Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:56:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Violette Sacree & Rose Irisee ~ fragrance reviews http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/au-pays-de-la-fleur-doranger-violette-sacree-rose-irisee-fragrance-reviews/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/au-pays-de-la-fleur-doranger-violette-sacree-rose-irisee-fragrance-reviews/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:20:44 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118312 Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger Collection Les Inédits

The Neroli Blanc Collection from French niche perfumery Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger was one of my happy discoveries of early 2014: it's a trio of well-made, reasonably priced interpretations of neroli and orange blossom, and my samples brightened a few long winter days for me. This fall, I've been exploring the company's Collection Les Inédits, a range of more complex fragrances. My two favorites are Rose Irisée and Violette Sacrée, both developed by perfumer Jean Claude Gigadot and released in spring 2014.

With Rose Irisée and Violette Sacrée, Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger presents two classical perfumery themes reinterpreted with a modern sensibility — and you know I can never resist that kind of promise...

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Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger Collection Les Inédits

The Neroli Blanc Collection from French niche perfumery Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger was one of my happy discoveries of early 2014: it’s a trio of well-made, reasonably priced interpretations of neroli and orange blossom, and my samples brightened a few long winter days for me. This fall, I’ve been exploring the company’s Collection Les Inédits, a range of more complex fragrances. My two favorites are Rose Irisée and Violette Sacrée, both developed by perfumer Jean Claude Gigadot and released in spring 2014.

With Rose Irisée and Violette Sacrée, Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger presents two classical perfumery themes reinterpreted with a modern sensibility — and you know I can never resist that kind of promise…

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Roberto Cavalli Paradiso ~ new perfume http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/roberto-cavalli-paradiso-new-perfume/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/roberto-cavalli-paradiso-new-perfume/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:49:56 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118453 Roberto Cavalli Paradiso

Roberto Cavalli will launch Paradiso, a new fragrance for women, in early 2015. Paradiso will be fronted by model Edita Vilkeviciute...

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Roberto Cavalli Paradiso

Roberto Cavalli will launch Paradiso, a new fragrance for women, in early 2015. Paradiso will be fronted by model Edita Vilkeviciute…

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Friday scent of the day 10/31 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/friday-scent-of-the-day-1031/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/friday-scent-of-the-day-1031/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:11 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118410 Halloween Jack O Lanterns

Happy Halloween! Our community project today: wear your quirkiest or weirdest or spookiest fragrance. And if you live somewhere where children trick or treat, tell us what candy you're giving out this year. Or, if you're dressing up, tell us about your costume!

I'm wearing The Voice of Reason from Lush. It is really only weird in the opening, but the opening is pretty darned weird. I think it might be one of the set that got axed, but I'm not positive. And we are giving out M&Ms. We don't get many trick or treaters, so I expect I will eat most of them, eventually...

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Halloween Jack O Lanterns

Happy Halloween! Our community project today: wear your quirkiest or weirdest or spookiest fragrance. And if you live somewhere where children trick or treat, tell us what candy you’re giving out this year. Or, if you’re dressing up, tell us about your costume!

I’m wearing The Voice of Reason from Lush. It is really only weird in the opening, but the opening is pretty darned weird. I think it might be one of the set that got axed, but I’m not positive. And we are giving out M&Ms. We don’t get many trick or treaters, so I expect I will eat most of them, eventually…

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The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulee & Glazed Apple ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/the-body-shop-frosted-cranberry-vanilla-brulee-glazed-apple-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/the-body-shop-frosted-cranberry-vanilla-brulee-glazed-apple-new-fragrances/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118443 The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulee & Glazed Apple

The Body Shop has launched three new limited edition fragrances as part of this year's Holiday Collection: Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulee and Glazed Apple...

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The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulee & Glazed Apple

The Body Shop has launched three new limited edition fragrances as part of this year’s Holiday Collection: Frosted Cranberry, Vanilla Brulee and Glazed Apple…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/online-fragrance-shopping-1999/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/online-fragrance-shopping-1999/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:11:40 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118432 New at harrods (UK): Dear Rose line.

