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  • Paco Rabanne Olympéa

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Paco Rabanne launches a new feminine fragrance in August 2015 under the mythical name of Olympéa. Olympéa represents the equivalent of the masculine edition Invictus from 2013, inspired by the athletic spirit, competition and victory. The concept is based on the ideas of a modern Cleopatra and evokes strength, dynamism and conquests. It was developed by perfumers by Loc Dong and Anne Fli... Read full article: Paco Rabanne Olympéa from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Courreges La Fille de l`Air

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Courreges La Fille de l`Air is a new fragrance of the collection Courreges which arrives on the market in June 2015. It was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin of Firmenich and it was announced as a fragrance with focus on orange blossom. Composition of the fragrance starts with fresh Calabrian bergamot, which enhances a breath of freshness with green-floral shades of neroli and orang... Read full article: Courreges La Fille de l`Air from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • 5 perfumes: April is the cruellest month

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    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Last Friday I wrote about 5 pretty floral fragrances for spring. But spring, of course, isn’t just about pretty flowers. Today, five somewhat quirkier / more offbeat takes on the season.1 Many of these suggestions came from reader comments, but do add any more that you can think of! CB I Hate Perfume M#2 Black March: A fantastic fragrance that I’ve already included in 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try. The notes — rain drops, leaf buds, wet twigs, tree sap, bark, mossy earth and the faintest hint of spring — pretty much cover all the bases for early spring… Read…
  • Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

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    RCavs
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Sometime ago, in my search for classic scents, I heard about this fragrance and read the beautiful reviews of ericrico and drseid about it, I was pretty excited to buy it blind but couldn't find a spray bottle. Last month, by luck, while searching for another fragrance on ebay, I decided to visit the seller's store and there was a 120ml atomizer spray bottle!! Bought it instantly! It was delivered today and i'm stupefied! Sprayed on my arm (the atomizer is quite generous) and can't find words to describe it properly... IT'S AMAZING! Wow, It's just my initial impression, but after 2 hours on…
  • Queen's University develops perfume that makes you smell BETTER when you ... - Daily Mail

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    1 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Daily MailQueen's University develops perfume that makes you smell BETTER when you Daily MailScientists have created a perfume that breaks down sweat and actually smells better the more someone perspires. The discovery paves the way for a deodorant that becomes more powerful the hotter you are, making summer journeys on crowded trains far ...Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'BBC NewsScientists develop perfume that smells better the more you sweatmirror.co.ukPublic Release: 1-Apr-2015 Queen's scientists develop first perfume which EurekAlert (press release)University…
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  • Courreges La Fille de l`Air

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Courreges La Fille de l`Air is a new fragrance of the collection Courreges which arrives on the market in June 2015. It was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin of Firmenich and it was announced as a fragrance with focus on orange blossom. Composition of the fragrance starts with fresh Calabrian bergamot, which enhances a breath of freshness with green-floral shades of neroli and orang... Read full article: Courreges La Fille de l`Air from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • LM Parfums: Cicatrices or Scars

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:35 pm
    "To inspire intimacy, you must have memories, To have memories, you need to have lived, If you have lived, you will never forget." Thus goes the press material for the newest fragrance by LM Parfums, Laurent Mazzone's personal project, inspired by his fixations, his passions, his inquiries into what makes us tick. Welcome to the world of shadows, where the positive and the negative are no... Read full article: LM Parfums: Cicatrices or Scars from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • ESXENCE 2015: What About Oud?

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Once perfumers get such a Klondike as oud, it seems they will mine it forever. The good news is that we are all now getting more relaxed about this ingredient and can explore its wonders without hysterical greed. At Esxence it wasn't a major part of the menu, but still we smelled it a lot, especially taking into consideration several new brands from the Middle East. I noticed two oud ... Read full article: ESXENCE 2015: What About Oud? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Paco Rabanne Olympéa

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Paco Rabanne launches a new feminine fragrance in August 2015 under the mythical name of Olympéa. Olympéa represents the equivalent of the masculine edition Invictus from 2013, inspired by the athletic spirit, competition and victory. The concept is based on the ideas of a modern Cleopatra and evokes strength, dynamism and conquests. It was developed by perfumers by Loc Dong and Anne Fli... Read full article: Paco Rabanne Olympéa from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Iceberg Man

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Iceberg launches the new fragrance for men Iceberg Man which celebrates the contemporary man and his seductive and sophisticated side. The house of Iceberg promises an intense and unforgettable composition composed of a blend of oriental, woody and spicy notes. Iceberg Man—the name explains all statements by the Italian brand Iceberg, which has offered refined style in modern compositions sinc... Read full article: Iceberg Man from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
 
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  • 5 perfumes: April is the cruellest month

