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  • Monday scent of the day 8/3

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    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    Another Monday. What fragrance are you wearing? I am commando this morning, since I’m heading for the beach later. I am still on vacation — normal posting levels won’t return until next Monday. Reminder: this Friday, 8/7, will be Perfumer Spotlight… Read the rest of this article »
  • Wildfox ~ new perfume

    Now Smell This
    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Vintage-inspired women’s clothing brand Wildfox has launched their debut fragrance, Wildfox. The Wildfox fragrance was made under licensing arrangements with Elizabeth Arden… Read the rest of this article »
  • Frapin The Orchid Man (2015) {New Fragrance}

    The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Chant Wagner
  • Olfactif.com August “Earth Wind and Fire” Niche Perfume Sample Set Winner

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    Michelyn Camen
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla is based around a rich, warm, and pitch-perfect  Mexican vanilla absolute, dusted with a slight shimmer of grapefruit and lemon on top that is deliriously fun to wear after a day at the beach. Thanks to Olfactif.com, we have a draw as follows for a registeredUS reader: You can choose theDecember Olfactif Sampler which included Lira, DSH Vanille and Black Flower, the upcoming August sampler of three 2.5 ml sprayers (yet to be announced) or $20 off  ANY bottle of perfume at olfactof.com.  The  random winner of the draw is Systeme…
  • New Fragrance Review: Wax Poetic Ember, Flight, and Fruition + Language is Power Draw

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    Michelyn Camen
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Jeanette Price of Wax Poetic Language is strong, influential, and powerful.  It’s how we share our knowledge, our experiences, our story.  Perfumer Jeanette Price is able to take these attributes and transform them into scent with her new perfume line Wax Poetic Wax Poetic combines Jeanette’s passions for language and perfumery, pairing poems with scent to share stories and bring us into them.  The line launches with three perfumes: Ember, Flight, and Fruition. Sally Harrison Coming Home Ember tells a tale of renewal and overcoming loss, speaking of a wheat field…
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  • Perfumed Horoscope August 3 - August 9

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:45 pm
        This is the week of major opportunities for growth, for experiencing bliss and love. It’s however also one of those times that will have required you to be disciplined over a period of time. Discipline serves only one reason: to prepare you to hold and manage the treasures that decided to invade your life this week. Stay organized in how you’re... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope August 3 - August 9 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey Parfum

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    Issey Miyake presented Nuit d'Issey Eau de Toilette for men in 2014, as a flanker of L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme fragrance from 1994. In October 2015, Nuit d'Issey Parfum, the enhanced and more intensive version, is launched. The magnetic, mysterious and vivid composition that evokes dark night opens with accords of grapefruit and pink pepper. Leather and vanilla in the heart give an elegant ... Read full article: Issey Miyake Nuit d’Issey Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • ROADS Africa Collection: I Am Dance, Big Sky, Past/Presence, Afropolis

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    Danielle Ryan presents her new AFRICA COLLECTION which belongs to the house of ROADS and includes four fragrances: I AM DANCE, BIG SKY, PAST/PRESENCE and AFROPOLIS. The collection will be available starting from October 2015 and is constructed as a "collaboration of cultures, where inspirational African ingredients are combined under the influence of literature, art and dance." I AM DANCE is... Read full article: ROADS Africa Collection: I Am Dance, Big Sky, Past/Presence, Afropolis from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Ghost Girl

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Charlotte Free for Ghost Girl / Ghost Fragrances Instagram Ghost launches their new fragrance for women Ghost Girl which follows after editions Enchanted Bloom, Ghost Moonlight and Ghost Whisper Rain. Ghost Girl aims at young girls and women who like floral-fruity modern compositions. Its flacon is decorated with graffiti in different colors, while the stopper is in metallic strong pink... Read full article: Ghost Girl from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Little Marcel Little Sky, Peace and Sun and Purple Love

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    French fashion and accessories brand Little Marcel presents its first three fragrances in July 2015: Little Sky, Peace and Sun and Purple Love. Little Sky is a crisp and bright fragrance that brings a good mood. The composition is floral-fruity and woody. The top notes are lime, mandarin and black currant. The heart consists of peach, rose and lily of the valley, followed by the ba... Read full article: Little Marcel Little Sky, Peace and Sun and Purple Love from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
 
