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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 3

The third entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts is all about home fragrance. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!

From Poglia, the Affumicata candle: “We collaborated with Joya Studios to create a signature candle and scent, Affumicata (“smokey” in Italian), a comforting smell with notes of sandalwood, saddle leather and pepper. The base of each piece is a porcelain vessel with a 22k gold rim, and the imprint of Poglia’s horse-shoe ring on the back. The lids are also made of porcelain and adorned with a solid brass piece. Each candle was hand-poured in Brooklyn, NY.” With notes of Brazilian pepper, saddle leather, brushed suede, hay, charred oak and sandalwood, 260g, $135…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 3

The third entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts is all about home fragrance. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!

From Poglia, the Affumicata candle: “We collaborated with Joya Studios to create a signature candle and scent, Affumicata (“smokey” in Italian), a comforting smell with notes of sandalwood, saddle leather and pepper. The base of each piece is a porcelain vessel with a 22k gold rim, and the imprint of Poglia’s horse-shoe ring on the back. The lids are also made of porcelain and adorned with a solid brass piece. Each candle was hand-poured in Brooklyn, NY.” With notes of Brazilian pepper, saddle leather, brushed suede, hay, charred oak and sandalwood, 260g, $135…

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Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences ~ fragrance review & a quick vanilla poll

Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences brand image

tl;dr a decent middle of the road vanilla.

If you wanted a good illustration of the muddy distinction between niche and mainstream perfumery, you could hardly find a better example than Annick Goutal. The house mostly made its name with classic colognes like Eau d’Hadrien and Eau du Sud, and a handful of pretty feminine florals. When I reviewed Eau de Camille and Eau de Charlotte back in 2007, I noted that…

The Annick Goutal line occupies a rather in-between place among perfume fans — the company probably qualifies as niche based on their size and their limited distribution; still, they are available in a number of mainstream stores (three department stores in my local mall carry them),1 and the line doesn’t feel niche. The feminine perfumes are emphatically pretty, romantic even; they don’t, like so many niche perfumes, challenge traditional notions of what a woman ought to smell like.

What I perhaps didn’t emphasize enough was how few mainstream brands were making nicely done yet emphatically pretty fragrances at the time…

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Oiseaux de Nuit

A spot (in French) for the Annick Goutal Oiseaux de Nuit collection: Tenue de Soirée and Nuit et Confidences. Continue reading

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Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences ~ new perfume

Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences

Annick Goutal will launch Nuit et Confidences, a new fragrance for women. According to Camille Goutal, Nuit et Confidences evokes ‘champagne bubbles and sequin dresses’…

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The daily lemming

More limited edition Rose Pompon from Annick Goutal: the prettily packaged Poudre irisée corps et décolleté. It promises to leave a silky veil with a pearlized finish. 80g for €50 at Annick Goutal in France. Continue reading

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The daily lemming

Today’s mid-afternoon snack, perhaps? The limited edition Fauchon éclair Rose Pompon, in collaboration with Annick Goutal: “Topped with a chic and flowery white chocolate shell, this eclair conceals a pink berry cremeux resting on a whipped rose ganache and delicious fresh raspberries.” You can buy it at the Fauchon at 30 Place de la Madeleine, […] Continue reading

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Top 10 Summer Fragrances 2017

I love summer. Yes, I’ll complain about the heat like everyone else, but I’d rather bake than freeze any day. Plus, the fruit! Even if you don’t like summer, you have to admit that the abundant variety of fresh fruits (that haven’t been flown in from another continent) is worth a little extra sweat on your brow. Here are 9 reasonably new-ish (all came out within the past 5 years, and most of them within the last 2 years) fruit fragrances to help keep you feeling cool and lighthearted, plus one veg, because you have to have your veg…

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Captivated by the spellbinding scent of frangipani

After my mother died I needed to get away and traveled to Mauritius and became captivated by the spellbinding scent of frangipani that evoked the emotion of a dream within me. I brought one of the flowers back with me to show Isabelle [Doyen], but it died on my trip back. Luckily when I showed […] Continue reading

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Three Ultimate Iris Perfumes

Once, as I was telling Maurice Roucel how much I loved his Iris Silver Mist, a perfume he created for Serge Lutens, he laughed and explained that Lutens kept asking again and again for more iris, so he ended up using all the iris aromatics in the catalogue of his company and essentially “mixing them together.” […]

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