Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:49:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Viktor & Rolf Magic Invisible Oud ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/viktor-rolf-magic-invisible-oud-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/viktor-rolf-magic-invisible-oud-new-fragrance/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:49:37 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164735 Viktor & Rolf Magic Invisible Oud

Viktor & Rolf will launch Invisible Oud, a new addition to last year's Magic Collection...*

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Viktor & Rolf Magic Invisible Oud

Viktor & Rolf will launch Invisible Oud, a new addition to last year’s Magic Collection…*

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Histoires de Parfums This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.4 & 1.5 ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/histoires-de-parfums-this-is-not-a-blue-bottle-1-4-1-5-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/histoires-de-parfums-this-is-not-a-blue-bottle-1-4-1-5-new-fragrances/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:14:38 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164730

French niche line Histoires de Parfums will launch This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.4 and This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.5, two unisex follow-ups to 2016's This is Not a Blue Bottle...

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French niche line Histoires de Parfums will launch This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.4 and This is Not a Blue Bottle 1.5, two unisex follow-ups to 2016’s This is Not a Blue Bottle

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/online-fragrance-shopping-2849/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/online-fragrance-shopping-2849/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:02:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164723 New at bloomingdales: Amo Ferragamo, Jo Malone English Fields.

New at luckyscent: Widian London, Fort & Manle Impressions de Giverny.

New at macys: Montblanc Legend Night, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense.

New at neimanmarcus: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense.

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Tory Burch Just Like Heaven ~ new perfume http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/tory-burch-just-like-heaven-new-perfume/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/tory-burch-just-like-heaven-new-perfume/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:22:03 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164724 Tory Burch Just Like Heaven

Tory Burch has launched Just Like Heaven, a new floral citrus fragrance for women...

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Tory Burch Just Like Heaven

Tory Burch has launched Just Like Heaven, a new floral citrus fragrance for women…

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Thursday scent of the day 2/22 http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/thursday-scent-of-the-day-2-22/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/thursday-scent-of-the-day-2-22/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:55:45 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164713

Happy Almost-Friday and happy Margarita Day! Plus, happy birthday to Kyle MacLachlan. What fragrance are you wearing?

I'm in Hermès Épice Marine, primarily for the marine aspect, to match one of the books I currently have out from the library: Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent.

Reminder: 2/23 will be Library Friday...

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Happy Almost-Friday and happy Margarita Day! Plus, happy birthday to Kyle MacLachlan. What fragrance are you wearing?

I’m in Hermès Épice Marine, primarily for the marine aspect, to match one of the books I currently have out from the library: Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent.

Reminder: 2/23 will be Library Friday…

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Roger & Gallet Feuille de Figuier ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/roger-gallet-feuille-de-figuier-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/roger-gallet-feuille-de-figuier-new-fragrance/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:53:52 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164719 Roger & Gallet Feuille de Figuier

Roger & Gallet will launch Feuille de Figuier, a new fragrance, in April. (And see also: Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier...)

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Roger & Gallet Feuille de Figuier

Roger & Gallet will launch Feuille de Figuier, a new fragrance, in April. (And see also: Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier…)

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Home is everywhere http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/home-is-everywhere/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/home-is-everywhere/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:13:18 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164707 Ariane Labed, in Rajasthan, for Chloé Nomade. Below the jump, le making of.

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Ariane Labed, in Rajasthan, for Chloé Nomade. Below the jump, le making of.

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The daily lemming http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/the-daily-lemming-322/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/22/the-daily-lemming-322/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:01:43 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164619

Pacifica's lip balms, in Indian Chai to carry you through the rest of winter, then Cuban Mango and Bali Coconut for when the weather warms up. About $5 each at Ulta, where you'll also find Hawaiian Banana, Summer Kale (why?), Rainbow Watermelon and Persian Cherry.

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Xinu Monstera & Carta Moena 12|69 ~ fragrance reviews http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/21/xinu-monstera-carta-moena-1269-fragrance-reviews/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/21/xinu-monstera-carta-moena-1269-fragrance-reviews/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:15:13 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164250

Ad copy for most perfumes leaves me cold, or laughing. Aspirational advertising (looking at you, Aerin Lauder) feels icky and old fashioned. Sexy images can be fun to look at but I don't see a handsome half-naked (or fully naked for that matter) man in an ad campaign and then run to Nordstrom to buy the perfume he fronts. Occasionally, I come across an interesting perfume bottle I'd like to own, but it's usually a vintage bottle selling at an exorbitant price. I've never bought a contemporary perfume for the bottle alone (my bottles stay out of sight in a dark, cool cabinet their entire "lives").

Advertising that can get to me includes (who knew?) perfumes inspired by dead French people1 — the likes of Marquis de Sade, Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoléon Bonaparte, Louise de La Vallière, Marie-Antoinette, Empress Eugénie, George Sand, Léonora Dori Concini, La Maréchale d'Ancre and Colette. A list of intriguing botanical fragrance notes or places I love or want to visit (travel-porn perfumes) can entice me, too.

Today, I'm reviewing two fragrances that ignited wanderlust based on ingredients and locales, with great bottles thrown in as a bonus...

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Ad copy for most perfumes leaves me cold, or laughing. Aspirational advertising (looking at you, Aerin Lauder) feels icky and old fashioned. Sexy images can be fun to look at but I don’t see a handsome half-naked (or fully naked for that matter) man in an ad campaign and then run to Nordstrom to buy the perfume he fronts. Occasionally, I come across an interesting perfume bottle I’d like to own, but it’s usually a vintage bottle selling at an exorbitant price. I’ve never bought a contemporary perfume for the bottle alone (my bottles stay out of sight in a dark, cool cabinet their entire “lives”).

Advertising that can get to me includes (who knew?) perfumes inspired by dead French people1 — the likes of Marquis de Sade, Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoléon Bonaparte, Louise de La Vallière, Marie-Antoinette, Empress Eugénie, George Sand, Léonora Dori Concini, La Maréchale d’Ancre and Colette. A list of intriguing botanical fragrance notes or places I love or want to visit (travel-porn perfumes) can entice me, too.

Today, I’m reviewing two fragrances that ignited wanderlust based on ingredients and locales, with great bottles thrown in as a bonus…

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English Fields http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/21/english-fields/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2018/02/21/english-fields/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:42:39 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=164679 A spot for Jo Malone English Fields.

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