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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 4

Today, the fourth entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts. The subject: miscellaneous scented things that don’t fit into the other categories, including a few scented tea selections. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!

From By Kilian in collaboration with Fleur de Mal, a silk kimono featuring lace woven with perfumed threads. The scent— Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy — should last through 4-5 hand washes. $595 at Fleur de Mal, where you can also find the matching scented panties, bra and lace cuffs…

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Imitating nature was not Jicky’s point

In a world where Impressionism was giving way to abstraction, Aimé Guerlain loved art. “Cézanne was out there blowing a fuse, pushing landscapes beyond the image,” the Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser said. “For me, Jicky does the same. That’s what still makes it modern today.” Unlike the perfumery codes of the day, imitating nature was […] Continue reading

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Olfactory Deconstruction: Vetiver

We often talk about ‘notes’ or materials in fragrances and how they come together to create a multi-faceted […] Continue reading

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The queen of lavender

Perfumer Thierry Wasser, in a lavender field, with a voiceover about lavender, sourcing materials, and Mon Guerlain.
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5 Perfumes: Fruity Chypres for Fall

Peach Preserves

Autumn is the perfect time to wear a chypre perfume. Something in a chypre’s mossy, musty base echoes leaf mold and feels right at home on days with cold mornings and sunny afternoons. Among chypres, fruity chypres are especially nice. The fruit adds sweetness and color — so nice on a rainy day — without going all pumpkin spice.

Here are five fruity chypres to sample:

Guerlain Mitsouko: I’ll kick off the list with the queen of fruity chypres…

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5 Perfumes: Fruity Chypres for Fall

Peach Preserves

Autumn is the perfect time to wear a chypre perfume. Something in a chypre’s mossy, musty base echoes leaf mold and feels right at home on days with cold mornings and sunny afternoons. Among chypres, fruity chypres are especially nice. The fruit adds sweetness and color — so nice on a rainy day — without going all pumpkin spice.

Here are five fruity chypres to sample:

Guerlain Mitsouko: I’ll kick off the list with the queen of fruity chypres…

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The daily lemming

Guerlain’s Winter Délice Candle: “A warm break by the fireside during long and cold winter evenings. Nostalgic memories of the gourmet aromas of gingerbread and candied fruits. Comfort from the crackling fire, refreshed by the green notes of pine needles, an evocation of contrasts of this festive season.” $86 at Nordstrom. Continue reading

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Guerlain Fall Flowers ~ new perfume

Guerlain Fall Flowers

Guerlain has launched Fall Flowers, a new floral fragrance in a limited edition collector bottle from the Arita Porcelain Lab in Japan. Fall Flowers follows last year’s collaboration with Arita, which featured a porcelain bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko

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Guerlain Le Frenchy ~ new fragrance

Guerlain Le Frenchy

Guerlain has launched Le Frenchy, a new masculine fragrance in the Les Parisiens series…

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5 Ways to Transition Into Fall

In Europe the transition from summer to fall feels more acute, because people still take their August holidays and many stores are shuttered with the forlorn “Nous Sommes en Vacances” placards in their windows. I love having the city to myself, serene, calm, dusty. But little by little, it comes to life, as people return […]

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