    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Last Friday I wrote about 5 pretty floral fragrances for spring. But spring, of course, isn’t just about pretty flowers. Today, five somewhat quirkier / more offbeat takes on the season.1 Many of these suggestions came from reader comments, but do add any more that you can think of! CB I Hate Perfume M#2 Black March: A fantastic fragrance that I’ve already included in 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try. The notes — rain drops, leaf buds, wet twigs, tree sap, bark, mossy earth and the faintest hint of spring — pretty much cover all the bases for early spring… Read…
  • By Kilian Single Malt ~ new fragrance

    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    French niche line By Kilian has launched Single Malt, a new fragrance for the brand’s boutique in Harrod’s Salon de Parfums. Single Malt follows prior exclusives Apple Brandy (for New York City) and Vodka on the Rocks (for Moscow)… Read the rest of this article »
  • Wednesday scent of the day 4/1

    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    April Fools! What fragrance are you wearing to celebrate? I’m wearing Dude d’Oud by Cowabunga Oud. (Well, I’d wear it if I had some, really! But I’m settling for a dab of Chanel Misia.) Reminder: this Friday, 3 April, is Chanel TNG… Read the rest of this article »
  • Nejma Le Parfum d’Alice ~ new perfume

    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Niche line Nejma has launched Le Parfum d’Alice, a new fragrance… Read the rest of this article »
  • And the winner is…

    Robin
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    ...Jaqsyd, who takes the trio of Lush fragrances from our latest giveaway. Congrats!
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  • Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

    RCavs
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Sometime ago, in my search for classic scents, I heard about this fragrance and read the beautiful reviews of ericrico and drseid about it, I was pretty excited to buy it blind but couldn't find a spray bottle. Last month, by luck, while searching for another fragrance on ebay, I decided to visit the seller's store and there was a 120ml atomizer spray bottle!! Bought it instantly! It was delivered today and i'm stupefied! Sprayed on my arm (the atomizer is quite generous) and can't find words to describe it properly... IT'S AMAZING! Wow, It's just my initial impression, but after 2 hours on…
  • just made mt first niche purchase

    fragrancenewguy
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    just ordered a bottle of my first niche fragrance.its bond no.9 scent of peace for him.i sampled this and really liked the scent.ive sampled niche fragrances in 5ml decants ive purchased but this was my first full bottle buy.i didnt pay retail (learned that here) and i think i got a good deal.i`m a newbie and own several designer fragrances that i love but this is the most ive spent on a bottle (it was a little scary).if anyone else has this fragrance and likes it please let me know.thanks everyone just wanted to share.
  • Fragrance themed incense sticks?

    The_Cologneist
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Hello. So I am really into incense sticks lately.. thus far my favorite is this sandalwood one I got because all the others just smell synthetic and fake. ESPECIALLY this pack of Cool Water/Drakkar Noir/Eternity/ and one other I forgot because I threw them out they were so bad. It just smelled like burning plastic, not fragrant smell whatsoever. I notice the case to be with the incense sticks, that they start off smelling like something burning for about 5 minutes or so, and then once it settles, you get the aroma. My problem is, I have tried about 6 different types, and most of them didn't…
  • Need some help - New Summer scent...Which one?

    FSU92grad
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:54 pm
    or I'm wanting to bring a new modern scent to my collection and I really love these two. I smelled them both but talk about "two ends of the spectrum".... Frank no. 1 (2014) is almost a gourmand type scent and described by Lucky Scent as a dark Fougere. Don't have anything even remotely CLOSE to this one in my collection. Christopher Street has got this smoky, leathery resiny sheen to it...starts out fantastic with this blast of citrus but dries down to this bizarre vetiver-powdery mixture. I like it too and it's definitely more challenging to wear perhaps as a daily scent, but I…
  • I like this guy!

    Primrose
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    An honest man's take on fragrance: (Has anyone posted this one? I could not find it.) I like his honest, "There is no shame in my game." He admits he does not like Creed. OK, it's an infomercial, but fun to watch, apart from his use of the term, "cologne."
 
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  • Queen's University develops perfume that makes you smell BETTER when you ... - Daily Mail

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Daily MailQueen's University develops perfume that makes you smell BETTER when you Daily MailScientists have created a perfume that breaks down sweat and actually smells better the more someone perspires. The discovery paves the way for a deodorant that becomes more powerful the hotter you are, making summer journeys on crowded trains far ...Perfume 'can be enhanced by sweating'BBC NewsScientists develop perfume that smells better the more you sweatmirror.co.ukPublic Release: 1-Apr-2015 Queen's scientists develop first perfume which EurekAlert (press release)University…
  • Sweat makes perfume smell better - Worcester News

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Worcester NewsSweat makes perfume smell betterWorcester NewsThe perfume designed by Queen's Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) is made up of a raw fragrance that scientists "tagged" on to an odourless ionic liquid (salt in the form of liquid). The resultant "perfumed ionic liquid" emits aroma when it comes into and more »
  • Two sought in theft of perfume from Bowmanville pharmacy - durhamregion.com

