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Frederic Malle Superstitious Perfume Review

Perfume PosseFrederic Malle Superstitious Perfume Review Frederic Malle Superstitious was launched in 2017.  Created by Dominique Ropion with notes of jasmine, rose, peach, amber, incense, vetiver and patchouli.  Frederic Malle Superstitious was a collaboration with fashion designer Alber Elbaz (formerly of Lanvin). Show More Summary

Winners and Toads

14 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Perfume Posse

Perfume PosseWinners and Toads Happy Spring, everybody!  The weather outside is …weird. 40F one day, 70F the next.  Last Friday I scarpered off to Iowa – no, NOT Iowa (we stayed on this side of the Mississippi) – um…Rock Island (home of the Arsenal and… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseWinners and Toads

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Jardins Pop ~ new fragrances

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Comptoir Sud Pacifique has launched Jardins Pop, a new collection of three citrus fragrances: Pomelo Fizz, Immortel Cédrat and Cologne Mood...

Online fragrance shopping

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

New at macys: Montblanc Legend Spirit, Prada Luna Rossa Carbon. New at nordstrom: Galop d'Hermes refills.

Tuesday scent of the day 3/28

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Happy Teapot Tuesday! It's also Lady Gaga's birthday. (For your viewing pleasure, or not, here are a bunch of pictures of Lady Gaga drinking tea, plus a conceptual box of Gaga tea.) What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Vilhelm Parfumerie Harlem Bloom. Show More Summary

L’Occitane The Vert ~ reissued fragrance

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

L’Occitane has launched Thé Vert, a new addition to the Les Classiques de L'Occitane collection. (see also: Ambre, Eau des 4 Voleurs and Eau d'Iparie)...

Two for Tuesday: Durga by DS & Durga, Don’t Tell Jasmine by Vilhelm Parfumerie

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Reviews of two recent florals: Durga by DS & Durga and Don't Tell Jasmine by Vilhelm Parfumerie. Durga by DS & Durga If you asked me what notes I'd like you to add to "palatial doses of the finest floral absolutes", melon and chrysanthemum would not be high on my list of suggestions...

Smell Bent Tea House ~ new fragrance

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Indie line Smell Bent has launched Tea House, a new fragrance...

An iridescent world and a new olfactory story

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

A quick spot for the new Armani Privé Iris Céladon.

The daily lemming

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Recently, reader Galbanumgal very kindly posted about a Mariage Frères sale at Cultured Cup. I promptly ordered four teas, and sadly did not like a single one of them. Now Mariage Frères is trolling me with the Earl Grey Haute Couture collection ("A collection of grand crus harvested from organic gardens sprinkled with fragrant morsels […]

Atkinsons Californian Poppy ~ new fragrance

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

British brand Atkinsons has launched Californian Poppy, a new fragrance in the brand's Legendary Collection...

Don’t go and perfume yourself with chocolate

15 hours agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

The one thing I was asking Frédéric, the only request I had, is not to have a perfume with a scent of a chocolate or vanilla, whatever, that is very a la mode at the moment, you know? That’s all about...gourmandize they call it. Like we can’t eat food. It’s forbidden, so let’s make the […]

Monday scent of the day 3/27

Another weekend gone! If it's any consolation, it's International whisk(e)y day. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Galop d'Hermès. Reminder: on 3/31, your pick of Swap Love or Blind Love...

The daily lemming

Teens today are probably too sophisticated for this sort of nonsense, but back in the day, I promise you I would have had one of these in the tool pocket of my painter's pants: Lip Smacker Coke Cup Lip Balms ("delivers the authenticShow More Summary

The Shifting Contexts of Perfume

Could other factors, apart from the aroma itself, influence our perception of perfume? Yes, of course, and this is not limited to fragrance. Elisa explores the topic. A few years ago, I went to a nearby wine shop to stock up for a weekend in the mountains with some old college friends. A representative from a […]

Beautifully unexpected

Woman and alligator for Lacoste Pour Femme Légère.

You smell like sunshine

For Le Premier Figuier, I received only a few words of direction to ensure I was given the utmost creative freedom. I had the idea to create the first eau de toilette around a fig because the fig tree is the tree of my childhood. Natural fig essence doesn’t exist, so I had to capture […]

Gray hair woes: Touch-up or let it go?

Perfume PosseGray hair woes: Touch-up or let it go? Ah, hair. We love it, we hate it, and sometimes are just “meh” about it. I’ve been fairly happy with mine through the ages, but after several years of fighting gray hair, I’m beginning to wonder if I should just… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseGray hair woes: Touch-up or let it go?

Lazy weekend poll ~ Aretha Franklin’s birthday 2017

The Queen of Soul is 75 today! (And yes, she has announced she will retire, but not until she finishes that album with Stevie Wonder.) Our poll, for anyone who wants to play: name a favorite Aretha Franklin song, and pair it with a fragrance. Show More Summary

Online fragrance shopping

New at bloomingdales: Mugler Angel Muse, Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua & Sole di Positano. New at lordandtaylor: Philosophy Summer Surf, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Mimosa.

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