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Having a Cup of Coffee With Olivier Cresp – Desigual You

 

For many highbrow perfumistas it’s easy to dismiss gourmand fragrances from non-niche and even non-luxury perfume houses. I mean, there is some justification: if even in the luxury and niche segment we have been witnesssing so many yawn-inducer fragrances, how can we expect to find good stuff among more accesible lines like, for example, Desigual? Truth is, there are surprises out there and …
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Susan Sarandon for Jil Sander Fragrances

 

Legendary Holiywood actress Susan Sarandon, who is 71 this year, will be the face of the upcoming Jil Sander fragrance, to be launched at the beginning of next year under the license of Coty. The Oscar-winning actress was chosen for her “singular femininity and charisma”, as reported by Moodie Davitt. She was chosen to represent the brand’s special focus on the attitude that the scent should …
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Victoria`s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum Shanghai 2017 Edition

 

The official destination of the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Shanghai! The collection is announced as bold, sexy and so attractive, especially because an exciting Balmain collaboration is being debuted this time!

The designer of the newest VS line is Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing. This is the first time for Victoria’s Secret to collaborate with the named designer…
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Imaginary Authors O, Unknown! ~ fragrance review

The backstory: Like the other fragrances from indie brand Imaginary Authors, O, Unknown! was inspired by an imaginary book by an imaginary author. Here’s the book blurb:

At age 65, when famed explorer and author Philip Sava was given less than a year to live, he set off from his home in Madagascar for parts unknown. Leaving all his belongings behind, he set off on foot, hopped a freighter across the Indian Ocean, and wandered into the Bangladesh wilderness….

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Molinard de Molinard Is Back!

 

Molinard de Molinard is one of the reputed vintage fragrances of the French house Molinard that attracted fanciers of green-chypre compositions with pronounced soapy flavors, sharp and fresh green-flowery notes and tart, mossy, forest nuances. It was introduced in 1979 and it belongs to the family of clean florals, a pure classic.

In November 2017, Molinard will relaunch Molinard de Mo…
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Online fragrance shopping

Deal at demeter: take 15% off everything except gift sets plus get free shipping on $50+, no coupon code needed, offer good through noon 11/28.
New at selfridges (UK): Serge Lutens Dent de Lait, Juliette Has A Gun Metal Chypre, selected Xerjoff.
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A commercial break from all the oversaturation of information this year

Simon and Nikolai Haas (WSJ: “the wonder boys of the Southern California design world”) design the holiday 2017 windows for Barneys.
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Memo African Rose ~ new fragrance

Memo African Rose

French niche line Memo has launched African Rose, a new unisex fragrance. African Rose is a flanker to 2015’s African Leather

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Friday scent of the day 11/17

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Happy Dealer’s Choice Friday! Our community project for today: propose a theme for a Friday community project, and wear a fragrance that fits your theme.

What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I got no theme for you — that’s why we’re doing this project! I’m wearing Aedes de Venustas Oeillet Bengale, just because. (And actually, that would fit next week’s project for me too.)

Reminder: 11/24 will be Hide My Credit Card Friday…

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The daily lemming

A lemming for chocoholics, courtesy of reader Jalapeno: the Haut-Chocolat Calendar of Advent from Vosges. “Prepare for daily enchantment as you count down the days of December in our limited-edition advent box adorned with golden centaurs, unicorns and rabbit kings. Drawers slide open to reveal a morsel of haut-chocolat: caramels, mini exotic chocolate bars, and […] Continue reading

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