Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:42:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, Picasso’s birthday 2014 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/25/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-picassos-birthday-2014/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/25/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-picassos-birthday-2014/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:38:33 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118185 picasso-melancholy-s

Our same old open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the perfume you own but don't seem to wear, whatever.

Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

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Our same old open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the perfume you own but don’t seem to wear, whatever.

Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

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Lush So White Shower Gel & Yog Nog Soap ~ scented body product reviews http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/lush-so-white-shower-gel-yog-nog-soap-scented-body-product-reviews/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/lush-so-white-shower-gel-yog-nog-soap-scented-body-product-reviews/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:56 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118132 Lush So White Shower Gel & Yog Nog Soap

Yes, I'm one of those people: I'm truly dismayed when Christmas decorations and holiday items start showing up in stores in mid-October. What's the rush? One of the very few exceptions, in my book, is the annual holiday-season collection from Lush. I always look forward to buying a few bars of Snowcake soap, and this year I was desperate to grab a new bottle of Rose Jam Shower Gel. I also picked up two new items: So White Shower Gel and Yog Nog Soap. (I am weak.)

So White is the liquid counterpart to a bath bomb of the same name, which I never tried. It's a pearly white shower gel "with fresh apple infusion and cheerful neroli oil to leave skin bright and beautifully perfumed." I'm not normally a fan of apple perfumes or apple-scented products, but So White's apple fragrance is so crisp and tart and weirdly realistic...

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Lush So White Shower Gel & Yog Nog Soap

Yes, I’m one of those people: I’m truly dismayed when Christmas decorations and holiday items start showing up in stores in mid-October. What’s the rush? One of the very few exceptions, in my book, is the annual holiday-season collection from Lush. I always look forward to buying a few bars of Snowcake soap, and this year I was desperate to grab a new bottle of Rose Jam Shower Gel. I also picked up two new items: So White Shower Gel and Yog Nog Soap. (I am weak.)

So White is the liquid counterpart to a bath bomb of the same name, which I never tried. It’s a pearly white shower gel “with fresh apple infusion and cheerful neroli oil to leave skin bright and beautifully perfumed.” I’m not normally a fan of apple perfumes or apple-scented products, but So White’s apple fragrance is so crisp and tart and weirdly realistic…

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Friday scent of the day 10/24 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/friday-scent-of-the-day-1024/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/friday-scent-of-the-day-1024/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:24:40 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118158 Gucci Uomo fashion campaign

Yay, it's Gender Wars Friday! Our community project for today: wear something marketed to your gender opposite. Wearing something marketed as unisex gets partial credit. What did you pick?

I'm wearing the original Gucci Pour Homme (2007 2003, and not to be confused with Gucci Pour Homme II or Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme!), which Kevin said reminded him of the Japanese traditional incense blends he uses: simple combinations of woods and subtle spices. It is sadly discontinued, and today I've sadly used up my last few drops...

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Gucci Uomo fashion campaign

Yay, it’s Gender Wars Friday! Our community project for today: wear something marketed to your gender opposite. Wearing something marketed as unisex gets partial credit. What did you pick?

I’m wearing the original Gucci Pour Homme (2007 2003, and not to be confused with Gucci Pour Homme II or Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme!), which Kevin said reminded him of the Japanese traditional incense blends he uses: simple combinations of woods and subtle spices. It is sadly discontinued, and today I’ve sadly used up my last few drops…

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Acca Kappa Tilia Cordata, Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/acca-kappa-tilia-cordata-vaniglia-fior-di-mandorlo-and-black-pepper-sandalwood-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/acca-kappa-tilia-cordata-vaniglia-fior-di-mandorlo-and-black-pepper-sandalwood-new-fragrances/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:09:19 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118151 Acca Kappa Tilia Cordata, Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood

Italian brand Acca Kappa has launched three new fragrances: Tilia Cordata (linden), Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood...

