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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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Fragrance Review: Byredo Super Cedar

It’s always always a good sign when you’re wearing a perfume, and you get asked what IS that.  The first time this happened to me when I was wearing Byredo’s Super Cedar, I immediately wondered if I had put too much on.  One spray doesn’t seem like much especially when you’re going to be out […]

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Fragrance Friday: New, Calvin Klein Women

New from Calvin Klein this month is their perfume Women.  Check out the bottle: functional artistry, this bottle is at once glamorous but simple, which matches the Calvin Klein aesthetic. The scent is also a contrast.  The opening is a fruity floral with the notes of orange petal flowers, and a touch of eucalyptus keeps […]

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Fragrance Friday: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Here are pictures of my own bottle of Coco Mademoiselle. The seal is difficult to break – not because it’s uber-secure but because you know that it was put on in some workshop at Chanel Headquarters.   I did finally end up breaking the seal – but only because I know that Chanel never discontinues […]

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Le Labo Rose 31

If you’re looking for a unique scent, then this might be one for you.  It’s rose but with a twist, and when I pulled it out of the archives recently, I got asked again and again what it was… I invested in the Le Labo Rose 31 fragrance oil – without even smelling it first. […]

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Paul & Joe Hair and Body Mist

This beautiful bottle is Paul and Joe’s new Hair and Body Mist.  Does anyone even use a hair mist? I am finding more and more that my hair products are already so heavily scented that there is no room for a hair mist, so I use this just on my body.  A blend of citrus […]

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