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  • Caudalie Rose de Vigne (2015): A Rose Perfume for Wine Lovers {New Fragrance}

    The Scented Salamander: Perfume & Beauty Blog & Webzine
    23 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    By Chant Wagner
  • Prada Luna Rossa Sport

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    21 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Prada has expanded their collection Luna Rossa with a new fragrance for men, PRADA LUNA ROSSA SPORT, arriving after Luna Rosa from 2012, Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition from 2013 and Luna Rossa Extreme from 2013. The new fragrance Prada Luna Rossa Sport arrives in the same flacon as previous editions, in attractive red glass combined with a smooth silver metallic part and repr... Read full article: Prada Luna Rossa Sport from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Azzedine Alaïa - Alaïa

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    23 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa enters the world of perfumes under the license of Beaute Prestige International and launches his first fragrance Alaïa. The fragrance is inspired by the designer's memories of childhood spent in Tunisia like water poured over hot brick walls.“My perfume is not reasonable—it makes time lie. I dreamed of it like an archaeologist dreams of sculptures from antiq... Read full article: Azzedine Alaïa - Alaïa from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Going toward the light: Puredistance White (And a prize draw!)

    Perfume-Smellin' Things Perfume Blog
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    By Donna The sixth release from Puredistance follows the well received Black which was also authored by Antoine Lie, and White could not be more aptly named; it is very bright, dazzling even, the perfume equivalent of looking into the sun. This particular sub genre of white floral is not everyone's cup of tea, but it happens to be a style that I enjoy very much. I have fond
  • Gender Bender: Bulgari pour Homme … pour Femme (1996)

    Fragrantica Perfumes
    23 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    This is another in a series of fragrance reviews that asks, “How does fragrance transcend gender?” Leave a comment below for your chance to receive a sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free! Hello and welcome to my new column here at Fragrantica: “Gender Bender,” an exploration of aroma, gender and scented freedom. Though by no means do I personally prescribe to fragrance having ... Read full article: Gender Bender: Bulgari pour Homme … pour Femme (1996) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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  • Gender Bender: Bulgari pour Homme … pour Femme (1996)

    23 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    This is another in a series of fragrance reviews that asks, “How does fragrance transcend gender?” Leave a comment below for your chance to receive a sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free! Hello and welcome to my new column here at Fragrantica: “Gender Bender,” an exploration of aroma, gender and scented freedom. Though by no means do I personally prescribe to fragrance having ... Read full article: Gender Bender: Bulgari pour Homme … pour Femme (1996) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Azzedine Alaïa - Alaïa

    23 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa enters the world of perfumes under the license of Beaute Prestige International and launches his first fragrance Alaïa. The fragrance is inspired by the designer's memories of childhood spent in Tunisia like water poured over hot brick walls.“My perfume is not reasonable—it makes time lie. I dreamed of it like an archaeologist dreams of sculptures from antiq... Read full article: Azzedine Alaïa - Alaïa from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • L'Occitane en Provence Pivoine Flora (2015)

    21 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    L`Occitane en Provence relaunches the collection Pivoine Flora presented in 2011, which included EDTs and EDPs. The new eponymous collection includes EDT in a redesigned flacon, body milk, shower gel, hand cream and perfumed soap. The collection was inspired by beautiful peony flowers which are a symbol of women’s beauty. Every year, these beautiful flowers in different colors bloom in Pr... Read full article: L'Occitane en Provence Pivoine Flora (2015) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Prada Luna Rossa Sport

    21 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Prada has expanded their collection Luna Rossa with a new fragrance for men, PRADA LUNA ROSSA SPORT, arriving after Luna Rosa from 2012, Luna Rossa 34th America`s Cup Limited Edition from 2013 and Luna Rossa Extreme from 2013. The new fragrance Prada Luna Rossa Sport arrives in the same flacon as previous editions, in attractive red glass combined with a smooth silver metallic part and repr... Read full article: Prada Luna Rossa Sport from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
  • Calvin Klein Euphoria Essence

    20 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Calvin Klein introduces two new limited editions from the Euphoria collection. Euphoria Essence and Euphoria Essence Men come out in August 2015, advertised by Natalia Vodianova and Tyson Ballou. Euphoria Essence is a floral-fruity-oriental fragrance signed by Yves Cassar and Jean-Marc Chaillan. The top notes are raspberry, pink pepper and blackberry. The heart captures orchid, lily of the v... Read full article: Calvin Klein Euphoria Essence from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
 
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  • Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, Memorial Day weekend 2015

    Robin
    23 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the USA! And happy weekend to everyone else. We’re celebrating with our usual open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you’re wishing you’d bought when you had the chance, or the one you wish you hadn’t bought. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer… Read the rest of this article »
  • The freebiemeet, episode 4

