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  • Miu Miu ~ new fragrance

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    Robin
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Prada’s Miu Miu brand will launch their debut fragrance, Miu Miu, in August. Miu Miu will be fronted by actress Stacy Martin… Read the rest of this article »
  • Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Rosa: fragrance review & giveaway

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    Perfumeshrine
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    It's pink!  This exclamation can be taken two distinct ways. It either beckons lovers of all stuff girly or it scares hardcore perfumephiles with their anticipated suspicion hardened through years of insipid fruity florals that would be better used as shampoo. Thankfully Acqua Nobile Rosa isn't either too fluff, nor a fruity floral. It's a pure, crystalline, airy wisp of a scent, as ethereal
  • Paco Rabanne Olympéa (2015) {New Perfume}

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    3 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
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  • Fire Ice by Revlon (1994)

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    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: One of Revlon’s biggest hits of the 90s, Fire Ice still finds a lot of love these days for its floral-oriental bouquet that wears like an orange-gour... Read full article: Fire Ice by Revlon (1994) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, July 4th weekend 2015

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    Robin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Happy Independence Day to all of you who are celebrating this weekend! We’re doing our usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you wish you’d find on sale somewhere, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer… Read the rest of this article »
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  • Fire Ice by Revlon (1994)

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    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: One of Revlon’s biggest hits of the 90s, Fire Ice still finds a lot of love these days for its floral-oriental bouquet that wears like an orange-gour... Read full article: Fire Ice by Revlon (1994) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Roberto Cavalli Essenza

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Roberto Cavalli presents Roberto Cavalli Essenza, the new Eau de Parfum Intense edition of the original Roberto Cavalli EDP from 2012. Roberto Cavalli Essenza comes out in Summer 2015, after a series of editions like Roberto Cavalli Acqua from 2013, Roberto Cavalli Nero Assoluto from 2013 and Roberto Cavalli Exotica from 2014, as well as special oriental editions like Roberto Cavalli Oud Edition... Read full article: Roberto Cavalli Essenza from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • The Awkward Marine Beauty of Sogno Reale

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Nowadays, very few perfumes can make me say “I have never smelled anything like this before.” Well, Sogno Reale sure can take home the prize of “Unusual Perfume of the Year.” The new edition from Italian house Mendittorosa was created by the hip and cool, talented and proficuous Amelie Bourgeois and Anne-Sophie Behaghel from the Parisian atelier Flair. The "Flair Girls” are the ne... Read full article: The Awkward Marine Beauty of Sogno Reale from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eyes On You

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Lanvin presents a new limited edition of the Eclat d'Arpege fragrance for 2015 named Eclat d'Arpege Eyes On You. The new edition comes out in late July 2015. The cute little face illustration on the bottle is signed by Alber Elbaz. This fresh, floral-fruity composition starts with Sicilian lemon and lilac. The heart includes green tea leaves and peach blossom, laid on the base of Lebanese ... Read full article: Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege Eyes On You from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • LUI NICHE Baron, Baroness

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    After the first fragrant pair introduced in 2014 (Count and Countess) the perfume niche house from France, LUI NICHE, just as we announced, launches a new fragrant duo Baron and Baroness arriving in silver and golden flacons. Fragrance for men Baron opens with a sparkling and luminous blend of notes of grapefruit and bergamot while intense petitgrain contributes to the masculine note. The he... Read full article: LUI NICHE Baron, Baroness from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
 
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  • Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, July 4th weekend 2015

    Robin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Happy Independence Day to all of you who are celebrating this weekend! We’re doing our usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you wish you’d find on sale somewhere, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer… Read the rest of this article »
  • Miu Miu ~ new fragrance

    Robin
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Prada’s Miu Miu brand will launch their debut fragrance, Miu Miu, in August. Miu Miu will be fronted by actress Stacy Martin… Read the rest of this article »
  • The damage so far: second quarter 2015 buying poll

    Robin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    July…and so it must be time for another damage poll! Donatella Versace, Our Lady of Scented Abundance,1 wants to know what you bought in the 2nd quarter (April, May and June) of 2015. Take Our Poll   My purchases… Read the rest of this article »
  • Les Cocottes de Paris ~ new niche line

    Robin
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Les Cocottes de Paris is a new niche brand from Anaïs Beguine of Jardins D’Écrivains. They debut with three fragrances: La Castiglione, Melle Cléo and La Belle Otero… Read the rest of this article »
  • Friday scent of the day 7/3

    Robin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    It’s finally Friday! Our community project for the day: scented body products. Skip the perfume if you dare, and wear one or more scented body products. What did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project. I’m wearing Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Whipped Body Creme… Read the rest of this article »
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  • High end perfum testers

    Mustafa911
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Guys, Happy 4th July. Curious to hear your perspective on high end perfum tester vs sealed box from online retailers such as fragrencenet and others. Testers could be from same batch and year as sealed box so not sure if worth buying testers for $30 less or go for sealed bottle. Thanks in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Most different reformulations, best and worst

    stuigi
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Whether to bring back a previously discontinued fragrance like Aramis Havana or Patou Pour Homme, or to make a change for purposes of complying with IFRA or just to save money with cheaper ingredients, which reformulations do you think were: 1.the most different 2.a change for the better or 3. just terrible?
  • What is it about La Nuit de L'Homme?

