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A curtain of scented mist

Videos (scent-free, sorry!) from recent scent installations created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian of Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The first was for a retrospective of the work of French painter Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun at the Grand Palais, Paris. “This new installation, which [Kurkdjian] created with scenographer Séverine Baehrel, is inspired from floral ornament, a recurring pattern in the Vigée Le Brun work. It is magnified with a poetic rose scent that adds a sensory element to the exhibition and echoes ‘A la rose‘, a fragrance from the Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection. More below the jump…

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Up for grabs: niche x 3

2 niche bottles

What is it: a 70 ml bottle of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae, plus a 100 ml bottle of Nomenclature iri_del, plus a small (15 ml?) bottle of A Lab On Fire Mon Musc à Moi. All have been used lightly for testing.

How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US (or that you can provide a US mailing address). Then tell me either a) your absolute favorite niche fragrance, or b) what thing, event or person made you thankful or happy in 2015, or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2015, part 8

As always, we have saved the luxury edition for last, and once again the items are listed in order from what-a-bargain to holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding.

L'Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extrême gold

L’Artisan Parfumeur’s ever popular Mûre et Musc Extrême in a limited edition 100 ml bottle made in collaboration with Éric de Meyer of the Château de Versailles. 30 bottles were made, €195 (about $215) at Printemps Haussman in Paris…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 29

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 editions from Nina Ricci, Serge Lutens and Jean Patou, plus a new version of Baccarat Rouge 540 at Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Nina Pop 10th Birthday Collector's Edition

Nina Ricci’s Nina in the Nina Pop 10th Birthday Collector’s Edition, in a “psychedelic polka dot pattern” by French artist Coco. Due to launch in February, in 50 ml Eau de Toilette…

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