Kerosene Follow ~ fragrance review

Kerosene Follow1 conjures so many food memories for me: scents of — chocolate-coffee-caramel candy my grandmother made at Christmastime and wrapped in foil, the Nescafé Greek-style coffee a friend at work made every morning, steaming chocolate mochas with sprinklings of toasted coconut on top, Middle Eastern honey cake served with a cup of Turkish coffee, tonka bean and espresso crème brûlée…

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Online fragrance shopping

New at beautyhabit: Carthusia Terra Mia.

Deal at diptyqueparis: free shipping today through 12/24, no coupon code needed.

Deal at lafco: take 25% off with coupon code HOLIDAY2017, ends today.

Deal at luckyscent: get a free "12 Days of Scent" curated sample box with orders of $125 or more using coupon code 12DAYS, good while supplies last.

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Wednesday scent of the day 12/13

Happy Hump Day, and happy Hanukkah! It’s also Hot Cocoa Day. What fragrance are you wearing?

Me: Galop d’Hermès.

Reminder: 12/15 will be Wild Kingdom Friday…

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The daily lemming

I know, some of you are sick of iso e super. I'm not, yet, so this one is mostly for my own (theoretical) enjoyment: Iso E Super bar soap from Monsillage. "The molecule Iso E Super was discovered in 1975 by chemists working at IFF. It evokes a light cedar note that is soft and fleeting, yet mesmerizing. It has fast become a staple ingredient in every perfumer's organ because of its great versatility and its ability to create beautiful sillage." $12 for 94g at Twisted Lily.

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Recommend Me a Perfume : Christmas 2017 Edition

A place to ask for fragrance recommendations and perfume suggestions
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The Big Apple Etc.: The History of Undecavertol in Contemporary Perfumery

  The story of the fragrant matter in question is inextricably associated with the name of Roman Kaiser, a Swiss fragrance chemist, who has worked for Givaudan for almost half a century. One of the main breakthroughs of Kaiser's is called headspace technology - invented in 1975, which enables the study of the scents of real plants. The chemists hitherto had the opportunity to study nothing b...
Read full article: The Big Apple Etc.: The History of Undecavertol in Contemporary Perfumery from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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The Monday Mail on Tuesday ~ help Anna find a new fragrance

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I am late, again, but hopefully not too late to help Anna. She wants to find a daytime fragrance, something light and suited to warm weather, but with good lasting power, to replace her discontinued favorite, Montblanc Starwalker. At the moment, her substitute is Diptyque Eau Duelle, and she does like it but she finds that it starts out strong, and then wears off too quickly.

She’d love to keep the price below $150, but she might be willing to go higher for true love. Here is what we know about Anna and her fragrance preferences…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 5

Part five in our annual series of fragrance related holiday gifts features scented items for men, although there are plenty of “unisex” ideas in the other articles, and as always there are probably a few things here that women might like. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

From Boy Smells, a Trio Votive Set with Kush, Ash and Cedar Stack candles. “This trio is near and dear to Boy Smells’ heart – they are the very first three smells Boy Smells created.” (Kush is cannabis, suede, white musk, tulip and amber; Ash is firewood, smoke, charcoal, palo santo and hay; Cedar Stack is cedar, labdanum, juniper berry, sawdust and white musk.) Three 85g candles for $42 at Luckyscent

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Interview With Shahzad Haider, Curator of THE SCENT-DUBAI

  The SCENT is another milestone project of The Fragrance Foundation Arabia and will be held from January 23d through 25th, 2018 (3 days) at the most luxurious destination; a 5-star Iconic location on the skyline of Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai – United Arab Emirates. The First International Exhibition of Artistic Niche Fragrances in the Middle East will be an event par excellence...
Read full article: Interview With Shahzad Haider, Curator of THE SCENT-DUBAI from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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Editors’ Choice Awards 2017: Thanks from Editor and Writer, John Biebel

    In the past year, I’ve managed to cull the Fragrantica Forums for some of our most interesting contributions and conversations, in order to bring them to the bimonthly From the Forums column. In the process, I’ve grown to know the forums so much more; what people like to discuss, what is important to readers and contributors. I’ve noticed that a number of our contributors start ...
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