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Perfume Review & Vlog: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons are real innovators when it comes to the olfactory arts. They’ve created some of the most unique and daring mainstream fragrances on the market and within their more niche lines have explored single notes of themes with … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 10

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 special edition bottles from Lolita Lempicka, Yves Saint Laurent and Azzaro, plus a new Extrait de Parfum version of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540.

Lolita Lempicka 20 ans

Lolita Lempicka celebrates the 20th anniversary of their eponymous fragrance, now known as Lolita Lempicka Mon Premier Parfum, with an updated (less apple-y) design for the brand’s apple bottle (see below), and a collector edition (see above, at Nocibe in France, €108 for 100 ml)….

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Robert Piguet Nuit Velours ~ new fragrance

Robert Piguet Nuit Velours

Robert Piguet has launched Nuit Velours, a new fragrance…

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Online fragrance shopping

New at luckyscent: Mona di Orio Suede de Suede & Dojima.
New at selfridges (UK): Comme des Garcons Concrete, Tom Ford Oud Minerale. Continue reading

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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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Wednesday scent of the day 7/19

A Moveable Feast, Hemingway

Hump Day, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s birthday, and Daiquiri Day (here is the recipe for a Hemingway Daiquiri). What fragrance are you wearing?

I’m trying Nomenclature Shi_so.

Reminder: 7/21 is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday…

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The daily lemming

Clap Clap’s scented botanical greeting cards (“The collection contains specially created fragrance chips that are dipped in fragrance oils, dried to perfection, then sealed and packaged with every card. Send a scent along with your message, and we assure it will be a memorable one.”) will keep their scent for 2-4 weeks after you remove […] Continue reading

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Pure XS

Francisco Henriques, and a bevy of peeping janes, in his bathroom / library, for Paco Rabanne Pure XS.
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Modern Classics Gourmands and Lolita Lempicka

My series on modern classics continues with gourmands and Lolita Lempicka

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I Feel Oud and I Feel Good!

 

The story with Adam from Russia, the oud oil producer I met in Dubai, had an unexpected elongation. A couple of months after, I received a small package with samples of various oud oils and I could smell with my nose how different these fragrant oils were. They are colored, smelled and priced differently – so it’s no wonder that each oil deserves its own proper name. It is not enough to say…
Read full article: I Feel Oud and I Feel Good! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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