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    durhamregion.comTwo sought in theft of perfume from Bowmanville pharmacydurhamregion.comBOWMANVILLE -- Police have released an image of two people suspected of stealing more than $700 worth of perfume from a Bowmanville pharmacy. The incident occurred Feb. 22 at the Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street East, Durham police said.and more »
  • Five women workers injured in fire at perfume factory at Nalasopara. - Times of India

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Five women workers injured in fire at perfume factory at Nalasopara.Times of IndiaMUMBAI: Five woman workers and a man sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out in a perfume manufacturing factory in Nalasopara (east) on Wednesday. According to the police, a fire broke out in the Lava and Sons factory at Choudhary Compound, ...and more »
  • I'm wearing beef perfume from Burger King Japan - The Verge

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    KXAN.comI'm wearing beef perfume from Burger King JapanThe VergeA few weeks ago, Burger King's local arm announced that it would produce a limited-edition meat perfume called “Flame-Grilled Fragrance” and sell it on April 1st. “Burger King customers can wear the much-loved, flame-grilled patty scent on their bodies Whopper tale? Burger King releases 'flame-grilled' perfumeKXAN.comBurger King to Sell Perfume?KFDXWhy news on April Fool's Day may confuseChristian Science MonitorYahoo News UKall 111 news articles »
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    Perfume Shrine

  • The True Story Behind the Diptyque Name

    Perfumeshrine
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Where does such a name come from? Time and loyalties made it familiar. But in 1961, it was nothing but a technical word for art specialists. The diptych is a picture divided in two hinged panels of the same size. Each panel is painted inside and outside. The real subject of the diptych is depicted within the inside paintings, which interact from one panel to the other. Hence the opening of the
  • Parfums Carven: A Story of Clever Marketing & Great Fragrances

    Perfumeshrine
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just after World War II ended, Carmen de Tommaso, a French-born who originally studied architecture and interior design, opened a couture house with the aid of three businessmen friends who had happened to have been war prisoners together. Ailed by her minute size, what we call 'petite" nowadays, de Tommaso had the idea to cater to women who also had a comparable figure. To inflect her brand with
  • Best-Sellers Feminine Fragrances: France 2015 (first quarter)

    Perfumeshrine
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    Last time we posted a perfume best-seller list on Perfume Shrine, a most interesting discussion sprang in the comments section. That's probably because French women and their fragrance is always a popular topic, France has a wide selection of both low-end, high-end and niche fragrances (plus distinctive classic style) and French women are characteristically non snobbish about them and because,
  • Ancient Fragrant Lore (part 6): Scents of the Roman Times

    Perfumeshrine
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Like their modern day counterparts who become accustomed to the effluvium from a beloved, often recharged bottle of fragrance, the ancients were no less acclimatized to the ritual of their favorite perfume, rendering them increasingly unstirred by the fumes emanating from themselves. Could it be that it was this function of fragrance which became the sword of Damocles over the head of L.
  • The Portal

    Perfumeshrine
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    'The Modernist Austrian architect Adolf Loos is famous for his 1908 contention that "ornament is crime." I love Peter Schjeldahl’s response to this. "Ornament is not crime, OK? Crime is crime." But spray on E07 and you’ll experience how a single work can make you understand Loos’ point of view. E07’s scent artist is, moreover, categorical about agreeing with the architect’s strong, clear
 
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    Perfume Posse

  • Kokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier 2011

    Portia
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseKokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier 2011 Hi there Perfume Posse. I really love quite a few of the stable of Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances. Le Male has been in my cupboard since its release and I think this is bottle number 4, or maybe 3 but I also have a few of the flankers. Classique and Fragile are also constants in The rest, please... Perfume PosseKokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier 2011
  • Linda Rodin on her fragrance, Bis, and Unisex Scents

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    1 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Perfume PosseLinda Rodin on her fragrance, Bis, and Unisex Scents Here’s an interview with Linda Rodin in Fashionista, discussing Bis, the scent inspired by her mother (created with David Moltz of D.S. & Durga), her thoughts on unisex scents, the first fragrance she wore, and the sale of her line to Estee Lauder.   Perfume PosseLinda Rodin on her fragrance, Bis, and Unisex Scents
  • My Interminable Nattering About Annick Goutal

    March
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Perfume PosseMy Interminable Nattering About Annick Goutal By March It must have been twenty years ago, at least, but I can remember it in such detail – one of those summer sunsets that made it clear why New Mexico’s called the Land of Enchantment. There’d been a storm earlier, and the air was filled with familiar scents of resin and rain. I’d The rest, please... Perfume PosseMy Interminable Nattering About Annick Goutal
  • April Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

    Patty White
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Perfume PosseApril Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother       Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for April  2015.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of April  2015.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of May 2015.   For those of you new or The rest, please... Perfume PosseApril Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother
  • What’s in your shopping cart: What are you THIS close to buying?

