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Le Soft Perfume solid fragrances

Remember Crazylibellule and the Poppies? Six or seven years ago, I was obsessed with their solid perfume sticks and I owned a few: Après-Midi en Douce, Rose à Saïgon, Joséphine Jonquille, Amoureuse. . . I was very sorry when the brand apparently closed its doors circa 2010, and I was happy to learn last year that Crazylibellule’s founder, Isabelle Masson, had returned with a line called Sabé Masson Le Soft Perfume.

Le Soft Perfume’s twist-up perfume sticks are now available in the United States, and I’ve finally started testing them. I’m trying sample amounts of their solid scent in tiny plastic pots, but from what I can tell in photographs, the packaging for this new collection is as cute as ever…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 7

Our second-to-last holiday gift post for 2014 includes stocking stuffers and cheap thrills. Our final post, hopefully tomorrow, will be the luxury edition.

Dana Tabu, four sizes

From Dana, the classic Tabu Eau de Cologne, in a number of sizes, all affordable: 15 ml for $5.99, 35 ml for $11.50, 90 ml Violin bottle for $19.99, or 75 ml “Nostalgia” bottle for $18.50. At Dana Beauty

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 5

The ‘miscellaneous’ gift selection: today we’ve got solid perfumes, plus tea and chocolate, and a few things that just don’t fit anywhere else.

Lush Lust solid

From Lush, the jasmine bomb Lust in a solid perfume tin: “It’s virtually unheard of for a perfume to be this sexy. Seriously, we have really done it this time. Lust is a heady mash-up of rich florals and a warm, woody base that lasts on the skin for hours and hours. LUSH perfume and co-founder Mark has been working on jasmine fragrances for years, and this time he’s gone all the way. Unabashedly sexy, Lust stirs an inexplicable carnal yearning. Resistance is futile.” $11.95 at Lush in the USA

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, 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 items from Viktor & Rolf, Trish McEvoy, Roja Dove and Kate Spade.

Viktor & Rolf 2014 holiday edition of Flowerbomb

From Viktor & Rolf, another holiday edition of Flowerbomb, this one “presented in a multi-faceted glittering bottle, creating an exquisite collectable gift for any fragrance lover. The bottle is encrusted with a delicate layer of gold dusting.” £73 for 50 ml Eau De Parfum at Harvey Nichols in the UK. (You can see the other holiday 2014 Flowerbomb bottles here and here)…

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