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Caron Fleurs de Rocaille ~ fragrance review

In the 1992 movie Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino, playing a blind, cranky aesthete, walks across a college campus in autumn. He and his companion cross paths with a woman and talk politics for a moment. Al Pacino’s nostrils quiver. “Fleurs...Show More Summary

The Fiddly Bits (and winners)

10 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Perfume Posse

Perfume PosseThe Fiddly Bits (and winners) It’s been -900F here for awhile and when I’m not frantically trying to make sure that all the parts are on the truck (I will tell you a story about someone saying ‘we didn’t miss anything!  the only things we… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseThe Fiddly Bits (and winners)

Online fragrance shopping

17 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

New at arielleshoshana: Tauer L'Eau. New at barneys: Le Labo Another 13. New at luckyscent: Le Labo Another 13. New at macys: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Soiree. New at nordstrom: Le Labo Another 13.

We rise up

17 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Lily Collins for Lancôme Miracle Secret.

Lancome Miracle Secret ~ new perfume

17 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Late last year, Lancôme launched Miracle Secret, a new flanker to 2000's Miracle for Women...

Monday scent of the day 1/15

23 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Hey, it's Monday again. Plus, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (And a quick PSA: the freebiemeet has been moved to January 27.) What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Diptyque Volutes...

The daily lemming

23 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

A coffret from Frederic Malle: "The Essential Collection is a curated selection of our most precious perfumes. Experience the greatest masterpieces perfumery has to offer with the crowned jewels of Editions de Parfums. Perfume as a work...Show More Summary

10 Favorite Novels

My 10 favorite novels--short stories and plays--of 2017

What’s new, Posse cats? Serious sampling love ahead

Perfume PosseWhat’s new, Posse cats? Serious sampling love ahead Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day today!! Let’s do something nice for our fellow man or woman today. I donated blankets to a co-worker’s church for distribution to the homeless in the downtown area. OK, back to fragrance. as I… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseWhat’s new, Posse cats? Serious sampling love ahead

Lazy weekend poll ~ winter viewing list, episode 4

We're celebrating the weekend with the "visual media" version of our winter reading poll. Tell us... ...any great tv shows you've discovered recently, and/or ...any great movies you've seen lately, and ...of course, tell us the matching perfume(s)! Or, as always, just talk about something else...

Elie Saab Le Parfum In White ~ new fragrance

Elie Saab has launched Elie Saab Le Parfum In White, a new flanker to 2011's Elie Saab Le Parfum...

The daily lemming

If you were going to buy a bottle of Diptyque Kimonanthe anyway, you might as well get it in the spiffy pouch and box from the 34 Collection ("At diptyque, patterns have always been a defining element. Here the Thaumatrope print adorns the oval box as well as the fabric pouch housing the perfume bottle. […]

Online fragrance shopping

New at barneys: Malin + Goetz Leather. Deal at beautyhabit: with any purchase of $50 oor more, get a 3 piece customized fragrance sampler + a $10 bounce back code using coupon code NEWBHSCENT, expiration date unknown. New at thebay (CA): Mugler Aura, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Légère.

Friday scent of the day 1/12

It's Rinse, repeat Friday! (Plus, it's National Marzipan Day.) Our community project for today: pick a favorite community project from the past, and do it again. (If you need a reminder, here are the lists for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). What...Show More Summary

A trunk-load of bottles that will expire before you have used them all up

Most people generally rotate between three and five scents for the year or part of it, says Harris. That said, there is no strict rule about such things; the point is not to accumulate a trunk-load of bottles that will expire before you have used them all up (the shelf life for most fragrances is […]

Flu and Floods

Perfume PosseFlu and Floods Sorry about this, but there’s not post for this week. I had that flu that’s going around and I do not recommend it- they almost had me on an IV. Ugh. Then the rains came and I thought it was… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseFlu and Floods

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Chataignes du Bois & Tsukimi ~ fragrance reviews

Are you a fan of chestnuts? If so, was this an acquired taste for you? I've been a chestnut-lover for most of my life, only because roasted chestnuts figured prominently in two family traditions that took place during the holiday season. Show More Summary

Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Tom Ford Vanille Fatale. New at macys: Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme.

The road to patchouli

Videos from Givaudan (just below; including short appearance by perfumer Jacques Huclier) and Firmenich Naturals (below the jump) on sourcing initiatives with patchouli farming communities in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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