Cartier Carat ~ perfume review

The background: The name presumably needs no explanation, insofar as Cartier is best known as a jewelry house. Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent says “Cartier brings diamonds to life by showcasing them so stunningly, by introducing light and making it scintillate and shimmer. I wanted to create a fragrance that sparkles, alive with all the fire of a diamond.
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The juice: So Mathilde Laurent aimed for a perfume that would transmit light with the brightness of a diamond, yada yada yada. That became something about the seven colors of a rainbow refracted through a diamond, with the seven colors represented by seven floral notes…

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Comporta Perfumes Transforms Mosquito in Two New Flankers

  Portuguese company Comporta Perfumes had a discrete presence in Pitti Fragranze but it sure left a strong impression. A lot of visitors were stunned by the recently launched fragrance Ocaso, composed by Stephanie Bakouche, which I had reviewed before in THIS ARTICLE. But there were also a pair of other scents that were specifically launched at the event. They were two flankers of the original ...
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Santa Eulalia Nubes ~ new fragrance

Barcelona-based Santa Eulalia has launched Nubes, a new unisex fragrance…

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The daily lemming

Running low on samples? (Ha.) The Peace Blend Box from The 7 Virtues, with 1.5 ml samples of Grapefruit Lime, Jasmine Neroli, Orange Blossom, Patchouli Citrus, Rose Amber, Vetiver Elemi and Vanilla Woods. "These perfumes build peace. They provide dignity and meaningful employment in communities rebuilding after war or strife. This contemporary perfume collection blends the aromatherapy benefits of natural and organic essential oils with social enterprise. This collection will carry you to far away nations while rebuilding Afghanistan, Haiti, Rwanda, The Middle East, India, and Madagascar." $28 at Sephora.

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The Best Masculine Fragrances from Pitti Fragranze 2018

  In the footsteps of Pitti Fragranze 2018 and based upon two packets of new fragrance test vials, I decided to make a small review to select from all niche novelties the best scents suitable for men. I warn you in advance - the perfumes are intended for men with very different tastes! The Lover’s Tale Francesca Bianchi "The perfume of secret lovers", as it's described by Francesca herself, ...
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Friday scent of the day 9/21

Friday, plus, International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance that fits.

What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I am wearing the quietly happy Hermès Eau de Néroli Doré. I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to all the fantastic photographers over at Flickr that upload beautiful shots, and then license them in such a way that others can use them freely. While I’m at it, thanks to Creative Commons for facilitating the use of sharing licenses…

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Friday scent of the day 9/21

Friday, plus, International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day! Our community project for today: wear a fragrance that fits.

What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I am wearing the quietly happy Hermès Eau de Néroli Doré. I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to all the fantastic photographers over at Flickr that upload beautiful shots, and then license them in such a way that others can use them freely. While I’m at it, thanks to Creative Commons for facilitating the use of sharing licenses…

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Moschino Toy 2 ~ new fragrance

Moschino will launch Toy 2, a follow-up to 2014’s Moschino Toy

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Moschino Toy 2 ~ new fragrance

Moschino will launch Toy 2, a follow-up to 2014’s Moschino Toy

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Solar Perfume Notes : What Does It Mean?

Perfume-speak is a language of its own, with words like “chypre”, “gourmand” and “petally” having specialised meanings. Speaking Perfume: the A-to-Z glossary of perfume terms demystifies some of the commonly used terms, but I often receive requests to elaborate further and give more examples. My latest FT column, Sun and Scents, covers the term “solar.” Some perfumes are presented as having “solar notes” or “solar flowers”, with little explanation as to what that might mean. Although the image of a solar blossom is exotic, the term simply defines a warm and radiant effect, and in my article, I explain how it’s achieved and give examples of several fragrances. Although they’re usually marketed as summer fragrances, I find them even better on a grey, overcast day.

My latest find is Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc, which is a sibling of Ford’s earlier launch Private Blend Soleil Blanc. Both perfumes are suitable for men and women, since they’re based around fresh notes of orange, peppery bergamot and petitgrain (a distillation of buds and leaves of bitter orange with a bright-green, zesty aroma). The glow of ylang-ylang – a popular ingredient in solar scents – enhances the radiance of the new composition, while the musk prolongs its presence. To continue reading, please click here.

One of my favorite solar perfumes that I didn’t mention in the article is Guerlain Lys Soleia from the house’s Aqua Allegoria collection. It’s been discontinued, and I had mixed success finding a reliable source for it. However, if you come across it, I recommend seeking it out.

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