10 am
    September is here! It’s that time of year, where we begin our farewells to summer and welcome fall with open arms.  Before we let go of sun, sand, and endless vacations there’s one last adventure left to take… Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs! Autumn can hold off just a little longer with Daisy Dream in the summer spotlight. This clean, luminous scent is perfect for any free-spirited lady look to end summer on a high note.  With blackberry, grapefruit, and pear scents layered over notes of flowers, white woods, musks, and coconut water, there’s no better way to kiss…
  • The Best Floral Fragrances For Fall

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:29 am
    This fall we find ourselves once again craving for luscious floral notes to keep us warm while the sun takes its much deserved break. While floral perfumes tend to monopolize springtime, here at Scentbird we believe that florals work year-round because they are breathtakingly beautiful, regardless of season. In fact, some floral perfumes come alive when the temperatures outside decide to take a nosedive. Treat yourself with some fresh, rich and invigorating perfume and enjoy Mother Nature’s show of its latest runway collection: Fall/Winter 15/16 London by Burberry An exquisitely stylish…
  • Take Me to Brunch: Yellow Diamond by Versace

    Elaina Martino
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:09 pm
    I am fresh, radiant, and bright.  I live for timeless moments with those I cherish most, infused with sophistication and fun.  You can call me Yellow Diamond. My essence shines through crowds like rays of sunshine on a cloudy day. If you’re heading to brunch on Sunday morning, don’t forget to bring me with you.  Nothing pairs better with my flirty sophistication than mimosas and bacon. My owner is playfully daring and intelligent.  She is hard-working, but understands the importance of time with her friends and family. Her home is filled with bouquets of fresh flowers and…
  • Alain Boucheron Quote on Perfume

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    “A woman wears both jewellery and fragrance and both recall happy moments of her life.” Alain Boucheron.   The post Alain Boucheron Quote on Perfume appeared first on Scentbird Perfumes.
  • Perfumes Inspired by Asia

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:20 am
    Asia’s unprecedented and unspoiled beauty has been an eternal inspiration to designers of perfumes, who simply cannot suppress the urge that is constantly tugging the creative strings in their mind at creating Eastern themed fragrance masterpieces. Some of these perfumers are inspired by the Silk Road, some find inspiration with the versatility of the bamboo, some in the quiet temerity of the tea ritual and almost all of them are blindsided by the incredible beauty of the cherry blossom. The following perfumes aim to recreate the unique blend of sensory perfection: the smell of Asia in…
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