Category Archives: Acqua Di Parma

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura ~ new fragrance

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura

Italian niche line Acqua di Parma will launch Colonia Pura, the latest flanker to Acqua di Parma Colonia, in September…

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Candy Crush: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo ‘La Collezione’

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I showcase the beautifully scented things I’m crushing on right now so you can hopefully develop a crush too.  I bloody love Acqua … Continue reading Continue reading

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Top 10 Spring Fragrances 2017

Audubon, American Robin

1946: French writer Colette went to Switzerland, where she would undergo treatment for severe and painful arthritis. She was delighted to find that the sparrows around her lodgings in Geneva were tame. They flew into her room from the balcony, slept under her bed, ate from her hands. They would even chirp protests when she would lock them out of the bathroom as she bathed. One day she found a pair of sparrows snuggling in a fold of her bedspread. She startled them and they flew away. Colette wrote:

This gave me fair warning that the time was not far off when I should discover one individual among their small, indefinite band, the particular one, the one who preferred me and was mine by preference. With the animal world, we are subject to the same perils every time. To choose, to be chosen, to love: the very next moment we are beset by anxiety, the danger of loss, and the fear of spreading regret. What an array of big words when the subject is but a sparrow! Yes, a sparrow. In love, there is never a question of smallness. 1

A perfect segue to the love for, and smallness of…perfumes

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On Escentual: The Beauty of Bergamot

The Beauty of Bergamot. An ode to perfumery’s most popular note, including some new scents and some familiar faces. On Escentual. Clicky here to read. Disclaimer Samples via Escentual & Guerlain. I write for Escentual as their Fragrance Expert. My views are my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra ~ new fragrance

Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra

Italian niche line Acqua di Parma has launched Colonia Mirra, the latest fragrance in the brand’s Ingredient Collection. Colonia Mirra is a flanker to Acqua di Parma Colonia, and is being released along with Colonia Ebano

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Ebano ~ new fragrance

Acqua di Parma Colonia Ebano

Italian niche line Acqua di Parma has launched Colonia Ebano, the latest fragrance in the brand’s Ingredient Collection. Colonia Ebano is a flanker to Acqua di Parma Colonia and follows 2016’s Colonia Quercia

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2017, part 2

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. Today’s post includes limited edition bottles from Hermès, Guerlain, Gucci and Acqua di Parma, plus a new concentration of Dior Poison Girl.

Hermès Terre d'Hermès edition H

From Hermès, the latest Flacon H edition of Terre d’Hermès. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette at Nocibe in France…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2017, part 1

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. Today’s post includes limited edition bottles from Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Ariana Grande.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

From Guerlain, La Petite Robe Noire in a limited edition series with 15 different Kuntzel + Deygas dresses in random boxes — you don’t know which dress you got until you open the box. Style #12 is shown above, you can see the rest below…

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The Candies 2016: The Best and Worst Perfumes of the Year

Here we are then, at the very end of 2016. It feels, especially after the losses of George Michael, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, to name but a few, within the last week, a very bittersweet year. I say bittersweet … Continue reading Continue reading

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Colonia

A quick spot for the Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia trio, then below the jump, another for the making of the limited edition Colonia Edizione Centenario bottle.

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