    PhiladelphiaSnowboarder
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    I don't have a thousand bottle collection, but I do have some niche fragrances. Anyway, my girlfriend likes La Nuit de L'Homme the best! She's always suggesting that I wear that when we go out. What is it that makes this fragrance such a "chick magnet?" Perhaps, this gentleman was right? Haha.
  • Fake vs Real Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - Pics

    Lukadlo
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you my findings, because I couldn't find any other posts about fake FLP. I bought the fake one on a German eBay last week for 50€, from pictures its seemed quite legit, the seller had also 100% reviews. $_57 (1).jpg $_57 (2).jpg The package came exactly like this, however inside was a fake terrible smelling FLP. The fragrance went away after 30 minutes. Fahrenheit text was not sharp. Neither on the box, nor on the bottle was no fragrance serial number. Here on left original on right fake: DSC_9567.jpg The black color was on the fake one quite uneven:…
  • In Search Of A Non-Herbal, Oriental 80's Fragrance

    delgado1237996
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    I'm seeking to build a collection of oriental fragrances from the 80's. I'm looking for non-herbal orientals (floral, spicy, woody - no fougere) without the dreaded carnation note. If anyone can help I'd greatly appreciate it. :dankk2:
 
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  • Perfume Bottle Evacuates Ohio Courthouse - www.Officer.com

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    www.Officer.comPerfume Bottle Evacuates Ohio Courthousewww.Officer.comCINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil told reporters that the bottle was shaped like a "pineapple
  • Too much perfume, unprofessional facial hair among promotion preventers - wtvr.com

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    wtvr.comToo much perfume, unprofessional facial hair among promotion preventerswtvr.comTwenty one percent of hiring managers said too much perfume or cologne was a problem, and 23 percent said bad breath was a problem. Nineteen percent also mentioned taking smoke breaks, while 36 percent mentioned failing to clean up after oneself.
  • Awesome ways to preserve perfume - GhanaWeb

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    GhanaWebAwesome ways to preserve perfumeGhanaWebAccording to Coco Chanel, “A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.” which is why most women go gaga, when buying their perfumes, in a woman's closet, you could find about 20 bottles of perfumes, and they will never stop buying. For those with ...
  • Perfume prompts courthouse closure - KITV Honolulu

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    KITV HonoluluPerfume prompts courthouse closureKITV HonoluluA bottle of perfume caused a major disruption in downtown Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday. As a result, from 9 a.m. to just before noon, judges, witnesses and defendants stood close to one another outside the Hamilton County Courthouse on Main Street.Grenade-shaped perfume bottle closes Ohio courthouseWDIV Detroitall 2 news articles »
  • Bomb scare in Cincinnati courthouse caused by grenade-shaped perfume bottle - Daily Mail

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Daily MailBomb scare in Cincinnati courthouse caused by grenade-shaped perfume bottleDaily MailOnce the perfume was finally found in her luggage, Brock told WCPO Cincinnati that she had two suitcases with her at the court because she is homeless. She is also Muslim and wears a hijab. Brock believes she was discriminated against by court security ...Courthouse reopens Wednesday after scareWXIXall 25 news articles »
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  • 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
    Random.org 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!
  • Inside the artist's studio: Bruno Fazzolari Editions perfumes (And a prize draw!)

    5 May 2015 | 9:25 pm
    By Donna I had the great pleasure of meeting artist and perfumer Bruno Fazzolari when I took my first ever trip to San Francisco earlier this year. He is a low-key, thoughtful and kind person, but underneath the calm exterior lies an extraordinary talent. He began as a visual artist and later began to translate his creative ideas to the art of perfumery, and I for one am very
  • And the winner is....

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
                                                                             Random.org and spoken, and the winner of the boxed set of Puredistance samples is Stacey Walls! Please hit the "contact us" button on the right and send us your info so we can send you your prize!
 
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  • Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Rosa: fragrance review & giveaway

    Perfumeshrine
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    It's pink!  This exclamation can be taken two distinct ways. It either beckons lovers of all stuff girly or it scares hardcore perfumephiles with their anticipated suspicion hardened through years of insipid fruity florals that would be better used as shampoo. Thankfully Acqua Nobile Rosa isn't either too fluff, nor a fruity floral. It's a pure, crystalline, airy wisp of a scent, as ethereal
  • Solidarity Sale

    Perfumeshrine
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably heard of the latest developments in the Sovereign Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone proceedings. We're living in historic and interesting times, no doubt. In an effort to come to terms with uncertain liquidity in the following critical days, I decided to personally liquidate part of my perfume collection, offering readers both a chance at
  • Perceptions of Sweetness: Is it Only in Your Sugar-Bowl?

