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Paco Rabanne Pure XS ~ new fragrance

Paco Rabanne has launched Pure XS, a new fragrance for men. Pure XS is a flanker to 1993's XS...

Thursday scent of the day 5/25

Happy Towel Day (for interstellar hitchhikers), happy Geek Pride Day, and happy birthday to Sir Ian Murray McKellen! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm going under the radar with a dab of Boy Chanel. Reminder: on 5/26 we're doing Under the radar...

French orris

A short film from International Flavors & Fragrances' in-house naturals facility, Laboratoire Monique Rémy, on the French orris harvest. Almost 8 minutes; perfumer Alexis Dadier appears at about the 6:40 mark (do check out his flower pen). If you ever wondered why real iris in perfume costs so much, here is your answer!

The daily lemming

Guerlain's Shalimar Hair Mist — who doesn't need more ways to wear Shalimar? "Subtle and aerial, Shalimar Hair Mist from Guerlain softly perfumes your tresses with the label’s iconic fragrance. Based upon fizzy and luminous notes of citrus, fresh flowers and vanilla, it imparts a lasting touch of freshness and sensuality. Perfect for intensifying your […]

Bvlgari Goldea The Roman Night ~ new perfume

Bvlgari will launch Goldea The Roman Night, a new fragrance for women, in September. Goldea The Roman Night is a flanker to 2015's Goldea, and will be fronted by Bella Hadid...

Cologne Nocturne by Le Galion 2016

Perfume PosseCologne Nocturne by Le Galion 2016 Hi there Posse, Cologne Nocturne was released last year by a company that is not getting enough attention. Le Galion is a recreation of a historic fragrance house that made fragrances for many of the top designers of the time,… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseCologne Nocturne by Le Galion 2016

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme ~ fragrance review

There's been lots of Internet chatter about Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme 1 (henceforth referred to as "Guilty Absolute"). Fragrance commenters on Basenotes are divided about Guilty Absolute's aromas: "unexpected" (speedracer), "headache-inducing...engine...Show More Summary

Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Panthea & Wish Come True. New at nordstrom: Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient.

Valentino Donna Acqua ~ new perfume

Valentino has launched Valentino Donna Acqua, a new fragrance for women. Valentino Donna Acqua is a flanker to 2015's Valentino Donna...

Wednesday scent of the day 5/24

Things to celebrate: it's Hump Day, Tiara Day, Bermuda Day and Bob Dylan's birthday. What fragrance are you wearing? This morning I'm in Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Mars Violet, from the Chroma series. I'm about to settle down with my tea and read Roger Moore: a modest, self-deprecating James Bond who brought some serious aplomb at The Guardian. Show More Summary

The daily lemming

Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu ("Precious blue tea from China’s Fujian province grows high on mountainsides wrapped in cooling mists. BVLGARI has captured the aromatic harmony of these treasured oolong leaves in new Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu, a crisp fragrance as reviving as the pure mountain air, as inspiring as the infinite blue […]

Scents of the city

An advertising installation in Brussels, developed by French train company Thalys and creative agency Rosapark (along with Drom Fragrances), "bottles the scents that remind people of their beloved cities"— the 752 tubes emit 16 fragrances representing Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Copenhagen. I think the installation is already over, but the 2 minute film is worth a […]

The Art of Perfume : Perfume Techniques and Stories

I already wrote about my most recent perfumery course, covering the first day of our activities, visiting the Edmond Roudnitska garden and exploring the International Perfume Museum in Grasse. Today I’m continuing with our second day, which covered perfume history and professional smelling techniques. Show More Summary

Eric Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower Review

Perfume PosseEric Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower Review Eric Buterbaugh has released the perfect spring/summer perfume – Nick’s Sunflower. Eric Buterbaugh, along with California hat maker Nick Fouquet, created Buterbaugh Nick’s Sunflower. Show More Summary

Arielle Shoshana Eau de Parfum ~ fragrance review & quick poll

The first time I saw a passion fruit opened, I screamed. It’s such a bizarre-looking fruit. Totally unexpected. I wanted the fragrance to capture the experience of that first passion fruit: the shock of the unexpected, closely followed by delight. Show More Summary

Carner Barcelona Floral Collection ~ new fragrances

Spanish niche brand Carner Barcelona has launched the Floral Collection, with three fragrances: Besos, Latin Lover and Sweet William...

Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Bogue Mem. New at macys: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Superman. New at saksfifthavenue: Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Cypress, Guerlain Chamade Pour Homme.

Up for grabs: Etat Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You

What is it : a 100 ml bottle of Etat Libre d’Orange You or Someone Like You, used lightly for testing. How do I get it : For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US (or that you can provide a US mailing address). Show More Summary

Tuesday scent of the day 5/23

Happy Tuesday and happy World Turtle Day! What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Kohl Gris on one arm and Blue-Green: Arnica on the other. Both are from the Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Chroma series. Reminder: on 5/26 we're doing Under the radar...

The daily lemming

The new "fragrance paintbrush" from Jo Loves won't debut until the fall, but I know some of you will want it on your shopping list. It looks an awful lot like the new Byredo Kabuki, but it's liquid instead of powder. The gel formula reportedly took 3 years to develop, and according to Jo Malone, […]

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