Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:36:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, Labor Day weekend 2014 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-labor-day-weekend-2014/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-labor-day-weekend-2014/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:21:55 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115527 Aquilegia

Our usual weekend open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you wish hadn't been discontinued, whatever.

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

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Aquilegia

Our usual weekend open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you wish hadn’t been discontinued, whatever.

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

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Atelier Cologne Rendez-Vous ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/atelier-cologne-rendez-vous-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/atelier-cologne-rendez-vous-new-fragrance/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:47:16 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115519 Atelier Cologne Rendez-Vous

Atelier Cologne has launched Rendez-Vous, the fifth fragrance in the Collection Métal series that already includes Gold Leather, Silver Iris, Blanche Immortelle and Santal Carmin...

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Atelier Cologne Rendez-Vous

Atelier Cologne has launched Rendez-Vous, the fifth fragrance in the Collection Métal series that already includes Gold Leather, Silver Iris, Blanche Immortelle and Santal Carmin

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Our Legacy Eau de Cologne ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/our-legacy-eau-de-cologne-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/our-legacy-eau-de-cologne-new-fragrance/#respond Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:30:13 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115480 Our Legacy Eau de Cologne

Earlier this year, Stockholm-based men's clothing brand Our Legacy launched Our Legacy Eau De Cologne, a new leathery citrus fragrance...

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Our Legacy Eau de Cologne

Earlier this year, Stockholm-based men’s clothing brand Our Legacy launched Our Legacy Eau De Cologne, a new leathery citrus fragrance…

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Long live the King http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/long-live-the-king/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/30/long-live-the-king/#respond Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:23:51 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115515 Antonio Banderas, doing his thing for his new King of Seduction fragrance.

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Calvin Klein Reveal ~ perfume review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/calvin-klein-reveal-perfume-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/calvin-klein-reveal-perfume-review/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:25:27 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115189 Calvin Klein Reveal fragrance advert

Calvin Klein has a released a new pillar in its fragrance collection this fall: Reveal, a "solar oriental" for women. It was developed for Calvin Klein by perfumers Jean-Marc Chaillan and Bruno Jovanovic (both of whom have created other fragrances for the brand) and its composition includes notes of "raw salt signature," pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper, orris, ambergris, solar accord, sandalwood, cashmeran and musk.

I honestly didn't expect to enjoy Reveal when I found it at a department store fragrance counter. I had no specific response to the ad campaign and video starring model Doutzen Kroes and actor Charlie Hunnam, other than a hunch that real-life voyeurism isn't as much fun as these two try to make it seem. I find Reveal's bottle — a swollen, pillow-like square that separates into a clunky metallic triangular cap and a ridiculously heavy glass bottle — even more awkward to handle than Euphoria's curvy lotus-inspired shape. I'm bored by the suggestion that Reveal "embodies the thrilling game of seduction between a man and a woman, the erotic possibility of a game between equals."

Once I'd smelled Reveal and tested it on my skin, however, I liked it...

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Calvin Klein Reveal fragrance advert

Calvin Klein has a released a new pillar in its fragrance collection this fall: Reveal, a “solar oriental” for women. It was developed for Calvin Klein by perfumers Jean-Marc Chaillan and Bruno Jovanovic (both of whom have created other fragrances for the brand) and its composition includes notes of “raw salt signature,” pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper, orris, ambergris, solar accord, sandalwood, cashmeran and musk.

I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy Reveal when I found it at a department store fragrance counter. I had no specific response to the ad campaign and video starring model Doutzen Kroes and actor Charlie Hunnam, other than a hunch that real-life voyeurism isn’t as much fun as these two try to make it seem. I find Reveal’s bottle — a swollen, pillow-like square that separates into a clunky metallic triangular cap and a ridiculously heavy glass bottle — even more awkward to handle than Euphoria’s curvy lotus-inspired shape. I’m bored by the suggestion that Reveal “embodies the thrilling game of seduction between a man and a woman, the erotic possibility of a game between equals.”

