Category Archives: Perfumes

Nars Monoi Body Glow II Oil

The Nars Monoi Body Glow II oil came out as part of their Tahiti Bronze collection in 2016, and that’s how long I’ve been holding on to this bottle for.  It always seemed too precious to use, so I kept … Continue reading

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Scent Intense by Costume National

Never has a scent intrigued me as much as Scent Intense by Costume National. I had only heard of the design house fleetingly and certainly didn’t know that they made a perfume. I don’t even know what compelled me to … Continue reading

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Fou d’Absinthe

Today I’m wearing Fou d’Absinthe by L’Artisan Parfumeur. It’s a male scent, but it suits me wonderfully well. Usually, L’Artisan says that its scents are unisex, but they do say that this one in particular is more masculine. Either way, … Continue reading

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Lady Vengeance and Juliette has a Gun

For the past few weeks, I have been absolutely smitten by Juliette Has a Gun. Created by the grandson of Nina Ricci, Juliette Has a Gun takes the traditional and upgrades it, giving it a rock and roll edge. Think … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight

Had to pull out this old perfume – it’s more than 10 years old and you can find it on Amazon or other niche retailers. I know that Estee Lauder Pleasures was a favourite for many women – I always … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s Favourite Scent

Anyone remember Entourage???  And this scene? Ari: What’s that smell? Lloyd: It’s Issey Miyake, her favourite scent. I’m wearing it as a subtle, subliminal show of our support. The “her” in Lloyd’s sentence is referring to Mary J. Blige. I … Continue reading

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Discontinued: Lancome Miracle Forever

Lancome’s Miracle Forever was only added to the Lancome line of perfumes this year. Though I’ve heard that the perfume was meant to appeal to a younger audience, I found no sweetness or ephemeral citrus notes that are usually found … Continue reading

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Sarah Jessica Parker Covet

Covet has been out for a few years, but I just pulled it out of my perfume stash. The bottle itself is beautiful to look at, but remember that the jewel-like top is actually light-weight plastic. The perfume is strong! I … 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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