Five Cult Classic Fragrances

The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo fragranceAs I mentioned in yesterday's review of The People of the Labyrinths Amaze, way back in 2002, Style magazine printed a brief article on Five Great Cult Perfumes. Their choices were The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo, KaiKiehl's Musk, Monyette Paris and Apothia if.

I've been hoping Style might print an updated selection eventually, but they've apparently got other fish to fry, so here are my votes for the best of the cult classics: fragrances with a limited distribution, a small but extremely devoted following, and that continue to excite interest long after their release.

1. The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo: not very original, am I? But seriously, it still qualifies on every front…

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Renee Musk and Jasmine ~ new fragrances

Renee Musk perfumeAustralian niche line Renee has introduced two new fragrances, Musk and Jasmine.

Musk is described as a "daring spicy oriental, definitely not for the faint hearted", and includes notes of bergamot, lavender, sweet orange, exotic spices, rose de mai, sweet vanilla, tonka bean, musk, amber and woods.

Jasmine features bergamot, mandarin, cassis, grape vine, French jasmine, ylang ylang, Bulgarian rose, tuberose, oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla, tonka, amber and a hint of musk. (via Renee website)

Cartier Delices de Cartier Eau Fruitee ~ new fragrance

Delices de Cartier Fraicheur Fruitee fragranceCartier has launched a new variation on last year's Délices de Cartier perfume: Délices de Cartier Eau Fruitée, described as a "a sparkling fragrant pleasure for the woman with a playful unpredictability". The notes include bergamot, mandarin, "an enhancement of rhubarb", morello cherry, jasmine, sandalwood and amber. It is available now for pre-order at Neiman Marcus; the Eau de Toilette is $75 for 50 ml or $105 for 100 ml.

L'Occitane Rose & Reine ~ new fragrance

L'Occitane Rose & Reine fragranceL'Occitane has launched Rose & Reine Eau de Toilette, a new limited edition variation on their popular Eau des 4 Reines fragrance. The four roses of the original (Grasse rose, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, Moroccan rose) are accented with fruity and fresh notes for summer:

Among all the roses of the garden, it is the fruitiest that the young lady of Forcalquier prefers. Its voluptuous and sparkling accents are like a delightful fruit she adores – while dreaming of the future day when she will become a queen, like her three sisters….

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