Once I’d smelled Reveal and tested it on my skin, however, I liked it…

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Bath & Body Works Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede & Whitewater Rush ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/bath-body-works-mahogany-woods-alpine-suede-whitewater-rush-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/bath-body-works-mahogany-woods-alpine-suede-whitewater-rush-new-fragrances/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:46 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115483 Bath & Body Works Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede & Whitewater Rush

Bath & Body Works has launched three new fragrances for men: Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede and Whitewater Rush...

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Bath & Body Works Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede & Whitewater Rush

Bath & Body Works has launched three new fragrances for men: Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede and Whitewater Rush…

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Friday scent of the day 8/29 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/friday-scent-of-the-day-829/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/friday-scent-of-the-day-829/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:37:09 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115387 Love + Toast fragrances

Happy Friday, and for those of you in the USA, welcome to Labor Day weekend! Our community project today: wear the last fragrance you bought. And if you can, tell us how long ago you bought it, and if you're happy with your purchase.

Strictly speaking, the last fragrance I bought was Cartier La Panthère. But as I'm finally in the process of swapping that one away (yay!!) I'm wearing what I bought just before that, Love + Toast Candied Citron. I bought it in February, and I'm perfectly happy with it, not least because it only cost $10. Reader kindcrow, however, recently gave it a one-word review: vomit...

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Love + Toast fragrances

Happy Friday, and for those of you in the USA, welcome to Labor Day weekend! Our community project today: wear the last fragrance you bought. And if you can, tell us how long ago you bought it, and if you’re happy with your purchase.

Strictly speaking, the last fragrance I bought was Cartier La Panthère. But as I’m finally in the process of swapping that one away (yay!!) I’m wearing what I bought just before that, Love + Toast Candied Citron. I bought it in February, and I’m perfectly happy with it, not least because it only cost $10. Reader kindcrow, however, recently gave it a one-word review: vomit

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Juliette Has A Gun Moon Dance ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/juliette-has-a-gun-moon-dance-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/juliette-has-a-gun-moon-dance-new-fragrance/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:38:31 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115474 Juliette Has A Gun Moon Dance

French niche line Juliette Has A Gun has launched Moon Dance, a new fragrance in what is apparently a new "Luxury Collection" (although the packaging is similar to that of the limited edition scent Oil Fiction)...

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Juliette Has A Gun Moon Dance

French niche line Juliette Has A Gun has launched Moon Dance, a new fragrance in what is apparently a new “Luxury Collection” (although the packaging is similar to that of the limited edition scent Oil Fiction)…

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Somewhere, not here http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/somewhere-not-here/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/somewhere-not-here/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:13:01 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115471 Natalia Vodianova for the new Shalimar Souffle de Parfum from Guerlain. You might remember she was also in the La Legende de Shalimar commercial.

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/online-fragrance-shopping-1951/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/08/29/online-fragrance-shopping-1951/#respond Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:48:52 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=115451 Deal at aedes: get free shipping on orders of $125 or more with coupon code September14, good through 9/15. New items include Diptyque Essences Insensées, Ulrich Lang Aperture, The Different Company Esprit Cologne collection.

Deal at beautyhabit: get free shipping on orders of $50 or more with coupon code FREESHIP, or get free shipping + a $20 bounceback voucher on orders of $100 or more with coupon code EGIFT, or get free shipping + a $20 bounceback voucher + a baggu tote with 13 piece sampler on orders of $175 or more with coupon code BAGGU, offer good through 9/1.

New at colette (FR): Comme des Garcons + Pharrell Williams Girl.

New at dillards: Jimmy Choo Stars.

New at harrods (UK): Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Wood.

New at harveynichols (UK): Tom Ford Velvet Orchid.

New at luckyscent: Ramon Monegal Hand in Hand.

New at net-a-porter: Coqui Coqui line.

New at selfridges (UK): Armani Si Intense & Diamonds Rocks, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

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