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Yardley London Perfumes

My current favourite perfumes are just $19.99 at the drugstore and they have been around for ages for a reason! Yardley of London perfumes are one-note wonders.  They’re available in Rose, Lavender, and Lily of the Valley.  The formula is an eau de toilette, and because these are floral scents, the toilette isn’t very strong. […]

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L’Etat Libre D’Orange – Vraie Blonde

Today’s scent is a perfume by L’Etat Libre D’Orange, a very original perfume company from Paris. The scent that I’m testing out today is called Vraie Blonde and it is smoky. So smoky that I wonder why the scent is called “real blonde” when it smells so masculine. In the first hour of wear, the […]

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Kilian Back to Black

I’ve been using the KonMari method on my beauty stash, but it’s not going as well as I’d hoped.  I’ve started going through perfumes that I have held on to for years and years, forgetting what they even smell like because I’m constantly moving on to the next one. It’s so hard to get rid […]

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Sisley Eau du Soir

I’m wearing Sisley’s Eau du Soir these days and it is perfect for these winter days.  I know wintery fragrances tend to be warm and cozy, but I like something that reflects the weather and I’m always gravitating to something that is fresh. Eau du Soir is truly unique because it is a very strong […]

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Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin

Having a definite Serge Lutens moment over here too, and I highly recommend you check out the Serge Lutens counter at Sephora or Holt Renfrew.  The scents are wearable, pretty, and have major staying power if they’re not necessarily all that unique. La Fille de Berlin is a simple scent – rose, and pepper.  The […]

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Acqua di Parma Sandalo and a Very Nice Gift for Christmas

I mean, this is a gift that you would want to get for someone very special in your life, but it’s also just so pretty that I totally want to keep it for myself. Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Sandalo Holiday Set ($273) is one of those, because of the beautifully illustrated hat box that it […]

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Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule

…wherein I stay loyal to my earthy woody scents and this one is a Sandalwood incarnation. Seriously though, Serge Lutens has been around forever, but I feel as if the brand has regained popularity in the last year.  I’ve seen a couple of pop-ups and I’ve been intrigued enough to revisit some scents, and the […]

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Tom Ford Fougère d’Argent and Fougère Platine

Here’s the short review of Tom Ford’s new fragrances, Fougère d’Argent and Fougère Platine: they smell like men’s fragrances.  I’m thinking Hugo Boss, men’s counter at the Bay, your dad’s favourite toilette, the sharpness that lingered in the air after he left the house in the morning, or what you’d smell in his car. Fougères […]

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Fragrance Friday: Byredo Gypsy Water

I’ll be honest, I was ready to hate Byredo Gypsy Water because it’s one of those scents that I figured would smell too warm or too sweet on me.  The notes are: bergamot, juniper berries, lemon, pepper, incense, orris, pine needle, amber, sandalwood, and vanilla.  Nothing that I haven’t smelled before and nothing that really reached […]

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Fragrance Friday: Fall Scents with Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Time to change up the fragrance game and wear something a little warmer for fall.  In my case, it’s Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather which I just got. I’ve got Champaca, and Cafe Rose, and they’re my favourites, so the people at the counter suggested Tuscan Leather and although it has notes of amber and vanilla […]

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