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  • Chanel Chance, Chance Eau Tendre & Chance Eau Vive ~ fragrance review

    Angela
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Have you noticed the trend of young women dying their hair gray? It can be startling to see a baby face capped with grandma’s hair. Sometimes it comes off as chic. But sometimes it’s an epic fail, almost as unsettling as politicians who dye their hair nut brown when Mother Nature clearly determined it should be gray — or gone. Mutton dressed as lamb, and vice versa. To me, Chanel Chance plays this game. It doctors a big girl’s perfume for little girls by simplifying its heady oriental notes, freshening it up with citrus, and targeting its marketing to younger women. It’s like…
  • Nest Midnight Fleur Soleil ~ new fragrance

    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    Nest Fragrances brand has launched Midnight Fleur Soleil, a new fragrance for women. Midnight Fleur Soleil is a flanker to Midnight Fleur… Read the rest of this article »
  • Wildfox ~ new perfume

    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Vintage-inspired women’s clothing brand Wildfox has launched their debut fragrance, Wildfox. The Wildfox fragrance was made under licensing arrangements with Elizabeth Arden… Read the rest of this article »
  • Online fragrance shopping

    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    Deal at beautyhabit: with any purchase of $40 or more, get a free tin of Anis de Flavigny Orange Blossom candy using coupon code BLOSSOM, good through 8/12.Deal at dshperfumes: take 15% off with coupon code summerbloom15, good through 8/11.New at harrods (UK): Thierry Mugler Alien Oud Majestueux.New at indigoperfumery: Envoyage Frida.New at harveynichols (UK): Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale.New at luckyscent: 4160Tuesdays Maxed Out, Amouage Beloved.New at ulta: Prada Luna Rossa Sport.
  • Monday scent of the day 8/3

    Robin
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    Another Monday. What fragrance are you wearing? I am commando this morning, since I’m heading for the beach later. I am still on vacation — normal posting levels won’t return until next Monday. Reminder: this Friday, 8/7, will be Perfumer Spotlight… Read the rest of this article »
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  • [CONUS] Pure Leather

    SnowStorm
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    I have an almost new bottle of Thierry Mugler A*men Pure Leather for swap. It is missing 5 sprays. 3.4/100ml size uploadfromtaptalk1438628845282.jpg Looking for any of the following: - YSL l'Homme Libre / 3.4 - Prada Amber Intense / 3.4 - Carolina Herrera 212 Men / 3.4 - Dior Fahrenheit / 3.4 - AdG Essen / 3.4 - Chanel Allure Home Sport / 3.4 Attached Images uploadfromtaptalk1438628845282.jpg (101.6 KB)
  • Has anyone compared the new Bulgari Aqua vs the old? Is there really a reformulation?

    DerangedGoose
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:38 am
    This is probably my favorite aquatic, and I did notice the new bottle when I ordered a new 150ml (beautiful) to replace my spent 100. Some reviewers on Fragrantica comment that it has lost performance / longevity, others that it never had any to begin with. I remember when I wore it often ten years ago, I got at least 6 hours out of it (4 sprays), but I wasnt really tracking it. Im at the four hour mark right now, but Im wondering what your impressions have been.
  • [EU] Vintage bottles

    lottalotta
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    I`m scaling down my wardrobe,getting rid of a bunch of vintages and thought I`ll put them here first in case someones on the hunt.. I`m In Sweden, Europe, and prices do not include shipping. Europe preferred but Im flexible :) Kenzo parfum d`ete, edt 30 ml 99% full with box 40 Euro Paco Rabanne Eau de Calandre,Vaporisateur natural spray 60 ml 98 % full no box 50 Euro Escada Margaretha Ley Un ete en Provence, edt 30 ml 99% full with box 40 Euro Escada Pacific Paradise, edt 100 ml 98% full no box 35 Euro Laura Biagiotti Fiori Bianchi edp concentree 50 ml with box 35 Euro Romeo Gigli G,edt 50 ml…
  • Best Dior fragrance?