    Perfumeshrine
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    It seems like sweetness is indeed de riguer in modern perfumery, the sine qua non of commercial success as endless sales of La vie Est Belle, Flowerbomb and Prada Candy, say. I dare you to find something as bitter as—say—Piguet's Bandit eau de parfum or Chanel No.19 eau de toilette in the production of the last 15 years. via Even forms of perfume which do not lend themselves to the culinary,
  • Americans Complaining of Perfume Overload: Cultural Divide or Other?

    Perfumeshrine
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It seems like I get almost every single one of the mails complaining of perfume overload from people living on US soil. The matter had been discussed in a previous post, Americans vs French, the Culture Wars, but here are some more thoughts stemming from past discourse with interested parties. via 1. The frivolity of perfume seems ingrained in a sort of WASP mentality, the glorification of
  • The Latest Developments on IFRA and EU Perfume Regulations: Inside Job or Not?

    Perfumeshrine
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    "The idea that IFRA is an inside job to kill the natural raw material side of the fragrance industry may seem like an attractive conspiracy theory at first, but upon even cursory examination, this idea falls apart. Natural fragrance materials represent a sizeable chunk of the fragrance and flavour industry’s profits (and this includes the main IFRA members). Creating new aroma chemicals is
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  • On Holiday

    Tom
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseOn Holiday It’s the 4th of July weekend here in the US, which means we celebrate our independence by eating way too many hot dogs and perhaps an alcoholic libation or 12. Whether you’re in the States or not, I hope you all have a lovely weekend..   Image: Wikipedia Perfume PosseOn Holiday
  • Pierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try?

    Portia
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PossePierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try? Hiya Perfume Posse, I have a small collection of beautiful fragrances from Pierre Guillaume. There is something rich and luscious in his treatment of scent that regularly works with my chemistry. Also, to be completely honest, I think he is very handsome and always looks kind of friendly, even in the most ridiculously serious sexy The rest, please... Perfume PossePierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try?
  • A Visit to Hermes

    March
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Perfume PosseA Visit to Hermes   First off, thanks everyone for your tips on wardrobe last week! I dug out my scarves, sorted my jewelry, culled my wardrobe options (button-down shirts, I never liked you anyway), and organized what was left. I also went prowling for simple, decently-constructed “office” tee shirts. Talbots was disappointing — they’re trying to get a The rest, please... Perfume PosseA Visit to Hermes
  • July Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

    Patty
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Perfume PosseJuly Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother   Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother forJuly 2015.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of July 2015.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of August 2015.   For those of you new or that The rest, please... Perfume PosseJuly Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother
  • Three-fer Monday: Serge Lutens

    Ann
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Perfume PosseThree-fer Monday: Serge Lutens Once in a while, it’s fun to play those “what if?” games. So for today: What if a generous perfumed fairy godmother showed up on your doorstep and offered to give you three bottles of scent. The only catch? All three have to be from the same house and the scents have to be in The rest, please... Perfume PosseThree-fer Monday: Serge Lutens
 
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  • Vera Anniversary 2015 Winners

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    Hello dear friends, I have the names of the winners, but first...thank you to every single one of you who participated in this celebration in one way or another. I'm so grateful for each of you! The PinBoard Winner is Jennifer See her beautiful board here I had my husband Greg and daughter Eve each select their favorite and then compared notes. Although all of them were beautiful, all
  • Vera PinBoards

    27 Jun 2015 | 11:54 pm
    We have seven glorious pinboards for Vera. It's going to be soooo hard to choose one!!! Let me know which one YOU feel represents the fragrance the best. Brenda: https://www.pinterest.com/mzbloom/the-essence-of-vera/ Iris: https://www.pinterest.com/irisdevoogd/where-lavender-takes-me/ Mihaela https://www.pinterest.com/signorinascent/vera/ Victoria https://www.pinterest.com/
  • Giveaway Reminder

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    This is a heads up to remind you of two things.... 1. I'm doing a really generous giveaway surrounding Vera, highly recommend you all get on it. I'm giving away a round compact of Vera for the person who creates the most beautiful board on Pinterest about the fragrance. Only one board has been submitted so far (It's a beauty!) thus, if you can create one as pretty your chances of winning
  • Everlasting

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Friday evening, during the Street Art Live event at Wizard (Whizin) Center a gentle soul who auspiciously resembled Frodo came by the perfumery. We began chatting and soon found we shared a love of plants, specifically those of the California wildwoods. My friend Marie, who was spending time with me at the perfumery that evening, commented on how it seemed like a visitation from Middle Earth
  • Figure 5: Bois REVIEWS

    19 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    This is the landing page for all Figure 5: Bois reviews, beginning with an exquisite piece by Einsof posted at CaFleureBon and Tom at Perfume Posse. I am feeling pretty darn fortunate on this Venus Day to have two reviews by two stellar guys. Here's a taste of the one my Einsof... “Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another.” "Myth
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  • Academic tradition

