Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette, $50, and can be found now at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. (via neimanmarcus)

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...

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...

L'Artisan Vanille Absolument/Havana Vanille: smells like sarsparilla. Prada Candy: way too chewy and sweet and thick. Bulgari Omnia: it had the right notes in the description yet left her cold. Tom Ford Black Orchid: she loved the first hour, but then a sharp sweetness stabbed through...

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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