    Fragrance junkie
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    what is the best smelling fragrance from the house of dior not including the private collection?
  • How would you rank the Bond No. 9 Beach Scents?

    LizardKing
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    I count Eau De NY in the beach scent collection. They used to but now list it in their uptown collection. I own most and have sampled them all. Still trying to figure out Shelter Island. I go back n forth on Fire. 1. Eau De NY 2. Coney Island 3. Montauk 4. Hamptons 5. Fire Island 6. Shelter Island 7. Sag Harbor
 
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  • Scent of success: perfume's perennial popularity is thanks to natural and ... - The Guardian

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    The GuardianScent of success: perfume's perennial popularity is thanks to natural and The GuardianPerfume has existed for thousands of years and manufacturers have used scents in everyday products – candles, soap, lip balm, lotions – for more than a century. Even today's scent-free products contain an odor neutralizer, which in essence is one
  • E-commerce, stationery, perfumes to boost growth: Archies - Moneycontrol.com

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    Moneycontrol.comE-commerce, stationery, perfumes to boost growth: ArchiesMoneycontrol.comE-commerce, stationery, perfumes to boost growth: Archies. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Raghav Moolchandani, Business Development of Archies said the mass stationary and perfume segments led the growth in June quarter. Google +. Like this story ...
  • Essex County Perfume Factory Cited For 'Explosion Hazards' - Patch.com

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Patch.comEssex County Perfume Factory Cited For 'Explosion Hazards'Patch.comAn Essex County perfume and cosmetics manufacturing company is facing $50,000 of possible sanctions and fines for “serious” violations of OSHA standards, including fire and explosion hazards. Contract Filling, Inc., located on Cliffside Drive in Cedar and more »
  • The Strange History Of Perfume, From Ancient Roman Foot Fragrance To Napoleon ... - Bustle

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    BustleThe Strange History Of Perfume, From Ancient Roman Foot Fragrance To Napoleon BustleIf you're a perfume aficionado, you probably know the basics of the modern history of perfume. You know how Guerlain and Coty were the first big companies to mass-produce perfume, you know that Chanel No 5 smashed sales records and made perfume ...
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian creates perfume for luxury yacht - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Maison Francis Kurkdjian creates perfume for luxury yachtSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Kurkdjian has impressive accolades under his belt, such as the award-winning Le Mâle for Jean Paul Gaultier and his amazing work of bringing the perfume of Marie Antoinette back to life. Maison Francis Kurkdjian's latest offering is an ultra-exclusive
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  • A beacon of light in the gloom: Bergamoss solid perfume by Aftelier

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

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

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

    14 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    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
 
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  • Oriental Arabesque for Oud Palao by Diptyque

    Perfumeshrine
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The newest fragrance by French niche brand Diptyque is called Oud Palao and is -you guessed it- inspired by the mega-trend that is oud. It also incorporates perfume notes of Bulgarian rose, camphor, labdanum,  rum, tobacco, patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, and sandalwood. But what is most memorable is the gorgeous, eye-catching illustration motif. After all Diptyque started as a quirky design
  • The Case for a Good Drag of Smoke: Korres Premium II L'Eau de Parfum

    Perfumeshrine
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    Poor Jon Hamm had to smoke 74 herbal cigarettes in the pilot of Mad Men alone, such is our modern shunning of smoking, even more so on screen, where it's strictly seen as "period work." And yet ... You can do lots of things with a cigarette on hand: gain time, use that sharp intake of smoke as a decisive battle cry, fill that hanging silence of exhaling with something to look into, occupy your
  • New Images of the Great Cate for Armani Si Eau de Toilette New Campaign

    Perfumeshrine
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    That's Cate Blanchett, for the upcoming new publicity for Armani Si, a nouveau chypre fragrance built around a blackcurrant note, that has already taken a significant share in the market. The Italian maestro's white shirts from the previous ads give way to something a bit more casual, it seems; a silvery grey cashmere jumper with short sleeves or a dress, from the looks of it?And a killer
  • Bang Bang

