Brooklyn-based indie perfumers DS & Durga will launch Bowmakers, a new unisex fragrance, in May: Amongst the transcendental woods of the 1800s, craftsmen from the Massachusetts Bay Colony built violins & bows in the tiny towns of the Pioneer Valley. The shops were riddled with old growth...

As Precious Oud develops, "flavorings" appear: vanillin liqueur, persistent/syrupy/too-sweet jasmine, patchouli-lite, and coconut (to approximate sandalwood?) As for "oud," the only oud-ish scent in this concoction smells like a "fresh" fragrance note riding piggyback on white musk. Having...

French niche line Phaedon, which launched last year with six fragrances, has added two more to the line: Verveine Figuier & Coton Egyptien. Verveine Figuier (shown) ~ "Since the pioneering Premier Figuier by L'Artisan Parfumeur introduced the fig note in fine fragrance, it has become a...

Italian niche line Profumum has launched two new fragrances, Eccelso and Dolce Acqua: Eccelso (shown) ~ "You don't always need to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes you just need to make an excellent wheel that gets you where you want to go in style. Eccelso is a divinely elegant scent for...

Wisteria will be the next addition to Crabtree & Evelyn's Floral Fragrance Collection, which already includes the soliflores Iris, Lily, Rosewater and Lavender. As was the case with the others, Wisteria has been reworked from an existing Crabtree & Evelyn fragrance. Wisteria, the latest of...

Dolce & Gabbana will launch two more fragrances in the D&G Anthology series this year, 14 La Tempérance and 21 Le Fou. Like the others in the series, they were inspired by Tarot cards. Look for them in September. 14 La Tempérance ~ for women, representing the Temperance card. La Tempérance...

Viktor & Rolf will launch Spicebomb, a new spicy woody oriental fragrance for men, in early 2012. Spicebomb is styled as the 'new explosive fragrance', and will be fronted by model Sean O'Pry. The notes include bergamot, pink pepper, cinnamon, vetiver, red pepper and tobacco accord. Viktor...

As I sit here doused in the scent of Benefit's new See & Be Seen Sasha fragrance I am transported to another time and place. The time is somewhere mid century, and the place is the sultry Egyptian desert. I am wearing a white linen dress and tan leather sandals... Just kidding. I WISH I...

An airy, green oriental fragrance; created by Tommi Sooni for men and women who seek a distinctive fragrance of balance and character – radiant yet alluring. Rhubarb, bergamot and lemon notes ease into a heart of daphne, jasmine and ylang ylang. A rich base of honey, vanilla, amber and...

Madonna showed her fashion smarts in this black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress as she debuted her first beauty products last night at the Truth Or Dare Fragrance launch. This sheer black dress is a part of Madonna's signature look and we love that she knows what works and uses it! The sheer dress...

 

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