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Model Isabeli Fontana for the new Bvlgari Goldea.

It smelled kind of like cat pee

"I shared it with Daniel [Patterson], my co-author. I did a cookbook with him, and he uses my oil in his food,” she told me. “But I didn’t have that much left, and I started to try and rebuy, and everything was dreadful. It smelled kind of like cat pee. It moves a little bit […]

Boxwalla Giveway : A Box of Books

I’m very excited about a project called Boxwalla, which was started by my friend Lavanya, and I wanted to share it with you. The name is a play on Hindi suffix walla, which means someone who provides a service. In this case, the service consists of handmade boxes filled with surprises, from beauty products and food to films and […]

Diptyque Essences Insensees 2015 ~ fragrance review

I like jasmine. Soft, subtle jasmines are fine — I have quite a few — but big, bold jasmines are even finer. I don't think anybody has made the jasmine too big and bold for me to wear just yet, although Norma Kamali made a valiant effort. I...Show More Summary

Les Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 3 ~ new perfume

Les Parfums de Rosine has launched Ballerina No. 3, the follow-up to Ballerina No. 1 and Ballerina No. 2...

Diptyque holiday candles 2015

Diptyque will introduce their Holiday 2015 candle collection early next month. This year's trio was inspired by the olfactory attributes of trees, and includes Sapin, Oliban and Liquidambar. The decorations are by painter Julien Colombier...

Revlon Love Is On ~ new perfume

Revlon will launch Love Is On, the brand's first fragrance release in over almost 10 years. The Love Is On name has been used for Revlon promotional activities since their brand relaunch in 2014, and most recently for their women’s health fundraising platform...

Tuesday scent of the day 10/6

Happy Mad Hatter Day! What fragrance did you pick for the occasion? I'm in What We Do In Paris Is Secret by A Lab on Fire, from perfumer Dominique Ropion. Reminder: this Friday, 9 October, wear a fragrance from perfumer Dominique Ropion, if you have one...

Olivier Durbano Chrysolithe ~ new fragrance

Olivier Durbano has launched Chrysolithe, the brand's 11th fragrance...

By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi

Perfume PosseBy Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi By Kilian Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi is the latest release in the Garden of Good and Evil series, but with the “Night in the Garden of Good and Evil” slant.  Created by Alberto Morillas, it has notes of gardenia, ylang, tuberose, rose, vanilla and cedar. Show More Summary

Inside the Perfume Cabinet ~ Arielle Weinberg

“I have no perfume memories,” says Arielle Weinberg, blog mistress of The Scents of Self and owner of the brand new niche perfume shop, Arielle Shoshana, in suburban Washington, D.C. Ari’s father lost his sense of smell in a car accident before she was born, and her mother didn’t wear fragrance. So, what got her interested in perfume? Mascara. Show More Summary

The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi ~ new fragrances

Perfume designer Azzi Glasser has launched 11 limited edition fragrances under the name The Perfumer's Story...

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2015, part 19

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

Tommy Hilfiger Man Dark Midnight ~ new fragrance

Tommy Hilfiger has launched Hilfiger Man Dark Midnight, a new aromatic wood fragrance...

Online fragrance shopping

New at barneys: Roads Africa collection.Deal at imaginaryauthors: take 15% off with coupon code JUSTGETTINGSTARTED, expiration date unknown.New at indiescents: Kerosene Broken Theories.

Monday scent of the day 10/5

So sorry, but it's Monday again! It's also Neil deGrasse Tyson's birthday. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Frédéric Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, one of the many masterpieces from perfumer Dominique Ropion. Reminder: this Friday, 9 October, wear a fragrance from perfumer Dominique Ropion, if you have one...

Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bete ~ new fragrance

French niche line Liquides Imaginaires will launch Peau de Bête, a new unisex fragrance, later this month...

Scented Saints, Written Images, Endangered Heritage

Beautiful sillage is a sign of sainthood in the Orthodox tradition. The fragrance, or mirro (holy myrrh), can be emitted by real life saints, saint’s relics or even icons, painted images of saints. It’s common even today to hear stories of icons shedding myrrh and filling the whole church with the heavenly scent. Such events are called thaumata, a Greek […]

L’Occitane + Pierre Herme Pamplemousse Rhubarbe & Jasmin Immortelle Neroli ~ new fragrances

Later this month, L'Occitane will launch a new limited edition fragrance and body care collection developed in collaboration with pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The collection was inspired by summers in Corsica...

Caron Pour Un Homme Sport ~ new fragrance

French perfume house Caron has launched Pour un Homme Sport, a new variation on 1934's Pour Un Homme...

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