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  • Casmir by Chopard (1992)

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    This is another in a series of bargain fragrance reviews, scents that may be found online or at discount stores for US $25 or less. Leave a comment below for your chance to receive a sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free! Summary: Casmir turns 23 this year! Chopard’s polarizing, love it or hate it triumph of the early 90’s almost feels unisex by modern standards with its orien... Read full article: Casmir by Chopard (1992) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Lazy weekend poll ~ storage!

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    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    By request, a poll about storage. Tell us how you store your fragrance collection — samples and bottles — and any other methods you use (databases, etc) to organize and keep track of what you have… Read the rest of this article »
  • Creed Silver Mountain 100 ml $66

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    Mountainbikesandwatches
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Hey all, buy at your own risk I guess I am not an expert by no means, doesn't seem legit but nearly 100 percent feedback and accepts returns. What do you think? http://www.ebay.com/itm/171701727819...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  • Opinion: The idea of Baby perfume really stinks - BT.com

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    27 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    BT.comOpinion: The idea of Baby perfume really stinksBT.comFast forward two years and it looks like Dolce & Gabbana's baby perfume is no longer on sale in the UK, but plenty of other baby perfumes like Burberry Baby Touch and Bvlgari Petits en Mamans are still proving popular for new mums. Even Liberty sells a ...
  • Guerlain & Birchwood Garnering the Interest of Brides-to-Be

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    Perfumeshrine
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    Wedding bells are pealing loud and clear for Guerlain this season. Besides the new fragrance La Plus Belle Jour de Ma Vie, the most beautiful day of my life (the eau de parfum concentration of the extrait de parfum edition La Bouquet de la Mariee, i.e. the bride's bouquet, issued this spring) Guerlain is adding a small trousseau for brides-to-be this spring. In collaboration with beauty
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  • Casmir by Chopard (1992)

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    This is another in a series of bargain fragrance reviews, scents that may be found online or at discount stores for US $25 or less. Leave a comment below for your chance to receive a sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free! Summary: Casmir turns 23 this year! Chopard’s polarizing, love it or hate it triumph of the early 90’s almost feels unisex by modern standards with its orien... Read full article: Casmir by Chopard (1992) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Interview with Carlos Kusubayashi of A Lab On Fire

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Former (above) and new (below) design of A Lab On Fire The history of S-Perfume and A Lab On Fire brands, born in New York and led by Japanese art directors Nobi Shioya and Carlos Kusubayashi, intrigued me for several years. First there was the scandalous project S-Perfume helmed by Nobi, then the bottles and packaging were left with a few changes, but the brand had a new name (A L... Read full article: Interview with Carlos Kusubayashi of A Lab On Fire from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • HM by Hanae Mori (1997)

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    This is another in a series of bargain fragrance reviews, scents that may be found online or at discount stores for US $25 or less. Leave a comment below for your chance to receive a sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free! Summary: The first “masculine” launch from Japanese couturier Hanae Mori is a unique gourmand fougere highlighted by bright citrus, sweet jasmine and waxy ca... Read full article: HM by Hanae Mori (1997) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • The Fourth Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon: March 15

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    The fourth annual Artisan Fragrance Salon will take place in San Francisco on Sunday, March 15, 2015. This curated event, organized and held annually by TasteTV, is an opportunity for creators, fragrance aficionados, buyers and journalists to come together and experience the finest artisan, custom and niche perfume aromas. Participants at the 2015 salon include local, regional and n... Read full article: The Fourth Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon: March 15 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Tom Ford London: London or Dubai?

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Tom Ford Private Blend collection is one of the most sought-after exclusive perfume projects. There are rumours that Tom Ford himself invents every perfume of this line of fragrances. The press releases do not contain the perfumers' names and you need to search more about them. The Private Blend collection has a limited distribution to be more exclusive, but sometimes they push the exclusiv... Read full article: Tom Ford London: London or Dubai? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
 
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  • Lazy weekend poll ~ storage!

