Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:02:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Aramis Adventurer ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/20/aramis-adventurer-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/20/aramis-adventurer-new-fragrance/#respond Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:59:23 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115019 Aramis Adventurer

Aramis has launched Aramis Adventurer, a new fresh fragrance for men...

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Aramis Adventurer

Aramis has launched Aramis Adventurer, a new fresh fragrance for men…

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Givenchy Dahlia Divin ~ perfume review & quick poll http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/givenchy-dahlia-divin-perfume-review-quick-poll/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/givenchy-dahlia-divin-perfume-review-quick-poll/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:11:18 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114954 Alicia Keys for Givenchy Dahlia Divin

The question Angie asked yesterday in her review of Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum — at what point does a flanker stray so far from its parent that it ceases to earn the family name — is not the question I asked about Givenchy's new Dahlia Divin. Dahlia Divin may or may not be a flanker to Dahlia Noir, anyway,1 but if it is, it doesn't have all that much to live up to (with the usual apologies to its fans, I did not think Dahlia Noir was destined to become an enduring, beloved classic).

Dahlia Divin is presented as a fragrance for a modern-day goddess. It "lets you embrace your inner Golden Goddess" and "inspires us to want to be better, reach new heights and live life to the fullest".2 All of that can't hurt, I suppose, although I have a feeling the gown Alicia Keys wears in the commercial and print ads might be more effective than the fragrance...

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Alicia Keys for Givenchy Dahlia Divin

The question Angie asked yesterday in her review of Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum — at what point does a flanker stray so far from its parent that it ceases to earn the family name — is not the question I asked about Givenchy’s new Dahlia Divin. Dahlia Divin may or may not be a flanker to Dahlia Noir, anyway,1 but if it is, it doesn’t have all that much to live up to (with the usual apologies to its fans, I did not think Dahlia Noir was destined to become an enduring, beloved classic).

Dahlia Divin is presented as a fragrance for a modern-day goddess. It “lets you embrace your inner Golden Goddess” and “inspires us to want to be better, reach new heights and live life to the fullest”.2 All of that can’t hurt, I suppose, although I have a feeling the gown Alicia Keys wears in the commercial and print ads might be more effective than the fragrance…

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Divine http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/divine/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/divine/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:50:27 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114985 Alicia Keys for Givenchy Dahlia Divin

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Tuesday scent of the day 8/19 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/tuesday-scent-of-the-day-819/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/tuesday-scent-of-the-day-819/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:04 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114980 peaches

Happy Tuesday! What's your scent today?

I'm wearing Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Scent of Hope.

Reminder: this Friday, August 22, wear something beachy...

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Happy Tuesday! What’s your scent today?

I’m wearing Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Scent of Hope.

Reminder: this Friday, August 22, wear something beachy…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/online-fragrance-shopping-1943/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/online-fragrance-shopping-1943/#respond Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:26:42 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114971 New at dillards: Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey.

New at neimanmarcus: Byredo Eau de Cologne trio.

New at nordstrom: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rose Explosion.

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John Varvatos Oud ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/john-varvatos-oud-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/john-varvatos-oud-new-fragrance/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:07:27 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114972 John Varvatos Oud

John Varvatos has launched John Varvatos Oud, a new fragrance for men. The scent is styled as a 'modern rock tale from 1001 nights'...

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John Varvatos Oud

John Varvatos has launched John Varvatos Oud, a new fragrance for men. The scent is styled as a ‘modern rock tale from 1001 nights’…

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Rochas Secret de Rochas Oud Mystere ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/rochas-secret-de-rochas-oud-mystere-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/19/rochas-secret-de-rochas-oud-mystere-new-fragrance/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:25:48 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114964 Rochas Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère

Rochas has launched Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère, a new fragrance for women. Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère is a flanker to 2013's Secret de Rochas...

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Rochas Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère

Rochas has launched Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère, a new fragrance for women. Secret de Rochas Oud Mystère is a flanker to 2013′s Secret de Rochas

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Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/guerlain-shalimar-souffle-de-parfum-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/guerlain-shalimar-souffle-de-parfum-fragrance-review/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:51:02 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114840 Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, cropped

At what point does a flanker stray so far from its parent that it ceases to earn the family name? Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum edges awfully close to that line. Yes, it still broadcasts its familiar vanilla, amber, and lemon, but Shalimar Souffle flouts its mother's mystery and marches straight into "Hi folks, see you down at the mall — the fancy one with the Neiman Marcus" territory.

Shalimar Souffle de Parfum was developed by Guerlain's house perfumer, Thierry Wasser. Its notes include bergamot, lemon, mandarin orange, jasmine sambac, "l'absolu de l'eau de fleurs d'oranger" (a material Guerlain notes it's using for the first time), white musk ("an avalanche" of it, the French press release reads), and a combination of Indian and Tahitian vanillas.

I don't want you to think I'm such a traditionalist that I oppose any Shalimar flanker...

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Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, cropped

At what point does a flanker stray so far from its parent that it ceases to earn the family name? Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum edges awfully close to that line. Yes, it still broadcasts its familiar vanilla, amber, and lemon, but Shalimar Souffle flouts its mother’s mystery and marches straight into “Hi folks, see you down at the mall — the fancy one with the Neiman Marcus” territory.

Shalimar Souffle de Parfum was developed by Guerlain’s house perfumer, Thierry Wasser. Its notes include bergamot, lemon, mandarin orange, jasmine sambac, “l’absolu de l’eau de fleurs d’oranger” (a material Guerlain notes it’s using for the first time), white musk (“an avalanche” of it, the French press release reads), and a combination of Indian and Tahitian vanillas.

I don’t want you to think I’m such a traditionalist that I oppose any Shalimar flanker…

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Michael Kors White ~ new perfume http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/michael-kors-white-new-perfume/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/michael-kors-white-new-perfume/#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:17:45 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114935 Michael Kors White

Michael Kors will launch Michael Kors White, a new limited edition fragrance for women. White is a flanker to 2000's Michael by Michael Kors (and see also: Michael Kors Gold)...

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Michael Kors White

Michael Kors will launch Michael Kors White, a new limited edition fragrance for women. White is a flanker to 2000′s Michael by Michael Kors (and see also: Michael Kors Gold)…

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Monday scent of the day 8/18 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/monday-scent-of-the-day-818/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/18/monday-scent-of-the-day-818/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:10:56 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=114913 teapot

It's another Monday — what fragrance are you wearing today?

I'm commando so far. I have a bunch of perfumes sprayed on blotters all over my desk, and I'll be doing some testing on skin later. I'm on my fourth cup of tea; right now I'm drinking a really lovely green tea from Tea Trekker, 'Gold-Flecked Emerald Tips'.

Reminder: this Friday, August 22, wear something beachy...

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teapot

It’s another Monday — what fragrance are you wearing today?

I’m commando so far. I have a bunch of perfumes sprayed on blotters all over my desk, and I’ll be doing some testing on skin later. I’m on my fourth cup of tea; right now I’m drinking a really lovely green tea from Tea Trekker, ‘Gold-Flecked Emerald Tips’.

Reminder: this Friday, August 22, wear something beachy…

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