Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Thursday scent of the day 7/24 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/thursday-scent-of-the-day-724/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/thursday-scent-of-the-day-724/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:36 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113595 The Colorful Rambling Rose, Cape Cod's Flower

Do tell us your fragrance of the day, and whether or not you've added to your fragrance collection this week?

My two week vacation is winding down. I have worn a bit of Bronze Goddess body cream most evenings, but have mostly gone scent-free during the day.

Reminder: tomorrow, the 25th, wear something by Hermès OR something by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena...

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The Colorful Rambling Rose, Cape Cod's Flower

Do tell us your fragrance of the day, and whether or not you’ve added to your fragrance collection this week?

My two week vacation is winding down. I have worn a bit of Bronze Goddess body cream most evenings, but have mostly gone scent-free during the day.

Reminder: tomorrow, the 25th, wear something by Hermès OR something by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

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Coach Poppy Wild Flower ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/coach-poppy-wild-flower-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/coach-poppy-wild-flower-new-fragrance/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:38:40 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113589 Coach Poppy Wild Flower

Coach has launched Poppy Wild Flower, a new flanker to 2010′s Coach Poppy. Other Poppy flankers include Poppy Flower, Poppy Blossom, Poppy Citrine Blossom and Poppy Freesia Blossom...

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Coach Poppy Wild Flower

Coach has launched Poppy Wild Flower, a new flanker to 2010′s Coach Poppy. Other Poppy flankers include Poppy Flower, Poppy Blossom, Poppy Citrine Blossom and Poppy Freesia Blossom

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Victoria’s Secret Wild Pink ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/victorias-secret-wild-pink-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/victorias-secret-wild-pink-new-fragrance/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:15:34 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113585 Victoria’s Secret Wild Pink

Victoria’s Secret's youth-oriented Pink brand has launched Wild Pink, a new fragrance for women.

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Victoria’s Secret Wild Pink

Victoria’s Secret’s youth-oriented Pink brand has launched Wild Pink, a new fragrance for women.

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/online-fragrance-shopping-1923/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/24/online-fragrance-shopping-1923/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:07:50 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113583 Deal at beautyhabit: get free shipping on orders of $25 or more with coupon code NEWATBH, good through 8/6.

New at luckyscent: Comme des Garcons Wonderoud, Agonist Solaris, Chandler Burr Untitled S02E03.

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Elizabeth Taylor Passion ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/elizabeth-taylor-passion-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/elizabeth-taylor-passion-fragrance-review/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:20:12 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113494 Elizabeth Taylor Passion

Here we have it, folks, the first celebrity fragrance: Elizabeth Taylor Passion. That’s right. In 1987, Elizabeth Taylor was the first big name, besides a couturier, to brand a perfume. And she went big. Unlike some celebrities who curiously say, “I don’t really like perfume, but I like this one” about their eponymous “clean smelling” scents, Taylor put together a glamorous whopper of a perfume.1

Passion’s notes include gardenia, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, amber musk, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood, incense, and moss. In 1988, the fragrance won a FiFi as the Women’s Fragrance of the Year, Nouveau Niche (Fendi won Fragrance of the Year, Luxe).

Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances quotes Taylor as saying about Passion, “It has a scent of mystery, slightly effusive, kind of smoky and sweet.” As to why she named the fragrance Passion...

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Elizabeth Taylor Passion

Here we have it, folks, the first celebrity fragrance: Elizabeth Taylor Passion. That’s right. In 1987, Elizabeth Taylor was the first big name, besides a couturier, to brand a perfume. And she went big. Unlike some celebrities who curiously say, “I don’t really like perfume, but I like this one” about their eponymous “clean smelling” scents, Taylor put together a glamorous whopper of a perfume.1

Passion’s notes include gardenia, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, amber musk, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood, incense, and moss. In 1988, the fragrance won a FiFi as the Women’s Fragrance of the Year, Nouveau Niche (Fendi won Fragrance of the Year, Luxe).

Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances quotes Taylor as saying about Passion, “It has a scent of mystery, slightly effusive, kind of smoky and sweet.” As to why she named the fragrance Passion…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/online-fragrance-shopping-1922/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/online-fragrance-shopping-1922/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:21 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113566 New at beautyhabit: Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin & Blanche Immortelle, Comme des Garcons Wonderoud.

New at escentual (UK): Armani Diamonds Rocks, Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme.

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Wednesday scent of the day 7/23 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-723/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-723/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113558 Oyster Houses and Fishing Shacks at Chatham, on Cape Cod, Mass.

Happy Wednesday! What was your fragrance choice today?

I am commando, again, and apologize for being a very boring participant in scent of the day this week.

Reminder: this Friday, the 25th, wear something by Hermès...

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Oyster Houses and Fishing Shacks at Chatham, on Cape Cod, Mass.

Happy Wednesday! What was your fragrance choice today?

I am commando, again, and apologize for being a very boring participant in scent of the day this week.

Reminder: this Friday, the 25th, wear something by Hermès

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African elephants have the most genes related to smell http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/african-elephants-have-the-most-genes-related-to-smell/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/23/african-elephants-have-the-most-genes-related-to-smell/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:28 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113564

Compared with 13 other mammal species studied, African elephants have the most genes related to smell: 2,000. That’s the most ever discovered in an animal—more than twice the number of olfactory genes in domestic dogs and five times more than in humans, who have about 400, according to research published July 22 in the journal Genome Research. The previous record-holder was rats, which have about 1,200 genes dedicated to smell.

— Read more at Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found at National Geographic.

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Avon Femme ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/22/avon-femme-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/22/avon-femme-fragrance-review/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:29 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113437 Avon Femme

As long as Rochas Femme is still on the market, it takes a lot of moxie to name another fragrance “Femme.” When I think of Femme, I envision Edmond Roudnitska’s creation and an elegant yet curiously raunchy perfume that suits a woman of singular character. This Femme ignores focus groups and cleaves to an artist's imagination. The Femme woman stands out today for her sure — if unfashionable — presence, and although opinions might be mixed, you don’t forget her. What’s Avon going to do with that?

“All eyes will be on you in this glamorous silhouette of rich jasmine petals and stunning magnolia touched with radiant amberwoods,” the copy on the Avon Femme sample’s folder reads. Additional notes include pink grapefruit, violet, plum, wild orchid, peach skin, musk, and woody notes. Hmm. Peach skin and plum. Jasmine. The wood and musk that some perfume houses use to simulate oakmoss. Could Avon possibly….?

Nope. Avon Femme is worlds away from Rochas Femme...

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Avon Femme

As long as Rochas Femme is still on the market, it takes a lot of moxie to name another fragrance “Femme.” When I think of Femme, I envision Edmond Roudnitska’s creation and an elegant yet curiously raunchy perfume that suits a woman of singular character. This Femme ignores focus groups and cleaves to an artist’s imagination. The Femme woman stands out today for her sure — if unfashionable — presence, and although opinions might be mixed, you don’t forget her. What’s Avon going to do with that?

“All eyes will be on you in this glamorous silhouette of rich jasmine petals and stunning magnolia touched with radiant amberwoods,” the copy on the Avon Femme sample’s folder reads. Additional notes include pink grapefruit, violet, plum, wild orchid, peach skin, musk, and woody notes. Hmm. Peach skin and plum. Jasmine. The wood and musk that some perfume houses use to simulate oakmoss. Could Avon possibly….?

Nope. Avon Femme is worlds away from Rochas Femme…

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Un ballet a ciel ouvert http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/22/un-ballet-a-ciel-ouvert/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/07/22/un-ballet-a-ciel-ouvert/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:14 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=113544 Repetto stages a short ballet at La Place du Palais Royal for the launch of the Eau de Parfum version of the signature Repetto fragrance. In French.

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