    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    By request, a poll about storage. Tell us how you store your fragrance collection — samples and bottles — and any other methods you use (databases, etc) to organize and keep track of what you have… Read the rest of this article »
  • And the winner is…

    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    ...Scentfromabove, who takes the Aerin Rose de Grasse from our last giveaway. Congrats!
  • Life is beautiful

    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Lancôme celebrates its 80th anniversary.
  • Online fragrance shopping

    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    New at nordstrom: Kate Spade Walk on Air, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzura. New at twistedlily: Amouage Sunshine, Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela.
  • Donald Trump Empire by Trump ~ new fragrance

    Robin
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Donald Trump has launched Empire by Trump, a new fragrance for men… Read the rest of this article »
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  • Creed Silver Mountain 100 ml $66

    Mountainbikesandwatches
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Hey all, buy at your own risk I guess I am not an expert by no means, doesn't seem legit but nearly 100 percent feedback and accepts returns. What do you think? http://www.ebay.com/itm/171701727819...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  • possible fake eau de cartier

    lanky
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    received my package today from a well known online retailer that i will not mention the name of. To start from the beginning a little over a week ago i went to nordstrom and tested out eau de cartier...made myself a little sample and gave it a few days before i pulled the trigger on a purchase...the note that really drew me in was the clean take on violet note with a nice simple light drydown with the violet note still being noticable. i decided to look online and saw a price that was to good to be true(somewhere around $50 cheaper than nordstroms/ msrp). long story short i got the package of…
  • Shipping Fragrances overseas

    ArabianSaffron
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Dear all fragrance enthusiasts! How do you get around the international rule of not sending perfume abroad? I have some customers overseas that wish to purchase... which shipping company do you use? Thank you! :)
  • (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    Fahrenheit13
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Sometimes I think Aventus isn't really that versatile at all. I don't really mean as far as the weather/seasons are concerned... I'm more pointing to different social situations. Sometimes it seems rather inappropriate for casual occasions, I think it's just too aggresive. Thoughts?
  • Lampblack - What's in a name ?

    FSU92grad
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Received this a few days and after a few wearings, I can tell ya. This is one of my new favorites in my wardrobe. Now, before I belabor and rehash what some of the other fine noses have said about Lampblack, I will simply say, my nose isn't nearly as complex as deadidol, Colin Maillard, Mick Trick and Alfaron. If you want detailed descriptions and excellent breakdowns of notes and comparisons, those guys are some of the best. I am quite sure I left off others and if so, I apologize, but I'm no where NEAR the expert in terms of "nosemanship" that these guys possess. But what I CAN do…
 
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  • Opinion: The idea of Baby perfume really stinks - BT.com

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    BT.comOpinion: The idea of Baby perfume really stinksBT.comFast forward two years and it looks like Dolce & Gabbana's baby perfume is no longer on sale in the UK, but plenty of other baby perfumes like Burberry Baby Touch and Bvlgari Petits en Mamans are still proving popular for new mums. Even Liberty sells a ...
  • Diane Pernet's Koala-Inspired Perfume and 5 Strange Scents You Didn't Know ... - Bustle

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Sydney Morning HeraldDiane Pernet's Koala-Inspired Perfume and 5 Strange Scents You Didn't Know BustleSo, naturally, when it came time for Pernet to pick her perfume's top notes, her love for the marsupial had to be encapsulated into one. Though the fragrance didn't make it into this round of releases, Pernet promises that a eucalyptus based scent it Koala inspires perfume by New York fashion designer Diane PernetSydney Morning HeraldEau de koala-ette: New York designer wants to make a perfume inspired by Daily Mailall 7 news articles »
  • March music: Young Thug, Perfume Genius, Father John Misty and more - Washington Post (blog)

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Washington Post (blog)March music: Young Thug, Perfume Genius, Father John Misty and moreWashington Post (blog)The options multiply as the weather grows warmer and bands roll through Washington while making their way to or from South by Southwest and other festivals. There's Twin Shadow at the Black Cat (March 30), Sylvan Esso at the 9:30 Club (March 12) and ...Perfume Genius Glams It Up at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley7x7all 2 news articles »
  • Perfume for babies as the beauty industry has found a new target - Daily Mail

