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  1. Gris Clair...

    by , 7th August 2008 at 02:17 AM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    My God... this is the most soothing, calming scent I have ever known, and perhaps will ever know... I haven't worn it all summer, but this evening I was in need of some tranquillity, so I sprayed it on after my shower. The most gorgeous, smooth, superbly blended lavender, absolutely smelling very nearly like an actual dried lavender flower crushed between one's fingers, combined with... they say it's tonka and burnt incense, and I'll agree with them, just because I love tonka and I can't see how ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:41 PM by kopah

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  2. Good things come to those who blog

    by , 4th August 2008 at 04:37 AM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    Faithful readers of my blog may recall my post about the day I spent perfume shopping in Montreal. This trip included a visit to the L'Artisan Parfumeur boutique at Ogilvy, where I had an extremely pleasant shopping experience, and was assisted by the very knowledgeable and helpful Roxana Alecu. During my visit, she allowed me to sample their upcoming fragrance, Fleur de Liane, due out in October. Well, late this past week, I received a package from L'Artisan, containing a 15ml pre-release press ...

    Updated 6th August 2008 at 02:47 AM by kopah

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  3. If Bal a Versailles is Dirty, then I Like Dirty

    by , 3rd August 2008 at 06:06 AM (The Adventures of a Canadian Fragonaut)
    Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles is one of my favorite fragrances. In fact, it and Guerlain Shalimar, are the greatest temptresses in my fragrance wardrobe. I have more "backup" bottles of Bal and Shalimar, always in vintage formulation, than I should ever have if love of fragrances was based on rational thought! Bal and Shalimar are famously rich fragrances targeted at women, but I love them and I think they work fabulously well on me. That makes them my favorite girls in my entire wardrobe... ...

    Updated 3rd August 2008 at 06:08 AM by echerub

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  4. Guerlain news from the European Trademarks Database

    by , 1st August 2008 at 02:40 PM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    It seems that the name of the next instalment in the L'Art et la Matière series may be Bois Torride. Guerlain filed an application for a European Community trademark for this name on June 4, 2008. (For the record, their applications for the names of the Elixirs Charnels were filed on April 28.) They have also recently filed applications for the script logo which appears above their shop at 68, Champs-Elysées, and for the phrase Guerlain, Une Ville, Un Parfum.

    You will recall that ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:41 PM by kopah

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  5. The honeymoon is over

    by , 31st July 2008 at 01:32 PM (De Fragrante Delectatio)
    [This entry has been edited from its earlier, rather more vitriolic version. I really need to get in the "write an angry letter and don't send it" habit.]

    There comes a time in any relationship, after the initial infatuation is over, when you get ANGRY for the first time. This morning, perfume made me extremely angry. Well, okay—to be fair to perfume, I should perhaps clarify that it was actually a swapper on MakeupAlley who made me angry. Having recently developed an interest ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 11:43 PM by kopah

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