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Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, June 3, 2015

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New in niche

It’s that time of year when summer scents and flankers are making their way to the market. Check out Robin’s review of the latest Parfums de Nicolai summer spritz: L’Eau Corail.  My favourite summer spritzes? Iunx Eau Blanche by the amazingly talented Olivia Giacobetti (and only available at the Iunx Paris storefront); L’Eau de L’Artisan (also by Ms. Giacobetti) and Monsieur Balmain (by the legendary Germaine Cellier). 

 Gwen and Kay have Monsieur Balmain on offer, so check it out!  

Vintage appeal

I just discovered, a US-based website that specializes in selling vintage perfume, purses and vanity items. There’s a fun range of stuff available. I haven’t shopped there so can’t vouch for the service, but the site’s owner also has an interesting blog and some fun videos posted (look under the “Quirky Finds TV” listing in the left-hand navigation bar). Worth poking around on!

Deals, deals, deals

Since we’re coming up to Father’s Day, you’re likely to see some promos and special pricing on many online fragrance sites. For instance, is offering 11% off with the code DAD2015. And I’m sure Dad won’t mind if you treat yourself at the same time!

Nosing around

Kay waxed rhapsodic about Lipstick Rose last week and she’s right: it’s a beauty. Find out more about its creator, Ralf Schwieger, in this article on The Nose. 

Just because

It seems like everyone is talking about Caitlyn Jenner this week. But if you’re struggling to know how to talk about her, there’s some valuable advice in this guide. I learned a lot reading it.