Mona di Orio Suede de Suede and Dojima ~ fragrance review

Mona di Orio Dõjima and Suède de Suède

In my mind, Mona di Orio has always been associated with quirky — and sometimes outright challenging — fragrances. Mona di Orio Nuit Noire is as dark and animalic a fragrance as I’ve ever smelled. Even the perfume house’s single note fragrances such as Vanille and Cuir focus on those materials’ less obvious aspects.

With Dõjima and Suède de Suède, the house made a conscious decision to satisfy “the demand for more accessible fragrances for those who recently discovered niche” by developing “more accessible fragrances to build a bridge to the more complex creations in our collection.” Lucky for us, both fragrances are still likely to be plenty interesting to experienced perfume lovers…

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Caron Pour Un Homme Parfum ~ new fragrance

Caron Pour un Homme Parfum

French perfume house Caron has launched Pour un Homme Parfum, a new variation on 1934’s Pour Un Homme. Pour un Homme Parfum follows 2015’s Pour un Homme Sport

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Memo Kedu Sesame ~ new fragrance

Memo Kedu Sesame

French niche line Memo has launched Kedu Sesame, a new unisex fragrance. Kedu Sesame is a flanker to 2014’s Kedu

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4711 Acqua Colonia Green Tea & Bergamot and Coffee Bean & Vetyver ~ new fragrances

4711 Green Tea & Bergamot and Coffee Bean & Vetyver

4711 will launch Green Tea & Bergamot and Coffee Bean & Vetyver, the latest seasonal additions to the brand’s Acqua Colonia range…

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Monday scent of the day 7/24

Kamikaze cocktail, mosaico

It’s another Monday, and also, Tequila Day and J Lo’s birthday. What fragrance are you wearing?

If I had any J Lo Glow left, I’d be wearing that, but I don’t. Instead I’m wearing Sultan Pasha Nankun Kodo, which I’ve been wearing all weekend. Thank you to the very kind reader who sent me the sample! You can find a detailed review at Kafkaesque.

Reminder: 7/28 will be Nathalie Friday…

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Woman above all

Jessica Chastain for Ralph Lauren Woman.

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The daily lemming

Castelbel Porto Hello Cities soaps

"Travel abroad without leaving home" with Castelbel Porto's Hello Cities soap collection. Shown are Bonjour Paris (jasmine, of course) and Hello London (tea time, of course), $10 each for 150g at Beautyhabit.

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst & Nirvana French Grey ~ new fragrances

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst & Nirvana French Grey

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Elizabeth and James brand will launch two fragrances for women, Nirvana Amethyst and Nirvana French Grey.

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Deciem NIOD CAIS : The Copper Peptide Review

A review of Deciem NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum, also known as CAIS.
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Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black

This summer, Carolina Herrera introduces a new VIP perfume – a more intense, aromatic, totally masculine and intriguingly different named 212 VIP Black. The new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black follows famous brand’s perfume 212 VIP from 2011. The new perfume got its inspiration from New York’s clubs and active nightlife. The difference between the original version and the updated one is the strong alcohol in it – from vodka to absinthe notes in the new edition.   Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is an evening fragrance with a strong aroma made of absinthe shots infused with lavender, star anise, fennel, calmed on sweet black vanilla and musk notes. It is an aromatic-fougere perfume composed by famous perfumers Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. This perfume characterizes a man who wants to feel VIP, but at the same time earthy and frisky. A truly clubbing and energetic fragrance with a wild nature. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is advertised by Cameron Dallas, along with Taylor Hill and Hailey Baldwin.    Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.  
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