    Andy
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    I got myself a drawing course book, THE drawing course, from the 19th century, because I decided that I need a somewhat more systematic approach to develop my painting skills.  The objects in there: Human body (parts). I switched from flowers et al a while ago and try to do at least one pencil illustration a day, using a picture as model. Today’s picture shows one of these. The drawing course represents what the “last generations of traditionally trained representational artists were taught to copy and admire”.  In the book, it says: “The human figure is viewed and…
  • hot ‘n stuff

    Andy
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    It got hot here; and -quite normal in middle Europe-we do not have an air condition in the “factory”. Thus, it is the time of the year where I get out of the house early, do my stuff in the factory before it is getting too hot in there, and leave the factory for the paper and office work in the afternoon. Blogging posts are considered office work. And “do my stuff” translates into: Polishing and labelling air du désert marocain bottles. 1000 bottles are waiting for that. And after that: 1000 flacons of Une rose de Kandahar and another 1000 flacons. Is is going…
  • shipping air du désert marocain

    Andy
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I did not post a lot this week, but the last post  about some of the marketing mechanics found quite some interest: Great! I was not aware that talking about the rules of the game might find such an interest here. Again: Great! This week I was pretty busy with stocking up (Incense rosé) and getting some air du désert marocain out: Into my tauerperfumes.com warehouse in the US; or better said: Onto the shelves of my shipper there, shipwire. Today’s little picture shows you one step there. I wrap the packed air du désert marocain box in brown paper, stick a “Thank you”…
  • the color of luxury

    Andy
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Today,  I googled for “luxury” in google.com’s picture section. You can do so, too: Click here to see what you get. Google might show you different pictures than what I get, as my googling and surfing preferences are different, though. But, as it was a first for me, and as I never searched for most of the luxury items presented through google: Chances are good that you will get more or less the same. Here’s an interesting observation: Luxury comes with a color preference. Blue. Interesting! And dark (black). The later is what I have expected: I hate these luxury hotel…
  • uncertainty

    Andy
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    I planted, a while ago, red leaf beet (Mangold), and it sort of grows well, in a large box on the veranda. But I do not think it is leaf beet really; having discussed it with my neighbour who is very knowledged: We both came to the conclusion that it might be beetroot. Maybe it was not labelled correctly in the garden market? Maybe it still is red leaf beet but it does not grow well in boxes and decided to put all the energy into the ground bulbs and not the leaves? Well, I guess “you never know what you gonna get”. I for my part love beetroot, but am the only one in the house,…
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  • Barbershop Scents

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    As you may have noticed, I've been on a bit of a roll with drugstore machos and barbershop fragrances. I've searched high and low for fragrances in this category - on the drugstore's shelves, in fancy department stores, and niche parfumeries. I've even went as far as attempting to grow a bit of chin hair and a stick-on moustache so that I could impress the neighbourhood's barber that I need some manly grooming.Alas, the last trick did not work very well. When I stepped onto the checkered-floor I felt even more invisible than on Vancouver's chick-unfriendly streets. On the bright side, that…
  • Jasmine and Pine

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Another gem from the stash of decants I received from Joanna is vintage Devin cologne by Bernard Chant for Aramis (1978). It was a FiFi Award winner that year, which was well deserved. I've never even heard of it, and wasn't really drawn to even trying it before I got on this roll of trying out masculine scents. But when I finally did, I was in for a most pleasurable ride, and a long-lasting at that as well.Devin is that fabulous meeting point between resinous and green. It may seem familiar to us residents of the 21st Century; but back in the day when green icy florals and soapy Chypres…
  • Orange Skin

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris intrigued me greatly the moment I sampled it at the flagship boutique in London. The memory of it haunted me until I was able to procure a decant some years ago. And it is much later that I got around to really sit with it and experience its personality uninterrupted. In retrospect, I realized that it is really its similarity to Feuilles de Tabac that intrigued me in the first place. But Cuir d'Oranger is nowhere near as complex and fascinating. I also misread the name as "Cuir d'Orange" (without the "r" in the end), which would mean leather and orange, rather…
  • Equipage (Vintage)

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    Crackle of a whip, oiled saddles, shiny boots being broken-in on horse manure and cedar wood chips. Few smells bring so many other images, sounds and textures to mind as leather scents do. And Equipage got all of these plus its own refined, aristocratic touch of carnation and tobacco.In this genre, Equipage is more tobacco than leather, with a sweet-spicy opening of nutmeg and allspice, a voluptuous carnation body that makes it equally dandy-esque and gypsy dancer. Images of a carnation tucked into a waistcoat pocket conjured simultaneously with Carmen rolling up clove cigarettes in her wide…
  • Bolt of Lightning

