As Flor y Canto dries on skin, I detect a "fruit" scent that reminds me of ripe star fruit / unripe pineapple; this accord produces an aquatic/"marine" vibe without the usual ugly, and cheap-smelling, suspects: ozone or "sport fragrance" aroma notes. Flor y Canto, on my skin, produces...

(Arquiste has assembled a set of still-life images for each of its fragrances; see the "Curiosities" tab on the Arquiste website to browse the photographs, details, and explanations.) Arquiste Aleksandre is available as 55 ml Eau de Parfum ($165). For purchasing information, see the...

are plenty of niche fragrance houses which deserve attention as they use very luxurious ingredients. And after all, who likes to smell the same as everybody else? Today, I would like to show you my eight favorite perfumes that you could call my personal signature scents, like my wardrobe of...

"Saffron is one of the most expensive of all perfumery ingredients but is worth its weight as it lends an incredibly elegant, warm spiciness to fragrances and provides a bridge between the fresh top notes and the more lingering base notes," says Dove. Sweet, earthy and slightly leathery,...

" 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

A sure way to get me interested in a fragrance is to add some weird camphorous ingredients that will likely drive off the rest of your customers, and this is what perfumer Calice Becker has done with Sweet Redemption. The scent is certainly quite sweet and the floral opening is warmer and...

Arquiste Boutonniere no. 7 will be available in 55 ml Eau de Parfum, $175, or in a set with a gardenia stick-pin boutonniere and a pair of silk knot cufflinks by M. de Phocas, $195. (via press release)

Arquiste Boutonnière no. 7 can easily be worn by women, but how will men take to a jasmine/"gardenia" fragrance? (I'm betting, without any evidence, that women will buy this fragrance more than men.) Arquiste Boutonnière no. 7 contains excellent ingredients, has good lasting power, discreet...

Fleur de Louis was released by Arquiste in 2011; it is a woody floral with notes of orange blossom, orris and white cedarwood, developed for Arquiste by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, who has created several scents for this house. Like all Arquiste fragrances, Fleur de Louis takes its...

Tokyo Bloom is a "nice" mainstream/department store-type fragrance; it's designed to be streamlined and inoffensive to all (it's CLEAN). Like After Midnight, Tokyo Bloom smells feminine to me. For a fragrance on the light side, Tokyo Bloom has very good diffusion. Overall, Tokyo Bloom is a...

 

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