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The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiare ~ new fragrance

The Body Shop will launch Polynesian Island Tiaré, a new addition to the Voyage collection (previously known as the Scents of the World collection). The last in the series was Italian Summer Fig...

Hermes Rocabar ~ fragrance review

A fragrance for wanderers drawn to wide-open spaces. — Jean-Claude Ellena 1 During my Now Smell This years, many men have written me asking for a review of Hermès Rocabar. 2 I'm wary! I assume the guys writing me love Rocabar; what if...Show More Summary

I’m Gina

Georgina Liano of The Real Housewives of Melbourne introduces her new perfume.

Lalique Reve d’Infini ~ new perfume

Lalique has launched Rêve d'Infini, a new fragrance for women...

Online fragrance shopping

New at harrods (UK): Thierry Mugler Angel Muse.New at harveynichols (UK): Armani Prive Fil Rouge.

Wednesday scent of the day 4/27

Hump Day! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm trying La Parfumerie Moderne Années Folles. Tea at the moment is a Mangalam Estate Assam. Reminder: on 4/29, wear one of your "top 10 of spring" fragrances...

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano ~ new fragrances

Bottega Veneta will launch the Parco Palladiano collection in May. The six luxury unisex fragrances are designed to trace a walk in the gardens of the Villa Capra La Rotonda (designed by Andrea Palladio), near Vicenza. The fragrances were developed by perfumers Michel Almairac, Daniela Andrier and Alexis Dadier...

Postcard from Ukraine : Willow Sunday

It took me a moment to connect the green fragrance reminiscent of jasmine buds and apples with the bunch of willow branches I held in my arms. I bought it at the entrance to the Mgarsky Monastery in Lubny, and I now stood in line to have my willow branches blessed by the priest who walked around the church […]

Prada Olfactories Nue au Soleil – Wedding Perfume

Perfume PossePrada Olfactories Nue au Soleil – Wedding Perfume Prada Olfactories had sorta slipped past me. Colognoisseur did a review on them recently, and then I had to rethink trying them.  So far I’ve tried two, and I’m pretty stuck on Prada Olfactories Nue Au Soleil. It is a… Continue Reading ? Perfume PossePrada Olfactories Nue au Soleil – Wedding Perfume

Bond no. 9 Liberty Island ~ new fragrance

Niche line Bond no. 9 will launch Liberty Island, a new unisex fruity floral fragrance...

Academia del Perfume Awards 2016 ~ the winners

The Academia del Perfume in Spain has announced the winners of their fragrance awards for 2016...

Fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day 2016, part 1

Mother's Day (in the US, anyway) is coming up on Sunday, 8 May. It's time to get shopping, so here are a scented gift ideas for 2016. From Hèrmes, Le Petit Bain bundle: pick a 50 ml fragrance, and add one or two body products of your choice. Prices vary; the selection show above is $219 (shipping is free). At Hèrmes USA...

Tuesday scent of the day 4/26

It's Monday's ugly little sister, better known as Tuesday! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing La Parfumerie Moderne Désarmant, because Anniky kept talking about it in the comments. I would agree with Kevin's assessment: if you like your lilacs done in pastels, it's very much worth trying. Show More Summary

#PopNow Grimes

Singer-songwriter Grimes talks about sustainability and friendship (and uses mild profanity — I think that's a first for a mainstream fragrance?) in support of the new Stella McCartney Pop fragrance.

Online fragrance shopping

New at aedes: Byredo Super Cedar.New at barneys: Byredo + Oliver Peoples (pre-order), Diptyque 30 ml travel sizes (pre-order).Deal at beautyhabit: with any purchase of $65 or more, get a Cinq Mondes Serenity Under The Orange Tree gift box, using coupon code LOVEMOM, good through 5/9 or while supplies last. New items include Serge Lutens […]

ALTAIA — and a Giveaway

Perfume PosseALTAIA — and a Giveaway Anita and I are co-reviewing the ALTAIA line today (stands for A Long Time Ago In Argentina).  The samples came from Paula at Beautyhabit (full disclosure); a quick perusal of their literature indicates that they’re the folks behind Eau d’Italie.… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseALTAIA — and a Giveaway

Perfume on Skin: How Long Should It Last?

The other day in a department store, I heard it again, a sales associate praising a fragrance because it lasts all day. (Other “praise” I occasionally hear, “And it smells like this the whole time.”) As for me, mostly I don’t want a fragrance to stick around that long. Show More Summary

Miller Harris Lumiere Doree & Etui Noir ~ new fragrances

British niche line Miller Harris will launch two new fragrances, Lumière Dorée and Étui Noir...


Visitors to Adelaide Botanic Garden are asked what a corpse flower smells like, after visiting "Ganteng the Titan Arum". Ganteng (reportedly Indonesian for "handsome") bloomed in February. At the moment, you can also watch a live stream of "Sprout", a corpse flower just about to bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Aroma M Geisha Vanilla Hinoki ~ new perfume

Indie brand Aroma M will launch Geisha Vanilla Hinoki, a new unisex addition to the brand's Geisha series, in May...

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