    Robin
    23 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    The freebiemeet is open! PLEASE read the instructions! For people who would like to chat in addition to, or instead of, giving and getting free stuff, there will be a poll along shortly. If you have perfume-related items you’d like to give away (as opposed to swap for something else — our next swapmeet will be in October), and if you’re reasonably sure you can mail your items within the next month, feel free to list them below in the comments AFTER reading the instructions. If you see something in the comments that you want, and if you already have a reader account here and have…
  • Cartier Eau de Cartier Vetiver Bleu ~ fragrance review

    Robin
    22 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    Eau de Cartier Vétiver Bleu is the latest of Cartier’s flankers to 2001’s Eau de Cartier. The original Eau de Cartier is a perfectly serviceable, well-made cologne (from perfumer Christine Nagel, by the way), the sort that everyone needs at least one of. I was tempted to buy it more than once, years ago, but eventually filled the category with other basic colognes I liked better (Eau de Guerlain, for instance). Cartier has done any number of likewise well-made flankers for Eau de Cartier, and I’ve been tempted by some of those as well, especially the recent Eau de Cartier…
  • Boucheron Quatre Pour Homme ~ new fragrance

    Robin
    22 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Boucheron has launched Quatre Pour Homme. Like its feminine counterpart, Boucheron Quatre, the new fragrance was named for the brand’s quatre rings… Read the rest of this article »
  • Friday scent of the day 5/22

    Robin
    22 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    TGIF! Today’s community project: wear something from Jo Malone or perfumer Christine Nagel. I’m wearing Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, originally released as part of the Kohdo wood collection. As always, do tell us your fragrance of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project… Read the rest of this article »
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  • Incense musk

    four204eva
    23 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Hello all, I recently bought an assortment of incense, one of them being musk. Im not too familiar with musks, and to be frank, have no idea what variety of musk (white, egyptian, or natural smelling) it is. From what research i have done, i think it might be egyptian musk. If, on the off chance, anyone here what musk is most commonly used in incense, or could help me figure out which one it is, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Le Labo Rose 31 (in US)

    truongnhatminh273
    23 May 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Hi everybody. Do you know where I can buy it with good price? Thanks
  • Intending to make a purchase from fragrancex, any suggestions?

    psycho91
    23 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Well for one I understand that fragrancenet is a better choice for most people around here, but sadly they do not ship to my country. I'm male in my early twenties, can never tolerate wearing stuff like Polo Green/Bel Ami/Equipage (though i appreciate their composition and their nuclear strength). I am open to feminine fragrances, open to cheapies as well. I am in the mood to splurge but stuff that caught my attention (like rasasi,armaf,al rehab) isn't for sale... Does anyone have good stuff to recommend from fragrancex's offerings? Would appreciate it.
  • [US/CAN] By Kilian Vodka on the Rocks

    WeSmellGood
    23 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Vodka on the Rocks By Kilian This is an exclusive by Kilian and is a very versatile fragrance. It comes off very clean and semi sweet/bitter citrus. Soft spices, woody & herbal. It does have a boozy and aromatic vibe to it. Perfect scent for the hot weather and gets about 8 hours on skin. Projects good for 6 hours. Top Notes Coriander Cardamom Heart Notes Rose Lily of the valley Base notes Oakmoss Ambroxan Sandalwood Please comment in this thread/pm if you're interested in getting in on the split. This is an exclusive by Kilian and I want to get the full presentation. $295.00 = $5.9 per…
  • Goodbye from my collection, Mugler Cologne (and a few others)

    MFfan310
    23 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    After almost 11 years in my collection, the time has come to say farewell to Mugler Cologne. My barely-full 3.4 oz bottle will be given to a loyal friend of mine, and a bottle of John Varvatos Vintage will be given to another friend. This was not an easy decision for me to make, and I have debated it for several months. This fragrance has served me well for over a decade and has been with me through thick and thin. But as of late, I've been reaching for it a lot less often. When I do wear it, I can only wear it in the summer due to something that makes it weird with my skin chemistry in the…
 
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  • Style Notes: Naomi Campbell Is Throwing a Birthday Rager; Alaia Makes Perfume - Hollywood Reporter

    22 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Hollywood ReporterStyle Notes: Naomi Campbell Is Throwing a Birthday Rager; Alaia Makes PerfumeHollywood ReporterNaomi Campbell is kicking off her 45th birthday celebration with — what else — a giant mansion party at a private chateau in the south of France. Fashionable guests for Saturday evening's soiree are to include Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Combs, Karlie and more »
  • eBay launches virtual perfume mall - Hindu Business Line