    Ann
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Perfume PosseWhat’s in your shopping cart: What are you THIS close to buying? I think we all probably do it from time to time. We see a great buy online on something, or decide to splurge on a favorite scent or product, and we put it in our shopping cart. Now whether we pull the trigger on the purchase or not depends. I’ve only done this a few The rest, please... Perfume PosseWhat’s in your shopping cart: What are you THIS close to buying?
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  • Spring Honey Harvest

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    The scent of honey emanating from our two hives has been pretty overwhelming for the last several months. Almost every time we go outside the fragrance of a sweet, slightly salty aroma wafts our way. This enchanting tang is most prevalent in the afternoon when the pacific ocean breezes start to move northward through the canyon. Speaking of canyons, aren't these pictures of two fused combs
  • Do It in the Dark

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Thanks to one of my local fan Peggy, who reminded that today is EarthHour, that once a year happening where we deepen our awareness of the planet we collectively reside on and refrain from lights (including computers and cell phones!) for one hour. It's pretty interesting that as a species this is so difficult for us to do. This collective, simple action provides a great opportunity to sit
  • Color Wheel

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    When I worked out what I wanted to communicate through Roxana Illuminated Perfume as a brand there was an element of the artistic and creative at the core, since that's my history, or what I like to say "her"story. So, I choose a color for each perfume, at the time this was a somewhat novel approach. Over the years color has become a bit of a challenge because it involves seeking out
  • Chocolate Natural Solid Perfumes are back!

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    As promised, the chocolate natural solid perfumes are back. It's taken quite a lot of experiments but the beast has now been tamed and ready to share. I've been conducting some tests while at the workshop and am happy to share that the general response has been swoons. At the moment all I've listed on my website are the little samples and the refill tins for the little mini compact,
  • Come Have a Peek

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:57 pm
    While in Seattle at the Beyond Aromatics Conference I met with Omri Mor, the founder & CEO of ZIIBRA. Ziibra is a new kind of marketplace which features makers with videos telling their story and an opportunity to subscribe to their offerings. I liked Omri and his vision right away and am here to share my page with you which features a three minute video with footage in the new workspace.
 
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  • training and talking

    Andy
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Today’s picture is part of what we did in yesterday’s watercolor class: still life with artichoke. From very detailed studies using pencils to going wild. Still lives are not easy, but a perfect training to see, and draw. I have to come back to artichoke, though… That was one highlight yesterday, the other was a get together with a student class, studying economics and stuff. Me: Talking about how to create a perfume, and many aspects that are relevant in the making and bringing of perfumes to the markets. And as always: I think I learned more than the students. Some of the…
  • uiuiui

    Andy
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:03 am
    “Do you carry your life in this backpack?” , asked me a friend a while ago while we were walking around in town. Sometimes it feels like that. I usually carry paper, pencils,water color, and a box with tools with me. And a pad, a keyboard, some brushes, glasses, adaptors, and a couple of other things that I am too lazy to unpack. Yesterday, after the weekend, I had everything with me, except for the watercolor palette. The most important part was missing. But, necessity is the mother of invention: I used the stuff that I had in the tools box together with black ink to muse during…
  • headlight

    Andy
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    I got myself a headlight for camping. Today’s picture shows you what the light does when having it shine down, on myself… I do not like to post selfies too much. I am not a digital native and always feel that my face is not that important really. But here, I could not resist. When I got the lamp, I tried it out in a darkened room and took the selfie. I like this picture. It is so odd. That much about the selfie. I tend to think a lot about pictures, the way we see them, and the world. Never in human history so many pictures were taken and published. Not by real cameras anymore,…
  • il faut s’imaginer sisyphe heureux

    Andy
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    I do not have a garden, just a spot in front of the house, a nice place where soon the tulips will bloom. These days, more or less daily, provided the weather allows it, I go down there, for 10 minutes or so and do what I call “therapeutic weeding”. Kneeling down and trying to make room for primroses and other delicate plants that are grown over by the super potent weed. As half of the spot is covered with grass and weed: This therapy will never end. It is therapeutic, especially after a day behind the computer or over the ipad or with sample vials, as it does good to do…
  • broken things and being brave

    Andy
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    Today’s picture shows you an egg that I used last Saturday to make a “hefezopf” loaf. The picture is a rough, A4 size, oil color sketch, on paper. An allegory for things that break and  cannot be fixed anymore, by nobody really, but at the same time they’re opening the door to something new. Yesterday, I was brave. Regular readers of this blog know: I have an ipad. ipad 2. OLD. And slow, since I upgraded it to OS 7. Yesterday, I did a back up, and figured that it does not matter anymore (because it got so slow anyhow, and is crashing from time to time): I tried the…
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  • Perfumes from the Orchard (Besamim me'ha'Bustan)

