Category Archives: Sisley

A Guide to Skincare Layering

If you were to read beauty magazines, you’d be forgiven for thinking that layering skincare is a skill beyond the ken of mere mortals. One is expected to have a working  knowledge of organic chemistry, active ingredients and the latest in Asian skincare discoveries. Failing that, one should simply follow the magazines’ recommendations and splurge […]

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 8

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 Sisley, Ralph Lauren, Yves Rocher and Jo Malone, plus a new Extrait concentration of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood.

Sisley Eau de Soir 2017

From Sisley, the latest collector bottle of Eau de Soir: “The 2017 edition of this eau de parfum comes in a black lacquered bottle and is punctuated with pretty star prints in commemoration of the label’s late founder, Hubert d’Ornano.” 100 ml Eau de Parfum for £195, at Selfridges in the UK…

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Sisley Izia ~ perfume review

Sisley Izia brand image

I have no relationship with Sisley, as a (luxury) brand. I’ve never used the skincare. I used to adore Eau de Campagne, the first fragrance from my BFF perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, but I always thought it was too expensive for what it was, and while I was worrying over the price, and stopping by a Sisley counter every so often to avail myself of another spray from the tester, they went and reformulated it and I stopped adoring it: problem solved.1 I never cared for Eau du Soir. I liked the Eau de Sisley 1, 2 and 3 they brought out way back in 2009, but I didn’t adore them and they were likewise spendy. I know I sprayed Eau Tropicale on a blotter once but I’ve forgotten what it smelled like.

The latest launch, Izia, attracted my attention right away. The graphics are distinctive and so is the bottle, and if I love the one and hate the other, well, that still works…

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A fragrance structured around a rose

Isabelle d’Ornano and her niece Sonia talk about the new Sisley Izia. (You can read more about the Łańcut Castle at Wikipedia). Continue reading

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Izia

A short spot for the new Sisley Izia.
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Sisley Izia ~ new perfume

Sisley Izia

Sisley has introduced Izia, a new modern rose fragrance for women…

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My Skincare Routine and Layering Technique

Many of you have asked me about my skincare routine, and of course, I’m happy to share it. Skincare is my favorite part of my beauty routine, and while it may sound like blasphemy for someone who works in fragrance, I’d rather imagine going without perfume than without sunscreen. I also enjoy researching the best products, reading studies […]

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 9

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 collector bottles from Tom Ford, Sisley, Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler; plus a new concentration of Versace Eros Femme.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Lalique

From Tom Ford, a limited edition of Black Orchid, with the bottle by Lalique (there was a version of this when Black Orchid first launched in 2006, and perhaps they are identical). $990 for (15 ml?) Parfum, available now for pre-order at Tom Ford

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Soir d’Orient

A 1 minute piece for Sisley Soir d’Orient. Continue reading

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 11

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 collector bottles from Sisley, Bond no. 9 and Hugo Boss; plus a new Eau de Parfum concentration for the Histoires de Parfums Opera collection.

Sisley Soir de Lune collector 2015

From Sisley, a collector bottle of Soir de Lune: “Like a promise of love, with just a spritz of Sisley’s Limited Edition Soir de Lune Eau de Parfum stars turn into diamonds and, with their silvery shimmer, illuminate the emblematic bottle of Soir de Lune. Dressed for the occasion in midnight blue and platinum, this captivating accord brings new spirit to the design, revisited by Isabelle d’Ornano.” £183 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum at Harvey Nichols in the UK…

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