    Perfumeshrine
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    The heat made me pick Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Carnal Flower today, a sexy ‪fragrance‬ built on the greener, fresher side of the lush tuberose blossoms. A favorite with American women, it won my heart when I first tested it many summers ago one fateful hot afternoon; it spoke of the eternal west and riding into the sunset cutting my losses. What perfume are you wearing today?
  • Vacation in a Bottle: Fragrances to Take you Away

    Perfumeshrine
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    Whether your mind is set on Honolulu, Bali or Amorgos, there's bound to be at least one fragrant composition that presses all the right buttons for you; windswept, transient, sprayed with sea salt, evocative of endless white sand and dry rock or of tropical heat beach-smelling fragrances are a cult favorite for a reason. We all have fantasies like that, especially in the last days spent in the
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  • Must Gold Monday: A new addition at Cartier

    Ann
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Perfume PosseMust Gold Monday: A new addition at Cartier Cartier, oh Cartier, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways … As you may know by now I’m clearly a Cartier fangirl through and through. My love of the brand began back in the early ‘80s as the line was my gateway drug into elegant, upscale fragrance, starting with the original Must The rest, please... Perfume PosseMust Gold Monday: A new addition at Cartier
  • Catching up

    Musette
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Perfume PosseCatching up Hi, Posse!  Catching up with you!!! I’ve been MIA for far too long but it’s been a long slog through the Summer.   It’s been like Jamaica down here, with 90F days and torrential rains – things have gone sky-high!  Check out my Hill Border – y’all remember the 9 tons of dirt and compost The rest, please... Perfume PosseCatching up
  • Sampaquita by Geza Schoen for Ormonde Jayne 2004

    Portia
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseSampaquita by Geza Schoen for Ormonde Jayne 2004 Hey there Posse, The Ormonde Jayne brand has largely passed me by. I have a couple of the travels that I’ve bought in splits and a sample set bought from the Ormonde Jayne site. I have liked everything I’ve tried from the house and find them very wearable, though a couple are a bit too The rest, please... Perfume PosseSampaquita by Geza Schoen for Ormonde Jayne 2004
  • Atelier des Ors

    March
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Perfume PosseAtelier des Ors I was thrilled to receive a package in the mail last week – generous samples from Josie at Osswald, who wanted me to take a test drive of the Atelier des Ors fragrances, which are new for 2015, along with some other things. The Atelier des Ors are not cheap ($295 for 100 ml), but The rest, please... Perfume PosseAtelier des Ors
  • Hermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia

    Patty
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Perfume PosseHermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia Hermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia is the newest release from Hermes, a flanker to Jour d’Hermes. Never ready to like flankers, but since I loved Jour d’Hermes so much, I gave this a spin.  It’s great.  It’s that sophisticated, elegant floral that is perfect when you want a plush gardenia floral instead of something more earthy. The rest, please... Perfume PosseHermes Jour d’Hermes Gardenia
 
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  • Oak Tree Circle

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Yesterday, just as I was about to head off to the perfumery a gardener with a chain saw almost starting going at the oaks on the neighboring lot. We were able to fend off the fellow by taking photos and calling the police. Since I'm not sure if this method of protection will be sustainable I am asking each of you to encircle the seven trees in love and protection. If you have some Q Perfume
  • Lyra is back!

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Lyra is back in all formats: solid, perfume extrait and the new eau de parfum! The difference between the three is in the base materials and concentration. The solid contains beeswax, jojoba and an infusion where as the extrait and EdP are in 190 proof alcohol. The difference in the concentration of the two liquids is subtle. Since the extrait is meant for "dabbing" and the EdP is for
  • The Student and the Teacher

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    In the mid eighties on the day of graduation from Otis in downtown Los Angeles, the head of the Communications Arts Dept. Sheila Levrant De Bretteville, invited me to return to Otis as a teacher. I've been teaching ever since! This Sunday I will once again resume the mantle of teaching with the debut of my first formal class at the perfumery which opens the door to regular workshops and
  • Interview with Perfumer, Roxana Villa

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Back in March, the blog editor over at Ziibra contacted me requesting an interview. I replied with a "Yes, I'd love to!" immediately. Here is the link below, what you should know before ready is that I get a bit passionate about what drives and triggers me. There's so much deception in perfume, which includes those working in the realms of botanical and natural, I can't help but bring some
  • Spring in Summer

