Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Chanel Chance, Chance Eau Tendre & Chance Eau Vive ~ fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/chanel-chance-chance-eau-tendre-chance-eau-vive-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/chanel-chance-chance-eau-tendre-chance-eau-vive-fragrance-review/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:57:21 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130413 Chanel Chance Eau Vive

Have you noticed the trend of young women dying their hair gray? It can be startling to see a baby face capped with grandma’s hair. Sometimes it comes off as chic. But sometimes it’s an epic fail, almost as unsettling as politicians who dye their hair nut brown when Mother Nature clearly determined it should be gray — or gone. Mutton dressed as lamb, and vice versa.

To me, Chanel Chance plays this game. It doctors a big girl’s perfume for little girls by simplifying its heady oriental notes, freshening it up with citrus, and targeting its marketing to younger women. It’s like Guerlain Shalimar drawn as a kid’s cartoon and squirted with sweet musk, or like Thierry Mugler Angel with less verve and voluptuousness. To me, Chance feels off-kilter — or worse, banal. But, like dying your hair gray, it has its fans.

Chance, created by Jacques Polge, launched in 2002...

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Chanel Chance Eau Vive

Have you noticed the trend of young women dying their hair gray? It can be startling to see a baby face capped with grandma’s hair. Sometimes it comes off as chic. But sometimes it’s an epic fail, almost as unsettling as politicians who dye their hair nut brown when Mother Nature clearly determined it should be gray — or gone. Mutton dressed as lamb, and vice versa.

To me, Chanel Chance plays this game. It doctors a big girl’s perfume for little girls by simplifying its heady oriental notes, freshening it up with citrus, and targeting its marketing to younger women. It’s like Guerlain Shalimar drawn as a kid’s cartoon and squirted with sweet musk, or like Thierry Mugler Angel with less verve and voluptuousness. To me, Chance feels off-kilter — or worse, banal. But, like dying your hair gray, it has its fans.

Chance, created by Jacques Polge, launched in 2002…

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Nest Midnight Fleur Soleil ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/nest-midnight-fleur-soleil-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/nest-midnight-fleur-soleil-new-fragrance/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:14:09 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130428 Nest Midnight Fleur Soleil

Nest Fragrances brand has launched Midnight Fleur Soleil, a new fragrance for women. Midnight Fleur Soleil is a flanker to Midnight Fleur...

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Nest Midnight Fleur Soleil

Nest Fragrances brand has launched Midnight Fleur Soleil, a new fragrance for women. Midnight Fleur Soleil is a flanker to Midnight Fleur

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Wildfox ~ new perfume http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/wildfox-new-perfume/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/wildfox-new-perfume/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:40:32 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130423 Wildfox Eau de Parfum

Vintage-inspired women's clothing brand Wildfox has launched their debut fragrance, Wildfox. The Wildfox fragrance was made under licensing arrangements with Elizabeth Arden...

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Wildfox Eau de Parfum

Vintage-inspired women’s clothing brand Wildfox has launched their debut fragrance, Wildfox. The Wildfox fragrance was made under licensing arrangements with Elizabeth Arden…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/online-fragrance-shopping-2207/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/online-fragrance-shopping-2207/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:11:29 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130420 Deal at beautyhabit: with any purchase of $40 or more, get a free tin of Anis de Flavigny Orange Blossom candy using coupon code BLOSSOM, good through 8/12.

Deal at dshperfumes: take 15% off with coupon code summerbloom15, good through 8/11.

New at harrods (UK): Thierry Mugler Alien Oud Majestueux.

New at indigoperfumery: Envoyage Frida.

New at harveynichols (UK): Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale.

New at luckyscent: 4160Tuesdays Maxed Out, Amouage Beloved.

New at ulta: Prada Luna Rossa Sport.

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Monday scent of the day 8/3 http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/monday-scent-of-the-day-83/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/03/monday-scent-of-the-day-83/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:58:07 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130415 Snow Library, Orleans, Mass.

Another Monday. What fragrance are you wearing?

I am commando this morning, since I'm heading for the beach later. I am still on vacation — normal posting levels won't return until next Monday.

Reminder: this Friday, 8/7, will be Perfumer Spotlight...

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Snow Library, Orleans, Mass.

Another Monday. What fragrance are you wearing?

I am commando this morning, since I’m heading for the beach later. I am still on vacation — normal posting levels won’t return until next Monday.

Reminder: this Friday, 8/7, will be Perfumer Spotlight…

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Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, early August 2015 http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/01/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-early-august-2015/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/08/01/lazy-weekend-poll-open-thread-early-august-2015/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:53:13 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130406 bridge over Cape Cod Canal at night

It's August already! Blink, and the summer is nearly gone. And I am still on vacation for the next week, so posting will continue to be lighter than usual.

Today, our usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you're thinking you will wear just as soon as the seasons change, whatever.

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

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bridge over Cape Cod Canal at night

It’s August already! Blink, and the summer is nearly gone. And I am still on vacation for the next week, so posting will continue to be lighter than usual.

Today, our usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you’re thinking you will wear just as soon as the seasons change, whatever.

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

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Tell me about yourself http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/tell-me-about-yourself/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/tell-me-about-yourself/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:28:57 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130401 Amanda Seyfried for Givenchy Live Irrésistible.

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Diptyque Oud Palao ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/diptyque-oud-palao-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/diptyque-oud-palao-new-fragrance/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:21 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130397 Diptyque Oud Palao

Diptyque will launch Oud Palao, a new unisex fragrance, in October...

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Diptyque Oud Palao

Diptyque will launch Oud Palao, a new unisex fragrance, in October…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/online-fragrance-shopping-2206/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/online-fragrance-shopping-2206/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:13:21 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130395 New at luckyscent: Gabriella Chieffo line.

New at nordstrom: Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé bleu, Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez.

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Friday scent of the day 7/31 http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/friday-scent-of-the-day-731/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/31/friday-scent-of-the-day-731/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:41:40 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=130392 Sluice Pond, Lynn, Mass

It's Fantasy Vacation Friday! Our community project for today: pick a destination and wear the scent that takes you there.

As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I utterly failed to plan for this project before I left on vacation...

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Sluice Pond, Lynn, Mass

It’s Fantasy Vacation Friday! Our community project for today: pick a destination and wear the scent that takes you there.

As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I utterly failed to plan for this project before I left on vacation…

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