Atelier Cologne Café Tuberosa : Perfume Review

I sometimes notice that coffee smells better than it tastes–or that it doesn’t taste the way it smells.  Even the aroma of coffee, for instance, is difficult to sum up–sweet, bitter, spicy, acidic, toasted, burned, with hints of blackcurrants, chocolate and hazelnuts. Even more difficult is to render coffee notes believable in a perfume without […]
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On Escentual: Autumnal Amber

Beautiful, autumnal ambers. On Escentual now. Clicky here to read. Disclaimer Image via Escentual. I write for Escentual […]
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Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Nue ~ fragrance review

Les Parfums de Rosine is a perfume line that generally “works” for me. It’s like an olfactory version of a favorite musical artist: I may not love everything they release, but I find most of their creations likable and wearable, so I give every new one a try. Rosine recently launched Rose Nue, described as a “skin perfume” combining rose with “a green and powdery accord.” Rose Nue was developed by perfumer Delphine Lebeau and its notes include tangerine, aldehydes, rose leaves, rose, heliotrope, vanilla, sandalwood, ambroxan, suede and musk.

Rose Nue was reportedly inspired by the Cuisse de Nymphe Emue rose; Cuisse de Nymphe Emue (“thigh of an aroused nymph”) is also, apparently, the name for a certain shade of blush pink…

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Online fragrance shopping

New at beautyhabit: Parfum d'Empire Le Cri de la Lumiere.

New at smallflower: Gallivant Berlin & Amsterdam.

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Ormonde Jayne One.5 ~ new fragrance

Ormonde Jayne One.5

British niche line Ormonde Jayne has launched One.5, a new fragrance for women. One.5 is a followup to 2016’s One

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I carry your heart

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, model Liya Kebede and (adorable) 4-year-old child actress Leila in the latest advertising for Calvin Klein Eternity. Directed by Cary Fukunaga. The print ad is below the jump.

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Fragonard Tout Ce Que J’Aime: A Perfect Way to Glorify the Ingredients

  TOUT CE QUE J`AIME is the newest collection from the French house Fragonard and it has been promoted as a new fragrant step for the brand. In addition to Eau de Parfums, the collection contains home fragrances with a diffuser, perfume soaps with embroidered decoration of cameos, and perfumed candles. The collection is designed to emphasize our affection to certain raw materials matching th...
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Acca Kappa White Moss Nourishing Hair Perfume

  Hair perfume is an amazing thing. It is such a charming and enveloping experience of a fragrance. I love it. It is useful and so pleasant. Imagine getting a whiff of your favorite fragrance everytime you move your head or everytime the wind catches you from behind. If you have very long hair, this kind of product lets the perfume enshrine you. And yet, very few brands (aside from Chanel and D...
Read full article: Acca Kappa White Moss Nourishing Hair Perfume from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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The daily lemming

Archipelago cannot be bothered to describe their Botanico de Havana incense set, but what I can see in the box looks like incense sticks, cones, and some sort of holder / burner? They do provide the scent notes: bergamot, ylang ylang and tobacco flower. $20. You can find the same scent in everything from a personal fragrance to hand cream to soap-on-a-rope.

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The daily lemming

Archipelago cannot be bothered to describe their Botanico de Havana incense set, but what I can see in the box looks like incense sticks, cones, and some sort of holder / burner? They do provide the scent notes: bergamot, ylang ylang and tobacco flower. $20. You can find the same scent in everything from a personal fragrance to hand cream to soap-on-a-rope.

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