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Some of the plants in my garden are acting as if its Spring, even though we are in the middle of Summer. I'm guessing this is due to the extremely weird weather coupled with a little extra watering with our shower water. If you didn't know, California is having a massive drought and thus we are suppose to be mindful about our use of H20. Here at the woodland cottage we take showers with
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  • Tuberose

    Andy
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Today’s picture: My little personal highlight this morning. My tuberose plant blooms on the veranda, in her pot, pretty early for Zurich. It’s perfume? Heavenly! Creamy, green, powdery, rich, sensual, but not obnoxious. It is pure inspiration. Another pure inspiration moment, the reason for me not commenting on my blog post of last week: Me up there, in the Swiss mountains, taking a day or two off. The timing for this day off was perfect: The weather was better up there than down here. And I could take a deep breath before heading into August that will be super busy, preparing for…
  • Elefant

    Andy
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Today’s post title could probably also be “the big picture”, or “if you want to eat an elephant”. You know how the saying goes: “If you want to eat an elephant, do it in small bites. ” The elephant you see on this post is the result of yesterday’s painting exercise, acrylic on canvas, pretty large, like 80×70 cm. I like it, for a couple of reasons: One is the colors.  The elephant’s color was immediately clear to me; the background however took me forever and I changed it three times, and every time it got a bit better. The goal…
  • piles of things

    Andy
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Today’s picture is a bit an odd one: it is a picture from one of the walls in the “factory”, where I piled up the boxed packages of air du désert marocain. Pieces of 24 in cardboard boxes, piled up to form sort of a tauer tower. Some more need to go there, but there is no hurry anymore as I did some 750 of air du désert boxes, sufficient to serve the markets for a while. Recently, I have been piling up things on a variety of levels: Paintings everywhere, trial perfume bottles on the bench, many of these for tauerville, and I was piling up papers. Actually, a lot of papers.
  • copy of nature

    Andy
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Uff. We (my two helping hands and me) sort of managed to get packed and ready what needed to get packed in the “factory”. Like: Piles of air du désert sitting there, waiting for autumn and the holiday season and “if we are lucky” it will last into early next year. Thus, that exercise is sort of over for the moment. Back to the routine of doing every day a bit of everything. And back to working on ideas and scents: Like… sandalwood. Sandalwood, Santal notes: I just love them. Quite often I feel that real sandalwood from Mysore (santalum album) is actually good…
  • Spoiled and the sea shore

    Andy
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Today’s picture shows you my weekend exercise: working patiently on a sea shore motive. It sits in the living room now, as it is acryl paint and dries super fast, together with many other paintings in various formats, and me don’t know nada what to do with them. You know, my painting teacher told me to place the pictures in a way you have to watch them daily, to see them and learn. Here,  in the house of tauer, we thus discuss a lot about pictures. The comment I got for this one, the stones on the sea shore: Nice, pleasing, maybe too pleasing. So there you go: Thin lines…
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  • Jasmine: A Summary

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    "Everybody has some sense of what good food is. What many of us actually eat may not taste specifically good, may not be particularly good for us, and probably comes from a farm or factory we don't want to even imagine. But that's not because we don't know what we want. It's just that we always seem to end up eating something else."(Jeff Crump - From Earth to Table, p. 1)I could say the very same about perfume. How many times we know what a good perfume should smell like, but buy into the marketing schemes, or make a purchase because of the bottle alone? How many times it's the persona…
  • Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Moisture Cream with Soothing Jasmine & Vitamin E

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Moisture Cream with Soothing Jasmine & Vitamin E  used to be my favourite face cream before Persephenie came up with much more wholesome formulations, and even better perfumed, such as her Rose Paka. I got to admit though: I've abandoned all face creams in favour of my own Elixir - a hand-blended face oil, that is made of nourishing noncomedogenic oils and smell wonderfully rosy and fruity. For this jasmine fest I've also experimented with formulating a jasmine-scented face oil, using avocado oil as the base, in hopes of a greater synergistic effect for…
  • Carol Priest's Jasmine Flower Toner

