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Fragrance Friday: Citizen Queen by Juliette Has a Gun

Over a year ago, I wrote about a fragrance brand called Juliette Has a Gun. In Canada, available exclusively at Holt Renfrew, the brand was started by Romano Ricci, Nina Ricci’s grandson. It offered a pair of fragrances, both variations … Continue reading

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Lise Watier Desirable

The inspiration for the Desirable fragrance is supposed to be femininity and seduction which accounts for the lighter top notes of this fragrance that give way to a more woody base. On me this fragrance was mostly a fruity floral … Continue reading

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Armani Prive Rose Alexandrie and Vetiver Babylon

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I absolutely adore Armani Prive fragrances. They’re luxurious, smoky, and very unusual, especially in an era that’s filled with candy-inspired confectionary scents that are hit or miss. … Continue reading

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Armani Code

Armani Code is my perfume of choice today. To be honest, I can’t smell anything particular in the opening notes, but the drydown is a warm musky vanilla that’s not at all sweet. I’ve seen this described as a powerful … Continue reading

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Penhaligon’s of London… In New York

On my last day in New York the last time I was there, I had a chance to wander the streets at my leisure. After checking out Barney’s I walked up Madison Avenue just to see the sights, and lo … Continue reading

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Lancome Hypnose Eau de Parfum

I had never tried Lancome’s Hypnose but figured I should since a counter lady told me that it was one of their best-selling perfumes! The scent was offered in a limited edition Sheer version this summer. The top note of … Continue reading

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Armani Prive Eclat de Jasmine

I’ve reviewed the Armani Prive fragrance collection before and mentioned that what I loved about it was the wonderful smokiness that added a layer of mystery and uniqueness to each fragrance in the collection. Eclat de Jasmine’s superficial distinction is … Continue reading

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Clean Fragrances – Shower Fresh

Here’s a fragrance that’s made for the summer: Clean Shower Fresh. It’s been out for over 10 years and is still available at Sephora – probably a best-seller too.  This might just be better than the smell of dry shampoo, … Continue reading

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Missoni and Missoni Acqua

I think that the concept of a variation on a fragrance is a great one. The result is two scents that are similar but not the same – sister scents, as I like to think of them. Missoni is one … Continue reading

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Aveda Sensory Journey

Back in 2007, I went into an Aveda store and started smelling everything – and you know how amazing their products smell.  And a sales associate thought I might like to create my own perfume since I liked the vibe … Continue reading

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