Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:51:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Olympic Orchids Tropic of Capricorn ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/olympic-orchids-tropic-of-capricorn-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/olympic-orchids-tropic-of-capricorn-fragrance-review/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:51:27 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166390

Occasionally reviews describe a fragrance as smelling “vintage.” To me, it signals that the fragrance follows the conventions of a classic perfume style, like a floral aldehyde with a musk-sandalwood-vetiver base, or a mossy chypre. Besides that, it often means that a perfume simply isn’t fashionable.

Olympic Orchids Tropic of Capricorn smells vintage, in the animalic, leathery way of Caron Narcisse Noir Extrait. It’s definitely not fashionable, but it has a lot of style. This is a perfume for Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard...

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Occasionally reviews describe a fragrance as smelling “vintage.” To me, it signals that the fragrance follows the conventions of a classic perfume style, like a floral aldehyde with a musk-sandalwood-vetiver base, or a mossy chypre. Besides that, it often means that a perfume simply isn’t fashionable.

Olympic Orchids Tropic of Capricorn smells vintage, in the animalic, leathery way of Caron Narcisse Noir Extrait. It’s definitely not fashionable, but it has a lot of style. This is a perfume for Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard

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Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/lacoste-eau-de-lacoste-l-12-12-eau-fraiche-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/lacoste-eau-de-lacoste-l-12-12-eau-fraiche-new-fragrances/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:37:32 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166420

Lacoste will launch Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Eau Fraîche, a new fragrance duo...

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Lacoste will launch Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Eau Fraîche, a new fragrance duo…

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Prada Infusion Mandarine ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/prada-infusion-mandarine-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/prada-infusion-mandarine-new-fragrance/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:30:55 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166414

Prada has launched Infusion Mandarine, a new addition to the Les Infusions de Prada collection...

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Prada has launched Infusion Mandarine, a new addition to the Les Infusions de Prada collection…

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Velvet Incenso http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/velvet-incenso/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/velvet-incenso/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:03:07 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166407 The spot for Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Incenso.

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Monday scent of the day 4/23 http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/monday-scent-of-the-day-4-23/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/monday-scent-of-the-day-4-23/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:01:00 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166397

It's World Book Day, UN English Language Day and Shakespeare Day. Yes, it's also Monday. What fragrance are you wearing?

Update: I put on the very cheerful Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus.

Reminder: 4/27 will be Next Generation Friday...

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It’s World Book Day, UN English Language Day and Shakespeare Day. Yes, it’s also Monday. What fragrance are you wearing?

Update: I put on the very cheerful Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus.

Reminder: 4/27 will be Next Generation Friday…

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Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Incenso ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/dolce-gabbana-velvet-incenso-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/dolce-gabbana-velvet-incenso-new-fragrance/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:59:03 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166403

Dolce & Gabbana has introduced Velvet Incenso, a new woody oriental fragrance...

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Dolce & Gabbana has introduced Velvet Incenso, a new woody oriental fragrance…

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The daily lemming http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/the-daily-lemming-368/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/the-daily-lemming-368/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:54:34 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166394

Antica Farmacista's refillable, nickel-plated Car Diffuser clips on to your car's air vent, and is available now at Nordstrom in Prosecco ("Top notes of satsuma citrus balance with subtle floral notes of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared blackcurrant. A crisp scent celebrating the sparkling effervescence of prosecco and champagne.") or Santorini ("A medley of crisp citrus and green notes is artfully paired with exotic spice and natural wood essences. Top notes of vibrant Italian bergamot, sweet verbena and fresh vetiver are enhanced by the subtle sweetness of rosewood, warm sandalwood and aromatic cardamom."). $34.

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Consumers of fragrance rather than creators http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/consumers-of-fragrance-rather-than-creators/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/23/consumers-of-fragrance-rather-than-creators/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:31:55 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166392

But the notion that female perfumers are less legitimate than their male counterparts still persists — though perhaps in subtler, more nuanced ways. “I think it’s unconscious, but I definitely encounter it,” says Mathilde Laurent, the olfactory trailblazer and in-house perfumer at Cartier. It’s possible, she says, that male perfumers continue to exude a certain “seductive” mystique, while women are viewed as consumers of fragrance rather than creators. This mentality can sometimes leave one feeling invisible.

— Read more at Women in Fragrance Are Finally Getting the Recognition They Deserve at Allure.

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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, late April 2018 http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/21/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-late-april-2018/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/21/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-late-april-2018/#comments Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:35:49 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166384

It's finally the weekend, and it's Queen Elizabeth's birthday. We're celebrating with our usual open thread poll. I have to leave town for the weekend and will try to check in if I can, but otherwise, you guys know the drill. I hope to be back on Monday...

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It’s finally the weekend, and it’s Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. We’re celebrating with our usual open thread poll. I have to leave town for the weekend and will try to check in if I can, but otherwise, you guys know the drill. I hope to be back on Monday…

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This is our time http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/20/this-is-our-time/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/04/20/this-is-our-time/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:37:04 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=166378 At the beach, for Acqua di Parma Chinotto di Liguria.

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