    22 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Hindu Business LineeBay launches virtual perfume mallHindu Business LineSmelling a big opportunity in the perfume space, online retailer eBay has launched a virtual 'Perfume Mall' with more than 100 brands and over 1,000 stock-keeping units. Announcing the launch here, Navin Mistry, Head (Retail Exports and Lifestyle ...eBay launches online perfume mallBusiness StandardSmelling opportunity in perfume sales, eBay India expands offeringsDaijiworld.comall 25 news articles »
  • Fake cosmetics: 'Counterfeit' perfume and hair straighteners seized as police ... - Evening Standard

    21 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Evening StandardFake cosmetics: 'Counterfeit' perfume and hair straighteners seized as police Evening StandardFilthy: A plant producing fake luxury branded perfume (Picture: City of London Police) Lipgloss, foundation, eyeliner and mascara produced in filthy, unofficial factories can contain dangerous substances such as arsenic, mercury and lead, they say and more »
  • How much perfume is too much perfume? - Economic Times

    21 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    How much perfume is too much perfume?Economic TimesThe scent should be so light that it's undetectable to anyone more than an arm's length away from you. Someone should be pretty close to you before they comment "you smell nice." When you wear perfume every day, your senses get used to it and filter it and more »
  • Burger King workers feud over perfume - Chicago Tribune

    21 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Burger King workers feud over perfumeChicago Tribune"(The complainant) took offense to having women's perfume sprayed near him and got upset," the report reads. He told the manager, who, in response, "grabbed (the complainant's) hands and put them behind his back so (the woman) could spray him" as a ...and more »
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  • We have a winner!

    14 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Random.org has spoken, and the winner of the sample of Bruno Fazzolari Au Delà Narcisse des Montagnes is Patti Moore. Please hit the "Contact us" button on the right side of the page so we can send you your prize, and congratulations!
  • Inside the artist's studio: Bruno Fazzolari Editions perfumes (And a prize draw!)

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
                                                                             Random.org and spoken, and the winner of the boxed set of Puredistance samples is Stacey Walls! Please hit the "contact us" button on the right and send us your info so we can send you your prize!
  • Going toward the light: Puredistance White (And a prize draw!)

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    By Donna The sixth release from Puredistance follows the well received Black which was also authored by Antoine Lie, and White could not be more aptly named; it is very bright, dazzling even, the perfume equivalent of looking into the sun. This particular sub genre of white floral is not everyone's cup of tea, but it happens to be a style that I enjoy very much. I have fond
  • All that glitters: The Brilliant Collection by DSH Perfumes

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    By Donna Once again, a collaboration between perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz and the Denver Art Museum has resulted in a stunning group of fragrances. I always look forward to these art project launches from DSH Perfumes; Dawn's reservoir of creativity seems to have no limits. The Brilliant collection ties in with the DAM exhibit celebrating Cartier's storied history of
 
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  • Twin Peaks: Korres Pure Cotton & Prada Infusion d'Iris

    Perfumeshrine
    22 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    Do you associate iris the fragrance note with pure cotton? You should. Today's comparison involves two fragrances which share the same olfactory core in a language that has become Morse code for comfort, effortless elegance and sophisticated grooming. Back in the 1970s and 1980s the scent of "groomed female" involved some floral aldehydic fragrance with the powerful blanched aspect of something
  • Acqua di Parma Ginepro di Sardegna: Growing Icicles ~fragrance review

    Perfumeshrine
    14 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    If the popular ice princess Elsa from Disney's Frozen had a scent, Ginepro di Sardegna by Acqua di Parma would be it; the spontaneous eruption of icicles and snow flakes that come whirling at the flick of her hand is within the fragrance's intentional scope. There is one scene in the movie in particular that perfectly evokes for me the feel of the Ginepro scent: the other main character, Anna,
  • The winners of the Mother's Day draw...

    Perfumeshrine
    11 May 2015 | 1:10 am
    I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day...There were 21 entries to the Tijon Mother's Day Contest, and each story was better than the next, as Jovan van Drielle told me in her email. However, there was one story that stood out amongst all the essays. The Grand Prize Winner of a $250.00 gift certificate to Tijon.com goes to:  Rhonda Davis (Congratulations Rhonda!!) Jovan also has other
  • A Special Mother's Day Celebration: Lucky Draw

    Perfumeshrine
    6 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    As usual with special commemorative days we host a lucky draw on Perfume Shrine today. Courtesy of the ever gracious Jovan van Drielle of Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique, the draw involves Mothers inspired by the upcoming Mother's Day celebration this Sunday May 10th. So, here's what you should do to enter the draw: Tell us a story about your favorite Mother's Day Surprise! Contest is open to
  • Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola: fragrance review

    Perfumeshrine
    4 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    The impressionistic school of perfumery seldom fails to fall victim of one or two cardinal sins. Either it won't replicate the received impression we, the audience, have of a particular referent (perversely enough there seems to be a collective "idea" of how particular places & things smell like), resulting in  confusion, despite adhering to the definition of the artistic term. Or the clarity of
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  • Giveaway Winners!!! A buncho y’all!