New at harveynichols (UK): DSquared2 Wild.

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 26 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/bunch-o-limited-edition-collector-bottles-2014-part-26/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/bunch-o-limited-edition-collector-bottles-2014-part-26/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:19:32 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=117995 More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today's post includes collector items from Jo Malone, Estee Lauder, Victoria's Secret, Yves Rocher and The Body Shop.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Holiday 2014

From Jo Malone, a holiday edition of Pomegranate Noir: "The bottle celebrates the frosted fantasy of the season. Swirling patterns of winter frost embellish the glass, juxtaposed with an opulent cherry-red cap and ribbon." £86 at Selfridges in the UK...

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More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector items from Jo Malone, Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher and The Body Shop.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Holiday 2014

From Jo Malone, a holiday edition of Pomegranate Noir: “The bottle celebrates the frosted fantasy of the season. Swirling patterns of winter frost embellish the glass, juxtaposed with an opulent cherry-red cap and ribbon.” £86 at Selfridges in the UK…

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Repeat after me http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/repeat-after-me/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/repeat-after-me/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:43:00 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118429 Bela has added 75 new sound files to her wonderful Frag Name of the Day site. I've embedded one below — Terre d’Hermès Eau Très Fraîche — but there are 1173 more, and you can quickly find the brand you're interested in by using the tags on the right column.

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Joya Foxglove ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/joya-foxglove-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/joya-foxglove-new-fragrance/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:30 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118420 Joya Foxglove

New York-based indie line Joya has launched Foxglove, the brand's fifth fragrance...

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Joya Foxglove

New York-based indie line Joya has launched Foxglove, the brand’s fifth fragrance…

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Adding an extra layer to the smellscape http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/adding-an-extra-layer-to-the-smellscape/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/31/adding-an-extra-layer-to-the-smellscape/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:11 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118417

Egner’s personal favorite haunted scent experience was another bait-and-switch scene: as visitors approached a dimly lit table, they could smell roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, and see dishes piled high with food—which turned out, on closer inspection, to be cured hog guts and other viscera. “I’m sure that we ruined somebody’s Thanksgiving that year,” Egner told me gleefully.

The Soap Factory does make visitors sign a waiver before they enter the Haunted Basement. “It’s intense,” Egner said, adding that, most years, one or two patrons vomit during their visit (requiring a sanitary cleanup and adding an extra layer to the smellscape).

— Lillian Egner talks to the New Yorker about the use of smell in The Soap Factory's annual Haunted Basement in New York City. Read more at The Smell of Death.

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Lolita Lempicka Sweet ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/30/lolita-lempicka-sweet-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/30/lolita-lempicka-sweet-fragrance-review/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:37:32 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118269 Lolita Lempicka Sweet banner with chocolate covered cherry

Based on the name, the description, and the video with perfumer Anne Flipo, I imagined Lolita Lempicka's Sweet would be a candy-bomb, something along the lines of Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, or Prada Candy, or even the original Lolita Lempicka fragrance. I was only partly right. Sweet, the brand's new perfume for women "who live life deliciously" is candied, but it's also sheer, especially once the top notes calm. If you think of it as Infusion de Sweet, you'll be closer to the mark.

Wisely, the description references a cherry-cocoa lipgloss accord as opposed to actual cherries and cocoa...

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Lolita Lempicka Sweet banner with chocolate covered cherry

Based on the name, the description, and the video with perfumer Anne Flipo, I imagined Lolita Lempicka’s Sweet would be a candy-bomb, something along the lines of Viktor & Rolf Bonbon, or Prada Candy, or even the original Lolita Lempicka fragrance. I was only partly right. Sweet, the brand’s new perfume for women “who live life deliciously” is candied, but it’s also sheer, especially once the top notes calm. If you think of it as Infusion de Sweet, you’ll be closer to the mark.

Wisely, the description references a cherry-cocoa lipgloss accord as opposed to actual cherries and cocoa…

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