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Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther

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New in niche

Byredo is launching a trio of Eau de Colognes later in May. The “reinvented” light and airy versions of Gypsy Water, Mister Marvelous and Sunday Cologne. Interested in other Byredo frags? Gwen and Kaye have M/Mink and Fantastic Man on offer. 

Vintage appeal

Another revival of an old brand: Oriza L. Legrand, resurrected in 2012 and now available from The line’s origins date back to the 18th or 19th century (it’s complicated—see the history here). I ordered a set of samples from the Paris store, and they are just lovely: Chypre Mousse is a particular favourite of mine, but there really isn’t a dud among ‘em. Order directly from Paris or through Luckyscent

Deals, deals, deals

Mother’s Day is almost here: check out your favourite online fragrance shops for special discounts, as many are offering special prices or shipping reductions. 

Nosing around

You know we’re fans of Bertrand Duchaufour, so we’re always to happy to hear him speak about his process. Here he is talking about his latest work on Penhaligon’s Tralala

Makes me want to try it

Someone else we love: Denyse Beaulieu at Grain de Musc, author of The Perfume Lover. Her blog turns six today (happy birthday Denyse!), and has been the prompt for many a lemming over the years. Adding to the lemming list: her own list of 50 fragrances that have got under her skin. Read and enjoy! 

Just because

Spring seems to have finally arrived in my little corner of the world. Makes me so happy, I want to dance. Too bad I can’t dance like these amazing kids!