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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, International Day of Acceptance 2018

PSA: our next freebiemeet will be a week from today. Meanwhile, we’re celebrating the International Day of Acceptance and David Lynch’s birthday with our same old open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the fragrance you worked hard to accept, Twin Peaks, whatever. Or, ask a question about […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

A pretty rendition of L’Occitane’s Shea Wonderful Rose Hand Cream: “Rediscover our Shea Wonderful Rose Hand Cream in a limited edition in collaboration with Anna Bond, Creative Director and Illustrator at Rifle Paper Co. Highly concentrated in shea butter (20%), this hand cream, fragranced with the delightful scent of rose helps to nourish, protect, and […] Continue reading

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A story of shared know-how

The story of Guerlain, part the first.
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Proenza Schouler Arizona ~ new fragrance

Proenza Schouler Arizona

Womenswear and accessories brand Proenza Schouler will launch their debut fragrance, Arizona, next month. Arizona was produced under a license agreement with L’Oréal…

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A diagnostic fingerprint for the disease

With funding from Parkinson’s UK and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Barran’s team has already collected more than 800 samples of sebum, an oily substance secreted by skin, swabbed from the backs of volunteers. In preliminary tests they’ve found several molecules that are elevated in people with Parkinson’s disease. Together, the molecules could create a […] Continue reading

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Memo Tamarindo ~ new fragrance

French niche line Memo has launched Tamarindo, the third fragrance in the Graines Vagabondes series (see Kedu and Ilha do Mel)…

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Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Delicate Fragrance Touch-Up

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Delicate Fragrance Touch-Up

Chanel has launched a new limited edition (pink) “cushion compact” for Chance Eau Tendre…

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Friday scent of the day 1/19

Happy Vanilla Friday! (Plus, happy Popcorn Day, and happy birthday to Dolly Parton.) Our community project for today: wear a fragrance with vanilla.

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 went with Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser

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Miller Harris Scherzo & Tender ~ new fragrances

Miller Harris Scherzo and Tender

British niche line Miller Harris has launched Scherzo and Tender, new fragrances inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel Tender Is the Night

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The daily lemming

The Grown Alchemist’s Amenity Kit ($28 at Amazon) comes with 12 ml each of Hydra-Repair Day Cream and Vanilla & Watermelon Lip Balm, plus 20 ml of their Vanilla & Orange Peel hand cream. Continue reading

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