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    Daily MailPerfume for babies as the beauty industry has found a new targetDaily MailLorna believes the growing popularity of perfumes for infants is because we are becoming more international in our attitudes; the French, Spanish and Italians have been scenting their babies for decades. 'Scent is a key part of French culture,' she says.and more »
  • Replace Your Perfume with These Hair Fragrances - Yahoo News

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Yahoo NewsReplace Your Perfume with These Hair FragrancesYahoo NewsYou know those people who smell amazing all the time? As if there's some magical fragrance fairy that follows them for on-the-hour spritzes? Well, that's probably because they're spraying their perfume in all the right places. According to our and more »
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  • Guerlain & Birchwood Garnering the Interest of Brides-to-Be

    Perfumeshrine
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    Wedding bells are pealing loud and clear for Guerlain this season. Besides the new fragrance La Plus Belle Jour de Ma Vie, the most beautiful day of my life (the eau de parfum concentration of the extrait de parfum edition La Bouquet de la Mariee, i.e. the bride's bouquet, issued this spring) Guerlain is adding a small trousseau for brides-to-be this spring. In collaboration with beauty
  • The winners of the draw....

    Perfumeshrine
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:18 am
    ...for the La Via del Profumo/Surrender to Chance perfume decants are: Nofixedstars and Tiffanie. Congratulations! Please email me using Contact with Surrender to Chance in the title of the mail with your shipping data and I will have these out in the mail for you soon. Thanks everyone for the enthusiastic participation and till the next one!
  • Caron Tabac Blond extrait de parfum & Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille blog sale

    Perfumeshrine
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A special sale for two of the most sought after by connoisseurs fragrances: the ultra-rare, ultra chic Tabac Blond extrait de parfum by Caron and Tom Ford's Private Line unisex Tobacco Vanille. The former comes in 5ml (1/6oz approx.) glass decants, subject to availability (first come, first served). The latter is available in glass decant atomizers of either 30ml (1oz), 50ml (1.4oz) or 100ml
  • Surrender & Coldwater Canyon by La Via del Profumo: Free Perfume Giveaway

    Perfumeshrine
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:22 am
    Anyone familiar with the work of Dominique Dubrana (the passport name of perfumer Abdes Salaam) is rejoicing at the news of a new fragrance by him. The two ladies of the tried & tested decanting service Surrender to Chance commissioned two fragrances to him and the results are predictably gorgeous. I had reviewed them both on Fragrantica, where I held a draw for 2 decants provided by Surrender to
  • Olivier Polge: "You Don't Make Beautiful Fragrances with Complicated Ideas"

    Perfumeshrine
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    "Preferences change. In the 1990s, people wanted a very light fragrance. Today that’s not the case. There are now so many heady scents, like ouds galore. I’ve heard that superstrong scents are meant to please customers in places like the Middle East and Russia.  That’s a reality: Certain stronger scents do better in the Middle East, and Asian countries like their scents lighter. But I try not
 
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  • Mythic Worlds 2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    On Wednesday of last week Greg and I hopped on a plane into Seattle, Washington where we were picked up by Julie Baroh of Krab Jab Studios. While driving from the airport to the hotel I noticed that on the floor of the back seat next to me was a portion of one of Virigine Ropars dolls. I hadn't realized that I was going to have the opportunity to see her. The doll above is titled H21.
  • Cabochon Mini Compact

    11 Feb 2015 | 11:20 pm
    The mini compacts with cabochons have arrived, although not all have been listed yet. Here are a few photos in the meantime. If there is a specific combination you desire, like Hedera helix solid perfume with Czech glass in peridot green please send me a note. I'm happy to list it for you.
  • Movie Monday: Oblivion

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    I've been waiting for what seems like ages for Oblivion to appear on Netflix since I missed it in the theaters. It seems like whenever we sit down to see a movie I crave action/adventure/sci-fi, which luckily Greg and Eve don't seem to mind, too much. The other night when I was whining about Oblivion not being on Netflix, my darling daughter found it at the library. (Side note: Eve is doing
  • Plant Dye Demo ReCap

    8 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    The plant dye demo on Saturday was great fun. Despite the rain we had a terrific gathering of ladies ranging from devotees of gardening, native plants, the fiber community, Waldorf and artists. We arrived at the perfumery early to begin organizing elements for the day. Mona began warming the color, I hung the pre-dyed square kerchiefs to make selection more fluid. Although the heating
  • Floral Consciousness on Valentine's Day!

