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Perfume Review: Hwyl by Aēsop

In the Welsh language “hwyl” is a “stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy” but it is the […] Continue reading

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Inside the Perfume Cabinet ~ Aparatchick

Aparatchick — her blog handle — has been a Now Smell This reader since the beginning. “In 2005, I googled ‘perfume blog,’ and the only one I found was NST,” she says. Twelve years and more than a hundred bottles later, she’s still sampling new fragrances and making friends in the community.

Aparatchick is retired from the finance and accounting industry and lives in Florida. However, she grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and it was there she developed her love of rich, deep oriental fragrances — fragrances that don’t wear very well in humid Florida, a subject we’ll tackle in a minute…

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Les maisons de la Maison

Another video for the new candles from Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
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Online fragrance shopping

New at arielleshoshana: Etat Libre d’Orange Une Amourette.
New at twistedlily: Amouage Beach Hut Man.
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Vintage Scented Postcards: Jovan Woman

This week I am traveling in California and it’s my first time in the USA. I am excited and so happy to be discovering so many things almost 10,000 kilometers from home.

On my first day in San Diego, one of the first things I wanted to do was t… Continue reading

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Scents From a Mall: Target

Welcome to another installment of Scents From a Mall. For December, I visited one of the most ubiquitous and successful retail chains in the United States. Known for their clever and trendy designs, their high-quality private label products and the… Continue reading

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NEBBIA: Three Foggy Fragrances

 

“It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” – Oscar Wilde.

In November 2017, a new fragrance collection named NEBBIA was presented in the Italian municipality Mondolfo. The fragrances were presented by NEBBIA’s art director Filippo Sorcinelli, artist, musician and designer, well-known among niche perfumery lovers for his previous UNUM and SAUF collections. After…
Read full article: NEBBIA: Three Foggy Fragrances from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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La Maison de la Vanille Continental Spirit ~ new fragrances

La Maison de la Vanille has launched Continental Spirit, with five new vanilla-based fragrances: Blue Oia, Nuit à Salzbourg, Noir Toscane, Belle Rencontre and Arty Positano…

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WIDIAN Sapphire Collection London – Where Tradition and Modernity Meet

LONDON: Where Tradition and Modernity Meet

In January 2018, WIDIAN, the Abu Dhabi-based niche perfume house, launches a new fragrance that opens a new chapter within their line and will be the first edition of the Sapphire Collection. This new co… Continue reading

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The daily lemming

From Gianna Rose, a hen (soap) with her eggs, all in “an antique style porcelain dish” and featuring a fresh linen scent. $30 at Smallflower. Continue reading

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