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Smadar picked this beautiful bouquet from her garden and orchard - an arrangement of seasonal fragrant flowers from trees, bushes and shrubs which were the inspiration for the evening titled Besamim me'ha'Bustan (Perfumes from the Orchard) and which took place on March 19th at the restaurant Smadar be'Clil in my home village in Israel's scenic Western Galilee.It was both a pleasure and honour to co-host a night of perfume, desert and wine pairing with Smadar Yardeni of Smadar be'Clil and Yaniv from Lotem Winery. And the response form the guests and audience at the event has so much exceeded…
  • Citrus Week (May 4-8)

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    There are four more spaces remaining for Citrus Week (May 4-8).This is a week long course at my Vancouver studio, suitable for all levels. It focuses on the basic lab skills (tincturing, dilutions, measuring, weighing, recording) through studying the earliest form of European/Western perfumes: Aqua Mirabillis AKA Eaux de Colognes. You'll really enjoy discovering historic formulae, as well as learning about the unique properties of the citrus oils in body care and cleaning products (functional perfumery), learn a bit about organic chemistry, and - the biggest challenge of all: learn to discern…
  • Watermint

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Mint is almost as widespread as mankind itself - with representative species in all continents except Antartica. There are citrus scented mints (Bergamot mint), apple or pineapple scented mint,  and even a chocolate mint (a type of peppermint, really). In her book Fragrant - The Secret Life of Scent, author Mandy Aftel praises mint's homely qualities, and how it can be not only grown everywhere but also used in family recipes books called "Books of Secrets". I have many recipes in my own "Book of Secrets" that incorporate mint in this form or another: my first tea blend, for example,…
  • Almond Blossoms

    21 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    It’s time for my annual visit in the holy land,  and luckily for me, there are still some almond trees in bloom. Their delicate appearance is very nostalgic and precious. They are not unlike cherry blossoms, but are far more delicate, fragrant and sweet. They have less petals too than most ornamental cherry varieties. The scent of almond blossoms is wonderful and comparable to sweet pea and honey, with surprising hints . It is not as powdery and heavy as plum blossoms yet not as subtle and floral as sakura (cherry blossoms).  The kernels of almond, cherry, apricot,…
  • Preparing for Event with Smadar

    13 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    I met with Smadar yesterday morning to plan our event together for next week. Her space is the old family house, a transplanted Swedish wood cabin, where they lived for many years when they just arrived to the village. Her husband, Yossi, was my 1st grade teacher, and for many years the couple ran a successful business of artisanal goat cheese and yoghurt and I babysat their kids. Once the family built a new home, they transformed their old house, with its 70 years old wood and all the memories it has soaked over the years, into a restaurant where my sister in law worked as a waitress for a…
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  • Pichola by Neela Vermeire Creations

    Lucy Raubertas
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    evening sky over Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India. © Martin RychenPichola, a perfume by Neela Vermeire Creations in collaboration with Bertrand Duchaufour, was inspired by an extraordinary fresh water lake created in the 14th Century in India, considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Built as a fresh water reserve for the entire region, the setting is enhanced by the architecture around and within it, as small islands were created for the views and to experience the meeting of water and sky surrounded by the landscape.This perfume is a pure beauty that opens with…
  • Soft and Gentle Perfumes for Winter Cold

    Lucy Raubertas
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    "The Old Willow" by David VincentGentle, soft, beautifying, distracting, that's what I've looked for in perfume the past two weeks of a heavy cold in the midst of freezing weather, mixed up with the sadness from the passing of my dear long time Italian Greyhound companion Dante.  There are a number of perfumes I have relied on in this situation. Respiratory sensitivity makes my the usual strong and deep perfumes seem like way too much, and I don't want to ruin them for myself either, by forcing it when it's just too soon, so for the meantime I'll just look forward to them for later, and…
  • 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.
 
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  • Parfumerie Generale- Papyrus De Ciane

    Gaia Fishler
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Marianne Nort- Ciane River, 1870Dreaming green.Nineteenth century English artist Marianne North wanted to paint the flowers and landscapes of foreign lands. One of her first solo journeys was to Sicily, where she sat by the Ciane river and painted the Egyptian papyrus that grows wild on its banks. The painting, above, has a dreamy quality. It engulfs you so much you can almost hear the rustle of the wind in the papyrus, the birds flying above and splashing in the the water. Papyrus de Ciane, the 2010 Parfumerie Generale fragrance, takes you to that spectacular place where…
  • Giorgio Armani Eye Tint: Minuit 2 & Senso 10

