Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:02:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 A Celebrity’s Scent: Frida Kahlo & Dana Emir http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/a-celebritys-scent-frida-kahlo-dana-emir/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/a-celebritys-scent-frida-kahlo-dana-emir/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:58:23 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=128913 Frida

When I visited Mexico City for the first time, the place I wanted to see more than any other was Frida Kahlo's house in Coyoacán — the Casa Azul. Since that trip, Casa Azul (Museo Frida Kahlo) has been spruced up, and hidden wonders within its walls discovered: many of Kahlo's fantastic clothes and other personal belongings — hairbrushes, decorated (and bloodied) orthopedic corsets she used after her many spinal surgeries, Kahlo's prosthetic leg, sunglasses, lipstick, nail polish (Revlon's vibrant red "Orchids to You")...and perfume.

Over the years, I've noticed friends sometimes keep empty perfume bottles for years. Often, the perfume was an overseas purchase and couldn't be easily replaced. Sometimes, the fragrance was extinct or a particular bottle rekindled memories of a certain someone or some place that gave happiness. I was intrigued when I found out Kahlo kept an empty bottle of Dana Emir...

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Frida

When I visited Mexico City for the first time, the place I wanted to see more than any other was Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacán — the Casa Azul. Since that trip, Casa Azul (Museo Frida Kahlo) has been spruced up, and hidden wonders within its walls discovered: many of Kahlo’s fantastic clothes and other personal belongings — hairbrushes, decorated (and bloodied) orthopedic corsets she used after her many spinal surgeries, Kahlo’s prosthetic leg, sunglasses, lipstick, nail polish (Revlon’s vibrant red “Orchids to You”)…and perfume.

Over the years, I’ve noticed friends sometimes keep empty perfume bottles for years. Often, the perfume was an overseas purchase and couldn’t be easily replaced. Sometimes, the fragrance was extinct or a particular bottle rekindled memories of a certain someone or some place that gave happiness. I was intrigued when I found out Kahlo kept an empty bottle of Dana Emir…

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Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom & Velvet Exotic Leather ~ new fragrances http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/dolce-gabbana-velvet-mimosa-bloom-velvet-exotic-leather-new-fragrances/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/dolce-gabbana-velvet-mimosa-bloom-velvet-exotic-leather-new-fragrances/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:51:16 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129506 Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom & Velvet Exotic Leather

Dolce & Gabbana have launched Velvet Mimosa Bloom and Velvet Exotic Leather, two new additions to 2011's Velvet Collection (and see also: Velvet Desert Oud and Velvet Tender Oud, Velvet Rose and Velvet Bergamot)...

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Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom & Velvet Exotic Leather

Dolce & Gabbana have launched Velvet Mimosa Bloom and Velvet Exotic Leather, two new additions to 2011’s Velvet Collection (and see also: Velvet Desert Oud and Velvet Tender Oud, Velvet Rose and Velvet Bergamot)…

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Norell New York ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/norell-new-york-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/norell-new-york-new-fragrance/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:58:55 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129502 Norell New York

Norell Parfums has launched Norell New York, a new fragrance for women...*

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Norell New York

Norell Parfums has launched Norell New York, a new fragrance for women…*

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/online-fragrance-shopping-2184/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/online-fragrance-shopping-2184/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:39:48 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129500 New at escentual (UK): 4160 Tuesdays line.

New at neimanmarcus: Maria Christofilis Fleur 09, Roja Parfums Tutti Frutti oud trio, Gucci Bamboo, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte, Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme.

New at nordstrom: Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme.

New at nose (FR): Lorenzo Villoresi Kamasurabhi, Histoires de Parfums Opera collection, Costume National Soul.

New at twistedlily: What We Do Is Secret Monoscent G.

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Wednesday scent of the day 7/1 http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-71-2/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-71-2/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:32:27 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129474 Aftelier compact

The summer is flying by, as it usually does; welcome to July! What fragrance are you wearing today?

I'm wearing Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia, from Gaia's Top 10 of Summer list at The Non-Blonde.

Reminder: this Friday, 7/3, we're doing scented body products...

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Aftelier compact

The summer is flying by, as it usually does; welcome to July! What fragrance are you wearing today?

I’m wearing Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia, from Gaia’s Top 10 of Summer list at The Non-Blonde.

Reminder: this Friday, 7/3, we’re doing scented body products…

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/marc-jacobs-daisy-dream-forever-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/marc-jacobs-daisy-dream-forever-new-fragrance/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:47:45 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129492 Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever

Marc Jacobs has launched Daisy Dream Forever, a new fragrance for women. Daisy Dream Forever is a flanker to 2014's Daisy Dream, which was a flanker to 2007′s Daisy...

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever

Marc Jacobs has launched Daisy Dream Forever, a new fragrance for women. Daisy Dream Forever is a flanker to 2014’s Daisy Dream, which was a flanker to 2007′s Daisy

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Aramis Black ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/aramis-black-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/07/01/aramis-black-new-fragrance/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:11:37 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129487 Aramis Black

Aramis will launch Aramis Black, a new fragrance for men, this month...

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Aramis Black

Aramis will launch Aramis Black, a new fragrance for men, this month…

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Living Lalique ~ perfume review http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/living-lalique-perfume-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/living-lalique-perfume-review/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:40:25 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129171 Living Lalique, brand image for London

Living Lalique is the latest pillar fragrance for women from the Lalique brand. I adore Lalique Encre Noire (the one for men), but by and large the recent feminine fragrances (Amethyst, Encre Noire Pour Elle, Fleur de Cristal, Satine, L'Amour and Azalée) have not interested me, other than the bottles, which are generally every bit as covetable as you'd expect from a company that's in the business, after all, of making pretty glass.

If I had to pick a modern Lalique perfume for women, Living Lalique would be my choice, easily...

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Living Lalique, brand image for London

Living Lalique is the latest pillar fragrance for women from the Lalique brand. I adore Lalique Encre Noire (the one for men), but by and large the recent feminine fragrances (Amethyst, Encre Noire Pour Elle, Fleur de Cristal, Satine, L’Amour and Azalée) have not interested me, other than the bottles, which are generally every bit as covetable as you’d expect from a company that’s in the business, after all, of making pretty glass.

If I had to pick a modern Lalique perfume for women, Living Lalique would be my choice, easily…

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Papillon Perfumery Salome ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/papillon-perfumery-salome-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/papillon-perfumery-salome-new-fragrance/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:29:33 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129444 Papillon Perfumery Salome

UK-based indie line Papillon Perfumery will launch Salome, the brand's fourth perfume, in August...

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Papillon Perfumery Salome

UK-based indie line Papillon Perfumery will launch Salome, the brand’s fourth perfume, in August…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/online-fragrance-shopping-2183/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/30/online-fragrance-shopping-2183/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:11:09 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=129442 New at luckyscent: Bella Freud, Shay & Blue lines.

New at nordstrom: Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino.

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