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New Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum

Givenchy has a new flanker to its popular Dahlia perfume, and it’s the Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum.  It has a lot of the same notes: woods, rose, musk, but it’s now enriched with a top note of tonka bean and vanilla which makes it smell decidedly sweet.   These notes take Dahlia Divin […]

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Gifts to your Valentine from L’Occitane

If you’re interested in gifts a little off the beaten path this Valentine’s day then head to L’Occitane because they make some unique fragrances for men.  You may not think of them immediately when it comes to mens’ scents – they’re known more for their amazing hand cream (which has 20% shea butter in it) […]

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New Narciso Rodriguez for her fleur musc

I’ve been a fan of the original Narciso Rodriguez perfume since 2006!  I still have about half my original bottle left, and I wore it so much that it’s one of the scents that I can immediately identify, even on someone else. Now, there’s a flanker: the Narciso Rodriguez for her fleur musc, and it’s […]

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Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Dresses Up

I’m so happy to become reacquainted with Philosophy’s Amazing Grace fragrance. It’s a super clean fresh scent that is perfect for livening up an old outfit, or freshening up the senses in the middle of the day.  Notes are bergamot, clean musk, and white flowers and it’s at once a floral and feminine scent that’s […]

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Trufitt & Hill Apsley Cologne

Trufitt & Hill has just recently come on to my radar as a British brand with heritage and top notch men’s grooming products. Established in 1805, Trufitt and Hill is known for grooming so good, that it’s preferred by members of the British Royal Court.   Although they focus on men’s shaving creams and brushes, […]

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Givenchy Gentlemen Only

So the holidays are coming, and you’re wondering what to possibly get for that male in your life.  It might be cliched but actually, after speaking to a few men, they do appreciate getting perfume as presents.  It saves them a trip into the mall, and they’re getting something that at least one other person […]

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New Perfume: Malia B. from Santa Barbara

A long time ago, I discovered Sharon Bolton Scents out of Santa Barbara.  I love niche perfume brands, and this one was lovable.   Hand-made perfumes, by Sharon Bolton herself, free of alcohol and totally unique. Sharon Bolton the brand is now called Malia B. (after Bolton’s daughter), and the latest addition to the fragrance […]

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Creed Royal Mayfair

If you’re looking for a unique perfume, then you need to check this one out: fresh, crisp, damp, almost minty… and did I say fresh?  It’s very very fresh, almost like snow in the woods.  You need to smell it to believe it. Creed Royal Mayfair is a unisex scent (thought on the more masculine […]

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New Creed Royal Princess Oud

Oud or Agarwood has an earthy woody but warm scent and has been the “it” ingredient in perfume for a few years now.  I’ve stayed away from it for the most part because the oud found in most perfumes is quite warm and sweet, and sweet scents are just saccharine on me.  Real Oud isn’t […]

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New Perfume Line: Clean Reserve

I’m back in the perfume game, and the latest line to catch my eye has been the new line of scents from Clean.  Clean has been a perfume aisle mainstay with scents that smell like laundry detergent and freshness.  There’s the original Clean scent which nailed smelling clean on the head, and then there were […]

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