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    JAR's so-called Bolt of Lightning* begins with a shower of contemporary fruit: that clean burst of freshness you get when you shampoo your hair with some kind or another of trendy fruit – Pomegranate? Papaya? Osmanthus? And there is also a green aspect, making the beginning smell like a more sophisticated rendition of the trendsetter (and mother of them all fruity-floral shampoos) - Calyx.
Underlining this is a murmur of tuberose, coy by comparison to the grand dames such as Carnal Flower or Fracas; but very true to form if you’ve ever smelled the true absolute: It’s got that green,…
 
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  • 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…
  • Jardins D’Armide by Oriza L Legrand

    Lucy Raubertas
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    Is it a coincidence that a certain perfume comes to you to fulfill a wish? I came to Jardins D'Armide by Oriza L Legrand through a combination of recommendations, circumstance, and premonition, so it must have been fated.Recently and out of the blue I suddenly wanted a powdery fragrance. A category I did not know at all, but somehow I began to crave a deep powdery-ness. The perfect aromatic companion for a long hot humid summer in the city.The lady-like refinement and old-fashioned feel of the classic powder-heavy perfumes had before always seemed to me not modern, not my style, not…
  • Ephemera by Unsound: Drone, Noise, Bass

    Lucy Raubertas
    26 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    From the Ephemera by Unsound siteGeza Shoen has made three perfumes for a project called Ephemera by Unsound, relating to three pieces of music, with perfumes and music made in such a way as to sensitively reflect each other in a syn-aesthetic way. I found the three, Drone, Noise and Bass presented together in a box (at Twisted Lily in Brooklyn) that opened to a lyrical- minimalist presentation. There are references to scent molecules and/or constellations both on the flacons and underneath them, as each is set as a glass rectangle within cutouts in a dark square box. This…
  • Sweet Anthem: Enchanted Fragrances, Heroines and Villains

    Lucy Raubertas
    15 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Enchanted Fragrances, four new eau de Parfums from Sweet Anthem of the Pacific Northwest, are modern and stylish takes on classic Fairy Tale personages, as aromatic depictions of the essence of four famous characters.  All of the characters are influential on children who know them from reading or films. Two villains and two heroine personalities are filtered though  a youthful American sensibility, one perhaps brought up with lavishly illustrated picture books and vintage Disney movies.These edps all have a modern freshness, creating an atmosphere of elegant simplicity.  They…
  • Supernatural Spring

    Lucy Raubertas
    12 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Link to see my Spring piece on Clarimonde: Supernatural Spring"Clarimonde’s spirit can travel as a scent on the breeze. She travels along on the breath of a spring blooming flower, especially those intoxicating ones like Hyacinth, Lilac and Violet..."All links herein and therein contain many-layered messages.April Aromatics Rosenlust, Tempted Muse. Rosine: Rose d’Ete. Oriza L LeGrand: Jardins D’Armide, Deja Le Printemps. Parfums Lalun: Phenomene Vert II. Acqua di Callitris. DSH Jacinth de Sapphir and others in the Brilliant CollectionThere are…
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  • 9 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    The Trolls Show Up Recently, as in yesterday, a blogger quoted one of my old posts about perfume bottles. She noted at the end of the post that she couldn't credit the quote with a link, because she saw some redirects going on. Hmmm. I'm not blogging regularly here any more, although I do write sometimes on my artist blog. I check in occasionally though, because, if you believe the
  • The Bottle Club

    9 Aug 2013 | 5:11 am
    Yesterday I attended a meeting of perfume bottle collectors.  Among vintage perfume collectors, these people are sometimes called “The Enemy.” They buy for the bottle, not the juice. And (the horror!) I’ve heard that some bottle sellers pour the perfume in them down the drain. Incidentally, displaying fragrance in clear bottles is not advised. The perfume in them cooks in bright light,
  • Cult

    22 Jul 2013 | 11:26 am
    I left Los Angeles nearly twenty years ago. I go back to visit family at least once a year, so in a way one foot is still there, and the place still beckons: the energy, the art, the variety, the feeling of being at the leading edge of well, everything.  When I read about the opening of the Institute for Art and Olfaction last year, it made me want to go back. For a few days, anyway. It is
  • Sandrine Videault

    7 Jul 2013 | 10:26 am
    (Hello lovely readers! I’m back, blogging here on Olfactarama and jointly on my brand new blog, "Bad Patti's Art 'n' Everything Blog". It is not as through there are hundreds of fragrance artists, but there are some, and the passing of Sandrine Videault is a great loss to that small group. Videault was a kind of anthropologist. She was born and lived on the impossibly beautiful
  • Steerage

    20 Aug 2012 | 12:04 pm
    “Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like to welcome you aboard  Delta flight number XXXX, from Los Angeles to Atlanta. We have a full flight today, and, since we expect this flight to be a hot and smelly fucking nightmare, let us suggest that if you have any medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan with you, take them now. And feel free to see the Flight Attendants if you have any left over.’
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  • 4th Of July

    Gaia Fishler
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Independence Day! Stay cool and enjoy the weekend.COPYRIGHT ©2006-2015 GAIA FISHLER WWW.THENONBLONDE.COM, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CONTENT POACHING IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND UGLY. Copier, C'est Voler.
  • Japanese Cosmetics According to Allure- A Quick Roundup

