.) When I wore 1697 for the first time, its burnt sugar and rum reminded me of an ancien régime version of Idole de Lubin (1697's notes are darker, rougher and more infused with booze). I'm a fan of 1697; it's a liquor-y (fortified wine) gourmand. I'm interested in trying other fragrances...

The new fragrance was developed under licensing arrangements with Clarins , and is "described as an incandescent fruity floral which is centred around a prism of energy". Aura was developed by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Jean-Pierre Bethouart ; the notes include lychee, rose, tuberose, pink...

Black Swan star Natalie Portman has landed a new leading role as the "face" of Miss Dior Cherie fragrance! On Wednesday, the actress — who has prompted Oscar buzz for her role as a tortured ballerina in the critically-acclaimed film — was unveiled as the latest spokesperson for the Italian...

I've spotted so many roller ball fragrances - see below - that with very few exceptions aren't available in the UK. I know that Trish McEvoy does roller ball sizes in the UK - altogether much more tote-friendly and also of course, much more purse friendly. Buying a fragrance is quite a big...

" It is still a tight, clean fragrance. Just a little bit less metallic than the original and a little warmer. Essence and Essence Intense both stay very close to the skin and have similar persistence — about four hours on me, and I can only smell it if I press my nose to my skin. The...

Manolo says, beautiful, red, ankle-strap, stiletto-heeled shoes, the Fragrance of Salvatore Ferragamo , are exactly the sort that will command attention and admiration as you step onto the red carpet of the annual Grundler & Sons Scrap Metal Co, Holiday Celebration. Look! There is Lou...

Both items are in the Otto fragrance (thyme, lavender, orris, cedar, Tolu balsam, incense, birch/styrax and labdanum) and can be found at Ron Robinson . From Joya, the Jasmine Absolute & Sugar Candle: "Joya partnered with ceramic design artist Sarah Cihat to bring you the Perfume in...

Frapin Speakeasy is available now at Nose in France, in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €96. (via nose.fr)

" Jacobs also says this is a fragrance that he regularly wears himself. Now who wouldn't want to smell like a demi-god? Toodeloo! For more information, see http://www.marcjacobsbang.com/ Posted by Daniel Stewart at 14:45

launched each year, mainly by the five big perfume houses, and in a fragrance market worth £1bn in sales, last year 46 per cent of product was shifted in the Christmas holiday period, despite striking similarities between many of the products. Diorissimo, a synthesised lily-of-the-valley...

 

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