    Musette
    21 May 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Perfume PosseGiveaway Winners!!! A buncho y’all! I’m hijacking Tom’s post day because I NEED TO ANNOUNCE SOME WINNERS!   Chloe put her big, pink-nailed paw on the random.org spin and….     You Posse – you are so patient.  OMG!  Back in freaking MARCH! I put up a Mohur Extrait sample for draw – and promptly forgot about it!   teri The rest, please... Perfume PosseGiveaway Winners!!! A buncho y’all!
  • Eau de Magnolia by Carlos Benaim: Frederic Malle 2014

    Portia
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Perfume PosseEau de Magnolia by Carlos Benaim: Frederic Malle 2014 Hi Crew, Magnolia is such a beautiful scent and while I often enjoyed the fragrances made that nod to magnolia I’d never smelled the Magnolia Grandiflora until this year. My mates have two trees in their front yard but for some reason I’d never noticed them flowering until we went to dinner the other night The rest, please... Perfume PosseEau de Magnolia by Carlos Benaim: Frederic Malle 2014
  • What Trumps the Garden? Opus IX giveaway

    Musette
    19 May 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Perfume PosseWhat Trumps the Garden? Opus IX giveaway   Regular Posse know that this time of year is Not for Perfume.  I’m in the garden, ripping out weeds, digging holes…and bees and wasps abound…so perfume is replaced by Avon Skin So Soft (still, in my opinion, the best flying insect repellent on the planet).  Usually I don’t even open perfume packages this time The rest, please... Perfume PosseWhat Trumps the Garden? Opus IX giveaway
  • A Swing and a miss today

    Patty
    19 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Perfume PosseA Swing and a miss today Hey, sorry, guys.  I did plan a post for today. We were going to talk about the new Frederic Malle and The Night as well, but I wound up getting to hold a 2 month old infant instead.  Duh, of course I played with the baby!  There was still time, but I didn’t get much The rest, please... Perfume PosseA Swing and a miss today
  • Etude House GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

    Portia
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Perfume PosseEtude House GIVEAWAY WINNERS! Thanks for joining in the fun gang. We have some winners! Etude House GIVEAWAY WINNERS! WHAT CAN YOU WIN? This week we will have 3 winners who will receive: 1 x Etude House Hyaluronic Acid Mask 1 x Etude House Pearl Aura Brightening Activator sample P&H Anywhere in the world HOW DO YOU WIN? Open The rest, please... Perfume PosseEtude House GIVEAWAY WINNERS!
 
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  • Little Round Bee Lockets finally get perfume!

    19 May 2015 | 12:21 am
    It took awhile for me to get this together and I am still working out some of the details, but, for the most part they are ready. Introducing the little round bee lockets with perfumed felts! In the early nineties when I was first introduced to aromatherapy I wore a filigree locket necklace that had a piece of felt inside saturated with essential oil. For years I've been thinking this
  • Rosa solid is back in stock!

    16 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Rosa, the perfume created in honor of the California wild rose is now back in stock in her luscious creamy version. The new edition was created using the same formula and pretty much the same exact vital plant essences as in the previous version. One thing I have noticed when a new edition is fresh is that the aroma will be much lighter than an older edition. When the Rosa synergy is
  • GreenWitch and the Shire

    15 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    A customer yesterday sent me this message: "I discovered your perfumes through a two-page review in the weekend magazine of one of the Norwegian newspapers, written by a perfume connoiseurs. He claimed that your perfume, Greenwitch, is evocative of what Tolkien's Shire would smell like." After an exhaustive search I found the author and article. It was published in January 2015 in D2
  • The Street Art Live: May

    14 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Here's a little reminder that tomorrow evening, Friday, is the Street Art Live happening in the Market Hall Atrium building of the Whizin Center. Greg, the illuminator of our fragrances, is one of the artists who will be there painting live. Another perk to coming out is that the perfumery will be open during this event, stop by to experience a dose of nature in a beautiful within an
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    10 May 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Happy Mama Day to all of you divine manifestations of the Goddess. Love, joy and lush floral bouquets of your favorite flowers for each of you. One of my favorites pictured below, plumeria! My intention for everyone today is that every individual gets connected to the great mother spirit that nurtures and sustains all of us. I know, pretty big vision there, but hey big, hairy, audacious
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  • these days