    Gaia Fishler
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    A couple of months ago Allure had a slideshow of Japanese cosmetics the magazine claimed "Will change your routine forever". I liked a previous list of Korean products, and I'm a huge fan of Asian beauty in general, so I did some further investigating. And shopping. I didn't buy all thirteen items, and I added a couple of others for good measure, since I was ordering through Amazon and their "you might also like" feature is scarily effective. Here are my impressions of the stuff I tried:Kanebo Suisa Beauty Clear Powder. Individually-packed doses of cleansing powder. You pour it into your…
  • Currently- June 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    BookJudy Blume- In the Unlikely Event. Makes me want to go and reread all of Judy Blume's books from my childhood and adolescence.I need to check what's available as a Kindle book.MusicJacco Gardner- Brightly TVJohn Oliver- Last Week Tonight. Also, Inside Amy Schumer. Outrageous and hilarious.PerfumeLots and lots and lots of vintage Chanel No.19.MakeupCoral glosses and lipsticks.Frequently Worn Item/OutfitSandals.Guilty PleasureNot really guilty, but the the fact it's probably irreplaceable makes using my Givenchy III body oil a poignant pleasure.FoodCalifornia-style cottage cheese from…
  • Five Recent Product Disappointments

    Gaia Fishler
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    It's been a long time since I've done an underachievers list of shame. I guess I've been extra lucky or incredibly choosy with the makeup and cosmetics I've chosen to test. Almost everything has been good and found its use in my rotation or my skincare routine. Except for these five:1. Nature Republic Avocado Sheet Mask. I'm a mask addict and try to use them at least five times a week. I even have the Mask Maven subscription through BeautequeMonthly.com. As a matter of fact, this avocado mask came in my subscription box, which was otherwise brilliant. Except for this pore-clogging nightmare.
  • The Fresh, The Tropical, And The Supposedly Inappropriate- Top Perfume Picks for Summer

    Gaia Fishler
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Recently I've realized that for someone who doesn't believe in seasonal perfumes, I actually have certain ideas about what would smell best on a particular day; some of these scent of the day decisions do depend on the weather, even if I'm prone to wearing my vintage Eau d'Hadrien to cheer myself up mid-winter, or pick an amber that soars to high heaven on the hottest day of the year. When it comes to summer perfumes, my choices often come from three main categories:Light/FreshTropicalBig, Bigger, Biggest (sillage)Dennis Wojtkiewicz, 2013Light & FreshThis is the most obvious for most…
 
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    The Beauty Alchemist

  • Dove Summer Care Nourishing Body Wash & Soap

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Add this to your mid Summer shopping list . Dove has an LE Summer Care version of their always good Nutrium Nourishing Body Wash & Soap Bars .Summer Care has a light, floral citrus tinged scent with tiny , gentle on skin exfoliators in both the wash & soap. Nothing harsh, but enough to smooth a little and get skin feeling clean but also soft.Put a bar in the guest bathroom and the wash in your own and treat guests to a little "Summer Care". Dove Summer Care 22 oz Body Wash sugg. retail $ 6.99Dove Summer Care Bar Soap is  sugg. retail $ 8.39 for six pack , $ 10.49 for eight…
  • Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
     Dessert for lips? How about Lip Parfait from Laura Mercier ? These balms are super emollient ( there's shea butter in them) , creamy and feel like a dream on lips. Pigment is good too, medium to almost full, more than you expect from a balm  and lipstick like.  They have a satin finish with a touch of shine.Lip Parfait comes in a wide range of 12 colors . My shades are Pink Grapefruit, a peachy pink  and Amaretto Swirl, a pinky nude.A neat touch, if you look closely on the inside tube , it' s engraved with Laura Mercier's signature.$ 25 at www.lauramercier.com 
  • Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF20

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
     An eye product that conceals, brightens, treats and has SPF ? Not easy to find but Kiehl's has made it happen with the new Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 20 .The biggest thing for me here is the SPF. I know of just a  few eye creams with SPF and in Summer especially it's a big bonus to have that. This has broad spectrum  physical SPF 20 with 7.85 % titanium dioxide.The cream itself has a tint and light diffusing mineral particles that help to conceal dark circles and brighten the area.  It's not heavy and conceals with light to medium pigment.Vitamin C…
  • Boscia Charcoal Deep Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Summer skin means oily , sticky skin and for me a good deep cleanser is a must. When I saw this new stick from Boscia I was intrigued.  First of all stick cleansers are kind of cool. Anyone remember the green scrub one from Jane Cosmetics circa 1995 ?  I loved that.Boscia's stick brings pore cleansing charcoal in a swivel up gel product.  To use, wet your skin then run the stick over skin lightly. A little goes a long way here. Once some is on skin , rub it in like any cleanser and rinse. You will get a little bit of black stuff here and there but this is far less messy than…
  • MAC Dazzle Eyeshadow- Le Disko