    7 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    “With an increased floral consciousness, humans will begin to make full use of their ‘light brain’  and make more refined and sophisticated use of their ‘smell brain.’ The two are portentously linked. In fact, they overlap to such an extent that they may be considered inseparable.” — Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume Saturday, February 14th from 2pm - 4pm in Agoura Hills, CA
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  • my little lemontree

    Andy
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    My little lemon tree, sitting in the basement where it is cooler, waiting to be freed and to get outside when the days are warmer again, this little lemon tree has two lemons getting ready for harvest. And lots of flower buds that will open soon. Actually, the tree is not that little anymore and this spring it will get a spring gift: A new pot and more room for its roots. Its flowers, when open, are just amazingly scented. I think I remember the scent as a bit fresher than orange or clementine tree  flowers. A bit more sparkling, and a bit less indolic creamy. I think I remember the scent…
  • small and simple

    Andy
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Today it is going to be the perfect pre-spring day with the sun shining all day and temperatures going up a little bit. Nice. The picture for today’s post  fits therefore. Snowdrops in watercolor. Little “medallions”, trial pictures,  a bit smaller than postcard size, painted from a photo of live snowdrops that I took in the garden the other weekend. My teacher in the watercolor class always recommends doing these little studies first. Explore the motive, approach it and learn while doing so. The little format prevents going into details and helps to stay on the surface…
  • wild tomato

    Andy
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Today’s picture shows you my torture: waiting for the tomato seeds to do something. I got a couple of different breeds. I sewed one of them already, a “wild type from Peru”, supposed to give very small but very aromatic tomatoes. I was told that it can take up to 4 weeks to germinate. Thus, I have to be patient, which is not my core competence. Another breed, called “Siberian early”, will follow next, and yes, Vladimir: We are all very curious how the “Siberian early” will perform… Here, in the perfume house tauer, I  need to be patient, too.
  • tauerville

    Andy
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    This is the second post today which is special and does not come often. But then, it is not often that I offer a new website with products either. I will not talk much about tauerville.com here, as it is a new story, sort of beta, complementary to tauer perfumes, work in progress, therefore you might want to register for the newsletter there, We are in for some bumps on the way ahead for sure. You can say: Another brand, another offering, a creative outlet. New rules, different rules. New products, different products. An invitation. Right now for the US and Switzerland only, with the plan to…
  • after this post

    Andy
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:55 pm
    After this post I will be biking down to the factory. I am looking forward to it, as this weekend was spectacularly work free. Which is rare. Or better said: What I did over the weekend did not feel like work really. I spent quite some time behind the easel with brushes, oil and watercolor, trying a couple of tricks and once I made my mind up I might be sharing this weekend’s “oeuvres”, but I am not sure yet. And I spent a good time in the office, in front of the computer screen, trying to figure out a couple of Magento stuff. Magento is an open source software, running…
 
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  • Fresh Nose

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:05 pm
    A huge part of my work is educational, either spontaneously via interactions with customers and random encounters at social events; or intentionally through workshops and classes I offer. This past winter holiday season, I had a blast interacting with children at a Christmas show last year. Unlike their parents, they're not spoiled yet with misconceptions against fragrance (like so many folks in Vancouver - everyone claims to be "allergic", where in fact they are more like just ignorant and close-minded). These children's curiousity and sheer delight at smelling something new was so…
  • February Giveaway: NARCISO