    Gaia Fishler
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    I resisted buying any of the new Giorgio Armani Eye Tints for weeks and weeks, insisting that I have all the cream eye shadows I could want, and didn't need anything else with a metallic finish. I stubbornly ignored online swatches and reports, though I did admire the way they looked on my friend (and biggest enabler). Resistance was futile. These things were just too gorgeous to avoid. So I did the reasonable thing and got one neutral color (#10 Senso) and the navy blue #2 Minuit and started playing.I'm used to cream eye shadows being a foolproof kind of thing, but the texture, finish, and…
  • Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF50 PA++++

    Gaia Fishler
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    This is my second tube of Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF50 and it's already half empty. I consume sun protection in large amounts, so it's not really a surprise, but I have to say that this particular one is my favorite. Until the next thing comes along, at least. It's the texture, more than anything else. An SPF 50 in a runny liquid form that sinks into the skin and feels cool and gel-like. At first the skin appears a bit tacky, just like after using an Asian toner, so I give it a few minutes before proceeding with my makeup. The Creamy Gel eventually disappears completely, and unlike most…
  • Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Art Stick: Hot Orange & Hot Berry

    Gaia Fishler
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Even beauty bloggers get the blues......and when they do, they order the weirdest things.Don't ask me what possessed me to go for Bobbi Brown's new Hot Collection (Spring/summer 2015), a selection of colors described on Bobbi's website in terrifying terms such as "bright electric". I tried in vain to explain it to my friend Josie who was here as I opened the package. She knows me better than to suspect a case of shopping under the influence, but she had a good laugh nonetheless. Because really: Hot Berry and Hot Orange?Well, actually, yes.Applied judiciously, these Bobbi Brown matte cream lip…
  • Chanel- Misia (Les Exclusifs)

    Gaia Fishler
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Art: Baroness Vera Wassilko by Christian Schad, 1926Last night's review was of an opulent iris perfume with an almost languorous nature, the kind you find sprawled on the most lavish silks and doesn't get up until noon. Sort of like Misia Sert  herself, the bohemian muse who was also a friend of Mademoiselle Chanel. But Misia the perfume is a different creature. Crisp, clipped, linear, and determined, like a 1920s bobbed haircut. Misia delivers exact doses of iris and violets that walk the line between soap and powder, nostalgia and modern minimalism, Chanel and Guerlain. Misia…
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  • Spa Towells - the ready-to-go moisturizer

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    I can't begin to tell you how many times I've reached my hand into my purse looking for cream or lotion only to find a wet mess from a bottle that's mysteriously opened itself! I finally learned my lesson and that's why I love SpaTowells - the handy all-in-one moisturizer that literally moisturizes you from head to toe. Pop it in your purse, your gym back or even keep a few handy in the car! Each aloe-enriched towelette contains a rich blend of natural oils with outstanding conditioning properties, powerful antioxidants that can help reduce free radical damage and humectants that aid in…
  • Melange Perfumes

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Melange Perfumes is the creation of perfumer Denise Estrada & inspired by the popular fragrance bars and custom blending service at her previous Los Angeles retail stores, Melange Apothecary, 155 South Apothecary and Essenza.Melange Perfumes are formulated and hand-poured by artisans at their Los Angeles studio to ensure your perfumes and crème arrive perfectly fragrant. Three memorable artisan perfumes containing pure essential oils selected from around the world. These alcohol-free perfumes are prepared in small quantities using a base of natural Coconut Oil fractions and antioxidant…
  • Aura Candles Now Available at Beauty Cafe!!!

    2 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Aura Candles  My discovery of Aura Candles falls under my "things happen for a reason" belief... I was recently sent a fabulous package of candles by the lovely ladies at Aura Candles after a vendor client of theirs suggested they contact me. It was love at first sight!! I just knew they were the perfect fit for Beauty Cafe and I know you'll love them too!!Aura Candles come in a 6oz travel tin and have a 30 hour burn time. Travel candles are actually perfect for not only popping in your suitcase but for having around the tub and outdoors so you never have to worry about breaking glass!!
  • Noodle and Boo Essential Care Kit

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Noodle + Boo's Essential Care Kit With the birth of my grandbaby Julian in just a few weeks I can't help but find myself thinking of little goodies for mama to be and baby J. One of my favorite vendor reps joined this fabulous line earlier this year and now I can't wait to share it with Alannah and Julian!! The perfect baby skin care kit for at home and on the road Perfect gift.Perfect travel companion.Set includes super soft lotion, extra gentle shampoo and soothing body wash.Mild enough for daily use; can be used on newborns and babies with sensitive skin.Dermatologist and pediatrician…
  • Beauty Cafe is a Shopify Success Story

