Tag Archives: Designer Perfume

Spring Fragrances!

 Like anything we wear, it’s important to match the season and weather. Perfume is no different. There are scents for cold bundled up evenings and others for sunny drives down the coast. Spring’s unique crisp mornings, accompanied by blooming cherry … Continue reading

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Betsey Johnson’s Sassy Style & Fabulous Fragrance

With a love for animal print, puffy prom dresses, and rock ‘n’ roll, Betsey Johnson’s designs are anything but traditional, as is her self-titled fragrance. Her strong independent personality is coupled with an eternal joy and are both brought to … Continue reading

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One for You, One for Me

The fragrances every women wants this Holiday season. As much as we would like to holiday shop for others without making a mental list of all the things we want, it’s difficult not to. I’m finding this especially true when … Continue reading

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Gwen Stefani

Publicly viewed as unique in both her music and fashion, Gwen Stefani is a social icon. Her sound is unlike any other and she is one of few female lead vocalists for a rock/ska band.  Venturing out on her own, … Continue reading

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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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