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Half of February has already passed, and I now realize I haven't even posted my giveaway for this month... Time flies!So, for this month we've got a little Narciso beauty pouch with a scented body lotion, as well as eau de parfum spray samples of this fragrance.Reminder for the rules: Each month, blog commenters (on all and any post) will be entered into a draw on the first day of the following month. The winner is selected at random. You must respond via email with a mailing address in order for me to be able to send you the prize. If a prize is not claimed,  it will go to another…
  • Tuberose Pommade and a Flower Meditation

    13 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    The other enfleurage pommade I ordered from Dabney Rose was a tuberose one. If you've smelled fresh-cut tuberose before, you'll be appreciate the glorious beauty of the living flower that has been captured in the vegetable oil base of this pommade. You can read more about the process and what pommade means in my post about the equally stunning Butterfly Ginger pommade.Capturing a living flower's true scent is an enormously challenging feat. Dabney Rose does an incredible labour of love growing her own plants in a glass hothouse and her own little garden, and she must be tending to each…
  • Almonds for TuBishvat

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Today is Tu BiShvat - the new year of the trees. And what better essence to celebrate than that of almond? This year I have finally got my paws on bitter almond oil. It is a very simple essence, and can technically be considered an isolate, as it is nearly 100% benzaldehyde, the simplest aromatic aldehyde, comprised of a benzene ring and a formyl substituent.Benzaldehyde smells almost cloyingly sweet - which is funny coming from what is generally called "bitter a almond". Benzaldehyde was first extracted in 1803 by the French pharmacist Martrés, and in 1832 synthesized by German…
  • Winner of January Giveaway

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Thank you for everyone who contributed with insights and comments throughout the month of January!The winner of the lucky draw is SmellyBlog reader Darcy Rouhani. She will receive a coffret of 5 vintage minis from the 80's, including Bal A Versailles, Animale, Sunwater, Hollywood, 360 Perry Ellis and 273 Fred Hayman.Please continue leaving comments in February :-) I will announce the prize for this month shortly. 
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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    Lucy Raubertas
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I always love Valentine's Day, no matter what, and take it as an opportunity to either look for a gift or treat myself to one.This time among the many possible choices in Valentine's perfume experiences I have found these very special three, which will warm you to the core, in this harsh winter, or express your internal heat if you are in a warmer climate. I consider them to be good night-table perfumes; ones to keep beside you in the bedroom, for their warmth and opulence, to enhance either romance or rest.Alexis Karl's Scent by Alexis has reformulated and re-released Body Made Luminous,…
  • Clarimonde's Winter Bouquets

    Lucy Raubertas
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Please visit The Clarimonde Perfume Project for the fully formatted and integrated version of this post.Clarimonde has been gathering references to create her special winter bouquets, to establish a conservatory for her winter fragrance library. As in winter the sun’s hours are few, these flowers and greens must be those that can persist in the darkest shadows of the forests and jungles.  In wild surroundings these plants would have trained themselves to aromatically emanate vanilla, spicy notes and the most piercing greens, crossed with the moist dew beaded up on their leaves and the…
  • Baruti Perfumes

    Lucy Raubertas
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Baruti has recently re-launched with six perfumes. I have written about the prior incarnation as Magnetic Scents in April 2014.  This line is the essence of Amsterdam distilled into perfume form. Spare refined cleanliness is set beside the aromas of fresh hand-rolled cigarettes and rich cream and sepia shadows, and the principals of contemporary design keep an informed eye on the grand traditions of the great art housed in its legendary museums. The general population's attitude of what is sensible and reasonable maintains a careful inner balance in their pursuit of daily pleasures.
  • Mik Moi Acqua Fortis and Lingua Franca

    Lucy Raubertas
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    NASA photo of Earth from space.Mik Moi demonstrates a style of perfume that is sparkling, vibrant, lively, uplifting and fresh, even while using the darkest and deepest of mystical perfume materials.His two most recent perfumes have a brilliantly sparkling modern effect, synthesizing a harmony between East and West, based on his wide researches into the past. In Acqua Fortis the mystical approach to balance of body and soul is referenced by both Medieval Alchemical magic waters and Feng Shui cures for luck and health. With Lingua Franca, the various world cultures of East…
  • The Brilliant Collection by DSH Perfumes

