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The metro rides in cities around the world are a fascinating anthropological experience. In New York, you quicky learn how not to invade people’s personal space, even when the subway car is stuffed like a can of sardines. In Paris you observe the artful way men cross their legs and tie their. In Kyiv, you […]

Eau de Magnolia by Carlos Benaim: Frederic Malle 2014

Perfume PosseEau de Magnolia by Carlos Benaim: Frederic Malle 2014 Hi Crew, Magnolia is such a beautiful scent and while I often enjoyed the fragrances made that nod to magnolia I’d never smelled the Magnolia Grandiflora until this year. Show More Summary

Serge Lutens L’Incendiaire ~ fragrance review

"The fire is not within the perfume but within me. I want to ignite the smoldering embers of the perfume world, to put the fire back in perfume!" — Serge Lutens, on his fragrance L'Incendiaire 1, the first release in his "luxury" Section d'Or collection Many creative directors wax rhapsodic (and incoherently) about their perfume lines and themselves. Show More Summary

Jul et Mad Les White ~ new fragrances

French niche line Jul et Mad will introduce Les White, a new trio of luxury fragrances, in June. Néa, Nin-Shar and Garuda were inspired by lost civilizations...

Online fragrance shopping

Deal at beautyhabit: get free shipping on orders of $35 or more with coupon code AMAZING, good through 6/3. New at harveynichols (UK): By Kilian Sophie Matisse series & scented jewelry. New at luckyscent: Frapin Nevermore.

Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male ~ new fragrance

Jean Paul Gaultier will launch Ultra Male, a new flanker to 1995's Le Mâle. Ultra Male reportedly gives the original scent "an extra hit of testosterone". It follows 2010's Le Male Terrible and 2013's Le Beau Male...

Wednesday scent of the day 5/20

Happy Wednesday! Do tell us your fragrance of the day if you have a spare moment. I'm wearing Fendi Theorema, my old favorite from perfumer Christine Nagel. Reminder: this Friday, 22 May, wear something from Jo Malone or perfumer Christine Nagel...

Marinate some chicken

"What's in it," I ask? "We got some vanilla," he says. "We got some chocolate. We got some cognac, some clove, sandalwood, cedar and bergamot. I'm making it for my girlfriend," but "I don't know whether I should marinate some chicken in it first." — Elina Shatkin talks to a member of the Institute for […]

Bulgari Omnia Amethyste Perfume Giveaway

Today we chat about hobbies other than perfume and enter into another generous giveaway. Our reader Rainboweyes would like to find a home for a bottle of Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste. It just didn’t work on her, but the bottle is barely used and could make someone else happy. She will also include 30 different perfume samples. The […]

What Trumps the Garden? Opus IX giveaway

Perfume PosseWhat Trumps the Garden? Opus IX giveaway   Regular Posse know that this time of year is Not for Perfume.  I’m in the garden, ripping out weeds, digging holes…and bees and wasps abound…so perfume is replaced by Avon Skin So Soft (still, in my opinion, the best flying insect repellent on the planet). Show More Summary

Shay & Blue Framboise Noire ~ new fragrance

UK-based niche line Shay & Blue will launch Framboise Noire, a new woody fragrance inspired by black raspberries, in September...

Keiko Mecheri Les Merveilles ~ new fragrances

Niche line Keiko Mecheri has repackaged and expanded the Bespoke Collection. It is now called Keiko Mecheri Les Merveilles, and includes prior launches Ambre Mirabilis, Bal de Roses, Canyon Dreams, Cuir Fauve, Soussanne, Tangeri and Vetiver Velours. There are six new fragrances: Bohémes, Grand Soirée, Lunea, Musc Nobilis, Precious Forest and Velourosa...

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Summer ~ new fragrance

Victoria's Secret has launched Heavenly Summer, a new limited edition fragrance...

Online fragrance shopping

New at harrods (UK): Ferrari Noble Fig, Bright Neroli & Pure Lavender. New at luckyscent: Xerjoff 1861 Naxos & Zefiro, Casamorati Gran Ballo.

David Beckham Beyond ~ new fragrance

David Beckham will launch Beyond, a new fragrance for men, next month...

Tuesday scent of the day 5/19

It's Tuesday. I hope everyone else is more awake than I am. What's your fragrance today? I'm wearing Sì by Giorgio Armani, developed by perfumer Christine Nagel. Tea at the moment: a black Ceylon tea from St. Clair in Sri Lanka, via Upton. Reminder: this Friday, 22 May, wear something from Jo Malone or perfumer Christine Nagel...

Calvin Klein Euphoria Essence ~ new fragrances

Calvin Klein will launch Euphoria Essence and Euphoria Essence Men, a new duo of flankers to 2005's Euphoria and 2006's Euphoria for men...

A Swing and a miss today

Perfume PosseA Swing and a miss today Hey, sorry, guys.  I did plan a post for today. We were going to talk about the new Frederic Malle and The Night as well, but I wound up getting to hold a 2 month old infant instead.  Duh, of course I played with the baby!  There was still time, but I didn’t get much The rest, please... Perfume PosseA Swing and a miss today

How to Choose a Signature Fragrance, Part One

When people learn that I write about perfume, I can usually count on two questions: "What’s your favorite perfume?" and "Can you recommend a fragrance for me? I want a signature scent." Forget about naming a favorite perfume. That’s a moving target. Show More Summary

Prada Les Infusions de Prada ~ new fragrances

Prada introduces Les Infusions de Prada this month. The fragrance collection includes the original Infusion d'Iris from 2007, plus two reissued flankers, Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger (2009) and Infusion de Vétiver (2010). Also included will be three new fragrances, all from perfumer Daniela Andrier: Infusion d'Iris Cèdre, Infusion d'Amande and Infusion d'Oeillet...

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