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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, late October 2017

PSA: the splitmeet is open until tomorrow morning! Meantime, we’re marking Carrie Fisher’s birthday (may she RIP) with another open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, the fragrance you wish your friend would wear instead of whatever they do wear, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then […] Continue reading

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Parfums Quartana: Awards, Flowers and How Joseph Quartana Almost Died

 

Flowers are life. Flowers are pure. Flowers are erotic. Flowers are Beautiful. But flowers can also be deadly, sinful, repulsive and ugly. Flowers are actors in nature’s endless narrative. They seduce and tempt, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. The flowers invented by Parfums Quartana are the ones that lead us to dangers and illusions. To debauchery and oblivion. They are not simple pla…
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Introducing The Fragrance Engineers: Perfumer’s Imaginations Unbound, Fragrance Creations Engineered Into Reality

 

Perfumers need to be free to create, this is their focus, their passion, their dream. Very few perfumers then want to have to worry about the endless small details of financing, sourcing, production, and safety assessment that can turn the reality of their dream into a nightmare of forms and red tape. That’s why perfumer’s usually settle for working in a perfumery house where they create f…
Read full article: Introducing The Fragrance Engineers: Perfumer’s Imaginations Unbound, Fragrance Creations Engineered Into Reality from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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Diptyque holiday candles 2017

Diptyque has introduced their Holiday 2017 candle collection. This year’s trio was decorated by artist Philippe Baudelocque and inspired by the constellations…

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The daily lemming

Possibly no more efficacious than Heritage Products Rosewater (which you can find for about $5) but an awful lot prettier: Josephine Rose Rejuvenate Organic Tonic Elixir. “Toning. Pampering. Invigorating. A refreshing, alcohol-free organic rose tonic elixir that empowers the skin to bloom with luminosity. With a powerful blend of organic floral waters as a base, […] Continue reading

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Le Nuage Parfume

A 10 second view of Cartier’s Le Nuage Parfumé at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Continue reading

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Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Or Encens ~ new fragrance

Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Or Encens

Issey Miyake has introduced L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Or Encens. The new fragrance for men is a flanker to 1994′s L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, and a followup to 2016’s L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambré

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Sarah Jessica Parker Stash SJP Privé

 

Stash SJP fragrance opened the new chapter of the perfume collection from the actress Sarah Jessica Parker when it came out in Fall 2016 as a unisex mixture of woody notes, herbs and resins. The new edition of the collection –  Stash SJP Privé –  is allegedly dedicated to Russia, the ballet legacy of the Bolshoi Theater, and the actress’s memories of her visit to Moscow.

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Scented advent calendars 2017, part 2

More scent-related advent calendars for 2017 — see part 1 if you missed it. And don’t forget, most advent calendars sell out early! If you know of any I missed, do comment. (Please note that some of these calendars are not available in the US. Advent calendars are more popular in the UK than in the US).

Jo Malone’s 2017 calendar is $450, and includes fourteen 9 ml travel sprays, plus candles and bath & body products. These are hard to get your hands on, so if you really want one, I’d call your local Jo Malone today. “Each morning, open the doors of Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar to reveal a spoiling of surprises. Illustrated with the façade of the home of Jo Malone London, the Georgian townhouse, the calendar is filled with little luxuries: refined Colognes and rich and nourishing Body Crèmes, perfect for layering to create your own seasonal scent. The countdown to Christmas has never been so indulgent. This is a surprise collection and will include a range of the their best-selling products.”…

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Ayala Moriel Inbar ~ new fragrance

Ayala Moriel Inbar

Indie natural perfumer Ayala Moriel has launched Inbar, a new oriental amber fragrance inspired by the Mediterranean garrigue

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