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Miguel Matos Fado Jasmim

  Miguel Matos Perfumes has just released Fado Jasmim, a special limited edition that is a statement of my origins. I wanted to talk about my culture, especially about a feeling, a state of mind. I have to admit I am not a patriotic person, but there is one thing that I am very proud of, and something that makes me Portuguese to the core of my DNA: That is Fado, the music that is the symbol of Po... Read full article: Miguel Matos Fado Jasmim from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Blumarine Les Eaux Exuberantes: Cheers On The Terace, Kiss Me On The Lips, and Mon Bouquet Blanc

  So romantic, flowery, and dreamy, the newest collection from Blumarine includes three feminine scents dressed in tulle containing the olfactory trace of a young woman's memorable moments: the first date, the first kiss, and a wedding day. The collection Les Eaux Exuberantes unveils the fragrances Cheers On The Terrace, Kiss Me On The Lips, and Mon Bouquet Blanc in transparent, cylindrical ... Read full article: Blumarine Les Eaux Exuberantes: Cheers On The Terace, Kiss Me On The Lips, and Mo...
Tags: Fashion, Blanc, Fragrantica Perfumes, Blumarine, Blumarine Les Eaux, Mon Bouquet Blanc, Les Eaux Exuberantes


Violet Launches Cycle Perfumes

The old French perfumery Violet, revived by three new creators in 2018, is now testing a new direction by launching the new range of fragrances named CYCLE.   WHAT IS CYCLE? "CYCLE is a new creative and ephemeral range composed of limited edition fragrances with one big difference: The owners of each cycle can refill their fragrance at will."     The first fragrance, CYCLE 001, will be... Read full article: Violet Launches Cycle Perfumes from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Mandarina Duck The Duckers: Into The Jungle, Resort Lovers, and Freedomland

  Italian fashion brand Mandarina Duck under the license of Angelini Beauty presents the very attractive line, The Duckers, in early June 2020. It includes three fragrances: Into The Jungle, Resort Lovers, and Freedomland. The fragrances are inspired by globetrotters and adventurers who enjoy traveling and life. The collection features eyecatching prints and designs: vivid, colorful, and... Read full article: Mandarina Duck The Duckers: Into The Jungle, Resort Lovers, and Freedomland from Frag...
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Centaures by Pierre Cardin

In 1991, Pierre Cardin created his first fragrance, named after centaurs: Centaure. In 1996, a collection of five leather perfumes was formed around it, with stoppers resembling chess horses. Centaure was supplied with a white stopper and became known as Cuir Blanc, and its pals were known as blue Cuir Casaque, orange Cuir Ambre, red Cuir Etalon, and green Cuir Fougere. Two years later, two mo... Read full article: Centaures by Pierre Cardin from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Perfumed Horoscope: June 1 - June 6

  Our minds can occasionally become like a puppet show, where nothing sticks out as meaningful. Then, like thunder, strong emotions arrive and rearrange us, and push our priorities in front of us. This is a common Lunar Eclipse pattern (June 5th.) It is like a regular full moon, only stronger. Frustrations with relationships culminate, “and lack of self-control could turn love to hate, re... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: June 1 - June 6 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Discovering Avon Imari Through its Celebration Edition

There is one Avon fragrance I've always been very curious about, but somehow I never smelled it: Imari. This enigmatic original vintage bottle of a burgundy color from 1985 has never crossed my path, so I don't know how it smells like. However, as I was browsing for cheapies on Notino, I stumbled upon Imari Celebration Edition, for only 6 euros. Well, I couldn't say 'no' to a cheap thrill and poss... Read full article: Discovering Avon Imari Through its Celebration Edition from Fragrantica Perf...
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Who's more handsome: Alexandre or Aleksandr?

