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Monday scent of the day 3/2

Monday, yet again. Plus, where I live, ice, yet again. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons Extrême. It is from perfumer Anne Flipo, who did lots of the brand's pretty florals between 1999 and 2007. I wish they'd have her come back and do more. Reminder: this Friday, 6 March, we're celebrating International Women's Day...

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Premiere ~ new perfume

Elizabeth Arden has launched 5th Avenue NYC Premiere, a new limited edition floriental fragrance for women. 5th Avenue NYC Premiere is a flanker to 2013's 5th Avenue NYC, which was a flanker to 1996?s 5th Avenue fragrance for women....

Blumarine Ninfea ~ new perfume

Italian fashion house Blumarine will launch Ninfea (Waterlily), the brand's latest fragrance for women. Ninfea was inspired by 'spontaneous, romantic and sentimental' women...

The seemingly inexorable rise

The seemingly inexorable rise in the number of women’s fragrances year-on-year was halted in 2014 when the launch pipeline contracted by -4.4% according to new data from Fragrances of the World 2015. Niche scents fell even further. — TRBusiness, reporting on Michael Edwards' numbers for 2014. Note that we still got more overall fragrance launches […]

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 5

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

Heloise de V Soiree d’ete ~ new fragrance

French niche line Héloïse de V has launched Soirée d’été, a new fragrance for women...

Marathon Monday: Scents that last and last and last …

Perfume PosseMarathon Monday: Scents that last and last and last … As I was poking through some sample lots the other day, I spotted a vial of indie perfumer En Voyage’s Zelda. I knew I had tried it before and enjoyed it very much, but with the chaos of life, unfortunately it slipped off my radar. Show More Summary

Lazy weekend poll ~ storage!

By request, a poll about storage. Tell us how you store your fragrance collection — samples and bottles — and any other methods you use (databases, etc) to organize and keep track of what you have...

And the winner is…

...Scentfromabove, who takes the Aerin Rose de Grasse from our last giveaway. Congrats!

Life is beautiful

Lancôme celebrates its 80th anniversary.

Online fragrance shopping

New at nordstrom: Kate Spade Walk on Air, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzura. New at twistedlily: Amouage Sunshine, Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela.

Donald Trump Empire by Trump ~ new fragrance

Donald Trump has launched Empire by Trump, a new fragrance for men...

Chocolate tastes like biting into raw sewage

To me, chocolate tastes like biting into raw sewage, chicken is muddy and rubbery, peanut butter and Marmite are like trying to eat diarrhoea. There are a couple of exceptions: raspberries, carrots and parsnips don’t taste vile. Nor does gin, which really helps. — Louise Woollam of Get Lippie talks to The Guardian about her […]

5 perfumes: gourmand oddities

Way back in 2008, Erin wrote a post called 5 Perfumes for: Gourmand Deniers. Her selection emphasized gourmands for people who are wary of gourmands; in her words, gourmands "that camouflage their intentions". Like Erin, I don't think...Show More Summary

Terry de Gunzburg Terryfic Oud L’Eau & Terryfic Oud Extreme ~ new perfumes

Terry de Gunzburg of By Terry will launch Terryfic Oud L'Eau and Terryfic Oud Extrême, two new flankers to 2013's Terryfic Oud...

Friday scent of the day 2/27

It's Spicy Friday! Our community project for today: wear a spicy fragrance. What did you pick? As always, do chime in even if you're not participating in the community project. I'm in vintage Givenchy Organza Indecence. I smell pretty darned great. Show More Summary

Ma nouvelle Eau Fraiche

A quick animation for Guerlain's new La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche.

Online fragrance shopping

Deal at aedes: get free shipping on orders of $125 or more with coupon code March15, good through 3/10. New items include Amouage Sunshine, Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis, Memo line. New at houseoffraser (UK): Serge Lutens La Religieuse. New at macys: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Swimming in Lipari, Dolce Floral Drops. New at nordstrom: […]

Lancaster Sole di Capri ~ new fragrance

European skin and suncare brand Lancaster has launched Sole di Capri, a new limited edition summer fragrance inspired by 'the Mediterranean good life'. The bottle features decorations by Italian illustrator Susanna Spelta...

Living with Anosmia

Yes, the new season of House of Cards was released this morning, but it's also Anosmia Awareness Day. Here's a short film on the subject from the Monell Center.

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