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Serious shimmer and shine fans will want to check out MAC's new Dazzle eye shadow.Part of the Le Disko line, these pack a glitter pop. They are a soft shadow that blends well but they do leave glitter fallout here and there although not as bad as you might think.I have two shades and the deep gold one,  I Like To Watch, seems to be far more sparkly than  Say It Isn't So, a grey that has pink sparkle . I love me some shine so I like these . They seem to brighten the eye and define it nicely. I guess because you can't miss that sparkle.  They give an instant "look".The pigment is…
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    Cafleurebon - Perfume and Beauty Blog

  • Neil Morris Vault Fragrances Only You Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    When our EIC told me Neil Morrishad a new one, I’ll admit to a bit of a frisson. Until the words, ‘floral aldehyde’, were used. I’m enamored of two: vintage CHANEL No 5 and equally vintage Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche. Not exactly a formidable collection. The fragrance strikes a more vintage chord. Picture, if you will a dance. A summer evening in Florence. A small group of people. Men in black tie; women in dresses of paper silk and chiffon. A quiet hum coming from the courtyard. Thanks to Neil Morris Fragranceswe have a worldwide draw for aregistered (you must be…
  • Red, White and Blue Perfumes: PK Perfumes Red Leather, Hendley Perfumes Auric & Olympic Orchids Blackbird +Independence Day Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Raquel Welch entertaining the troops Vietnam 1967 July 4th weekend is here and that has me in an understandably patriotic mood.  I come from a long line of fighting citizens, with family having served in all branches of the military.  We Barrs always fight for what we believe in, and while I haven’t fought as a soldier, I do however keep campaigning for the right to introduce people to great perfumes.And while this isn’t at all as magnificent as waging a war for independence from another country, it is pretty important for a generation of children who don’t want to use laundry…
  • Stéphanie Bakouche Interview: MDCI Invasion Barbare and Rose Privee Winners

    Michelyn Camen
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    I had the pleasure of talking with Stéphanie Bakouche above the picturesque village of Cabris (near Grasse), in the Roudnitska gardensand home to Art et Parfum and Accords et Parfums.  The setting was redolent with French perfume history and couldn’t have been more perfect.  Holding the interview in Michel Roudnitska’s gardens felt very special. Thanks to L’Artisan Parfumeur we have  a 100 ml bottle of Rose Privee for a US or Canadian Registered Reader and Thanks to Claude Marchal of MDCI we have a 75 ml  flacon of Invasion Barbare for a registered…
  • ÇaFleureBon Profiles in American Perfumery: Holladay Saltz of Apoteker Tepe + Transcendence Through Art Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Holladay Saltz of Apoteker Tepe Profile: I was born somewhere in North Carolina, adopted in infancy, and grew up in North Carolina, Florida, and Mississippi as a part of a sprawling extended family sprinkled up and down the Southern coastline from Wilmington to Houston. My grandmother Ruth on her wedding day Unlike me, they were tall, all impossibly attractive with an easy grace, a Southern version of the Kennedys anchored around my grandmother, the 'Grace Kelly of Montgomery', who allowed me as the first of eleven grandchildren to christen her 'Ma', though she had told my…
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    Perfume Posse

  • On Holiday

    Tom
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseOn Holiday It’s the 4th of July weekend here in the US, which means we celebrate our independence by eating way too many hot dogs and perhaps an alcoholic libation or 12. Whether you’re in the States or not, I hope you all have a lovely weekend..   Image: Wikipedia Perfume PosseOn Holiday
  • Pierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try?

    Portia
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PossePierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try? Hiya Perfume Posse, I have a small collection of beautiful fragrances from Pierre Guillaume. There is something rich and luscious in his treatment of scent that regularly works with my chemistry. Also, to be completely honest, I think he is very handsome and always looks kind of friendly, even in the most ridiculously serious sexy The rest, please... Perfume PossePierre Guillaume Perfumes: What should I try?
  • A Visit to Hermes

    March
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Perfume PosseA Visit to Hermes   First off, thanks everyone for your tips on wardrobe last week! I dug out my scarves, sorted my jewelry, culled my wardrobe options (button-down shirts, I never liked you anyway), and organized what was left. I also went prowling for simple, decently-constructed “office” tee shirts. Talbots was disappointing — they’re trying to get a The rest, please... Perfume PosseA Visit to Hermes
  • July Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

    Patty
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Perfume PosseJuly Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother   Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother forJuly 2015.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of July 2015.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of August 2015.   For those of you new or that The rest, please... Perfume PosseJuly Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother
  • Three-fer Monday: Serge Lutens

    Ann
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Perfume PosseThree-fer Monday: Serge Lutens Once in a while, it’s fun to play those “what if?” games. So for today: What if a generous perfumed fairy godmother showed up on your doorstep and offered to give you three bottles of scent. The only catch? All three have to be from the same house and the scents have to be in The rest, please... Perfume PosseThree-fer Monday: Serge Lutens
 