    Andy
    21 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    These days there is more coming into the house of tauer than going out. It is the time of the year where we are sort of preparing for autumn. You know: Bottles, fragrances, and paper stuff. Summer is the quiet season, more or less. The more I am happy if some boxes get out of my way: This morning there will be another pick-up of an order and while I wait for the truck driver, I will make another shipment ready of stuff to go out next week, bottles et al. to fly over the Atlantic. The backpack is ready and soon I will hit the bike to head for the “factory”. I packed a couple of…
  • the nose

    Andy
    19 May 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I came across a couple of articles in newspaper and magazines lately. And, being a nose myself, I cannot but publish this quick short post. Hello world, please take note: owning a perfume brand does not make you a nose. Does it matter? Yes, it does. The nose knows. What’s the difference? What’s the difference between prince xzy asking for a picture painted for him, and the artist doing the portrait? The artist knows. Today’s picture: A quick sketch, a chimeric nose picture
  • Ozonic versus dark cistus twists

    Andy
    17 May 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Today, right before I started writing this blog post about my “aqua fidelis” perfume trial, a review of PHI-une rose de Kandahar went live on the Pierredenishhapur blog, talking about PHI-une rose de Kandahar, with a lovely intro about the Afghan rose oil and then talking about the multifaceted aspects of this rose de Kandahar. Here’s the link. It is a post that comes with a couple of compliments that are highly appreciated. What a great coincidence! A coincidence because I was thinking 5 minutes ago about naming scents, wearing the latest iteration of “aqua…
  • entering a romantic phase

    Andy
    15 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    I think I just entered into a romantic phase here. Yesterday was half a day off, due to a holiday day here in Switzerland. I ended up working half the day nevertheless, but the other half was mixed media, so to say: doing some research on some official stuff and doing some photoshop work on pictures and fooling around with the oil pastels, again. Today’s picture shows you the result of the oil pastel work, sort of finished, unfinished, I do not know. Done without a reference, starting somewhere and ending up somewhere else, kind of following the flow. I sent it to a friend and she said…
  • a material world

    Andy
    12 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    We entered summer here in Zurich. Which is wonderful and brings me out on the balcony early in the morning, listening to the birds, watching the neighborhood waking up and reading the news of the day before I start creating my own news. This morning, I read an article about Microsoft’s new business model, giving one of its core products for free in the future, the upcoming operating system, 10, and what follows after. They will try to make money with everything that goes around it, like their office products that you do not buy as physical software on a DVD but that you license. Like…
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  • Leather & Tobacco Week

    20 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    This blog has been silent for a while, as the last two weeks were fully dedicated to teaching two courses back to back: Citrus & Colognes and Leather & Tobacco. Not to mention before that I was occupied with other things - recovering from jet lag, taking care of a sick teenager, and participating in two Pilates teacher training courses (just the stuff I do for fun... Because I don't have enough things to do)... It's nice to have your plate full; but it's also nice to ease in back to the good old routine of perfuming and blogging at the quiet of my own space, and at my own pace. Until…
  • Citrus & Cologne Week

    18 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The other week, five students from all over the world gathered at my studio to dip their toes in the waters of cologne and experience what studying perfumery is all about. The Citrus & Colognes Week is the ideal course to start studying perfumery. You get to work with really simple, fun materials that are familiar (mostly citrus and herbs, but also some basic woods, spices and floral notes such as sandalwood, cedarwood, rose and neroli). Students learn all the nitty-gritty details of lab etiquette, how to handle the materials, dilute, measure and tincture them, etc. We also…
  • Sweet Spring Sap

    6 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Mystery tree that gives off a sweet, balsamic fragrance reminiscent of vanilla, cured tobacco and labdanum. It took me just as long asAn attempt at tincturing the fragrant new leaves.Black cottonwood buds. Sticky, fragrant - very close to balsam poplar buds absolute.
  • Leather & Tobacco Week (May 11-15)

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Once in about four years, I run my Leather & Tobacco Week. This is an advanced course, and therefore only select few students are eligible to apply for it. This course covers studying the raw materials, the history of the Leather and Tobacco perfume genre, as well as concepts such as perfume structure, how to blend an alcohol based perfume, how to write a formula, building leathery and tobacco accords, as well two representative formulas of each Leathery and Tobacco perfumes, both in an alcohol base. Feature workshop: Scenting leather The fee includes book, materials and supplies as well…
  • The Girl Who Smells Music

