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The Candies 2017: The Best and Worst Perfumes of the Year

Well that was the year that was! 2017 is finally drawing to a close and I think it […] Continue reading

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Christmas Crush: Last Minute Fragrance Gift Sets

Candy Crushes have been replaced with Christmas Crushes – fragrant gift guides to keep you on track with […] Continue reading

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 1

We’re starting off this year’s holiday gift series with scented body products of all kinds, and as always, do add any of your own recommendations in the comments! There are seven more posts to come.

My own favorite, just for the spiffy packaging: Cartier La Panthére Powder De Parfum Étincelante. “A shimmering La Panthére Perfume Powder leaving on the skin a velvety veil. A product offering a new sensual gesture, to be layered with the Eau de Parfum and the Shimmering Eau de Parfum for a perfect ritual.” $75 for 100g at Neiman Marcus

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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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Unidentified Scented Object

The vision of Cartier’s in-house fragrance nose Mathilde Laurent, Le Nuage Parfumé – aka the Unidentified Scented Object – is located at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The scented object is in fact a cloud, a puff of perfume if you will. Inside a glass cube sits a suspended spiral staircase with a floating […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

I don’t love La Panthère, but I would like to have that bottle: “Cartier La Panthère Etincelante, a luxurious black and gold purse spray containing La Panthère Eau de Parfum with a shimmering effect added. This sophisticated product can be slipped into your handbag for a festive night out. A feline-floral scent which is born […] Continue reading

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L’Envol

A new spot for L’Envol de Cartier, which has recently been made available in Eau de Toilette. Continue reading

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Top 10 Fall Fragrances 2017

Where I live, it is the first day of autumn, and this year, September is the new August: after a wet and confusingly mild vacation season1, we look likely to celebrate a glorious Indian Summer. I have always loved the early fall, so I’m tempted, each time I select the autumnal Top 10 at Now Smell This, to stack it with all my favorite chypres, floral ambers and woody orientals. This time, to avoid boring you with repetition, I’ve chosen fragrances released in the last two to three years. I can’t promise there will be any less oakmoss than usual, but I do think I’m fruitier and more craft distilled today…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 13

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special edition bottles from Giorgio Armani, Carven and Robert Piguet, plus new concentrations of Diptyque Vetyverio, Dolce and Gabbana The One and L’Envol de Cartier.

Giorgio Armani Sì Nacré Edition

From Giorgio Armani, Sì in the Nacré Edition, with the Sì manifesto written on the bottle and box. Leaves a shimmering finish on the skin. In 50 Eau de Parfum at Printemps

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Speed Sniff: L’Envol de Cartier Eau de Toilette by Cartier

There are so many fragrance launches each year it’s difficult to write about them all. Speed Sniffs is a way to bring you to the point reviews fragrances that are quick and easy to digest. After all, sometimes all one … Continue reading Continue reading

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