Indie botanical line Roxana Illuminated Perfume has launched Chiaroscuro, a new natural fragrance: The name of this conceptual natural perfume has its origins in the world of Italian painting, referencing tonal contrasts. The literal translation of the word is light-dark. The perfume is...

Aramis has launched Perfume Calligraphy, a new unisex fragrance geared towards the Middle Eastern market: Inspired by the beauty and prestige of the written word, Perfume Calligraphy by Aramis reflects a perfect pairing of ancient crafts, where Arabic script and modern fragrance come...

Aftelier Perfumes was born. As fascinating as it was to hear Aftel, I have to admit I haven't always connected with natural perfumes. With the Gatling gun-like shower of new perfume releases, it was always easy to push the naturals to the side. Besides, I'm used to fragrances loaded with...

It's taken me a while to get around to trying the Pentachord fragrances from Tauer Perfumes, mainly just because they were difficult to find in New York City for a while and I never quite seemed to get around to placing a sample order. When I did finally try them this month, it was immediately...

Malie Organics has launched a new line of organic roll-on perfume oils, in six fragrances that "reveal the natural bounty of Hawaii". Coconut vanilla ~ "This blend of coconut and vanilla is a heavenly, full-bodied scent that fills the atmosphere with a relaxing aroma." Koke'e ~ "This scent...

Johan Lindeberg's new BLK DNM line has launched their debut fragrance, BLK DNM Perfume 11. The scent is named for the year 2011; Lindeberg says the fragrance "is about freedom of expression" and noted that "fragrance is a core ingredient for any comprehensive brand identity". The unisex...

Indie niche line Tauer Perfumes will launch Zeta, the first fragrance in a proposed series of vintage (specific harvest) fragrances built around fine or rare natural materials, next month. The series will be called the Collectibles. Zeta will feature linden blossom and is described as a...

Indie botanical line Roxana Illuminated Perfume has launched Figure 1: Noir, a new natural fragrance: Roxana Illuminated Perfume introduces a curious collection of natural perfume narratives beginning with Figure 1: Noir, a fragrance tailored for those with a passion for patchouli. From...

wear natural perfumes. This is the season when everything is in bloom, so it feels especially appropriate to wear botanical essences; also, the warm weather and warmer skin seem to make the perfumes themselves "flower." In any case, I've spent the past week rotating between several fragrances...

You can, as Angie recently suggested, embrace the strong heat and humidity with an equally bold perfume. Or you can take a middle road by wearing an all-natural scent that evokes nature itself without feeling too heavy on the skin. Two summers ago, I reviewed Roxana Illuminated...

 

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