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    What an honor!! I received an email recently from Sheena at Shopify letting me know that Beauty Cafe had been selected as a Shopify Success Story!!If you have a minute check out our little story!Thank you to all who have been there for me and Beauty Cafe through the years. I truly appreciate you!!Love, laughter and friendship,Lisa SlavikBeauty Cafe
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  • MAC Make Me Gorgeous & Hollywood Cerise Lipsticks

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Two new MAC collections have just launched and both have as always, some pretty new lippies.MAC Is Beauty is loaded with lipsticks and glosses along with Fluidlines and Eyeliners.One of the new shades is Make Me Gorgeous. It's well named, as this bold , slightly pink coral will instantly give you a glam  "look" and put that pout front and center. It's an Amplified formula so it's creamy with a small hint of sheen. The coverage is full with deep pigment.Hollywood Cerise is from MAC X Philip Treacy. A deep fuchsia this one is a Satin . Again full pigment and  a beautiful shade.MAC is…
  • YSL Gloss Volupte Summer 2015 - Orange Sagatte & Bordeaux Sarouel

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Looking at the two new colors of gloss from YSL for Summer immediately made me think of bronzed skin, sunshine and strappy sandals to go with these bright lips.These are two pretty shades from the Marrakech inspired Les Sahariennes collection  and the tangerine /peach of Orange Sagatte is especially a favorite. For me, it's basically a color I wear anytime and all the time.  It's not super bright but not pale , having a medium peach/orange color with slight gold shimmer.The other shade, Bordeaux Sarouel is a muted red, with hints of burgundy and one I can actually wear. I have a…
  • Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Overnight sleep in masks are definitely  a trend, one we've picked up from Asia.   It's solid idea- sleep and moisturize/treat/plump skin while you catch your zzzzzs. And you don't peel these off. They absorb into skin and then you wash in the morning.Earlier this year Olay brought out  Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask .This, like most sleep ins, is a gel formula. It's has a waterlight feel that sinks in fast and feels refreshing on . There is a light herbal scent.The mask has light moisture and after using in the AM my skin looked smooth , plumped a bit and was well…
  • Clinique Bonus Time at Macy's w/ Lulu DK

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's Clinique Bonus time again at Macy's. Their collab with designer Lulu DK brings a tropical look  to the GWP bag , perfect for all your Summer fun needs. The GWP comes with any $ 27 Clinique purchase  and includes:Exclusive cosmetics bag and mini clutch designed by LuluMoisture Surge Extended Thirst ReliefDramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+High Impact Mascara in BlackYour choice of Pinks or Nudes:Pinks Option: Eye Shadow and Blush compact in Pinks & Duel Ended Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace and Long Last Glosswear in Kissy FitNudes Option: Eye Shadow and…
  • Bella By Vince Camuto

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
     The late , great designer Vince Camuto's name continues on in the fashion and beauty worlds .  Bella, the new fragrance is a ray of sunshine and warmth.Bella is a sunny floral loaded up with nectarine blossom and peach nectar  ( but it's not too sweet),  the white floral of jasmine and a touch of citrus with bergamot and lemon.  Light musk, blonde woods and white amber anchor the drydown. It is very much a fragrance that brings to mind Spring and  even more so, Summer.  It's not too light but not strong and has good sillage. A little sexy and feminine,…
 
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  • Entre Ciel et Mer, Paris-Seychelles, Jangala and Long-Courrier New Fragrance Reviews (Collection Croisière) + Pierre Guillaume’s Cruise Control Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Pierre Guillaume  Parfumerie Generale A large part of my perfume collection is made up of Pierre Guillaume fragrances, twelve Parfumerie Générale, three Huitième Art, two Phaedon and his magnificent sugarpeltsoft suede Damiris for Laboratorio Olfattivo. His talent is erudite, reflective and intensely sensual. Each new work reveals facets of the man himself, his appreciation and empathy for the emotive faculty of aroma. He combines the beauty of glittering perfume technologies and an obsession with exquisite and often esoteric raw materials, assembling formulae that…
  • Living Libations Being Free is Lots Of Fun -The Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
      What happens when the former tour yoga instructor for Bare Naked Ladies and one of the most fragrant of Canadian flower children meet? The world becomes full of Living Libations. Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis are on a mission of joy, and you are about to be enlisted (you're in good company, includingAlanis Morrisette.)  Nadine has assembled one of the most impressive lines of all natural products I have come across. Their work together provides yogic balance between utilitarian necessity and olfactory gluttony under the name Living Libations And for everyone, a draw for…
  • ÇaFleureBon Profiles in American Perfumery: Shalini of Shalini Parfum + Maurice Roucel’s Most Opulent Perfume Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Shalini of Shalini Parfum Profile: My first scent memory was being massaged by my mother in essential oils as a baby.  There were different oils ranging from classic florals – rose and jasmine to others like sandalwood, olive and ylang ylang.  And the love for fragrance was born. I always think of fragrance as what a woman wears closest to her skin.  It enters her body through the pores and affects her soul in the most subtle way.  It creates a memory and each note is a reminder of a moment of life that has passed. Shalini age 3 Bombay I was born in…
  • Creative Director Jan Ewoud Vos of Puredistance -The Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Jan Ewoud Vos Underlying all artwork is the Puredistance DNA. Whatever is new has to line up with our key values. With such a clear DNA and all artwork coming from one and the same person, I guess it is no surprise that Puredistance has developed into a Perfume House with its own, unique style. Thanks to Jan we have a world wide draw for a reader worldwide. You may choose between the  6 x2ml deluxe sampler ( I, Antonia, M, Opardu, Black and White) or a 17.5 ml Perfume Spray of your choice of I,  Antonia, MOpardu Black or White.  The random winner is mikasminion who chose…
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    Scentbird Perfumes