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    In celebration of jasmine this month, I'd like to mention Carol Priest's Jasmine Flower Toner. I can no longer find it in town, but when I did I truly enjoyed a more light handed experience of jasmine on my face.Jasmine offers some wonderful properties for the skin. It is particularly recommended for sensitive skin, so enjoying it in this light and safe quantity (this is not a true hydrofoil, but rather jasmine absolute emulsified into distilled water, with the aid of alcohol and carprylyl/capryl glucoside). This ingredient is vegetable-derived and has surfactant, solubalizing and…
  • Salty Jasmine Candies

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Persephenie's Salty Jasmine Candies  indeed induce passion, as their subtitle promises. This is done by taking you by surprise with an explosion of jasmine absolute in your mouth These are little, unevenly sized and shaped flat sugar candies that are dusted with powdered sugar, which gives them the appearance of a dangerous substance. They are generously flavoured with jasmine oil. The result is a very bold, uncompromising experience, not unlike licking one's nose after it has accidentally touched the bottle of jasmine absolute you've just sniffed... Its saving grace from being too…
  • Pairing Jasmine

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Most of us are familiar with jasmine teas, but what other culinary uses are there to jasmine?Because jasmine absolute is so costly and hard to come by for most, and also difficult to work with at the right concentration for food preparation, it is not easy to find recipes that are jasmine-flavoured. The few that are, typically call for infusion of jasmine tea to achieve the desired aroma. As far as gourmet cuisine goes, jasmine as a flavour can be mostly found in desserts. Renown pastry chef Pierre Hermé created remarkable macarons that are flavoured with jasmine, and inspired…
 
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  • Hiram Green Moon Bloom

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

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

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

  • Chanel Tissé d'Automne Eye Shadow Quad Les 4 Ombres Fall 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    Even after all these years and countless seasonal collections there's still something special about getting a new Chanel eye shadow quad. I picked this Chanel Tissé d'Automne Les 4 Ombres for fall 2015 because the colors are so perfect for the season and looked more interesting than the usual khaki/brown of fall. It's in the way they reflect the light, I think, and the impression of an early fall day that is very true-to-life. Of course, I could start talking about the light in Paris and all that, but we're discussing eye shadows and I don't write ad copy. It's kind of there, though.The…
  • Currently- July 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:53 pm
    BookRe Jane by Patricia Park. A modern retelling of Jane Eyre, relocated to the outer boroughs and with an Asian American twist. I'm enjoying it so far.MusicAnna Regina from Wolf Hall. I found the miniseries unwatchable, but the music is haunting and beautiful.TVLast week we binge-watched Transparent, and now I can't wait to the next season. Jeffery Tambor deserves every award in the universe.Frequently Worn Item/OutfitLittle crochet cardigans over summer dresses to deal with the heat-to-arctic-blasts. And hats. I can't go out without a hat.PerfumeMortal skin by 777 Stephane Humbert Lucas.
  • Chanel Glossimer Chêne Rouge Fall 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Yes, I know, it's a lip gloss. Nothing revolutionary, just a shiny colored gel for the lips. But I've been a fan of Chanel Glossimer formula long before I started blogging, and have always adored the complex colors they's been offering. I've finished several in recent months, so it was time to treat myself to a new one, and Chêne Rouge from Chanel Fall 2015 collection was the perfect one. With a name like "Red Oak" it doesn't come more autumnal, and the deep red with a roasted tomato base is stunning.The gloss has no scent or taste, stickiness level is at a minimum (Chanel were doing…
  • Jardins d’Ecrivains- Marlowe

    Gaia Fishler
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    There are many mysteries hanging over Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe: Why exactly was he murdered? Why wasn't Rupert Everett credited for playing him in 'Shakespeare In Love'? Why did author Deborah Harkness choose to portray him as a 'daemon', and an evil one at that, in her novel 'Shadow of Night'? And why did perfumer Anaïs Biguine of Jardins d’Ecrivains dedicated an ultra powdery tuberose fragrance to his memory?I'll start at the end and tell you that I really really enjoy Marlowe. Sometimes despite myself and in spite of a very chaotic development of the perfume. It's…
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Téméraire- Fall 2015

