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Guerlain Tonka Imperiale ~ fragrance review

Guerlain Tonka Imperiale

I am not passionate about Guerlain’s L’Art et la Matière line: so far, they’ve been (mostly) nice, but my wallet does not quake in fear when a new one is launched, as it does when it hears of an upcoming Hermessence. My favorite so far has been the lovely Bois d’Armenie, by perfumer Annick Menardo, but despite the fact that I’ve been through a few samples and small decants, so far I’ve not been moved to buy it.

The seventh and newest in the range, Tonka Impériale, was developed by Guerlain house perfumer Thierry Wasser. As Wasser also did the only one of the group that I seriously disliked, Iris Ganache, I didn’t really get excited about Tonka Impériale until I started seeing glowing reviews. So here I am, joining the bandwagon rather late: this is really wonderful stuff…

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Miss Carlota, Guerlain Bois d’Armenie and Penhaligons Lily & Spice ~ new fragrances

Miss Carlota fragrancesMiss Carlota is a new trio of perfumes from French beauty salon & spa Carlota. Lait Miel is a gourmand fragrance with notes of bergamot, peach, apricot, jasmine, violet, tuberose, heliotrope, tiare, monoi, honey, coconut milk, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits and caramel; Ambre Musc Santal features citrus, floral notes, patchouli, sandal, cistus, vanilla, benzoin and musk; Rose Jasmin Fleur d'Oranger has the three floral notes of its name in addition to violet, ylang ylang and woody musk.(via osmoz & creassence)

Guerlain will launch the next fragrance in the L'Art et la Matiere line, Bois d'Armenie, in September…

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