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    This Monday, on the very same day, I had two special people enter my home. One is an Iranian santur-maker, who also will install new carpets in my place after many years of begging my landlords to do something about it. I was so pleasantly surprised by his interest in the various random musical instruments scattered around the house, and his noble manners (unlike any other handyman that ever crossed my path) that I'm almost convinced that I should begin learning to play this elusive instrument. If only because they are handmade by him and can be carried around rather than be wheeled out by…
 
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  • Sweet Anthem: Enchanted Fragrances, Heroines and Villains

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

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

    Lucy Raubertas
    5 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Garden of Love, Illustration to BoccaccioTwo new fully natural perfumes from a master of the form, these have intriguing and lyrical sources of inspiration.The perfumer Tanja Bochnig sees Tempted Muse as dominantly inspired by the feminine and Erdenstern as a masculine force. While further balanced into unisex forms, they both hold powerfully archetypal and mythic aspects of gender.Tempted Muse (eau de parfum) is inspired by the concept of divine ambrosia, nectar and honey, fresh fully opened flowers warmed by the sun in a fairy tale garden where lovers meet to kiss and inhale each other's…
  • Monsillage: Aviation Club, Eau de Céleri

    Lucy Raubertas
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    The back of the bottle, love the birdsThe French Canadian perfumer Isabelle Michaud of Monsillage has garnered a lot of appreciative attention lately, especially as the winner of the Art and Olfaction Award in the Artisan perfume category, for Eau de Céleri, one of my two favorites of the current line.  I was able to try them all in person in the relaxed atmosphere at Twisted Lily in Brooklyn, which brought the line in as they do keep an eye out for creative, fresh and even experimental artisan indie perfumes with strong appeal.  That makes for a refreshing difference to Manhattan…
  • 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…
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    The Non-Blonde

  • Ellis Faas- On The Edge Of Beauty (Book Review)

    Gaia Fishler
    13 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    What a disappointment!I was incredibly excited about On the Edge of Beauty, the new book by Ellis Faas. I've been a long time admirer of her work, her products, and her approach to makeup and beauty, and I admit to also having a girl crush after meeting Ellis Faas in person. So what could be better than a book depicting and describing her artistry?On the Edge of Beauty is not that book. The photos are gorgeous, but if you're an Ellis Faas fan chances are that you've already seen most of them. They're on her website (look under "Visuals"), and some of them were released as promos for various…
  • Providence Perfume Company- Provanilla

    Gaia Fishler
    12 May 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Photograph by  Nick Knight for W Magazine, model: Karlie Kloss Vanilla perfumes are usually labeled as cold weather staples. It's a generalization, of course, with several notable exceptions (the discontinued L'Artisan Vanilia was a good example, but the light Eau Duelle by Diptyque is an easily available option). Joining them now is Provanilla from Providence Perfume Company, an all-natural perfume which to me is a perfect choice for day the temperatures climb and climb (and climb).Provanilla is a deceivingly light vanilla fragrance that goes from a sheer floral to an airy…
  • Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color: Orange & Berry

    Gaia Fishler
    12 May 2015 | 2:38 pm
    I nearly forgot to show you the last bit I bought from Bobbi Brown's Hot Collection (aka the "What In The World Was I Thinking?" shopping excursion. See my review of the Berry blush palette and the lip crayons). The two Sheer Lip Colors were actually the best decision of the bunch, as I've always loved this Bobbi Brown sheer lipstick formula, and I can wear just about any color as long as it's this see-through.Orange and Berry Sheer Lip Color lipsticks can be worn over the matching Art Sticks to make them not as matte and add some hydration. Of course, they're perfectly nice on their own,…
  • Kjaer Weis Beloved Lip Tint

    Gaia Fishler
    7 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    One of the many things I love about Kjaer Weis makeup is the carefully edited collection. New launches are few and far-between, so one can really appreciate it when a color is added to the line. This season Kirsten Kjaer Weis released three more colors of her Lip Tints, all in the plum-to-purple family. My choice was Beloved, a rich blackberry shade that will look slightly different on everyone, depending on the ratio of purple-red of your lips. It's pretty, it's sexy, and as I've demonstrated above can be sheered or layered for the desired results. The formula of Kjaer Weis Lip Tint feels…
  • Revisiting Monyette Paris Perfume Oil

    Gaia Fishler
    6 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    The very first perfume "review" I posted here was of Monyette Paris eponymous perfume oil. It was a little over nine years ago, and I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that I wanted to talk about a perfume I fell in love with despite my (now defunct) aversion to white flowers. I also wanted to describe the process of giving a second (or was it a third?) chance to a fragrance that didn't particularly appeal to me at first sniff. I failed miserably. But I did love Monyette Paris. I loved it so much that I started, finished, and repurchased a new roller-ball within a year. That…
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  • Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer 2015