    Gaia Fishler
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Téméraire from the Fall 2015 collection Les Automnales had several surprises in store. I thought it was going to have a metallic finish (see photo of the Téméraire in the tube), but that seems to be just an overlay that doesn't translate when applied. There lipstick has a certain sheen, like all Chanel Rouge Coco Shine products, but it's not an 80s revival. Then there was its longevity and the strong stain left behind. It started as I first swatched it on my arm and had to use an oil cleanser to get it completely off, and kept this much-desired trait when I…
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    The Beauty Alchemist

  • Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Cream Gel

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:37 pm
    In these hot days we've been having , moisturizer is just too much for me. I can't even think of slathering any on. I do use a light serum  and newly added to the morning routine is a lightweight gel cream from Lumene.Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Gel Cream is both matifying and pore minimizing according to the brand. It's a very light formula that glides on and into skin quickly. It feels refreshing , adding just a touch of moisture. There's no shine  or feel of it on once it sinks in.It does matte skin  a little. Smoothing it out and making a nice canvas  for BB or…
  • Savannah Bee Southern Lip Balm Trio

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Love lip balms with great flavors? The folks at Savannah Bee have a tasty Southern influenced trio .Sweet Tea, Key Lime and Peach all taste and smell pretty delish.  Sweet Tea is my favorite . The smell of fresh brewed tea , how good is that ? And now in lip balm form. Love it.All of these are super hydrating with  coconut oil, olive oil, cocoa, shea butter, and hemp seed along . Beeswax, honey, propolis and royal jelly  are in there too along with natural essential oils. They have no tint or sheen  and are smooth on lips.The company doesn't…
  • YSL Couture Kajal 3 in1 Kohl Eyeliner- Fall 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Part two of  a look at YSL Fall is the new Couture Kajal 3 in 1 Kohl Eyeliner . ( Metal Clash Eye Palette here )I love just looking at these. They are so chic and stylish. Once the lid is off, you get a deep pigmented eyeliner.   Couture Kajal pencils apply smoothly without any tug and can make a thin line or a thicker one or  use as eye shadow.These are long wear and have done well on me.YSL says up to 12 hour wear. Unless you count the time I tried them , went into the pool in  95 degree temps with blasting humidity.  Don't try that at home. These are self…
  • YSL Metal Clash Couture Eye Palette - Fall 2015

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:26 pm
    YSL's fall collection has a lot to love. Two standouts are new kohl eye pencils ( review coming soon) and this new eye palette .Metal Clash has a lot of browns and bronzes which is why it gets my vote. The rich pinkish burgundy shade isn't too bad either. Mixed with any of the browns it's a great fall look. The  golden bronze shade  has a lot of shimmer,  while the darkest brown ( center)  has a hint of simmer and the medium one  is more satin. In general I find YSL shadows to be ones that last really well on me and they have  rich pigment. Metal Clash gives you…
  • Lancome Auda(city) in Paris Multi-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Created by Lisa Eldridge , images of Lancome's new Auda(city) in Paris Multi-Pan Eyeshadow Palette are out today . The palette is available on August 10th for $ 68 and has 16 shadows inspired by vignettes of Parisian  life. www.lancome-usa.com and @lancomeUSA Instagram for more looks
 
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  • Olfactif.com August “Earth Wind and Fire” Niche Perfume Sample Set Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla is based around a rich, warm, and pitch-perfect  Mexican vanilla absolute, dusted with a slight shimmer of grapefruit and lemon on top that is deliriously fun to wear after a day at the beach. Thanks to Olfactif.com, we have a draw as follows for a registeredUS reader: You can choose theDecember Olfactif Sampler which included Lira, DSH Vanille and Black Flower, the upcoming August sampler of three 2.5 ml sprayers (yet to be announced) or $20 off  ANY bottle of perfume at olfactof.com.  The  random winner of the draw is Systeme…
  • New Fragrance Review: Wax Poetic Ember, Flight, and Fruition + Language is Power Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Jeanette Price of Wax Poetic Language is strong, influential, and powerful.  It’s how we share our knowledge, our experiences, our story.  Perfumer Jeanette Price is able to take these attributes and transform them into scent with her new perfume line Wax Poetic Wax Poetic combines Jeanette’s passions for language and perfumery, pairing poems with scent to share stories and bring us into them.  The line launches with three perfumes: Ember, Flight, and Fruition. Sally Harrison Coming Home Ember tells a tale of renewal and overcoming loss, speaking of a wheat field…
  • Dana El Masri of Jazmin Sarai ~Winners