    Lucy Raubertas
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is often inspired by the special exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, and has interpreted their show on Cartier with four perfumes relating to the qualities of gemstones and certain personalities identified with them.All four perfumes (edp strength) share a certain vintage tone reminiscent of the European classic perfumes, and also I find the beauty of each perfume's  theme  - diamond, sapphire, ruby and gold rises up through a signature aquatic/metallic background that creates an atmosphere calling to the coolness of feel and metallic settings of highly polished…
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  • Want: Yellow Freesia Purse by Eight Seasons

    Gaia Fishler
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    It's snowing again (what else is new?), but I'm telling myself that spring is just around the corner. And summer. Remember summer? This bag from Estonian designer Eight Seasons is the perfect cure for the winter doldrums and the "Feels like 14 degrees" that my weather app just announced.Measurements are 10.3" (26cm) high, 12.7" (32cm) wide,  and4.4" (11cm) deep, so it won't fit the kitchen sink but still roomy enough for all the usual necessities. This color is quite bold, but I don't have a yellow purse. Yet. So why not?$289 on Eight Season's Etsy store.Link provided for your…
  • NARS and Photographer Steven Klein to launch makeup line

    Gaia Fishler
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    Photographer Steven KleinToday's big beauty news comes from Page Six. François Nars was seen and heard having lunch with photographer Steven Klein (link partially NSFW) and discussing the launch of a makeup collaboration, due around the holidays. I'm not sure what exactly will be Klein's role in the makeup itself, as it is said that independent art director Fabien Baron is going to be in charge of the overall look of the products. But we can expect an edgy campaign, and hopefully several covetable items.This is not the first time François Nars finds inspiration in an artist's…
  • Winter Skin- Let's Talk About It

    Gaia Fishler
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    My friend and reader Liz left this comment on yesterday's post:"My winter skin is absolutely parched and cracking. I desperately need an addition to my routine to add moisture back in. My trusted Shiseido isn't working well at present."Sounds familiar? Winter skin is frustrating, uncomfortable, and generally not pretty. No matter if we spend a lot of time in the freezing and dry outdoors or in arid  overheated rooms, the result is the same. So how do you battle it?I haven't changed my skincare routine much, but for the last few winters I've been relying more heavily on Dr. Jart+…
  • DHC Resveratrol Essence

    Gaia Fishler
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    Last month I've mentioned that DHC Resveratrol lotion (a Japanese equivalent of a hydrating toner) has made its way into my skincare rotation. I told you that it's a decent competent, product, probably too expensive for what it does, but pleasant nonetheless. It took me a bit longer and a lot more testing to make up my mind on its companion, DHC Resveratrol Essence, but I think that I can finally share it with you.In Japanese cosmetics an "essence" is the runny milky serum that you apply after your lotion/toner and before a moisturizer cream. The names are confusing, but once you…
  • Fragrant by Mandy Aftel- Book Review

    Gaia Fishler
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    *Disclosure: the author of the book is a dear personal friend*It took me longer than usual to finish reading Fragrant by Mandy Aftel. The reason was that the book is a rich tapestry-as rich and intricate as its beautiful cover (which also translates to the inside design, from typeface to illustrations). I took it in small portions, little morsels of perfume stories, facts, quotes,  and recipes.  Fragrant feels like a box of the most luxurious artisan-made truffles (incidentally, Mandy Aftel is a chocolate connoisseur), which you have to appreciate one by one and not binge on the…
 
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  • Chanel Rouge Coco Relaunch 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Chanel  is reintroducing their Rouge Coco Lipstick. last updated in 2010.So what's new ? The formula has been updated to be more hydrating. The last reiteration had meadowfoam oil, the new version has an exclusive complex including jojoba and mimosa butters, sunflower wax and silicone . The colors are also new , all named for someone special in Gabrielle Chanel's life. The case remains the same , heavy with a satisfying click.Misia, Maggy, Catherine, MademoiselleI think of these lipsticks as "real" lipstick. The kind of old fashioned ones that Garbo might have swiped on, modernized.
  • Burt's Bees Sheer Body Lotion Spray

