Category Archives: Lalique

Olfactory Deconstruction: Vetiver

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Vetiver Voyages

Modern classics series continues with some of the best vetiver fragrances

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Libellule

A bit of bottle porn for Lalique Illusion Captive.
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Libellule

A bit of bottle porn for Lalique Illusion Captive.
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Lalique Illusion Captive ~ new perfume

Lalique Illusion Captive

Lalique will launch Illusion Captive, a new addition to the luxury Noir Premier collection, with packaging inspired by René Lalique’s Libellule (Dragonfly) brooch…

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Lalique Illusion Captive ~ new perfume

Lalique Illusion Captive

Lalique will launch Illusion Captive, a new addition to the luxury Noir Premier collection, with packaging inspired by René Lalique’s Libellule (Dragonfly) brooch…

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The daily lemming

A budget lemming for vetiver week: Lalique shower gels in Encre Noire ($10), Encre Noire Sport ($10) and Encre Noire A L’Extreme ($12). 150 ml each at Haute Look, where you can also pick up 100 ml of the Eau de Toilette for $25, or 60 ml in the snazzy crystal edition for $299. (And […] Continue reading

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11 Cheap Perfumes Beauty Outsiders Love

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Earlier this month, Marie Claire did a listicle on 10 Cheap Perfumes Beauty Insiders Love. I have no real objection to their list1 other than the inclusion of a $76 perfume and an $82 body oil — beauty insiders apparently have a different definition of “cheap” than I do, possibly because they don’t have to fork over cash for their beauty products — but I did note on Twitter that I did not love any of their picks. I’ll also add that none of their 10 show up very often in our daily scent of the day polls. So, here is a list of my own. I couldn’t make myself narrow down to fewer than 11, and of course I’ve cheated even more by adding alternatives. As always, do include your own picks in the comments!

Marie Claire included the old standby 4711. I know some of you probably love 4711, and I can’t scoff at it — it’s possibly one of the better fragrances on their list. Still, my old-school drugstore choice would be the venerable spicy carnation, Old Spice

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When our perfume is in a beautiful bottle, it smells better

A bottle porn spot for Lalique Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel, Lumiere and Tendre, then below the jump, a word from the perfumers (Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, Alexandra Monet and Sidonie Lancesseur) and the bottle designer (Marc Larminaux).

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Lalique Mon Premier Cristal ~ new perfumes

Lalique Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel, Lumiere and Tendre

Lalique will launch Mon Premier Cristal, with three fragrances for women — Sensuel, Lumière and Tendre — inspired by the René Lalique hirondelle (swallow) vase…

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