Winter is Donna Karan Black Cashmere or Amouage Jubilation XXV or Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline (actually, there are too many great winter incense fragrances to decide which is best). Do feel free to add your own incense favorites in the comments!

" Oltremare isn't a cool, briny, 'mineral' ocean fragrance but more of a freshwater lake scent — clean and summery. I'm not a fan of floral aquatics, and this scent didn't change my mind, but Oltremare is one of the better aquatic colognes I've smelled (my favorite being Olivier Durbano...

To ease the transition from father to son, Christopher Sheldrake, Director of Research and Development at the CHANEL Fragrance Laboratory since 2005, will carry on his role of ensuring the smooth functioning of this department while continuing to work as a creative tandem with Jacques...

As Perfumer at IFF since 1998, Olivier Polge has developed internationally successful fragrances for a number of leading luxury brands and houses. In recognition of his creative talents, he was awarded the "Prix International du Parfum" in 2009. CHANEL Perfumes | Olivier Polge Enters CHANEL...

When designing his first fragrance for the French luxury brand, the nose Olivier Polge was inspired by a turning point in the life of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. This defining moment can be summed up in a name of the Chanel founder's close friend: Misia Sert. Whether in the realm of fashion,...

, engagement rings from Harry Winston, bouquet from L'Olivier Floral Atelier, fragrance from Oscar de la Renta, nail polish in Sugar Dune from Tom Ford, veil from Sophia Kokosalaki and gown from Vera Wang.

a delectable duo – a new fragrance and macaron flavour. We love a new perfume launch, but add pastel-coloured pastries to sweeten the deal and we're all ears. In this never-before-seen collaboration between two luxurious French names, Nina Ricci has come out with an Olivier Cresp-formulated...

My favorite fragrance release of the year: L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse (reviewed in full, so I shall say no more). Erik Kormann Eau de Fröhliche (frankincense, raspberry, chocolate notes) and Olivier Durbano Citrine — a wonderful mossy-waxy 'dark' citrus — are making my credit cards...

If Black is too tame for you, do try Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline; someone reviewing Black at Luckyscent pointed out, quite correctly, that Black could be Black Tourmaline's "polite little brother". Verdict: great fun, thank you Comme des Garçons. It's not going on my buy list, as I...

Olivier Durbano has launched Heliotrope, the latest fragrance in the "Stone Poem Jewels" series. It is named for the heliotrope stone, also known as bloodstone. It comes out of the gate swinging, opening with a fierce and spicy mélange of ginger, red pepper and angelica that adds fiery...

 

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