    Michelyn Camen
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    Dana El Masri with Jean Claude Ellena My name is Dana El Masri, I am 28 years old and an Independent Perfumer. I was born on a rainy Tuesday in Budapest in 1987. I imagine the scent of petrichor enchanting the city that evening. It’s a really random place to be born, I know, but that is where my story began. My earliest scent memories include the scent of paint on wooden chairs; the scent of faint gasoline emanating from the plane, mixed with the freshness of pine and seawater in Beirut; mangoes in my grandfather’s garden; and jasmines, always jasmines.   Thanks to the…
  • New Perfume Review: Invocation Aigle Bleu (In Collaboration with Michel Roudnitska) Yuutin+ The Five Elements Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Michel Roudnitska and Aigle Bleu of Invocation Aigle Bleu (Blue Eagle) of Invocation has become very dear to my heart,  in his therapeutic and aesthetically arresting approach to perfumery, The 5 Elements deepens my sense of awe. Continuing Chiiyam and Miwah's use as olfactory medicine as well as French inspired structures (he studied with master perfumer and shaman Michel Roudnitska), each perfume  in "The 5 Elements Collection", a collaboration with Michel Roudnitska is formulated for individual constitutions as reflected in nearly every spiritual…
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  • Take Me to Museum: Not a Perfume by Juliette Has A Gun

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    My name is Not a Perfume, yet I am a perfume. My nature is peculiar, because unlike other perfumes, I only have one side. I am like an addictive music piece made out of one note only. Like a fine painting made of one color only. I am special and I know it. My owner is sassy and eccentric, with a edge. In her free time, while other women roam the malls, she roams the museums. You will probably see her standing in front of a painting from a local artist, deeply pensive, absorbed in the strokes and colors. You will only feel my presence if you stand close to her. She is very passionate about…
  • Take Me to Summer Party: Incanto Bloom by Salvatore Ferragamo

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    During the winter (a dreaded word), most of us adopt a single-track lifestyle. We wake up, we feel cold, we dress, we go to work, we come back home and try to stay warm. During this time, even the most exuberant social butterflies are cocooned in places where the mercury is not allowed to experience mood swings, and they decline flying from one place to another, unless the transportation is swift, warm and convenient. So, these temperatures outside mean one thing: summer parties. Rooftops, courtyards, extravagant dinner halls, pools and beachside. Looking for that one plus to a summer party?
  • Perfume of the Day: L’Eau de Chloe by Chloe

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    L’Eau de Chloe is playful, energizing, and romantically mellow. The soft green pastels dominate due to the zingy citrus and its agreeable friendship with cedar. With one spritz, there is an innate freshness, like a citrus, cold shower on a scorching day.It is just enough to satiate your thirst, never daring to cross that fine line between fresh and bitter. Within 15 minutes, you get the most welcoming blend of rose. Michel Almarairac, the perfumer, notes that the perfume is made out of the finest distilled rose water. When the time is right, you are being offered the most wonderful…
  • Christian Dior Quote on Perfume

    Marina Ljubisavljevic
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    The post Christian Dior Quote on Perfume appeared first on Scentbird Perfumes.
  • Hermes’ Un Jardin Collection

    Sarika Ram
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    The Hermes Un Jardin collection brings the outdoors in with a natural, floral, and fruity balance of notes in each of the four fragrances, representative of the four corners of the world. Un Jardin de Méditerranée This scent brings  its wearer into an exotic world, and uses the base note of a Mediterranean fig tree as a vehiclefor creating the ambience of a private garden. The other notes in the perfume include cypress tree, juniper, lemon, and bergamot, which uniquely infuse the woody elements of the trees with bright citrus. Un Jardin sur le Nil Inspired by the Egyptian Nile, the…
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