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Castagna – creamy and warm and delicate – April 12, 2017

Castanas asadas - Wikimedia Commons - Andres Nieto Porras, Dec. 27, 2010

Blackpepper – Unconventional, exceptional and so, so very wearable March 29, 2017

Image - CdeG Black Pepper - escentual.com

Mon Guerlain – feminine and modern and a beautiful ode to women - March 16, 2017

 

 

News of fragrance launches from iconic houses like Guerlain always send a frisson of excitement throughout the fragrance community and especially here at perfumeniche. But the buzz around their newest fragrance, Mon Guerlain, was, well, tantalizing.

Peau d'Ailleurs – delicate and persistent and evocative – March 1, 2016

 

The day in Paris when I walked into L'Eclaireur Sévigné and found Black Heart v. 2, it was Peau d’Ailleurs by Starck Paris that I was looking for. Scoring such two fabulous fragrances in one day still makes me hear the sounds of corks popping in my head every time I think of it. Ah. There they go again.

Black Heart v. 2 – woody and spicy and smoky - February 11, 2017

 

Black Heart v. 2 by Map Of The Heart bottle - colognoisseur.com

My first find of Black Heart v. 2 by Map Of The Heart was on Mark Behnke’s blog Colognoisseur.

February 1, 2017 – L'Air de Paris

 

 

I’ve been having a great time in Paris this last little while, especially discovering new fragrances and places to buy them in the City of Light.

I have a soft spot for Penhaligon’s fragrances and their new Portraits line – a series fragrances built around characters in an aristocratic British family:

Civet – spicy and floral and a forever fragrance – January 28, 2017

Zoologist Civet - zoologist.com

Baccarat Rouge 540 – floral and woody and perfect

 

Image - wikipedia.com - Boutique Baccarat, 11 place de la Madelaine, Paris, by Erwmat, Sept. 5, 2013

Guerlain and Sylvaine Delacourte and a wonderful evening – December 21, 2016

Sylvaine Delacourte image - perfumeniche.com

As this is the season for gratitude, I have to say it once again, I am so fortunate to live in a city that has a Guerlain store.

Last week I was invited to the store for an evening reception to meet Sylvaine Delacourte. No one puts on a spread like Guerlain and I was not just pleased to have been invited, I was honoured.

Black Gold – exquisite and sensuous and luxurious – December 10, 2016

Black Gold - ormondejayne.com

A snowy day that sets the mood for Christmas. A day for staying warm and cozy inside – for egg nog and Christmas music and gift-wrapping.

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