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The jewel of fragrances

I think Escada's short video 'The Jewel of Fragrances' is the first (fragrance-related) Christmas video for 2014? Anyway, "choose from a range of jewel-like, feminine ESCADA fragrances for the perfect gift this Christmas."

Online fragrance shopping

New at harrods (UK): Liquides Imaginaires line, By Kilian scented jewelry, ERH1012 Dead of Night. New at nordstrom: B Balenciaga.

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2014, part 24

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

Lalique Noir Premier ~ new fragrances

Lalique has launched Lalique Noir Premier, a new luxury collection of six fragrances: Fleur Universelle, Terres Aromatiques, Rose Royale, Sculpteur d'Epices, Fruits Du Movement and Elegance Animale...

Tuesday scent of the day 10/14

If you have the time, do tell us what fragrance you're wearing today! I'm wearing Kenzo Amour. Reminder: this Friday, 10/17, wear one of the perfumes included in Michael Edwards' Perfume Legends...

Guerlain Idylle Love Blossom ~ new fragrance

Guerlain has launched Idylle Love Blossom in travel retail. The new limited edition fragrance for women is a reissue of 2012's Idylle Jasmin-Lilas under a new name...

Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu review

Perfume PosseTom Ford Patchouli Absolu review Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu released in fall 2014, and it is a Tom Ford Love Letter to Patchouli.   It is sharp, earthy and fairly prickles the nose with all that dry patch.  I’m not a patchouli...Show More Summary

Serge Lutens L’Orpheline ~ fragrance review

Do you ever think of certain scents as “warm” or “cool”? I do. Amber, leather, oakmoss, and wood smell warm to me, while herbs, citrus, green notes, and ozone smell cool. Florals can go either way, especially rose. Most perfumes seem to have an overall warm or cool flavor to them, too, or they start out cool then turn warm. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Bamboo ~ new perfume

Elizabeth Arden has launched Green Tea Bamboo, the latest in their series of flankers to their popular 1999 fragrance, Green Tea (see also Green Tea Lavender, Green Tea Camellia, Green Tea Cherry Blossom, Green Tea Honeysuckle and Green Tea Yuzu)...

Replay Relover ~ new fragrance

Italian denim brand Replay has launched Relover, a new fragrance for men. It is the brand's first fragrance under new licensing arrangements with Mavive...

And my heart is set on you

Gisele Bundchen in a teaser for the upcoming Chanel No. 5 commercial, directed by Baz Luhrmann. The full commercial will debut later this week.

Monday scent of the day 10/13

Another Monday...do tell us your fragrance of the day! I'm wearing Le Labo Lys 41 on one arm, and Le Labo Vanille 44 on the other. Reminder: this Friday, 10/17, wear one of the perfumes included in Michael Edwards' Perfume Legends.....

Online fragrance shopping

New at escentual (UK): Cartier Déclaration d’un Soir Intense. New at macys: Giorgio Armani Si.

Parfums de Nicolai Cuir Cuba Intense ~ new fragrance

Later this month, French niche line Parfums de Nicolaï will launch Cuir Cuba Intense, a new tobacco leather fragrance...

Patchouli, baby: The new “it” scent?

Perfume PossePatchouli, baby: The new “it” scent? Looking over a recent post on the Now Smell This blog, I noticed two items, right on top of each other, announcing new patchouli scents. One was from Tom Ford, Patchouli Absolu, and listed just after it, Patchouliful, from Laboratorio Olfattivo. Show More Summary

Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, mid-October 2014

Our same old open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the perfume you're saving your pennies for, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

Up for grabs: Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather

What is it : a 100 ml bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather. Used lightly for testing; at least 95% full. How do I get it : For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US. Then tell me either...Show More Summary

And the winner is…

Lisa D, who takes the bottle of Tauer Perfumes Rose Flash from our last giveaway. Congrats!

House of Cherry Bomb Pink Haze ~ fragrance review

Just a week ago, I was lamenting the never-ending wave of pink-colored, pink-smelling, pink-themed fragrances. This one, however, is a very different take on pink. Pink Haze is the newest release from House of Cherry Bomb, the collaboration...Show More Summary

Odin New York White Line ~ new fragrances

Odin New York will launch the White Line in November. The new unisex series, described as "a bit lighter and more approachable" than the existing Black Line, will lead off with three "deconstructed floral" fragrances: Efflora, Milieu Rosa and Vert Reseda...

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