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    Scentbird Perfumes

  • Perfumes Inspired by India

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Image Courtesy of Dennis Jarvis India has been perfumers’ leitmotif for many  years. Luckily for us, this fixation has resulted in a vast array of perfumes. All of these perfumes exude romantically seductive spirits and oriental mysticism. They tell the story of a primordial conflict of reason versus passion, of yearning. Shalimar by Guerlain All great love stories bear the message of both nobility and humility. Walking firmly with your two feet on the ground, while feeling lighter than air and seeing everything illuminated by the stars. The love story of the great Indian Emperor and his…
  • Let’s Misbehave! 1920s inspired fragrances

    Debby Vasquez
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    The bob haircut, the raised hemlines, red lipstick and love of jazz. The flapper was the ultimate icon of the roaring ’20s where women had the ability to party as hard as the boys.  From voting rights to independence, women had a sense of freedom that had been stifled since the Gilded Age. Clara Bow in “IT.” By Pierre Tourigny Louise Brooks. By Ky. Here are five perfume from or similar to the 1920s, to make you feel like Daisy Buchanan or Louise Brooks dancing the Charleston. Shalimar Eau De Toilette: When Shalimar came out, it had this new oriental scent that evoked…
  • Scentbird Niche Perfumes: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Paris Brand

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    Scentbird is excited to announce the addition of avatars of niche perfumes: Comptoir Sud Pacifique, in their awe-inspiring perfume collection. Comptoir Sud Pacifique perfumes have been capturing the hearts of the real perfume connoisseurs since 1974, when Josée and Pierre Fournier first successfully bottled summer. Comptoir Sud Pacifique, which stands for “trading post of the Pacific” is a scent-laden synonym for simple yet meticulously balanced perfumes, radiating elegance and sophistication. Summer in a bottle All of CSD perfumes evoke episodes of carefree summer drenched in laugher,…
  • Scent Spotlight: Best Vanilla Scented Perfumes

    Sarika Ram
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    When used right, vanilla will give anyone a sophisticated and bold aura. Vanilla does not have to be a cake-like scent, and does not have to be overly sweet. When complimented with the right notes, vanilla brings about an olfactory sensation. Dior Addict Eau de Parfum The main vanilla note in this scent is complimented with the mandarin orange and silk tree blossom, making it a sweet blend that is still fresh. Perfect for a night out, Addict Eau de Parfum’s strength comes from the warmth of the textures and notes in the scent, so make sure to use lightly for the best result!   Comptoir…
  • Summer Giveaway: $2000 in perks!

    Aanchal Gulati
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Summer is in full swing, and of course, that brings a whole list of essentials that you’ll need under the sun, chic outdoor parties, and midsummer day scent boosts. Scentbird has partnered with three other fabulous brands to bring you this incredible giveaway! Enter here! You will win… The post Summer Giveaway: $2000 in perks! appeared first on Scentbird Perfumes.
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  • Spring Reign Katy Perry for women

    The Perfume Master
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
      Katy Perry presents her new fragrance arriving in Spring 2015, named Spring Reign. The flacon design follows previous editions, Killer Queen, Killer Queen Oh So Sheer and Royal Revolution, but this time it is available in a pale pink color with metallic pink stopper. The composition is floral-oriental, delicate and fresh, and conveys the feeling ofRead More...
  • Royal Revolution Katy Perry for women

    The Perfume Master
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:26 pm
      Katy Perry Royal Revolution is the third fragrance that was created in collaboration with Coty. Royal Revolution arrives on the market in a blue bottle. It is an irresistible floral fragrance inspired by the beauty of blue diamond. The composition is floral and slightly fruity. The top notes include aromas of red pomegranate and pink freesia. Jasmine andRead More...
  • Purr Katy Perry for women

    The Perfume Master
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:25 pm
      The composition of Katy Perry Purr is developed by Firmenich perfumer house, combining top notes of peach, forbidden apple, gardenia and green bamboo with the heart of jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose and the base of vanilla orchid, creamy sandalwood, white amber, coconut and musk.  The image of the bottle is in the form of aRead More...
  • Meow Katy Perry for women

    The Perfume Master
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:24 pm
      Meow is the second fragrance from the American pop singer Katy Perry. The fragrance is announced as very sweet, inspired by the magical land of Candyfornia. Meow is developed by Givaudan perfumers. The fragrance opens with notes of tangerine, pear, jasmine and gardenia; the heart are honeysuckle, lily of the valley and orange blossom, while the sweet base featuresRead More...
  • Killer Queen Oh So Sheer Katy Perry for women

    The Perfume Master
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
      Killer Queen, the first fragrance from Katy Perry made under the license of Coty (and the third one, when you consider Purr and Meow), gets its limited edition for spring/summer 2014. Killer Queen Oh So Sheer is an airy sweet floral – fruity fragrance designed for warm days and good mood. Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec, who also developed theRead More...
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