  • White Color, Personality Types and White Perfumes

    marina ljubisavljevic
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    White color symbolizes purity, innocence, perfection, goodness and clarity. White is also the color of positive vibration and fresh starts. Women who choose white as their favorite color usually go through a transitioning period and seek a new beginning, another chance. White is neutral color and it strives for company of other colors in other to be complete.It also says that these women strive for harmony, sensibility and wisdom. Too much of a good thing…. Too much white brings forward feelings of coldness and distance. The true nature of white perfumes Because of white’s neutrality,…
  • Red Color, Personality Types and Red Perfumes

    marina ljubisavljevic
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Red is the color of energy, passion, love, confidence and love. It is also the color of power, so it is often associated with masculinity and supremacy. Selecting red as your favorite color of the palette suggests you are optimistic and outgoing, passionate, energetic and assertive. Image courtesy of mo0nchild at http://www.freeimages.com/ The color of love You believe movement is energy, so you are very active and restless. You like being in the center of attention. You exude a tremendous amount of confidence and poise. Red perfumes are epitomes of the traits assigned to the color red by…
  • Purple Color, Personality Types and Purple Perfumes

    marina ljubisavljevic
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Having purple/violet/lavender as your favorite color means you are outgoing, positive, vibrant yet very sensitive person. You deeply care about the feelings of others and always extend your help. Helping others makes you happy, but the fact that some people take advantage of this hurts you. The color purple is the color of charisma. People are drawn to you because of your natural magnetism. It is also the color of introspection.  The color of future In the color palette, the color purple is labeled as the color of the future. It is closely related to dreams and hopes, to something that…
  • Blue Color, Personality Types and Blue Perfumes

    marina ljubisavljevic
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    The color blue is the quietest and the coldest of all the colors in the palette. It is subtle, unobtrusive and calming. Due to these qualities, people tend to use it as a synonym for an unpopular state of being: feeling blue, as in sadness. To me, blue is the color of the sky, of sea, of my mother’s eyes. It’s the color of honesty and unconditional loyalty. Confidence and cleanliness Blue perfumes exhibit an extreme amount of confidence and cleanliness. Of freedom and clarity. Image courtesy of John Kasawa at FreeDigitalPhotos.net From a color psychology perspective, blue is the color…
  • Green Color, Personality Types and Green Perfumes

    marina ljubisavljevic
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    To some, green color is the color of envy, immaturity or money, but, to me, it is the color of balance, emotional maturity and well-being. The green color is the color of awakening, of new beginning, of birth. It is also the color of spring, of hope. When it comes to green perfumes, my first association with them is fresh. It evokes images of fresh cut grass, of crushed mint leaves, of green apples, lily of the valley and bright orange leaves. The color green helps us to see situations clearly from all sides If we believe color psychology, green is the color of unspoiled and untouched beauty,…
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  • My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Exactly how Nutrition Effects Mental Health Straight or not directly, nourishment has an influence on emotional health and wellness. Adjustments in the nutritional intake of a person could create alterations in the emotional health and wellness as well as the other way around. These routines occur as a result of the lack of nourishment supply to the human brain. Any kind of alteration in diet regimen strategy or nourishment degree of the physical body straight mirrors in the emotional efficiency. Relentless power deprival, such as the situation of malnourished people, causes the utmost…
  • My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Tanya Burr Tanya Burr is a Youtube celebrity with over 2.7 Million clients! Tanya posts a mix of style, make-up, cooking and also various other arbitrary video clips. We wish you like her video clips and also concur with us that she is incredibly skilled! All civil liberties booked by video clip developer. The post My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr appeared first on Evelyn and Jones. Beauty & Style..
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    12 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Tanya Burr is a Youtube celebrity with over 2.7 Million clients! Tanya submits a mix of style, make-up, cooking as well as various other arbitrary video clips. We wish you like her video clips as well as concur with us that she is very skilled! All civil liberties booked by video clip developer. The post My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr appeared first on Evelyn and Jones. Beauty & Style..
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    12 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
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