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Cacharel Amor Amor L’Eau Flamingo ~ new fragrance

Cacharel Amor Amor L'Eau Flamingo

Cacharel has launched Amor Amor L’Eau Flamingo, a new limited edition summer flanker to 2003′s Amor Amor…

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5 perfumes: Best of the 1970s

The Halstonettes, with Halston

One of the few movies I like more every time I see it is Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. I did not come of age in Texas in the summer of 1976; indeed, I am Canadian and was a teenager when the comedy released in 1993, 17 years later. But it is a movie that proves that late adolescence is often the same country. In one of the many drunken sociological conversations that pepper both this stage of life and the wandering film, bubbly free-thinker Cynthia Dunn lays out her “‘every other decade’ theory”: “The 50s were boring. The 60s rocked. The 70s, my God, they obviously suck. So maybe the 80s will be, like, radical.” The moment is memorable because Linklater allows himself so few superior jokes on his characters. As anybody who grew up then knows, the 80s were not radical. Even the cultural “cool kids” of the 80s, like Elvis Costello in his Buddy Holly glasses and David Byrne in his ever-growing suit, seemed to have a parodic, critical air about their work, like they knew they were producing their best stuff in an Arnoldian Epoch of Concentration.

Meanwhile, the 70s were often remembered as the era of Saturday Night Fever, a silly, narcissistic ‘Me decade’ of disco and embarrassing jumpsuits…

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Top 10 Winter Fragrances 2017

I tried not to get too Grinch-y over the holidays, and I did pretty well, considering the world events of late 2016 plus the fact that I was suffering occasional bouts of Instagram ennui. So many exotic vacations, so many artful table settings, so many #thankful embraces scrolling past my eyes; you may know what I mean.

I’m happy with my own lot in life, truly, but sometimes I worry — not on my own behalf, but on yours, dear readers. My taste in perfume may be glamorous, but my life is pretty quiet. I hate to let you down. Still, rather than fabricate some picture-perfect fantasy life, I’ll just come clean and share my own mundane activities, with the fragrances that I wear to dress them up a bit.

Just a regular day at the office: Byredo Rose Noir. This was my most-worn fragrance of 2016, because it’s a “no brainer” for me: a blend of citrus, rose and modern patchouli that doesn’t come on too strong. It’s my olfactory equivalent of my many basic black dresses…

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Oui C’est Moi

A 1988 ad for Cacharel Loulou. Continue reading

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Cacharel LouLou ~ fragrance review

Cacharel LouLou vintage advert

I must be feeling nostalgic lately. This week I found myself digging into my “perfume cabinet” and pulling out a bottle of Cacharel LouLou that I bought nearly a decade ago. Cacharel launched LouLou in 1987, positioning it as a more seductive older “sister” to the highly successful Anaïs Anaïs (1978). I was always intrigued by LouLou, and now I’m wondering why I’ve never worn it on a more regular basis…

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Cacharel Amor Amor Mon Parfum Soir ~ new perfume

Cacharel Amor Amor Mon Parfum Soir

Cacharel has launched Amor Amor Mon Parfum Soir, a new evening flanker to 2003′s Amor Amor…

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Cacharel Amor Amor L’Eau 2015 ~ new fragrance

Cacharel Amor Amor L'Eau 2015

Cacharel has launched Amor Amor L’Eau 2015, a new limited edition summer flanker to 2003′s Amor Amor. You can see the 2014 version here

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New Escentual Post: Last Minute Gift Guide

In life, I take a ‘leave it all to the last minute and hope for the best’ approach. Organisation is not my strong suit, and it is most definitely true that I work best under pressure. It will serve as … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cacharel Anais Anais Premier Delice : Perfume Review

No perfume families are as vast as the fruity-floral and gourmand families. It seems that you can get any dessert in perfume form, from crème brûlée to cupcakes. There are also many fragrances that smell like clones of each other, which is why after you smell one too many variations of Angel, you start giving up on the […]

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Amor Amor x 3

Three new adverts for Cacharel Amor Amor, featuring young women chosen by social media campaigns in France, Spain and Latin America. First up, Prescilia for France, followed (below the jump) by Silvia for Spain and Barbara for Latin America.

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