Royal Oud ~ "Beguiling Oriental roses and feminine jasmine blossoms underline the precious nature of the perfume. A powerful and expressive Oriental accent leads us into the depths of the mystical and mysterious Orient where new sensory worlds are waiting to be explored. Authentic agarwood...

haven't purchased a full-size bottle of any Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance, but then again, my personal taste leans more towards the nostalgic and powdery and Rococo. However, I've thoroughly enjoyed my assorted samples, and I have bought the Aqua Universalis incense papers and some...

It's extremely likable, but it's not my favorite of the summer-y L'Artisan fragrances — and I'm so far behind on my buy list that I haven't even bought Vanille Absolument or Traversée du Bosphore yet. For the umptillionth time, I am wishing that L'Artisan still sold everything in 15...

It was replaced by last year's Havana Vanille in the lineup, which, in a weird plot twist, Robin at NST has reported will be renamed Vanille Absolument, I'm not sure what that's about. Vanilia is the one LT gives five stars to in The Guide and clearly adores, calling it a "candyfloss...

———- ———- ———- L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument Eau de Parfum, $165. Available at LArtisanParfumeur.com After traveling to Cuba, celebrated perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour was inspired to create this exquisite fragrance, which combines aromatic notes of leather, vanilla absolute,...

Other interesting 2010 launches I've tried and would recommend sampling include Humiecki & Graef Bosque , Honoré des Prés I Love Les Carottes , L'Artisan Traversée du Bosphore , Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour Le Soir and Gorilla Perfumes The Smell of Weather Turning . Jessica's Best...

The bejewled fan-shaped bottle holds Guerlain Shalimar Indian Nights by Maison Gripoixas perfume extract blending bergamot, iris, jasmine, rose, tonka, vanilla and opoponax. According to the house of Guerlain, the 1.5 liters of extreme sensuality is available on the official website of...

So the newest iteration, the Eau de Parfum Absolue, was more likely to appeal, and yes, that's just how it turned out. Like all the others in the Infusion series, Infusion d'Iris Absolue was developed by perfumer Daniela Andrier. It starts with a whisper of citrus and orange blossom...

 

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