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Acca Kappa Tilia Cordata, Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood

Italian brand Acca Kappa has launched three new fragrances: Tilia Cordata (linden), Vaniglia Fior di Mandorlo and Black Pepper & Sandalwood…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/online-fragrance-shopping-1994/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/online-fragrance-shopping-1994/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:57 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118148 New at aedes: Aedes Copal Azur, and get free shipping on purchases of the fragrance with coupon code Copal, good through 10/31.

New at twistedlily: Comme des Garcons line.

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Avon + Christian Lacroix Ambre ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/avon-christian-lacroix-ambre-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/avon-christian-lacroix-ambre-new-fragrances/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:51 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118140 Avon + Christian Lacroix Ambre

Avon has launched a new collaborative fragrance duo with designer Christian Lacroix: Christian Lacroix Ambre. Older scents in the series include Rouge & Noir, Absynthe Her, Absynthe Him and Nuit de Christian Lacroix...

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Avon + Christian Lacroix Ambre

Avon has launched a new collaborative fragrance duo with designer Christian Lacroix: Christian Lacroix Ambre. Older scents in the series include Rouge & Noir, Absynthe Her, Absynthe Him and Nuit de Christian Lacroix

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Rotten eggs & horse urine http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/rotten-eggs-horse-urine/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/24/rotten-eggs-horse-urine/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:06:19 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118138

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.

— What comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells like. More at Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume' at the Seattle Times.

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Aramis by Aramis ~ fragrance review & A Rant in Defense of the Aging and Old http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/aramis-by-aramis-fragrance-review-a-rant-in-defense-of-the-aging-and-old/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/aramis-by-aramis-fragrance-review-a-rant-in-defense-of-the-aging-and-old/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:34:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118020 Aramis advert

I've been meaning to review Aramis1 for years (it's a classic, and I've never tried it!) Reading two articles back to back last week, randomly, led me to the perfume counter for a fresh Aramis sample...and this review. These articles have apt connections to the “old-man” perfume that is Aramis (it was first released in 1964 and is regularly disparaged by men, and women, on perfume forums as being “old” fashioned and, thus, un-wearable today).

First up was an interview with Frances McDormand, talking about aging in The New York Times:

We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult...

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Aramis advert

I’ve been meaning to review Aramis1 for years (it’s a classic, and I’ve never tried it!) Reading two articles back to back last week, randomly, led me to the perfume counter for a fresh Aramis sample…and this review. These articles have apt connections to the “old-man” perfume that is Aramis (it was first released in 1964 and is regularly disparaged by men, and women, on perfume forums as being “old” fashioned and, thus, un-wearable today).

First up was an interview with Frances McDormand, talking about aging in The New York Times:

We are on red alert when it comes to how we are perceiving ourselves as a species. There’s no desire to be an adult…

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Woman http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/woman/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/woman/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:44:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118126 Christina Aguilera, for her new Christina Aguilera Woman fragrance. Warning: that's 30 seconds you'll never get back!

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Thursday scent of the day 10/23 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/thursday-scent-of-the-day-1023/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/10/23/thursday-scent-of-the-day-1023/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:15 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=118084 Maître Parfumeur et Gantier scented sachet

What fragrance did you pick for today? If you own a bottle, tell us if you'll replace it if you ever drain it. If you don't own a bottle, tell us if you think you'll ever buy it.

I'm wearing Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme. I do love this one and I should wear it more often, but since I don't seem to, no, I won't replace it. On the other hand, I don't think I'll ever drain it. It's 90 ml and still a little more than half full.

Reminder: tomorrow we're doing Gender Wars...

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Maître Parfumeur et Gantier scented sachet

What fragrance did you pick for today? If you own a bottle, tell us if you’ll replace it if you ever drain it. If you don’t own a bottle, tell us if you think you’ll ever buy it.

I’m wearing Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Eau Pour Le Jeune Homme. I do love this one and I should wear it more often, but since I don’t seem to, no, I won’t replace it. On the other hand, I don’t think I’ll ever drain it. It’s 90 ml and still a little more than half full.

Reminder: tomorrow we’re doing Gender Wars…

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