its name, I see Vierge de Fer as a "straight," almost innocent fragrance. If you miss the Lutens kink of, say, Tubéreuse Criminelle, you can do as I did one day and wear it under a stack of Bakelite bangles, and enjoy the accidental mingling of the perfume and phenolic resins as your skin...

Denmark, much like Sweden, which was featured in our previous five brands you should know instalment, is a nation often bandied into that vague category of 'Scandinavia' – an umbrella term that conjures images of blonde hair, recycling and crippling tax rates. However, the country has every...

An unconventional key note of cool green rhubarb, acidic and at the same time soft, gives an unusual and distinctly modern sensibility to a classically understated and evocatively English fragrance. With the new English Pear & Freesia Fragrance Chronicle, you can customize the luscious...

Here is a quick look at 10 collections that you should know about. -- Gucci Wednesday February 23, 2011 www.gucci.com Gucci's 2011 fall/winter collection was all about vivid jewel tones. The runway was a late 1970's extravaganza... Frida Giannini referenced The Dandy, and Faye Dunaway in The...

I wouldn't hesitate to wear it at the office once the top notes give way to the leathery heart of the fragrance. To me, it would be sexy and comfortable on men or women. When I think of the man Serge Lutens, in my mind he is wearing Cuir Mauresque. I don't know Serge Lutens at all, but from...

Beauty Boutique Fragrance Mini Coffret & Certificate For Her - $97 - the perfect way to sample 7 sensational fragrances, take them all for a test drive, then submit the enclosed scent certificate for a full-size bottle of your favourite one! Choices includes: Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure...

Photo sharing website Piccsy is all about sharing photos and inspiration; but they're also about helping their members find the places they should know about around Toronto. This week, they've included Gotstyle in their list of 25 Men's Fashion Retailers from Toronto You Should Know...

By Simon Johnnson Anyone who wants to be considered as a fashionista should know that fashion trends tend to go in circles. It means things that were in fashion 30 or 50 years ago, will be back in the current fashion year. So if you want to join this rank, it is very important that you learn...

like the gourmand fragrance it's being marketed as – it swaps a gourmand's saliva-inducing edibleness for something that's enticingly sweet, sure, but still somehow metallic, like it's been laced with something. And that's exactly what makes it worth buying. Serge Lutens is nothing if not a...

These days, you shouldn't have to rely on TV adverts or his and hers gift packs in department stores to guide you to a new fragrance. When it comes to matters of the nose, the real story is in the bold scents being created by niche fragrance houses and perfumers, which are fast becoming...

 

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