Day to Night Perfume for Summer
Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette to Caron Alpona or Serge Lutens Un Lys: I do love my Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette in summer. The Eau de Toilette sings of orange, and the deep woody-desiccated orange of Alpona is a good way to turn Baiser Volé serious — but not too serious — for evening....
Perfume in the magazines, May 2013: Allure, Details, GQ Please comment on any fragrance-related coverage you've seen in other fashion and beauty magazines:
Cover: Amanda Seyfried
Scent strips: Lancome La Vie Est Belle, Cartier Baiser Vole, Jimmy Choo Flash
Editorial coverage: The Beauty Reporter section includes Jour d'Hermès in the Editor's...
Bunch o' limited edition collector bottles 2013, part 8
From Cartier, Baiser Volé in the Volé d'Amour edition: "Let the magic of an extraordinary lily transport you to the streets of Paris with Cartier d'Amour. The limited edition Baiser Volé, or stolen kiss, features an exquisite gold engraving of the Rue de la Paix." 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $145...
Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Toilette and Extrait de Parfum ~ fragrance review
For me, Baiser Volé is one fragrance for which I can happily skip the flagship Eau de Parfum version — as long as I have the Eau de Toilette and Extrait on hand.
Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette comes in 50 ml ($85) and 100 ml ($125) bottles. Baiser Volé Extrait de Parfum is $200 for...
Bottega Veneta Eau Legere ~ fragrance review Unlike, say, Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Toilette which tweaks the Eau de Parfum's mood, Eau Legère maintains both Bottega Veneta's signature and spirit. Eau Legère isn't so much a playful version of Bottega Veneta as it is a slightly more crisp take on the original.
Eau Legère punches up...
Top 10 Winter Fragrances 2013 For a romantic night with a little less kitsch, try Cartier Baiser Volé in extrait.
Winter doesn't last forever. For those weeks spring feels imminent, I love a green chypre with body and wood, like Givenchy III. Between Givenchy III and forcefully willing the temperature to climb a few...
Holiday fragrance gifts 2012, part 8
From Cartier, Baiser Volé in Extrait de Parfum. 30 ml for $200 at Nordstrom.
From Annick Goutal, the butterfly edition of Nuit Etoilée: "Long-awaited by collectors, this butterfly bottle is colored in a unique midnight blue and adorned with a soft Milky Way painted in fine gold." €190...
Holiday fragrance gifts 2012, part 2
From Cartier, a Baiser Volé gift set with 6 and 100 ml bottles of Eau de Parfum plus 100 ml Body Lotion. £94 at Harrods in the UK.
From Comptoir Sud Pacifique, a discovery set with 30 ml bottles of Coco Extreme, Vanille Abricot, Vanille Coco and Vanille Extreme. $85 at Zappos.
Perfume: Giving Thanks :: Now Smell This
Just to name a few new fragrances that feel as eternal as the vintage fragrances whose disappearance I lament, I'm thankful for Amouage Jubilation 25, Parfum d'Empire Azemour les Orangers, and Cartier Baiser Volé parfum.
I'm also grateful for the smaller perfume companies springing up....
Bunch o' limited edition collector bottles 2012, part 22
From Cartier, Baiser Volé wrapped in pink leather. £94 for 100 ml at Selfridges in the UK.
From Biotherm, Eau Oceane in a special edition to benefit Mission Blue's efforts to increase protected marine areas. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (via vogue.fr)
From Hermès, the 2012 limited edition...
Cartier Baiser Vole Eau de Toilette The EDP is actually very light and powdery so truth be told Baiser Vole Eau de Toilette ($85 for the .6 oz EDT Spray and $125 for the 3.3 oz EDT Spray), didn't appear all that much different from the original to me (the biggest difference might be that it's green versus pink in hue!).
Fragrance concentrations: sorting it all out ~ perfumista tip Cartier Baiser Volé, to be precise. But buying it wasn't as simple as choosing a size and proffering a credit card. Baiser Volé comes in Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Extrait de Parfum. How do you choose between different formulations of the same fragrance?
As the FAQs page at Now...
Guerlain Lys Soleia ~ perfume review It isn't quite a lily bomb, but it's got more heft than your average Aqua Allegoria, and in the early stages, more heft than some recent lily fragrances like Cartier Baiser Volé or Keiko Mecheri Soussanne.4 Lys Soleia is bright, greenish, and somewhat fresh early on, with citrus and distinct...
Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc ~ perfume review I'd probably pick Love, Chloé or Baiser Volé or Balenciaga Paris over L'Eau en Blanc, and I already own Infusion d'Iris and Hermès Eau Claire des Merveilles. But if you're still looking for your perfect modern powder, it is worth testing.
Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc is available in 30...
Fragrance gifts for Mother's Day 2012, part 1 Here are a few gift suggestions for the early birds:
From Cartier, a gift set in the Baiser Volé fragrance. 15 and 50 ml bottles of Eau de Parfum, $100 at Macy's.
From Santa Maria Novella, Talborina dusting powder scented with gardenia: "Lightly scented with Gardenia essence, this...
Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y ~ perfume review If you're after a seasonless floral but have found the recent spate of powdery florals (Cartier Baiser Volé et al.) too prissy and the heavier alternatives (Tom Ford Violet Blonde and friends) just too much, L.I.L.Y is very much worth a shot.
Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y is available in 30, 50...
Perfume: best of 2011 Honorable mentions: Bottega Veneta and Cartier Baiser Volé.
I've already forgotten what they smell like: Burberry Body, Givenchy Dahlia Noir
Best celebrity fragrance: Of what little I smelled in this category, I'm going with Jennifer Aniston, which was, mind you, no more than adequate. I...