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Kenzo Flower Ikebana Mimosa ~ New Perfume

Kenzo will launch Flower By Kenzo Ikebana Mimosa, a new fragrance for women. Flower Ikebana Mimosa is a flanker to 2023\'s Flower Ikebana, which was ...

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Giorgio Armani Sì: Discovering The Essence Of Elegance

In the vast universe of perfumery, there are creations that transcend the mere act of perfuming the skin to become authentic artistic expression ...

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Amir One By Ajmal

In the realm of perfumery, there exists a fragrance that transcends mere scent, weaving an enchanting tale of elegance, luxury, and sophistication. Th ...

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Reflections on 2020

I don’t like the phrase “new normal,” especially since there is nothing normal about the situation that 2020 forced us to acceptR ...

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Guerlain Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet ~ new perfume

Guerlain will launch Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet, a new fragrance for women. Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet is a flanker to 2017’s Mon Guerl ...

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Thursday scent of the day 12/31

It’s Almost-Friday and Almost-2021. It’s also the seventh day of Christmas and the sixth day of Kwanzaa. (Two PSAs: You still have anothe ...

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Paco Rabanne Invictus Victory & Olympea Blossom ~ new fragra

In early 2021, Paco Rabanne will launch Invictus Victory and Olympéa Blossom, new flankers to 2013’s Invictus fragrance for men and 2015’ ...

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Zoologist Snowy Owl ~ new fragrance

Indie Canadian line Zoologist will launch Snowy Owl, a new unisex fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Clinique My Happy Baby Bouquet, Cookies & Kisses and Indigo

Clinique has added three more fragrances to the My Happy collection of layerable scents: Baby Bouquet, Cookies & Kisses and Indigo Mist… Re ...

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Wednesday scent of the day 12/30

The last Hump Day of 2020. It’s also the sixth day of Christmas and the fifth day of Kwanzaa. (And, a quick PSA: our Aftelier giveaway is still ...

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Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream ~ new fragrances

Valentino has launched Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream, a new duo of flankers to 2019’s Donna Born in Roma and Uoma Born in Roma (which wer ...

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Tuesday scent of the day 12/29

It’s Tuesday, plus the fifth day of Christmas and the fourth day of Kwanzaa. RIP Pierre Cardin. What fragrance are you wearing" I’m ...

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Classical Challenge

?I have no luck with classical perfumes,? confessed a friend. ?My grandmother wore Jean Patou Joy, my mother loved Chanel No. 5, but when I wear these ...

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Monday scent of the day 12/28

It’s Monday, plus the third day of Kwanzaa and the fourth day of Christmas. Birthdays: Earl Hines, Pops Staples, Maggie Smith. What fragrance a ...

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Memo Argentina ~ new fragrance

French niche line Memo has launched Argentina, a new fragrance in the brand’s Art Land collection… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Jo Malone Scarlet Poppy ~ new fragrance

Jo Malone has launched Scarlet Poppy, a new fragrance in the brand’s Cologne Intense series… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Lazy weekend poll ~ Boxing Day 2020

Saturday is Boxing Day, Candy Cane Day, the first day of Kwanzaa and the second day of Christmas. We’re celebrating all of it with our usual op ...

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Recommend Me a Perfume : December 2020

Merry Christmas! I wish all of you happy holidays. May this season be full of light, beauty and happiness for you. May all of us make the most of what ...

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Cartier L?Heure Osee, Oud and Pink & Pure Rose ~ new fragran

Cartier will introduce three new rose-centered luxury fragrances. L’Heure Ose?e; Oud and Pink; and Pure Rose were developed by Cartier house pe ...

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Up for grabs: Aftelier duo

What is it: an Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel (“The Aftelier Natural Perfume Wheel© organizes essential oils, absolutes, and natural isolates ...

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The Handbook of Great Italian Perfumery ~ book review

Hey Santa, looking for something to tuck into the sleigh for perfume lovers" Check out The Handbook of Great Italian Perfumery: Fifty years of e ...

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Tuesday scent of the day 12/22

It’s Tuesday, and there are 9 days left in 2020. Birthdays: Lady Bird Johnson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ralph Fiennes. What fragrance are you wear ...

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Synthetics in Perfumery : Hedione Part 2

As a counterpart to the first series of Synthetics in Perfumery, here is the second part. The material I cover today is hedione. I explain how and by ...

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Monday scent of the day 12/21

Happy Monday and happy Winter Solstice ? watch for the Christmas star. Birthdays: Rebecca West, Frank Zappa, Samuel L Jackson. What fragrance are you ...

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Avon LYRD Bouquet De Freesia ~ new fragrance

Avon has introduced Bouquet De Freesia, a new addition to the LYRD collection of layerable fragrances… Read the rest of this article » ...

