Perfume in the magazines, October 2013: Allure, Conde Nast Traveler, Details & GQ

Allure mag, Oct 2013 Olivia WildeCondé Nast Traveler, October 2013

Perfume coverage in the October issues of Allure, Condé Nast Traveler, Details and GQ. Please comment on any fragrance-related coverage you’ve seen in other fashion and beauty magazines:


Cover: Olivia Wilde

Scent strips: Ralph Lauren Polo Red, Givenchy Very Irresistible, Marchesa Parfum d'Extase, Calvin Klein Downtown, Taylor by Taylor Swift

Editorial coverage: The Beauty Reporter section includes Thirdman Eau Nomade in the Editor’s Favorites (p. 76), a "Fragrance Face-Off" between Justin Bieber's The Key and One Direction's Our Moment (p. 82), a “Smell This” feature in which three experts talk about Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Tender Oud (they all like it, imagine! p. 84) and a short piece about honey products, including Kim Kardashian Pure Honey (p. 92).

The Insiders' Guide includes the "Ask Allure" question "Is there a way to remove perfume if I've applied too much?", with answer from perfumer Calice Becker (p. 134). 

French Connection: Carole Bouquet is best known for a role she never asked for and actually turned down: The Face of Chanel No. 5 (p. 174).

Best of Beauty includes a page on Scent (p. 298). Picks include Estee Lauder Modern Muse, Thierry Mugler Angel and Balenciaga Florabotanica.

Condé Nast Traveler

Cover: Paris Goes Pop

Scent strips: Hermès Terre d’Hermès

Editorial coverage: The Traveler’s Dictionary of Scent So you can’t get away right this moment to India, or Italy, or Indonesia? Never fear. One spritz of these new fragrances, each inspired by the smells of a specific destination, and you’ll be carried away…in spirit if not in body By Sarah Gray, (p. 46).


Cover: Pharrell Williams

Scent strips: Chanel Bleu de Chanel; Gucci Made to Measure; Hermès Terre d’Hermès

Editorial coverage: Tastemaker: Christopher Bailey The 42-year-old chief creative officer of Burberry, who’s reinvigorated the storied brand, discusses the importance of structured denim, of experimenting with scents, and of bagging everything (p. 86).


Cover: Jeff Bridges

Scent strips: Giorgio Armani Armani Code; Calvin Klein Dark Obsession; Prada Luna Rossa

Editorial coverage: The Smarter Shopper Stroll up to most fragrance counters and you’re liable to get sprayed in the face by a pushy salesperson wearing a plastic smile. Here’s a better idea: master these tactics and find what you wanted in the first place (p. 92; Among the wrong advice: colognes smell exactly the same on paper as on skin; it takes 30 minutes for a perfume to fully develop)

Note: As always, thanks to Kevin — I read Allure, he read all the rest!

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