There are two fragrances in my collection named after Alexanders. The first is Aleksandr by Arquiste, dedicated to the famous Russian poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin and his last, fateful duel. The second is Alexandre by Prudence Paris; brand owner Prudence Kilgour made it with kind thoughts about her father, Alexandre. Both are the same age, released in 2012. Different legends led to the cre... Read full article: Who's more handsome: Alexandre or Aleksandr? from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
Tags: Fashion, Alexandre, Aleksandr, Fragrantica Perfumes, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Prudence Paris, Prudence Kilgour, Alexandre Both


RUNDHOLZ PARFUMS: An Incense and Orris Journey

After eleven weeks of being inside my apartment, I’ve sought to re-encounter the archive of samples and bottles of fragrance with which I cohabitate. I’m fantasizing an existential encounter at the proportions of those expressed in, say, Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. or Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” In these texts, the protagonists become derang... Read full article: RUNDHOLZ PARFUMS: An Incense and Orris Journey from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
Tags: Fashion, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Fragrantica Perfumes, Clarice Lispector, Orris Journey


Fragrances Instead Of Pills?

You probably thought: The heading clearly exaggerates the medicinal value of perfumes. You are correct that evidence-based medicine will not recommend DolceGabbana Light Blue as an antidepressant, and Ambre Sultan Serge Lutens will not pass double blind tests proving its use as a sedative or antipyretic medicine. I do not pretend to find a substitute for Aspirin or Prozac among perfumes - I am s... Read full article: Fragrances Instead Of Pills? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
Tags: Fashion, Serge Lutens, Fragrantica Perfumes, DolceGabbana Light Blue


Cinnamon in the Kitchen and in Perfumery

Recently, when I was sorting through spices in my kitchen, I suddenly thought that American singer Suzanne Vega often mentions different scents in her songs, including spices. This prompted me toward the topic of today's conversation about cinnamon. Cinnamon, or Cinnamomum verum is a plant from the genus Cinnamomum, its dried bark has been used as spice since ancient times. It is found in the ... Read full article: Cinnamon in the Kitchen and in Perfumery from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
Tags: Fashion, Suzanne Vega, Fragrantica Perfumes


New Eau de Yuzu by Nicolai Parfumeur Createur

French perfume house Nicolai Parfumeur Createur has announced the launch of the new fresh fragrance (Eau Fraîche) Eau de Yuzu. At the bеginning of this year, we already welcomed the fresh and romantic fruity floral Angelys Pear and the new candle Bleu Lilas.     Eau de Yuzu is a marvelous stroll in sophisticated Japanese gardens. A woody chord with a background of patchouli, guaiac and veti... Read full article: New Eau de Yuzu by Nicolai Parfumeur Createur from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur, New Eau de Yuzu, Eau Fraîche Eau de Yuzu, Bleu Lilas Eau de Yuzu


The HERO Cologne: Symrise's Tribute to Caregivers

The cologne HERO, created cooperatively by several perfumers from all around the world, was born from the idea to create an olfactive tribute to caregivers, who are still fighting COVID-19 in many countries.  With the aim to say "thank you" to medical staff everywhere, who tirelessly have been taking care of the many patients since the beginning of the COVID 19 epidemic, seventeen Symrise perfum... Read full article: The HERO Cologne: Symrise's Tribute to Caregivers from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
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Shalimar Philtre de Parfum - Guerlain's New Spell

The famous French house Guerlain will unveil a new Shalimar flanker named Philtre de Parfum on September 1st, 2020. It is announced as a version that highlights the inimitable sensuality of this perfume myth.  When the summer of 2020 is over, a new chapter in the legendary history of Shalimar will be opened. Guerlain promises a true love potion which highlights its most intoxicating accents of t... Read full article: Shalimar Philtre de Parfum - Guerlain's New Spell from Fragrantica Perfumes a...
Tags: Fashion, Guerlain, Shalimar, Fragrantica Perfumes, Shalimar Philtre de Parfum Guerlain, New Spell, Philtre de Parfum


How Many Ways Can You Remix a Feminine Fougère?

