Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:39:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 DS & Durga Debaser ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/30/ds-durga-debaser-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/30/ds-durga-debaser-new-fragrance/#respond Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:06:36 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122387 DS & Durga Debaser

Indie brand DS & Durga will launch Debaser, a new fragrance (presumably) named for the song of the same name by the Pixies...

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DS & Durga Debaser

Indie brand DS & Durga will launch Debaser, a new fragrance (presumably) named for the song of the same name by the Pixies…

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Versace Eros Pour Femme ~ perfume review http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/versace-eros-pour-femme-perfume-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/versace-eros-pour-femme-perfume-review/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:25:11 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122360 Versace Eros Pour Femme, fragrance packaging

The short version: Don't bother.1

The long version:

"The customer who wants something Versace," she says, "wants what Versace stands for." — Donatella Versace2

Anyone who participates in the damage polls here knows that Donatella Versace has a thing for perfume. Of course, she's also a businesswoman. The modern Versace fragrance line emphasizes the "business" part more than the "thing for perfume" part, which might explain why so few perfumistas want something Versace. I did think Versense was pretty good, and I still have some fondness for The Dreamer, but the rest of the line is a generic blur to me. Is there a Versace fragrance you love? Do comment...

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Versace Eros Pour Femme, fragrance packaging

The short version: Don’t bother.1

The long version:

“The customer who wants something Versace,” she says, “wants what Versace stands for.” — Donatella Versace2

Anyone who participates in the damage polls here knows that Donatella Versace has a thing for perfume. Of course, she’s also a businesswoman. The modern Versace fragrance line emphasizes the “business” part more than the “thing for perfume” part, which might explain why so few perfumistas want something Versace. I did think Versense was pretty good, and I still have some fondness for The Dreamer, but the rest of the line is a generic blur to me. Is there a Versace fragrance you love? Do comment…

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privee ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/lartisan-parfumeur-rose-privee-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/lartisan-parfumeur-rose-privee-new-fragrance/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:34 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122352 L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privée

L’Artisan Parfumeur will launch Rose Privée, a new floral fragrance, in April. Rose Privée celebrates the "rare and iconic" Rose de Mai (May Rose, aka Rosa × centifolia) of Grasse...

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privée

L’Artisan Parfumeur will launch Rose Privée, a new floral fragrance, in April. Rose Privée celebrates the “rare and iconic” Rose de Mai (May Rose, aka Rosa × centifolia) of Grasse…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/online-fragrance-shopping-2064/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/online-fragrance-shopping-2064/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:51:21 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122349 New at first-in-fragrance (DE): Cloon Keen, Gentlemen's Tonic lines.

New at houseoffraser (UK): Chloe Love Story.

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Thursday scent of the day 1/29 http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/thursday-scent-of-the-day-129/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/thursday-scent-of-the-day-129/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:59 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122345 Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve, solid compact

If you have a free moment, do chime in with your fragrance of the day.

I'm wearing Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve (although not in the solid form, as shown above). Has anyone tried the new Aromatics in White yet?

Reminder: tomorrow, 1/30, will be Oud Friday...

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Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve, solid compact

If you have a free moment, do chime in with your fragrance of the day.

I’m wearing Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve (although not in the solid form, as shown above). Has anyone tried the new Aromatics in White yet?

Reminder: tomorrow, 1/30, will be Oud Friday…

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Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/giorgio-armani-acqua-di-gio-profumo-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/giorgio-armani-acqua-di-gio-profumo-new-fragrance/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:55:26 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122337 Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Profumo

Giorgio Armani will launch Acqua di Giò Profumo, a new fragrance for men. Acqua di Giò Profumo is a flanker to 1996's Acqua di Giò and will be fronted by model Jason Morgan...

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Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Profumo

Giorgio Armani will launch Acqua di Giò Profumo, a new fragrance for men. Acqua di Giò Profumo is a flanker to 1996’s Acqua di Giò and will be fronted by model Jason Morgan…

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It smells like cleanser http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/it-smells-like-cleanser/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/29/it-smells-like-cleanser/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:16:18 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122335

The ideal American perfume doesn’t smell clean, it smells like cleanser. Leaving aside whether any reasonable person would spend $290 – the current price of [Creed] Love in White – for something that smells like it could kill mildew, if that’s what American sex appeal smells like, we might as well just dab Purell on our wrists and call it a day.

 — Sady Doyle, who talks to Christopher Brosius (CB I Hate Perfume), Josh Meyer (Imaginary Authors) and our own Angela Sanders, among others, in My quest to find the great American perfume, at The Guardian.

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Guerlain Vague Souvenir ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/guerlain-vague-souvenir-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/guerlain-vague-souvenir-fragrance-review/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:12:16 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122092 Guerlain Vague Souvenir + peach blossoms

My love of fragrance did not begin by smelling the contents of fancy bottles. I learned to love perfume in the garden. If you've read my reviews for any length of time, you may have noticed I often use botanical illustrations to "decorate" my posts; that's because any perfume that gives me a realistic representation of a beloved natural scent has captured my attention and has a chance at capturing my heart, too.

I grew up in the countryside, and big parts of my childhood were spent outdoors: in flower beds, vegetable gardens, orchards, woods. The bounty of those places found their way into the kitchen, where another facet of my scent education took place (all those fruits, vegetables, spices, vanilla, chocolate, liquor!) To list my favorite fragrance notes would be a laughable exercise; I've been smelling everything that crossed my path my entire life...the list would be extensive. Still, the scent of stone fruits would be high on my list...

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Guerlain Vague Souvenir + peach blossoms

My love of fragrance did not begin by smelling the contents of fancy bottles. I learned to love perfume in the garden. If you’ve read my reviews for any length of time, you may have noticed I often use botanical illustrations to “decorate” my posts; that’s because any perfume that gives me a realistic representation of a beloved natural scent has captured my attention and has a chance at capturing my heart, too.

I grew up in the countryside, and big parts of my childhood were spent outdoors: in flower beds, vegetable gardens, orchards, woods. The bounty of those places found their way into the kitchen, where another facet of my scent education took place (all those fruits, vegetables, spices, vanilla, chocolate, liquor!) To list my favorite fragrance notes would be a laughable exercise; I’ve been smelling everything that crossed my path my entire life…the list would be extensive. Still, the scent of stone fruits would be high on my list…

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Slain in Schiaparelli by Angela M. Sanders ~ book announcement http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/slain-in-schiaparelli-by-angela-m-sanders-book-announcement/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/slain-in-schiaparelli-by-angela-m-sanders-book-announcement/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:28:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122282 Slain in Schiaparelli by Angela M. Sanders

Here's the perfect book if you're stuck in this week's blizzard — or if you're looking for something smart but frothy to read in the bathtub...

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Slain in Schiaparelli by Angela M. Sanders

Here’s the perfect book if you’re stuck in this week’s blizzard — or if you’re looking for something smart but frothy to read in the bathtub…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/online-fragrance-shopping-2063/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/01/28/online-fragrance-shopping-2063/#respond Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:19:51 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=122284 New at bloomingdales: Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey.

New at escentual (UK): Chloe Love Story.

New at harrods (UK): Elizabeth Arden Red Door 25.

New at nordstrom: Oscar de la Renta Oscar Flor.

New at selfridges (UK): Bond no. 9 Tola oils.

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