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Spray lotion isn't something new these days but Burt's Bees version is. New Sheer Body Lotion is  not an aerosol but a pump spray meaning you get a heavier ( but not too heavy) lotion than many others.  Burt's gives you more hydration , like a pour or pump lotion. It's nicely moisturizing but dries and sinks in quickly.  It works for quick mornings or at nighttime.The lotion leaves behind a nice scent trail as well that lasts. I love that feature but if you are not into scented lotions,  keep that in mind. There are three scents available and all sound quite good.
  • Nexxus Emergencee Shampoo/Conditioner /Treatment

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Around here Nexxus Emergencee Reconstructing Treatment is a staple. The Mom has sworn by it for years and when it was dc'd briefly she had me tracking down old stock.  When I needed hair help , that was what I tried and it worked amazingly.  Happily Emergencee Treatment is back on shelves along with new friends like shampoo to help your hair.You can read about the original Emergencee  HERE, the product is basically the same , a once every 1-2 weeks super hair reconstructer for damage. Now the product comes in a 4 tube box as opposed to the old individual bottle. Nothing works…
  • Balenciaga Paris L'Editon Mer

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
     Balenciaga's newest brings a burst of sunshine and effervescence. Something  we need in February , right ? L'Edition Mer  is a bright fragrance bursting with citrus  and green notes.The first spritz brings that citrus, zesty and lemony in the form of the yuzu note. The green notes come along and according to the brand , the scent uses green shiso leaf living , a plant grown hydroponically.  That leads to  an aquatic feeling, but a very light one . It never gets bogged down by any dewiness but is more fresh . Muguet adds a hint of floral and by the drydown…
  • Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Cheek Palettes

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    BerryCheek palettes are so having a moment and that is a good thing.  For what reason I don't know but I love a blush palette more than an eye one and these three new ones from Bobbi Brown are beauties.CalypsoPart of the Hot Collection which is exclusive to Sephora these new palettes have three shades each and come in berry, Pink and Calypso. They're all so nice  it's hard to choose, but I think I'd grab Calypso.PinkBobbi Brown Blush Palettes are $ 45 each at Sephora and available now.
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  • The National Arts Club “Fashion Speak Fridays”: Fashion as Fragrance (featuring Sue Phillips of Scenterprises) + Go Bespoke Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Photo of National Arts Club  15 Grammercy Park South New York-HC On Friday, February 20th The National Arts Fashion Committee presented their Fashion Speak Fridays Series. The topic was  Fragrance as Fashion. And who better to lead this discussion then Sue Phillips (Scentfully Sue) Founder and President of Scenterprises who has worked in both industries. A little background on The National Arts Club; the NAC is a private club located in Gramercy Park in New York City. Founded in 1898 by Charles DeKay, an art and literary critic of the New York Times to…
  • Dabney Rose Moi-Koh Gingerbar Incense Powder- the winner