There are only 54 fragrances in the Fragrantica database that are catalogued as being both a fougère and marketed towards women. Of course, there have been countless lavender soliflores produced over the years that are encouraged for wear by both men and women. The recent rise of the feminine fougère roots in a different aim: incorporating traditionally masculine fougère DNA into feminine scent... Read full article: How Many Ways Can You Remix a Feminine Fougère? from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
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Three New Fragrances and a Body Mist in the Holi Line by Rituals

The Dutch brand Rituals finds inspiration for its various scent collections in Eastern traditions, for instance the wisdom of Ayurveda from India, the ancient Chinese concept of Jing, or the Japanese legend of the Tsuru. In 2018, the brand launched a product line based on the celebrations around the holiday of Holi. Holi is an ancient tradition from India that celebrates the arrival of a colorfu... Read full article: Three New Fragrances and a Body Mist in the Holi Line by Rituals from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, India, Jing, Holi Holi


Underworld, by Christele Jacquemin - Seductive in Chiaroscuro

Among this year's finalists of the Art and Olfaction Award, I discovered a name that I had never heard before: Christèle Jacquemin. The photographer and perfumer released three perfumes last year that come with their own imagery, but the one that captured my heart was not the one that the jury chose for an award. Impermanence may be stunning and just glistening with its beauty and natural feeling... Read full article: Underworld, by Christele Jacquemin - Seductive in Chiaroscuro from Fragrantic...
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Oceanic Scents That Will Surprise You

When you say oceanic or marine, most people think of the 90s olfactory idea of the ocean – freshly cleaned linens, soapy florals and bitter unripe lemon, as expressed in the genre-defining staples of Acqua di Gio, L’Eau d’Issey, Bleu de Chanel, Cool Water, Aqva Pour Homme, and Light Blue.  Those have been some of my favourite ever scents to wear for their versatility and comfortability. Bu... Read full article: Oceanic Scents That Will Surprise You from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Three New Sun-Drenched Creations by GAS Bijoux

In 2006, the French jewelry brand GAS launched its first fragrance, Ensoleille-Moi. The scent revolved around the essence of a memory dear to the creator of the brand, André Gas, "that of the skin of the women of Saint-Tropez after a day spent at the beach, under the sun of the 70s." This is indeed where the history of Gas began, when the founder sold his creations in Pampelone on the road to the... Read full article: Three New Sun-Drenched Creations by GAS Bijoux from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Gas, Saint Tropez, Fragrantica Perfumes, Pampelone


Grasse: The Way of the Rose

Photo: Rémy Foltête, Clos de Callian Right now in the South of France, Provence rose (rose de mai), aka rose centifolia, is in full bloom, being dutifully harvested. It is a very famous flower; basically the symbol of that cradle of modern perfumery. The absolute of Grasse rose that costs more than gold is born here thanks to the fertile soil, sunshine, farmers, seasonal workers, and mo... Read full article: Grasse: The Way of the Rose from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Grasse, South of France Provence, Rémy Foltête Clos de Callian Right


Armand Basi Scent Of Kiss My Heart

  A year after the first edition Scent of Kiss, under the license of Angelini Beauty, the Spanish brand  Armand Basi continues the journey revolving around the kiss with the newest creation, SCENT OF KISS MY HEART. As the brand explains, "Armand Basi launches the scent of likes: That is, the type of digital kiss that Generations Y and Z (respectively 21-25 years and 16-20 years) continuously ... Read full article: Armand Basi Scent Of Kiss My Heart from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
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Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey Polaris

  The Nuit d'Issey line by the Issey Miyake (Shiseido) house, gets one more version in May 2020, a masculine fragrance called Nuit d'Issey Polaris. After the previous excellent creations Nuit d'Issey and Nuit d'Issey Parfum, Nuit d'Issey Pulse Of The Night and Nuit d'Issey Noir Argent, the newest Polaris arrives on the market, which plays with our senses in a new way by blending notes of lea... Read full article: Issey Miyake Nuit d'Issey Polaris from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
Tags: Fashion, Polaris, Fragrantica Perfumes, Nuit, Issey Miyake Nuit, Issey Miyake Shiseido, Issey Parfum Nuit


