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Maharanih - Great Queen, real woman (June 25, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo-Wikipedia - Maharanih Ourmilla Devi of Jubbai, 1935

Fantastic Man - Sunday Cologne - Foreign and fantastic (June 23, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Some great things have come out of Sweden – Ikea, Alexander Skarsgård and Byredo Parfums.

Byredo Parfums is a niche line founded by Ben Gorham in 2006. Initially, the focus was on fragrance products for the home, but by 2008 Byredo had launched its first personal fragrances, most of them based on particular memories and experiences of Mr. Gorham. Currently there are seven fragrances in the line, and I have a few of them, but my first love is Fantastic Man. I bought it at Colette the first time I sampled it.

Cardinal - Cardinal rules! - New Fragrance Listing, Monday June 21, 2010

 

Invasion Barbare - Take me, I'm yours (June 18, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Image - perfumeniche.com

Eau de Sud – A "go-to" scent (June 16, 2010 New Fragance Listing)

I want to talk about summer – summer scents, that is.

I’m not what I call a “freshy” or a citrus lover – I want a smell more complex than a simple lemon, an orange, or a beach. BUT -  in the heat of summer my preferences can be fickle, and suddenly I’m scrambling to find the fresh scents at the back of my perfume stash.

Sicily – Ciao bella!

I got the Mondays. A bad case of the Mondays. If this were a Tuesday, it would be a bad case of the ‘I-don’t-wanna’s. But it’s not Tuesday – it’s Monday. Too early for a glass of wine, too much to do to go back to bed, too many deadlines to go shopping  - there’s just one thing for it: a short fracay*.

Hinoki - Rub-a-dub-dub!

Monocle magazine is one of my fave reads. The magazine does a great job of keeping readers up to date on travel, design and trends in pop culture. Wanna know about a luxury hotel near Les Houches? Where does Parisian baker Jean-Luc Poujaran take his morning coffee? How about those Delvaux newspaper bags? I devour each issue….slowly. The content, the marketing, the brand are just genius.

Ninfeo Mio – An Italian garden (June 9, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

 

Nuit de Tubéreuse - In a word - STUNNING! (June 8, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

My fresh-out-of the-box 100 ml. bottle of Nuit de Tubéreuse sits beside my laptop as I write this. I bought it today.

For me, this is a coup. Luckyscent in Los Angeles is taking pre-orders and shipping late June. No stores in Toronto have Nuit de Tubéreuse in stock yet – except the small shop where I found it today. Why do they have it, and no one else?  I have no idea, but Fate had a hand in this, because I’ve been craving this perfume since I first smelled it three weeks ago.

Fou d’Absinthe - Who you calling a fairy?

 

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