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Wednesday scent of the day 4/29

If you have a free moment, do tell us your fragrance of the day. I'm wearing a bunch of things at the moment, including a little dab of Bvlgari Black. Reminder: on 1 May, we're doing Tea Time Friday...

Penhaligon’s No. 33 ~ new fragrance

Penhaligon’s will launch No. 33 in July. The new fragrance celebrates the brand's 145th anniversary, and is named for the brand's second store, at 33 St. James Street...

Lacking emotion

The judges described this scent in a blind test as elegant, sophisticated and nicely made with a vintage feel. Some panel members, however, found the formula a bit boring and lacking emotion. — Women's Wear Daily has assembled a panel of experts headed by Michael Edwards to blind-test new perfumes. Above, the verdict on Chanel […]

Making Perfume From The Rain

The village of Kannauj in the state of Uttar Pradesh has been perfuming India’s emperors and mere mortals for centuries. It thrived under the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), the aesthete and arts patron who left the world the Taj Mahal and many other pearls of architecture. In the refined Mughal culture, the use of fragrance was […]

New York Skanks, Part Two

Perfume PosseNew York Skanks, Part Two Last weekend I popped up to NYC to meet Patty for some quick sniffage and cheesecake. It wasn’t clear she was going, and it wasn’t at all clear I was going (I had to wangle someone to stay with the kids) until the last second, when I hopped on the Vamoose bus and joined her. The rest, please... Perfume PosseNew York Skanks, Part Two

Masque Milano Tango & Luci ed Ombre ~ fragrance reviews

I love rough-and-ready amber fragrances. I'm not a fan of dainty or too-sweet (polite) amber perfumes (except in soaps or candles, and even then...). Masque Milano's Tango 1 is my type of amber; it presents a spicy amber that's singed around the edges. Show More Summary

Une Nuit A Bali Fleur des Fleurs, Mr. Vetiver & Suma Oriental ~ new fragrances

Luxury body care and fragrance line Une Nuit à Bali has repackaged their first fragrance, Fleur des Fleurs, and added two new fragrances to the collection, Mr. Vetiver and Suma Oriental...

Online fragrance shopping

New at first-in-fragrance (DE): Parfumerie Generale Collection Croisiere, Memo Ilha do Mel, Byredo Oliver Peoples, Eau d'Italie Morn to Dusk. New at neimanmarcus: Memo line. New at nordstrom: Acqua di Parma Colonia Ambre.

Tuesday scent of the day 4/28

It's Tuesday, and it's nearly May...what fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Diptyque Volutes Eau de Toilette. My tea at the moment: Upton Richmond Park blend. Reminder: on 1 May, we're doing Tea Time Friday...

Perfume Posse in New York

Perfume PossePerfume Posse in New York It was last-minute, very little planning, but way fun. I had a potential thing I had to do in New York,, once I found out for sure I was going a few days before I went, I thought, hey, maybe Miss March can bus it up. She did, and the adventure was on. I The rest, please... Perfume PossePerfume Posse in New York

Masque Milano Russian Tea ~ fragrance review

There’s a kind of fragrance that especially intrigues me: it’s the type that reads as warm and cool at the same time. This kind of fragrance’s notes are warm — leather, spices, wood, for instance — but its overall feeling is thin and cool, like a splash of scented water. Show More Summary


Alain Delon, in footage from Les Aventuriers, for Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne.

Online fragrance shopping

New at escentual (UK): Guerlain Teazzurra. New at harveynichols (UK): The Different Company I Miss Violet. New at macys: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino collection. New at nordstrom: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme.

Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Bleu ~ new fragrance

Bvlgari will launch Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu, the fourth fragrance in the tea series that includes Thé Vert, Thé Blanc and Thé Rouge...

Monday scent of the day 4/27

Welcome to another week! What fragrance are you wearing today? I'm testing Penhaligon's Ostara (review coming up soon). Reminder: on 1 May, we're doing Tea Time Friday...

Glamorous State of Mind and Perfume

When most fashion magazines have spreads of Easter egg colored couture, my most glamorous look features faded black jeans and a Zara puffy jacket, a dreadful thing that sheds copious amount of feathers. Then there are my layered outfits, and I don’t mean tastefully put together layers of chiffon and cashmere suggested by Vogue. In […]

What’s your EBP?

Perfume PosseWhat’s your EBP? I had planned a bright, cheery Lipstick Monday post for you all, but a nasty spring cold has put the kibosh on some of my retail homework for it. And of course, with a stuffed-up nose, no new sniffage either. So this is as good a time as any to pull out “What’s your EBP?” The rest, please... Perfume PosseWhat’s your EBP?

Lazy weekend poll ~ April showers

A quick and easy poll, suggested by Mals86: name a great perfume (or two) for a rainy day...

The swapmeet (episode 6) & splitmeet (episode 3) follow-up

Upcoming: we'll hold a freebiemeet next month. Also, look for another splitmeet in September, and the next swapmeet will be in October. So, for those of you who participated in the 6th swapmeet, or the 3rd splitmeet, how did it go? Feel free to tell us what you got, and whether or not you loved it...

Online fragrance shopping

New at bergdorfgoodman: Memo line. New at nordstrom: Hermes Le Jardin de Monsieur Li.

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