    21 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique goes seasonal with this limited edition release, Hindi Summer, inspired by a print from the designer's 2013 couture show.Classique Summer is soft  floral touched with zesty citrus that gets a little green and woodsy as it dries down.  It is similar to last year's version according to the brand.Rose and orange  blossom mix in the beginning with the citrus( clementine). Then jasmine and  lily of the valley come along  with iris which lends depth . All the white florals are lovely  and a favorite of mine. Along with the rose if the…
  • Vivi Golden Lobes Earrings

    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wedding and graduation season is here . It's time to pull together some pretty outfits for all the occasions life brings you .Elegant jewelry is a great complement to any look  and these earrings from Vivi will add  a luxe touch to whatever you wear.They measure 3/4 inches in diameter. The center stone sparkles a smoky gold that can flash a little green and the goldtone beaded border looks has a bit of the  antique about it .You can grab these over at Vivi Jewelry. I've talked about their pieces in the past (when the company was Cookie Lee) , and continue to be impressed with…
  • Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat

    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    With Memorial Day less than a  week away ( and really, how did that happen?) outdoor activities get in full swing. Summer is coming and the sun is out.Need a hat to shield  your face and hair from the sun? How about one that can be tucked into an overnight bag or suitcase with ease? Cappelli Pack A Hat does all that. The large 4 1/2 " brim really covers you up and can also be easily folded back for a different look.  It fits easily into the coordinating bag which can also hold a few other items like lip balm and SPF.  The hat is rated UPF 50+  and the fabric is soft…
  • Cover Girl The Super Sizer Masacara

    18 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Cover Girl's new mascara is the low cal version of supersizing.The Super Sizer Mascara by Lashblast has a smaller wand than Lash Blast mascaras usually do, I'm good with that as I love the "blast" mascaras a lot but not those thick wands.The bristles grab lashes best when you twirl the wand  but regular straight brushing works too although not quite as well for all over coverage.  The twirl gives the tiny bristles in there a chance to grab all the lash .Super Sizer is more of a length  formula than volume. It adds a lot of length but just a small amount of volume. Your lashes…
  • MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

    14 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
     I have major makeup melt.  Getting my makeup through hours let alone th day can be a challenge. I've gotten good at foundation and foundations have gotten better . Bring on one that's longwear & waterproof , it might as well have my name on it.MAC 's Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof makeup is a new addition to the line. This is a light to  medium buildable coverage foundation. It feels thick coming out of the tube but blends on easily , just needing a little more work than a thin liquid might and feels super light on skin .   You will need concealer if you have…
 
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  • Natural Perfume Reviews: Sylva Pagana Ancient Oak and The Captain’s Blend + Medieval Fairytales Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    23 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Sylva Pagana perfumes at Renaissance Fair courtesy of Sylva Pagana There is in Oklahoma a Sylva Pagana or “woodland, country dweller” named Delaney Martin who creates natural aromas (and other body products) with names and aromas which tell a story without ever speaking a word. It's a Medieval wonderland just after obeying the command “Smell Me”. Adding to the theme and by way of spreading the folklore- Delaney goes on tour to Renaissance Fairs*, with her husband and collection of Sylva Pagana poetry. Even the familiar raven and transporting artwork is the craft of…
  • Atelier Des Ors Cuir Sacré, Lune Féline, Rose Omeyadde, Aube Rubis and L’Armes du Desert Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    23 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    Atelier Des Ors is a new perfume brand that launched at Esxence March 2015. In Milan, I had the pleasure of speaking with French founder Jean-Philippe Clermont, as he showcased his range comprising of five perfumes Cuir SacréLune FélineRose OmeyaddeAube Rubis andL’Armes du Desert. The aim of Atelier Des Ors, is to deliver haute parfumerie with poetic elegance, mystery and passion, grounded in French classicism.The nose behind each fragrance in the range is Marie Salamagne, a Firmenich perfumer We have a sample set for a registeredreader in the US or EU. The winner of the…
  • Event Report: Sniffapalooza Spring Fling 2015 + Memorial Day Perfume Sample Swag Bag (Roja Parfums,Tom Ford, Armani Prive,Hermes, By Kilian, Guerlain, Jo Malone, Caron & more) Draw

