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Diptyque Kimonanthe ~ new fragrance

Diptyque will launch Kimonanthe, a new fragrance in the La Collection 34 series (see Eau Mage, Ôponé and Benjoin Bohème)...

Diptyque Essences Insensees 2016 ~ new fragrance

Diptyque will launch Essences Insensées 2016, the third limited edition harvest-based fragrance in the La Collection 34 series (see Essences Insensées 2014 and Essences Insensées 2015). This year's edition centers on the May rose of Grasse...

Monday scent of the day 8/22

It's another Monday, folks! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Calvin Klein Beauty. I smell "adequately pretty", to quote my own review. Reminder: on 8/26, wear a fragrance by Calvin Klein, if you have one...

Hanae Mori Purple Butterfly ~ new fragrance

Hanae Mori has launched Purple Butterfly, a new limited edition fragrance for women...

Why I Love Japanese Magazines

I had originally planned something completely different for today, but having spent the past several days working on a grueling technical report, I devoted this weekend to my neglected pile of Japanese magazines. And so I bring you this. It wouldn’t surprise me if Japan produced more types of magazines than any other country. There are publications catering to […]

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2016, part 10

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Show More Summary

The most odoriferous English language writer I know

Orwell is the most odoriferous English language writer I know. Norman Mailer would be second on the list, with passages such as this from An American Dream: “a deep smell came off Kelly, a hint of a big foul cat, carnal as the meat on a butcher’s block... With it all was that congregated odor […]

Beating the late summer blahs

Perfume PosseBeating the late summer blahs Ah, August – the dog days of summer are still going strong here in the Northern Hemisphere. Although I can’t complain too much as here in the southern U.S., we’ve been enjoying a period of on-again, off-again rain showers near… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseBeating the late summer blahs

Surrender To Chance Guerlain Clearance Sale

Perfume PosseSurrender To Chance Guerlain Clearance Sale Heya Posse! Surrender To Chance are discontinuing the Guerlain line. There are some major savings to be had and for some of these fragrances it is a once in a lifetime opportunity at these prices. Show More Summary

Lazy weekend poll ~ the six word review, Fall 2016

As we head into the back-to-school season, let's try a repeat of a poll we did in 2011: pick your favorite fall fragrance, and write a six word review (a twist on the six word memoir). Of course, do as many as you like, and feel free to do your summer favorite(s) as well...

Demeter Fuzzy Balls ~ new fragrance

Demeter has launched Fuzzy Balls, a new limited edition fragrance...


A collage from Anna Sui's niece, Jeannie Cassandra, for the new Romantica Exotica fragrance.

Jo Loves Smoked Plum & Leather ~ new fragrance

British niche line Jo Loves will launch Smoked Plum & Leather, a new fragrance for women, in September...

Mirus Wicked Stepmother & Driftwood ~ fragrance reviews

I'd never heard of Mirus perfumes until I visited Tigerlily in San Francisco this July; a sales assistant insisted I sample the Northern California-based line. I was so taken with Mirus Wicked Stepmother, I included it in my Top 10 Summer...Show More Summary

Online fragrance shopping

New at fumerie: Imaginary Authors Slow Explosions. New at macys: Vera Bradley fragrance line. New at neimanmarcus: Jo Malone Basil & Neroli. New at saksfifthavenue: Ex Nihilo Amber Sky. New at twistedlily: Arquiste El & Ella, Inspiritv line.

Anna Sui Romantica Exotica ~ new perfume

Anna Sui has launched Romantica Exotica, a new fruity floral fragrance for women. Romantica Exotica is a flanker to 2015's Romantica, and was inspired by Tahiti...

Friday scent of the day 8/19

TGIF, happy World Humanitarian Day and happy Perfect Friday! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance that is nearly perfect, and tell us how you would change it (or, layer it!) to make it completely perfect. What fragranceShow More Summary

Rose, eucalyptus, lemon & clove

It involves smelling four essential oils - rose, eucalyptus, lemon, and clove were originally recommended – twice a day for a few minutes. But adding different odors - as well as objects like rubber bands and crayons - to the aroma arsenal may help awaken the brain, Kelly said. The key is to focus on […]

Is this dream real?

Kate Moss in a "stunning virtual reality experience" 1 for Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream.

So Not Me: Boucheron Jaipur Homme, and a giveaway.

Perfume PosseSo Not Me: Boucheron Jaipur Homme, and a giveaway. Some things just aren’t me. Boucheron fragrances tend to fill that bill. I received a sample of Jaipur Homme with a fragrance purchase (I think from Barney’s) and I have been giving it a whirl this week. Here is the… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseSo Not Me: Boucheron Jaipur Homme, and a giveaway.

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