"Up until the turn of the last century, perfumes, like Mille fragrances , were blended in apothecaries for royalty from nothing but natural essences," says renowned natural perfumer Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes. "When synthetic chemicals were created in the 1880s, perfumes became a...

Gucci represents Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche – a variation on the theme of classical composition Flora by Gucci (2009). Frida Giannini, the head of the House of Gucci, describes a novelty as a perfume for a young, sensual and elegant woman, which are characterized by spontaneity. Bold and a...

So no perfume review for this week. I will review the gel: very effective in delivering heat with a "nice clean" smell that's an eye-watering eucalyptus. But as I mentioned, I can stand upright and use the clutch on the car without whimpering. I hope by the weekend to be back in the...

Thanks to a dear friend, I have a gift set of GUCCI's Men & Women's fabulous perfume Guilty, valued at $150.00! In other words, one for you and one for that special guy or girl in your life! The overall effects of both fragrance is young, stylish, and eminently wearable—a daring edge of...

So will the perfume world's version of red on red: a rose chypre. Gucci L'Arte di Gucci makes the point better than most. L'Arte di Gucci launched in 1991. Its bottle, a glam concoction of asymmetry and gold, is a good representation of its contents. L'Arte di Gucci goes on sharp with a...

I have to say, the realm of social media has given me a greater appreciation of the talent of perfumers like Jessica. The materials they work with and the artful compositions they create are just a joy to behold. They ply their trade without the benefit of glossy ad campaigns and behemoth...

Perfume Posse and I are not responsible or liable. Patty wrote this in a post this week, I'm pasting it here: "The best rule I have, make sure the entire swap is complete and both parties say they are happy before you open and start using. If you swap for a fragrance and for some reason the

" descended over me, along with the gobsmacking beauty of the perfume, of course. The ever-patient Lydia. le sigh. How she keeps from just slapping me is a mystery. This Is Perfume. Old School Perfume. Nicknamed 'The Plum" by Roudnistka's circle of perfume pros, it is comprised of many...

Everyone ready? I'm sending perfumed hugs out to all of you lovely Posse peeps. In lieu of a perfume-centric post, I'm going with something (nearly) equally dear to my heart — lipstick. I don't wear much makeup these day, except for special occasions, but I do love a great lipstick,...

By this, I do not mean "perfume etiquette" – e.g., whether it's polite to offgas Dior Poison at the opera, although frankly I find people slowly unwrapping cough drops and hard candies far more annoying in that situation (crinkle crinkle criiinklle). No, I'm talking about the myriad ways...

 

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