    Michelyn Camen
    22 May 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Sniffapalooza held their Spring Fling on May 16 & 17 2015 with fragrance aficionados arriving from around the globe making the pilgrimage to New York City to attend Team Karens' fragrance two day extravaganza. Day One, Uptown Tom Crutchfield Roja Parfums The Bergdorf Goodman Breakfast is the traditional kick-off and the sixty-five  fragrance lovers who were fortunate to attend were privy to newly released and upcoming debut launches by either the perfumer of a representative of the line.  Tom Crutchfield one of our favorite SAs and Manager of Roja Parfums at Bergodorf…
  • Thorn and Bloom Natural Perfumes by Jennifer Botto Winner

    Michelyn Camen
    22 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    Thorn & Bloom is launching June 15 Growing up on a farm in northern NY instilled in me a deep attachment to the natural world. Before my parents bought the land, it had been a large peony farm and we were lucky to have sprinklings of heirloom peony bushes around our house and property. One of my fondest memories was running outside on a warm late spring day to sniff these beauties in their full flower, pausing at each one like a little buzzing bee just out of the hive. I’d stick my nose in blooms as big as my head, and marveled at the miniature fragrant world of ants and petals.
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  • Match Your Clothing Style to Your Perfume: Memorial Day Weekend

    marina ljubisavljevic
    22 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Found on itallstartedwithpaint.com Memorial day officially marks the start of summer: pools open, barbecues start, the temperature gets higher, trees are fully green,  and you can finally pull out those white dresses you have lusted to wear you saw them in a storefront. A perfect, light scent for the sunny day that marks the start of the season is Calvin Klein: CK One. This citrus, fresh tonic will fit perfectly with all of your fashionable bare necessities. It’s also a versatile scent that will fit any setting, whether it be a backyard, rooftop bar or beach. As you celebrate the day,…
  • Eau de Rich and Famous : Kourtney Kardashian Michael Kors Michael

    marina ljubisavljevic
    21 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com Kourtney Kardashian plays many roles, both on and off cameras. She is a fashion mogul,  interior designer, TV personality, mother, sister, daughter, supportive partner, healthy-eating advocate, and a role model for many women! This busy reality star turned fashion maven, mom and sister knows a lot about style. In fact, celebrity style tracking pages are filled with her red carpet and street style pictures. What’s the perfect accessory to an on trend outfit? Perfume Kourtney Kardashian favorite perfume is Michael by Michael Kors! On her…
  • Eau de Rich and Famous – Amanda Seyfried Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert

    marina ljubisavljevic
    20 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    Found on allure.com   She has large, baby blue eyes, luscious, plump pink lips and alabaster skin. Her favorite fashion piece is an enormous parka, although her comfy, sport boots are a very close second. And, of course, her favorite companion is Finn. Besides her natural beauty, people are blown away by how simple and down to earth she is. She is very feminine. Beauty is awesome perk, but her personality and poise are the qualities that seal the deal. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Amanda Seyfried. Amanda Seyfrid’s natural and grounded approach is reflected in her public appearances. She…
  • Eau de Rich and Famous – Lady Gaga Thierry Mugler Womanity

    marina ljubisavljevic
    19 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    By Domain Barnyard/ Wikimedia Commons Lady Gaga is an individual, who makes fantasy a reality. She pursues her own style and expresses her artistic nature through her wild and imaginative outfits. I cannot tell for sure if this sassy Italian girl was born this way, but she is a pioneer, leading the way for people who dare to be different. She even leads anti-bullying campaigns, hoping everyone will embrace difference and diversity. Lady Gaga’s favorite perfume is Womanity by Thierry Mugler! We all know that Lady Gaga is a self-professed metalhead, so the first thing that drew this…
  • Eau de Rich and Famous – Carrie Underwood Anna Sui La Vie de Boheme

    marina ljubisavljevic
    18 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    “Carrie Underwood ” by Dseow via Wikimedia Commons Can you have everything in life? If you are quick to say no, just think about this lovely lady, Carrie Underwood. She is beautiful, talented, an American Idol winner, and the crowned winner of “too-hot-to-handle” Mike Fisher’s heart. Yes, you can have everything, you just need to fight for it! As Underwood puts it, achievement does not fall from sky! Aaaaaand, she is my type of woman: “I am a perfume junkie—I have a ton of perfumes,” she told in an interview for Cosmopolitan. Remember Wallis…
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  • My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr

    11 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Specifically exactly how Nutrition Effects Mental Health Straight or otherwise straight, sustenance has an impact on psychological wellness and also health. Modifications in the dietary consumption of an individual can develop modifications in the psychological wellness as well as health in addition to vice versa. These regimens take place as an outcome of the absence of sustenance supply to the human mind. Any kind of type of modification in diet plan program method or nutrition level of the physique straight mirrors in the psychological effectiveness. Unrelenting power deprival, such as the…
  • My Spring Everyday Makeup Tutorial!|Tanya Burr

    11 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
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    11 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
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