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Building Your Fragrance Wardrobe – Part I

O.K., here’s a question: How many perfumes does a woman need? For me, the answer certainly comes to more than one. As much as I love the idea of having a signature fragrance, I could never be faithful to just … Continue reading

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Reformulations – Why it May not Smell the Same

One of the many hazards of writing about perfumes is that they’re not static objects. If you pick up a new bottle of Jean Couture Coriandre, what you’ll smell won’t be at all what your mother smelled when she first bought it in … Continue reading

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Building your Fragrance Wardrobe – Part V – Everything Else

As I wrap up the wardrobe of scents for the categories I so confidently described in the past, I’m left with a lot of bottles in my cabinet and a lot of situations that call out for a particular perfume. … Continue reading

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Building your Fragrance Wardrobe – Part IV – Perfume for Seduction

Feel like I should be wearing a Jean Harlow dress, leaning back on a chaise longue, and dangling a maribou-trimmed mule from one foot. “And now,” I’d say, “Let me tell you about how to seduce a man through scent.” … Continue reading

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Becoming A Perfumista

I was at a department store perfume counter and saw a woman mesmerized by the Chanel Eau Première display. “Could I try this?” she asked. A sales associate sprayed one of her wrists. “You know,” the customer said, “I’ve never … Continue reading

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Can Your Sign Pick Your Scent?

Perfume is more than just fragrance — it is fashion.  Like your clothing, your perfumes represent who you are, and the message you want to send, both to yourself and to other people.  While there are many methods to find … Continue reading

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Make the Scent Last Longer

Once you’ve shelled out the big bucks for a bottle of your favorite designer fragrance, it’s always such a disappointment when it disappears quickly.  Some perfumes only last an hour or two, and some unlucky people can’t seem to hold on to … Continue reading

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The Best in Vanilla Fragrances

What is the best vanilla perfume?  Depends on who you ask.  The answers fall into two general categories — the people who love the edible, more pure vanilla scents, and people who like complex perfumes with strong vanilla notes.  In … Continue reading

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2012 Perfume Trends

Perfume is just one of the many faces of fashion, and it has its phases and fads, too. There are some types of perfume which are really being eclipsed, and the trends might surprise you. First, the trend to natural … Continue reading

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Seduce with Scent

Your perfume pick can make him feel special. If you wear a fragrance you know he likes, it demonstrates that you’re paying attention to his tastes and making an effort to please him. The easiest way to find a perfume … Continue reading

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