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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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Fragrance Friday: Acqua di Parma Chinotto di Liguria

  Now that the warmer weather is here, I definitely need to update my fragrance selection so that it’s not something too warm.  Instead, I prefer cool fragrances that are light on the skin and don’t overpower, but still can combat any natural odors that might not be the best. My latest addition is the […]

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Fragrance Friday: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

This might just be the perfect scent to wear in the spring. Although the name of the Viktor & Rolf fragrance is Flowerbomb, the perfume actually has a great deal of sweetness in it and a slight amount of floral. The notes list a plethora of flowers along with some patchouli but I couldn’t really […]

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