    Michelyn Camen
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Dabney's latest offering is Moi-Koh, meaning both “I am incense” and the concept of incense you put on yourself. Although not a new concept- known as Zu-koh in Japanese or Ruh-Booty in Sanskrit (used for medicinal purposes in Ayruveda)- I know of no one who is literally growing, enfleuraging then producing an extrait and scenting incense powder for a ritualized aromatic experience Thanks to the generosity of Dabney Rose and her gracious gardens, we have a generous sample for one US reader of Gingibar Moi-Koh. The random winner of the draw is Sandi L. Please email michelyn at…
  • Perfume Review: Lolita Lempicka Sweet by Anne Flipo + Cherry Bomb Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I’m a lifelong Lolita Lempicka fan, the Eau de Parfum Original by Annick Ménardo is one of my fetish scents and sits alongside Bulgari Black, Hypnotic Poison, Body Kouros, Patchouli 24 and Bois D’Armenie in the OMG I LOVE ANNICK MENARDO section of the Foxy scented study. I always have bottles of Lolita Lempicka in my collection, the original, the twisted chewed Au Masculin and the meltingly gorgeous L’Eau en Blanc, a diaphanous essay in veiled almonds and nuzzling opacity. The bottles are fab of course, little fairy tale apples, topped off with delicate little golden…
  • DIVINE L’Être Aimé Femme The Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    DIVINE Parfums is a hidden gem of a House owned by Breton Yvon Mouchel (we have reviewedL’Homme Infini by Yann Vasnier and last year’s sensual rose Spirituelle.)  Superstar Perfumer Yann Vasnier of Givaudancreated L'Être Aimé Femme in 2008, and M. Vasnier’s work is wonderfully slippery. Every phase of this fragrance is superimposed slightly on the next, like fleeing memories of a dream you’re trying to hold on to Thanks to Yvon Mouchel of Divine Parfums we have a 50 ml refillable spray EDP for one ÇaFleureBon reader in the EU, USA or…
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  • Perfume of the Day: Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs

    marina ljubisavljevic
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Oh, Lola is flirtatious, fun, fascinating. She always has an idea and often feels like an electric bulb goes on in her head, exploding and illuminating everything. She loves when the sun is high on the horizon and stares at the world over the top of her designer sunglasses, with a jagged smile, beckoning it with a look. She is hot, so not even the brightest red makeup blush in her pallet is the match to her crimson flushed cheeks. She is unique, complex, shier yet playful and carefree. Her favorite drink is iced raspberry milkshake and her favorite mode of conversation is writing cryptic…
  • Perfume of the Day: Cheap & Chic Light Clouds by Moschino

    marina ljubisavljevic
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    She is carefree, light and and just a bit eccentric. She sees the world as this plain canvas that she can paint according to her taste. She has a peculiar taste in fashion, always the one to stand out with her DIY creations. She has a strong artistic trait that glows around her, like a neon light aura. Her favorite season is summer. She loves the feeling of the thin cotton of her dress flutter against her bare legs. She drinks her water seasoned with fluffy clouds that dissipate in the liquid. She then steps out in the balmy dusk, ready to commit herself to the dancing cause. Moschino Cheap…
  • Perfume of the Day: Kenzo Amour by Kenzo

    marina ljubisavljevic
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Kenzo Amour perfume is just as comforting as rice pudding on a cold night: White, creamy, milky and cold, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top… Imagine her: a feisty bombshell with a rose behind her ear and an insatiable desire to travel. Imagine him: a boy next door trapped in a grown up body, infected with a wanderlust bug. They meet in the train to Kathmandu and she immediately starts to count the freckles on his face and the stars in his eyes. He instead counts her heartbeats. They have a whirlwind romance spiced with Asian roses, showing their mutual affection in front of everyone…
  • Perfume of the Day: Esprit d’Oscar by Oscar de la Renta

    marina ljubisavljevic
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Esprit d’Oscar lover comes with a licence to thrill. She feels utterly feminine in her shining ball gown and in her oversized wool sweater. She is sophisticated, chic and does not take her femininity for granted. Her boots are made for walking, and she will travel the distance. Her ears are lonely without earrings, which whisper little secrets. Her cheeks are blushed, either by her racing heart or her immaculate makeup. She takes her time to work on herself. She respects the world, but she respects herself the most. She is happy, modern, emancipated, feminine. A style icon. A woman who…
  • Perfume of the Day: For Her in Color by Narciso Rodriguez

    marina ljubisavljevic
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    For Her in Color lover is a girl that soaks in the world in its full spectrum of colors. Her style is office chic. She wears politically/fashionably correct pencil skirt, and she spices it up with a flirtatious attitude and killer heels. Yes, she follows the rules, but in her own path. On lunch-break, when other people buy bagels, she buys begonias. When other people give roses, she gives books: they last forever, just like love. She is incredibly gorgeous, spellbinding, deeply sensual, simply amazing. She designs hearts and skyscrapers… Or saves lives. Or makes music. Or love. She thinks.
 
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