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L?Artisan Passage d?Enfer Extreme ~ new fragrance

L?Artisan Parfumeur has launched Passage d?Enfer Extrême, a new flanker to 1999’s Passage d’Enfer… Read the rest of this article & ...

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Legend Eau de Parfum by MONTBLANC

Legend Eau de Parfum by MONTBLANCMen EdpLaunched in 2020, MONTBLANC Legend Eau de Parfum is an aroma highlighted by a bouquet of fragrant citrus, ...

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Aoud Leather by MONTALE

Aoud Leather by MONTALEUnisex EdpLaunched in 2009, MONTALE Aoud Leather is a very cool Leather scintillating of noble Spices Pepper from India, Cardam ...

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ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Royal by ELIE SAAB

ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Royal by ELIE SAABWomen EdpELIE SAAB Le Parfum Royal was launched in 2019.It is an irresistible scent that is sure to turn heads.A ...

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Oriza L. Legrand Scotch Lavender & Le Regent ~ new fragrance

Niche line Oriza L. Legrand has launched Scotch Lavender, a new fragrance. Last year, the brand introduced Le Régent, the first entry in the “ ...

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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, December 2020

It’s our regular open thread poll, between-holidays edition. Talk about anything you like ? the fragrance you?re wearing today, the last perfum ...

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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

?When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary, his mother; and they kn ...

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Friday scent of the day 12/18

Happy Friday! It’s also World Arabic Language Day and International Migrants Day, plus Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. And a few birthdays: Paul Kl ...

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Louis Vuitton Etoile Filante ~ new fragrance

Louis Vuitton will launch Étoile Filante, a new fragrance, in January… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Thursday scent of the day 12/17

It’s Almost-Friday and the eighth night of Hanukkah. Also Wright Brothers Day and Maple Syrup Day, plus a few birthdays: Ford Madox Ford, Penel ...

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Serge Lutens Tarab ~ new fragrance

French niche house Serge Lutens has launched Tarab, a new chypre fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Miller Harris Velvet Cherry & Black Datura ~ new fragrances

British niche line Miller Harris has launched two new fragrances, Velvet Cherry and Black Datura… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Wednesday scent of the day 12/16

Hump Day and Jane Austen?s birthday (check out the 360-degree virtual tour of the Jane Austen House in Chawton). What fragrance are you wearing" ...

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Jovoy Paris 21 Conduit St ~ new fragrance

French niche line Jovoy Paris has launched 21 Conduit St, a new lavender fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Anatole Lebreton Fleur Cachee ~ new fragrance

French niche line Anatole Lebreton has launched Fleur Cachée, a new vanilla fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Tuesday scent of the day 12/15

It’s Tuesday, plus Bill of Rights Day, National Cupcake Day and the sixth night of Hanukkah. A belated RIP for Charley Pride and John le Carré ...

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Synthetics in Perfumery : Intro and Background

I’ve made a series of videos about synthetics in perfumery–from a perfumer’s perspective. I would like to explain why certain synthe ...

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Monday scent of the day 12/14

It’s Monday and World Monkey Day. What fragrance are you wearing" I stayed up too late reading and then I slept later than I have in ages. ...

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RALPH by RALPH LAUREN

RALPH by RALPH LAURENWomen EdtRALPH by RALPH LAUREN is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. RALPH was launched in 2000. RALPH captures the energy ...

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Spring x 3 ~ new fragrances

Marc Jacobs has launched Daisy Spring, Daisy Love Spring and Daisy Eau So Fresh Spring, a new trio of limited edition flankers for women. (Last year& ...

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Lazy weekend poll ~ six questions for December 2020

It’s the weekend, and we’re repeating (with slight variations) a poll we did last year around this time. As always, answer as few or as m ...

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The Nutcracker and Its Perfumes

?The Sugar Plum Fairy bade Marie and Nutcracker sit down while a feast was brought before them: teas, cakes and the rarest of fruits ? Marie hardly ha ...

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Friday scent of the day 12/11

It’s Friday and the 2nd night of Hanukkah. Also, International Mountain Day, and in Argentina, Día Nacional Del Tango. Happy 89th birthday to ...

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Elie Tahari Night ~ new fragrance

Designer Elie Tahari has launched Night, a new fragrance for women. Read the rest of this article » ...

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Gucci Guilty Love Edition MMXXI ~ new fragrances

Gucci has launched Gucci Guilty Love Edition MMXXI (2021), new flankers to 2010’s Gucci Guilty and 2011’s Gucci Guilty Pour Homme… ...

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Thursday scent of the day 12/10

Hey, it’s Almost-Friday! Also, Human Rights Day and Emily Dickinson?s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing" Me: taking more community ...

