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The Perfume that Gets Used First

Chanel Cuir de Russie, Eau de Rochas, Ananas Fizz and Miss Dior

This month marks nine years — !! — that I’ve been reviewing fragrance for Now Smell This. At, say, 50 reviews a year, that’s a whopping 400 fragrances I’ve written about. After all those perfumes and reviews, I thought it was time to talk about the fragrances that have stuck around in my perfume cabinet, those whose decants I drain and bottles I turn to again and again.

Chanel Cuir de Russie: At least three times a week, I wear Cuir de Russie. I started with a 10 ml decant, and when it was finished I thought I’d be fine relying on one of my many other leather scents. Not. Cuir de Russie stands alone…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 6

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector bottles from Jo Malone, Lolita Lempicka, Prada and Christian Dior; plus a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier.

Jo Malone Blue Skies & Blossom collection

From Jo Malone, the Blue Skies & Blossom collection, with limited edition bottles of Plum Blossom, Osmanthus Blossom and Sakura Cherry Blossom, featuring matching colored caps and ribbons. Available for pre-order at Bloomingdales, $125 each for 100 ml…

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