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Arielle Shoshana Eau de Parfum ~ fragrance review & quick poll

The first time I saw a passion fruit opened, I screamed. It’s such a bizarre-looking fruit. Totally unexpected. I wanted the fragrance to capture the experience of that first passion fruit: the shock of the unexpected, closely followed by delight. Show More Summary

Carner Barcelona Floral Collection ~ new fragrances

Spanish niche brand Carner Barcelona has launched the Floral Collection, with three fragrances: Besos, Latin Lover and Sweet William...

Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Bogue Mem. New at macys: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Superman. New at saksfifthavenue: Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Cypress, Guerlain Chamade Pour Homme.

Up for grabs: Etat Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You

What is it : a 100 ml bottle of Etat Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You, used lightly for testing. How do I get it : For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US (or that you can provide a US mailing address). Show More Summary

Tuesday scent of the day 5/23

Happy Tuesday and happy World Turtle Day! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Kohl Gris on one arm and Blue-Green: Arnica on the other. Both are from the Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Chroma series. Reminder: on 5/26 we're doing Under the radar...

The daily lemming

The new "fragrance paintbrush" from Jo Loves won't debut until the fall, but I know some of you will want it on your shopping list. It looks an awful lot like the new Byredo Kabuki, but it's liquid instead of powder. The gel formula reportedly took 3 years to develop, and according to Jo Malone, […]

Fragrance lovers

It is evident from Kantar Worldpanel’s usage data that many European women are fragrance lovers, especially the Spanish, with 72% of them using fragrance. This compares to 68% of Polish, 64% of French, 54% of German, 51% of UK and 50% of Italian women. This passion for fragrance puts Europe ahead of the US, where […]

Musette Musings, some winners & another giveaway!

19 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Perfume Posse

Perfume PosseMusette Musings, some winners & another giveaway! So!  You guys almost didn’t get a post because I posted on Friday which means I moved it in my mind to last Tuesday which meant that today would be March’s post.  Luckily March disabused me of that notion in… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseMusette Musings, some winners & another giveaway!

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps ~ fragrance review

I’d call Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps “youthful,” except that I’m not sure anyone young today would wear it, except ironically. Yet, L’Air du Temps seems ill fit for a mature woman. I imagine it on a mid-century ingenue, say Natalie Wood. Show More Summary

The Monday Mail ~ help Grimar find a new fragrance

It's only our second Monday Mail post for 2017, so again, I hope there are still some readers around who remember the drill! Grimar wants our help finding his perfect indie / niche summer fragrance (he recently bought Amouage Jubilation XXV, and that will cover his winter needs). Show More Summary

I didn’t like marine fragrances

Perfumer Carla Chabert talks about Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel in two short videos (one is below the jump).

Monday scent of the day 5/22

Monday always comes! Happy World Goth Day, happy Sherlock Holmes Day and happy Harvey Milk Day. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Quinacridone Violet, from the Chroma series, because Oakland Fresca reminded me of it the other day. Reminder: on 5/26 we're doing Under the radar...

The daily lemming

Fans of Claus Porto soaps might want to know about the brand's new soap dish: "This unique porcelain soap dish is manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards. Its customized design was created exclusively to fit Claus Porto’s soaps and enhance their consumers experience while providing them with an elegant, timeless piece that […]

Urban Decay Go Naked ~ new fragrance

Cosmetics brand Urban Decay will launch Go Naked, a new limited edition perfume for women, in early June...

A Guide to Skincare Layering

If you were to read beauty magazines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that layering skincare is a skill beyond the ken of mere mortals. One is expected to have a working  knowledge of organic chemistry, active ingredients and the latest in Asian skincare discoveries. Failing that, one should simply follow the magazines’ recommendations and splurge […]

Oh, happy day — summer’s on its way!

Perfume PosseOh, happy day — summer’s on its way! The end of May is rushing toward us like a Japanese bullet train and in the blink of an eye we’ll be arriving at destination: Summer. With the end of school in sight for many, graduations, weddings, vacations, and the… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseOh, happy day — summer’s on its way!

Eau d’Italie Rosa Greta ~ new fragrance

Italian niche line Eau d’Italie has launched Rosa Greta, a new fragrance intended as a tribute to Greta Garbo...

The daily lemming

More jasmine for the lips (for previous, see here & here) — Alteya Organics Jasmine & Ylang-Ylang Lip Balm: "Alteya’s Organic Jasmine Ylang-Ylang Lip Balm is rich, nourishing lip treatment that may help bring reliable protection for sensitive lips from the harsh environment. Formulated with rich botanical oils, it helps reveal soft, beautiful and healthy […]

Lazy weekend poll ~ 4 questions for Josephine Baker Day

First, a quick PSA: the next freebiemeet will be held on Saturday 3 June. I am working on new rules based on our last feedback poll — it's not too late to chime in there! — and I'll try to get those posted the week before. Today, happy Josephine Baker Day! Baker was known to wear both Jean Patou Joy and Lanvin Arpège (and do see Dr. Show More Summary

Nina Ricci Les Gourmandises de Luna ~ new perfume

Nina Ricci has launched Les Gourmandises de Luna, a new fragrance for women. Les Gourmandises de Luna is a limited edition flanker to 2016's Luna, and see also Les Gourmandises de Nina...

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