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Guerlain's limited edition holiday candle, Winter Délice, for 2018 (you can see last year's model here): "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. Giselle Balosso reinvents the iconic Guerlain Bee with this spicy, oriental, gourmet candle." $80 at Nordstrom.

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Etat Libre d’Orange I Am Trash / Les Fleurs du Dechet ~ new fragrance

French niche line Etat Libre d’Orange has launched I Am Trash / Les Fleurs du Déchet, a new fragrance developed in collaboration with the marketing and communications company Ogilvy Paris…*

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Monday scent of the day 10/22

(Monday), and happy birthday Jeff Goldblum! What fragrance are you wearing?

I’m testing Providence Perfume Co Sedona Sweetgrass, thanks to a very kind reader.

Reminder: on 10/26, step out of your comfort zone…

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Paris Autumn Walks : The Basilica of Saint Denis

If I made a map of my favorite walks in Paris, the routes would invariably lead to an old church, a cemetery, a café or a market. They would circumvent the glamorous Paris of the tourist brochures and explore the places where the ancient and the modern city coexist, where the mysteries linger, and where one can satisfy one’s hunger, literal and figurative. Paris is often associated with spring, romance and blossoming, but my Paris is autumn, fallen leaves and the light streaming through the stained glass windows.

The Basilica of Saint Denis, Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, is one of those large French Gothic churches that to a non-expert eye are hard to tell apart. Even the fact that it has only one tower instead of the usual two can get lost as one contemplates its imposing size. Yet, the space inside the basilica is so elegant with its slender windows, graceful columns and candlelight filled enfilades that I’d take a stroll here over visiting Notre-Dame. It’s worth a metro ride to Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris that manages to be both bland and seedy. My Paris explorations often end up here.

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Perfume Review: Peau Santal & Powdered Veil by Miller Harris

Miller Harris has had a very busy year – they’ve launched two capsule collections of fragrances: Scherzo x […]
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Best in Show: Narciso Rodriguez (2018)

Narciso Rodriguez is a designer that has really caught our attention in the last 15 years and his perfume line is frequently making the headlines of several fragrance discussions among many fans. The concept of the fragrances, starting with the eponymous Narciso Rodriguez Narciso for Her, echoes the suave fashion sense of the Narciso Rodriguez brand to a T. The simple, but cunningly constructed b...
Read full article: Best in Show: Narciso Rodriguez (2018) from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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Herrera Confidential Eaux de Toilette: Six Soft Colors of Spring

  In 2015, Carolina Herrera started the new precious line Herrera Confidential, which, as the house stated, distinguished itself from the other Herrera fragrances by its exceptional quality, and, consequently, by its price. All fragrances were blended in the eau de parfum concentration. In 2017, the collection was supplemented by 6 eaux de toilette, which were softer and lighter than their pred...
Read full article: Herrera Confidential Eaux de Toilette: Six Soft Colors of Spring from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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Berdoues 1902 Eaux De Toilette Figuier Sichuan

  Until next summer, we can expect a lot of new fragrances from the French brand Berdoues, a variety of creations that will delight fans of fresh yet sophisticated compositions. The latest edition 1902 FIGUIER SICHUAN, which recently appeared in stores, belongs to the 1902 Eaux de Toilette collection that celebrates the richness of nature presented in a modern and authentic way. The collection ...
Read full article: Berdoues 1902 Eaux De Toilette Figuier Sichuan from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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Perfumed Horoscope October 22 – October 28

  This is the time of the year, around Halloween, when we get the extra courage to do things we otherwise wouldn't. This week with an ambitious and deep Full Moon on Wednesday, all kind of “slippages” are possible. Consider this a week of a personal revolution, where you can free yourself from something that has been bothering you. This week we are looking at the tremendous integrity of im...
Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope October 22 - October 28 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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L’Erbolario Dance of Flowers – Danza di Fiori

DANCE OF FLOWERS / DANZA DI FIORI is the new floral fragrance of the Italian cosmetic house L'Erbolario presented together with the Rhubarb line. According to L'Erbolario, "This perfume has a timeless elegance with perfectly balanced floral and velvety notes, which reveal a magnificent garden where you can lose yourself. A journey through the senses, which was perfectly described in the timel...
Read full article: L'Erbolario Dance of Flowers - Danza di Fiori from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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