Personally, I'd prefer something a bit less clean, with a bit more oomph — Comme des Garçons Ouarzazate, although warmer and sweeter still, is my idea of a perfect summer incense, along with the classic Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.1 But L'Eau Froide is worth trying, even if L'Eau Serge...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Serge Normant thinks it smells like: "Avah encompasses alluring and...

In the pretty stakes, it's going to take quite a lot to beat the beautiful presentation of this limited edition by Nina Ricci. The fragrance is constructed by Olivier Cresp and Jacques Cavallier, two big names in the world of perfume. It's a fruity floral (bergamot, pear and mandarin) but has...

By the way, after this quick scent review, read all the way to the bottom for a sweet Christmas day feature on my home-baked apple pie . She's going to be receiving this pretty fragrance, Nina by Nina Ricci. See how beautifully embossed the Nina Ricci name is on the leaf? It's a...

But evidently Mary Kay is a company of integrity that appreciates honest feedback, because their publicist surprised me with another parcel full of new products to play with! Among these products were offerings from their new limited edition 'Redefining Elegance' collection. I was happy to...

floral fragrance. Ricci Ricci Ribbon Dancing opens with its top fruity notes of raspberry, rhubarb and ginger.The heart reveals a beautiful bouquet of tuberose night and centifolia rose. The patchouli and sandalwood make up the base. Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon is designed by Aurelien...

Cuir Mauresque ("moorish leather") joined the export line for a limited edition run. Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake developed Cuir Mauresque, and its notes include mandarin peel, orange blossom, burnt styrax, incense, cinnamon, nutmeg, amber, myrrh, cumin, musk, cedar, and civet. Like many...

Nina Ricci has teamed up with Ladurée to launch 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...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Serge Lutens thinks it smells like: "L'Eau Froide gives you the...

like the gourmand fragrance it's being marketed as – it swaps a gourmand's saliva-inducing edibleness for something that's enticingly sweet, sure, but still somehow metallic, like it's been laced with something. And that's exactly what makes it worth buying. Serge Lutens is nothing if not a...

 

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