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Andrea Maack Lightsource ~ new fragrance

Artist Andrea Maack has launched Lightsource, a new unisex fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Aftelier Violet Ambrosia & Olfactive Studio Violet Shot ~ fr

One of my favorite winter-themed songs is the American standard “Violets for Your Furs.” Billie Holiday’s interpretation is the one ...

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Wednesday scent of the day 12/9

Hump Day, International Anti-Corruption Day and Pastry Day. Happy birthday to Judi Dench! What fragrance are you wearing" I’m finally accr ...

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Zadig & Voltaire This is Us! ~ new fragrance

French ready-to-wear line Zadig & Voltaire will launch This is Us!, the unisex follow up to 2016’s This is Her! and This is Him!… Rea ...

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Voyages Imaginaires ~ new niche brand

Voyages Imaginaires is the new niche brand of Camille Goutal of Goutal Paris and perfumer Isabelle Doyen. They debut with five fragrances: Azahar, L ...

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Tuesday scent of the day 12/8

It’s Tuesday and National Brownie Day. Birthdays: Diego Rivera, Sammy Davis Jr, Gregg Allman. What fragrance are you wearing" I went with ...

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Imaginary Authors Decisions, Decisions ~ new fragrance

Indie brand Imaginary Authors has launched Decisions, Decisions, a new limited edition fragrance. Like the other fragrances in the line, it was inspi ...

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Jessica Simpson Fiend ~ new perfume

Jessica Simpson has launched Fiend, a new fragrance for women… Read the rest of this article » ...

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The Elusive Perfume of Matthiola and Night-Scented Stocks

The fragrance of night-scented stocks is so heady, sweet and spicy that if you’ve experienced it once on a balmy summer evening, you’ll un ...

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Monday scent of the day 12/7

Monday, so soon. Also, Willa Cather’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing" I’m waking up slowly in Hermès Myrrhe Églantine. R ...

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Mizensir Golden Oud ~ new fragrance

Mizensir, the fragrance line of perfumer Alberto Morillas, has launched Golden Oud, a new unisex woody leather fragrance… Read the rest of this ...

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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, Repeal Day 2020

Saturday is Repeal Day (and happy 85th birthday to Calvin Trillin); Sunday is Saint Nicholas Day. We’re celebrating everything with our usual ...

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Friday scent of the day 12/4

Happy Friday and happy National Cookie Day! Our community project for today: do what you like with the National Cookie Day theme, and feel free to li ...

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Jimmy Choo I Want Choo ~ new perfume

Jimmy Choo has launched I Want Choo, a new floriental fragrance for women… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Scented Snapshot ~ Buddha?s Hand Citron

I first saw a Buddha?s hand citron in a museum. The graceful, curly tipped fingers of the fruit had been carved during the Qing Dynasty in milk-color ...

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Thursday scent of the day 12/3

Happy Almost-Friday! It’s also the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. What fragrance are you wearing" I?m in Providence Perfu ...

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3 from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz ~ new fragrances

A selection of recent(ish) fragrances from indie perfume house Dawn Spencer Hurwitz: Le Serval; Adrenaline and Scorched Earth; and the 2020 holiday ...

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5 from Zara Emotions Collection by Jo Loves ~ new fragrances

Jo Malone’s Jo Loves brand has added 5 new fragrances to its collaboration with Spanish retailer Zara, the Zara Emotions Collection by Jo Loves ...

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Wednesday scent of the day 12/2

Hump Day! Also, Britney Spears? (39th) birthday and the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. What fragrance are you wearing" Me: more ...

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Philosophy Amazing Grace Jasmine ~ new perfume

Philosophy has launched Amazing Grace Jasmine, a new flanker to Amazing Grace… Read the rest of this article » ...

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Atelier Cologne Lemon Island ~ new fragrance

Atelier Cologne will launch Lemon Island, a new fresh aquatic fragrance… Read the rest of this article » ...

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The daily lemming(s)

If you happen into Galeries Lafayette this week, please pick me up one of these pretty vintage-ish soap tins from Portuguese brand Granado. Coffret d ...

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Ormonde Jayne Indus, Xandria & Xi?an ~ new fragrances

British niche line Ormonde Jayne has launched Indus, Xandria & Xi?an, new fragrances in the La Route de Soie collection (see Byzance, Damask, Lev ...

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Tuesday scent of the day 12/1

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit! Welcome to December. It’s also Giving Tuesday, World AIDS Day, and happy 75th to Bette Midler! What fragrance are you w ...

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Byredo + Travis Scott Space Rage ~ new fragrance

Niche line Byredo has launched Space Rage, a new limited edition fragrance and candle in collaboration with rapper Travis Scott… Read the rest ...