Now Smell This http://www.nstperfume.com a blog about perfume Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:35:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Different Company Lumiere & Wood candles ~ home fragrance review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/the-different-company-lumiere-wood-candles-home-fragrance-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/the-different-company-lumiere-wood-candles-home-fragrance-review/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:29:16 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119345 The Different Company candles

I haven’t bought many scented candles this year, and those I have bought are old favorites I've already reviewed. Recently, I received small-sized candle samples from The Different Company, and I liked almost all of them. I really enjoyed Lumière (from the Collection des Rêves) and Wood (from The Modern House line).

Lumière was developed by perfumer Delphine Jelk and lists orange blossom, ylang-ylang and white musk as major ingredients. Lumière is a semi-sweet, white floral-scented candle with the accent on creamy orange blossom (that sometimes veers into “almost-tuberose,” then "almost-edible" territory). During its gourmand phase, Lumière reminds me of pastry made with a dash of orange flower water...

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The Different Company candles

I haven’t bought many scented candles this year, and those I have bought are old favorites I’ve already reviewed. Recently, I received small-sized candle samples from The Different Company, and I liked almost all of them. I really enjoyed Lumière (from the Collection des Rêves) and Wood (from The Modern House line).

Lumière was developed by perfumer Delphine Jelk and lists orange blossom, ylang-ylang and white musk as major ingredients. Lumière is a semi-sweet, white floral-scented candle with the accent on creamy orange blossom (that sometimes veers into “almost-tuberose,” then “almost-edible” territory). During its gourmand phase, Lumière reminds me of pastry made with a dash of orange flower water…

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Holiday windows x 2 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/holiday-windows-x-2/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/holiday-windows-x-2/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:09:23 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119519 The holiday window reveals at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys (below the jump) in New York City.

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The holiday window reveals at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys (below the jump) in New York City.

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Wednesday scent of the day 11/26 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-1126/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/wednesday-scent-of-the-day-1126/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:07:26 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119531 Kate Moss for Stella McCartney

What's your fragrance today?

I am 99% recovered from my brief illness, so I'm in fragrance again. Today I'm wearing a dab of Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y. I really like this one but I don't think it took off, did it? I never hear it mentioned.

Reminder: this Friday, 11/28 (Black Friday!) will be Cheap Thrills Friday...

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Kate Moss for Stella McCartney

What’s your fragrance today?

I am 99% recovered from my brief illness, so I’m in fragrance again. Today I’m wearing a dab of Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y. I really like this one but I don’t think it took off, did it? I never hear it mentioned.

Reminder: this Friday, 11/28 (Black Friday!) will be Cheap Thrills Friday…

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Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Vanilla Bourbon Intense ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/dawn-spencer-hurwitz-vanilla-bourbon-intense-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/dawn-spencer-hurwitz-vanilla-bourbon-intense-new-fragrance/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:54 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119572 Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Vanilla Bourbon Intense

Indie line Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has launched Vanilla Bourbon Intense, the brand's holiday fragrance for 2014...

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Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Vanilla Bourbon Intense

Indie line Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has launched Vanilla Bourbon Intense, the brand’s holiday fragrance for 2014…

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Online fragrance shopping http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/online-fragrance-shopping-2019/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/online-fragrance-shopping-2019/#respond Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:04:31 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119565 New at dillards: Jay Z Gold Extreme.

Deal at dshperfumes: take 20% off with coupon code cheer14, good through 1/5.

New at first-in-fragrance (DE): Hiram Green Shangri La, Lalique Amethyst Eclat.

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Escada Turquoise Summer ~ new perfume http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/escada-turquoise-summer-new-perfume/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/26/escada-turquoise-summer-new-perfume/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:16:55 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119566 Escada Turquoise Summer

Escada has launched Turquoise Summer, the brand's limited edition summer fragrance for 2015. The last entries in the series were Cherry In The Air and Born in Paradise...

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Escada Turquoise Summer

Escada has launched Turquoise Summer, the brand’s limited edition summer fragrance for 2015. The last entries in the series were Cherry In The Air and Born in Paradise

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Fendi Furiosa ~ perfume review http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/fendi-furiosa-perfume-review/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/fendi-furiosa-perfume-review/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:03:57 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119533 Kasia Smutniak for Fendi Furiosa

Fendi — what is the general perfumista view of Fendi, anyway? (That's a serious question, do comment). Like many of you, I adore Theorema,1 and I know the original Fendi fragrance for women is still remembered fondly. But nothing Fendi has done in my (perfumista) time has interested me. I have nothing to say about Fan di Fendi, and the brand's last pillar for women, L'Acquarossa, did not inspire any greater sentiment than hey, you could do worse.

L'Acquarossa was styled as the "red elixir of passion". Furiosa stakes its claim as "the essence of wild femininity"; in the Furiosa commercial, everything Kasia Smutniak touches takes on a glittering gold animal print to match the bottle design.2 Does it live up to its billing? Need we even ask...

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Kasia Smutniak for Fendi Furiosa

Fendi — what is the general perfumista view of Fendi, anyway? (That’s a serious question, do comment). Like many of you, I adore Theorema,1 and I know the original Fendi fragrance for women is still remembered fondly. But nothing Fendi has done in my (perfumista) time has interested me. I have nothing to say about Fan di Fendi, and the brand’s last pillar for women, L’Acquarossa, did not inspire any greater sentiment than hey, you could do worse.

L’Acquarossa was styled as the “red elixir of passion”. Furiosa stakes its claim as “the essence of wild femininity”; in the Furiosa commercial, everything Kasia Smutniak touches takes on a glittering gold animal print to match the bottle design.2 Does it live up to its billing? Need we even ask…

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Tuesday scent of the day 11/25 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/tuesday-scent-of-the-day-1125/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/tuesday-scent-of-the-day-1125/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:44:44 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119491 kleenex

Happy Tuesday! What's your scent of the day?

I'm commando, again. Still feeling a bit under the weather, but I think I will be fine tomorrow.

Reminder: this Friday, 11/28 (Black Friday!) will be Cheap Thrills Friday...

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Happy Tuesday! What’s your scent of the day?

I’m commando, again. Still feeling a bit under the weather, but I think I will be fine tomorrow.

Reminder: this Friday, 11/28 (Black Friday!) will be Cheap Thrills Friday…

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Davidoff The Brilliant Game ~ new fragrance http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/davidoff-the-brilliant-game-new-fragrance/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/davidoff-the-brilliant-game-new-fragrance/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:02:24 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119521 Davidoff The Brilliant Game

Davidoff has launched The Brilliant Game, a new fragrance for men. The Brilliant Game is a flanker to 2013's The Game, and follows The Game Intense, also 2013...

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Davidoff The Brilliant Game

Davidoff has launched The Brilliant Game, a new fragrance for men. The Brilliant Game is a flanker to 2013’s The Game, and follows The Game Intense, also 2013…

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Holiday wishes x 5 http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/holiday-wishes-x-5/ http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/11/25/holiday-wishes-x-5/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:34:16 +0000 http://www.nstperfume.com/?p=119515 Buy, buy, buy! Holiday messages from Dior, and below the jump, Bath and Body Works, Bottega Veneta and Gucci; plus Dolce & Gabbana decorate the holiday tree at Claridges.

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Buy, buy, buy! Holiday messages from Dior, and below the jump, Bath and Body Works, Bottega Veneta and Gucci; plus Dolce & Gabbana decorate the holiday tree at Claridges.

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