Label: a new layering concept from the creators of Angela Ciampagna

Renowned artisanal fragrance brand, Angela Ciampagna, have been around for almost ten years and have built up an admiring following with their beautifully crafted and evocative scents. Since 2011, the creators of the brand, Angela Ciampagna (the Nose behind the scents) and her partner, Enrico Maffei (production manager) have run the production house which manufactures not only the Angela Ciampagna... Read full article: Label: a new layering concept from the creators of Angela Ciampagna from Fra...
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Perfumery and Fragrance Shopping in the Age Following Covid-19

With so much talk about life after the pandemic of Covid-19, numerous researchers, biologists, microbiologists, sociologists, and psychologists have analyzed everything under the sun: They told us about our changing work, our changing cities, our changing disposition towards one another. But what would this herald for our favorite hobby: collecting, wearing, and hopefully enjoying fragrances, be... Read full article: Perfumery and Fragrance Shopping in the Age Following Covid-19 from Fragrantic...
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Atkinsons Robinson Bear

  The new edition launching before the summer of 2020 within the Atkinsons niche line The Contemporary Collection is called  Robinson Bear. The perfume is partly dedicated to Daniel Defoe's famous novel "Robinson Crusoe", and the bear is both a symbol of this house and part of the brand's tradition. The Contemporary Collection was founded in 2014, after the license was taken over by Perfume ... Read full article: Atkinsons Robinson Bear from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, Fragrantica Perfumes, Atkinsons


Mon Evidence Yves Rocher Review

In the modern Pantheon of rose fragrances, Mon Evidence Yves Rocher takes the place of Cinderella: Its inexpensive and cute composition is far from the heavy luxury of the luxe or the atypical strange elegance of a niche, but it gets a lot of sympathy from the public. The fragrance received the Fragrance of the Year 2018 Award in Russia in the Life Style Femme category, as well as the Fifi Aw... Read full article: Mon Evidence Yves Rocher Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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Hapyang 15.1 Pierre Guillaume Paris

On May 16, 2020, Pierre Guillaume Paris announced the launch of the new Hapyang 15.1 fragrance, which continues the floriental theme that Pierre Guillaume started in 2006 with Ilang Ivohibe 15. "Hapyang 15.1 is an explosion of powder and floral sparkles, with an endless trail… Aldehydes make magnolia and ylang-ylang flowers sparkle in a cloud of powder, enlivened by the sweet, exotic notes of t... Read full article: Hapyang 15.1 Pierre Guillaume Paris from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Pierre Guillaume, Pierre Guillaume Paris, Hapyang, Ilang Ivohibe


Room 1015 Cherry Punk

  The always-exciting French niche house Room 1015 is now launching a new fragrance, adding a new chapter to its contemporary rock 'n roll portfolio. This time, cherry seems to be the star ingredient, which is a fruit that we've seen showing up here and there lately. Since Tom Ford's Lost Cherry was a little "meh," we hope this Cherry Punk will meet our expectations of a surprising and inspiring... Read full article: Room 1015 Cherry Punk from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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LeROZA Collection: Azur Profond, Lueur Imperiale, Noir Obsidienne, Signature Nobilis

  LeRoza, a niche brand, was created in 2018 in New York by Wasim Barazi. He is a native of Damascus, which is the city the ancient Romans called "Du-misk," meaning "very aromatic." In reality, Damascus has a very pleasant scent of jasmine, as described by Wasim.     "After 25 years of business advertising expertise in the pharmaceutical, fashion, and perfume sectors, Wasim used h... Read full article: LeROZA Collection: Azur Profond, Lueur Imperiale, Noir Obsidienne, Signature Nobili...
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Lordelk Mikimoto: Pearl Fougere

The Japanese jewelry company Mikimoto is known worldwide for its artificially grown pearls. Kokichi Mikimoto, the founder of the company, conducted his first successful experiment in growing artificial pearls in 1888-1893. The first crop consisted of just five pearls. The company began to produce perfectly round pearls in 1905. They started research on the use of pearls in cosmetics and medici... Read full article: Lordelk Mikimoto: Pearl Fougere from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
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