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The daily lemming

A perfect summer “first layer”? Diptyque’s Do Son Fragrance Mist: “Concentrated in a moisturising white lotus extract, this micro-drop fragrance mist is as vaporous as a sea breeze but leaves no sensation of moistness on the skin. In fact, it has an irresistibly soft, powdery finish. Due to its lightness, it is the ideal fragrance […] Continue reading

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Le Sablier

Diffuser porn: the redesigned Diptyque Le Sablier hourglass diffuser.
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(Mostly) Scented Father’s Day Gifts ~ 2017 Edition

tie

For Father’s Day, I’ve made a little list of gifts I’D like to receive (if I were a father). Be gone shaving supplies (hardware and shave cream); I’d be so mad getting “gifts” dealing with a hated activity. No foam or fancy razor or natural-bristle brush ever made shaving fun. Aftershave? That’s a skin-searing/epidermis-destroying liquid. Ties? Weeeeeell…I admit I love ties.

Following you’ll find a quirky array of things to spray, drink, plant, bathe with, rub on dry skin or tie around the neck (the only unscented item here).

Lemon Up shampoo

We all know about vintage perfumes…but vintage SHAMPOO? I was thrilled to discover that The Vermont Country Store (where I often “browse”) has revived Lemon Up shampoo (“every bottle contains the juice of one whole lemon!”) If your father grew up in the 70s he may love to receive the shampoo/conditioner duo…

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Diptyque Oud & Cire Trudon Tadine candles ~ home fragrance reviews

Diptyque Oud candle

I burn scented candles in summer. Beautiful aromas make me feel “cooler” / calmer if the air is hot, and if the AC is on, scented candles freshen the air. I used to think light floral or citrus-heavy candle scents were best for sultry days, but now I tend towards “tropical wood” scents in summer (and reserve my floral and lemon/mandarin/grapefruit candles for winter). Today I’m reviewing two candles with “exotic” aromas: one presents oud and conjures a Southeast Asia temple, the other showcases sandalwood and makes me want to travel — to Karnataka or Australia…

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The daily lemming

Diptyque’s redesigned hourglass diffuser, Le Sablier, due to launch in May in six fragrances: 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Baies, Figuier (my pick), Gingembre, Fleur d’oranger (shown) and Roses. $175 each, with a $60 refill (refills should last several months). Continue reading

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Diptyque Eau des Sens Soap ~ body product review

Diptyque Eau des Sens Soap

Sometimes I just need to cleanse my olfactory palate, not to mention my mind, after trying too many perfumes in a short period and overthinking everything. This is the right time for me to remember the simple pleasures of a really good scented soap. Soap was one of my “gateway” products into living a fragranced life — remember the giant Fresh soaps that were sold at Anthropologie in the 1990s (Verbena!), or the colorful and affordable glycerine bars lined up in every Body Shop?

Diptyque’s soaps require a bit more seeking out, not to mention more cash, but they’re ideal for very occasional splurges or special gifts for appreciative friends…

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Antoinette Poisson pour Diptyque

At Antoinette Poisson, creating the designs for the capsule collection with Diptyque (see Eau Dominotée). Continue reading

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Diptyque Eau Dominotee ~ new fragrance

Diptyque Eau Dominotée

Diptyque has launched Eau Dominotée, a new multi-use (fabric and skin) spray.* Eau Dominotée is part of a capsule collection with decorations by Antoinette Poisson; other items in the series include reissues of the Rosamundi candle (in two sizes, see design below) and Eau Rose in several formats with newly decorated boxes…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2016, part 7

Today, the first of two luxury posts that will wrap up our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts. As always, we’re listing the luxury items in price order, so today is (relatively) affordable luxury, and part 8, to follow on Friday, will be the crazy expensive luxury. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

Annick Goutal purse spray

We are starting off easy, with a refillable purse spray from Annick Goutal: “A precious, elegant and travel-friendly accessory that you can take everywhere!” Comes with the purse spray and two 8 ml refills. Available in Petite Chérie, Eau d’Hadrien and Rose Pompon; $60…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2016, part 2

Part two in our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts features home fragrance items, all sorts. Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

Byredo Saints candles

From Byredo, the Saints candle collection (“For Holiday 2016 Byredo presents three new fragrant candles inspired by veladoras, prayer candles or seven-day candles”), with Rosewater (rose and geranium), Incense (incense, eucalyptus, guaiac, labdanum, amber and patchouli) and Altar (clove, carnation, ylang, papyrus and vetiver). 400g, $140 each…

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