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SPLENDIDA MAGNOLIA SENSUEL by Bvlgari

"With SPLENDIDA Collection, BVLGARI sublimates the most precious facets of the noblest flowers of Perfumery. Splendida BVLGARI Magnolia Sensuel is a tribute to feminine beauty, delivering powerful attractive notes through noble natural ingredients, in the image of the flower that inspired it."               from the official site Magnolia Sensuel was created by Jacques Cavallier and was launched in 2018.   TOP NOTES: Tangerine, Orange blossom MIDDLE NOTES: Magnolia, Orange blossom, Jasmine BASE NOTES: Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla My review Magnolia flower is one of the shortest-lived…

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January – what perfumes I wore most often

January was a month of extremes: too hot, too cold so we had to adapt to weather conditions. I wore different perfumes in January. Some of them reminded me of the warmth of the summer and some of them perfectly adapted to the cold. I went back to fragrances that seemed forgotten and they lit my day and made me remember why I bought them in the first place. I gave a second chance to some perfumes that did not seem so suitable to me. I wore some florals, orientals…

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Best Gardenia Perfumes

Gardenias are very fragrant white flowers with green leaves. The flowers can be white or pale yellow. Gardenia flowers from May through July and is native to Africa, southern Asia, Australia and Oceania. It needs high humidity. The genus Gardenia is named after Alexander Garden, a physician in Charleston of South Carolina. Some types of gardenias can be grown as houseplants. In the perfume industry gardenia is used as a dry flower extract, a synthetic analogue or as a mixture of others essential oils because natural essential oil from the…

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BOIS d’IRIS by Van Cleef & Arpels

“To smell wood, to see its scent from a totally different angle, forget the idea of the forest, leaves, and earth, and picture it on a beach, floating in waves, and washing up on the sand. Driftwood warmed by the sun. I paired it with Ambergris and Labdanum to underscore the solar and sensual dimension of this wood. Iris and Vetiver bring out the texture and elegance of this fragrance.” Emilie Coppermann The scent was launched in 2009 and was created by Emilie Coppermann.   Notes: Iris, Myrhh, French labdanum,…

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Perfumes from 2017

There are so many perfumes launched each year that is very hard to smell everything new. I am not living in a big city, so my resources are limited. I’m always buying samples and decants online, when it is possible to do that. I managed to smell some perfumes that were launched this year. Let’s see what I have smelled and what were my thoughts about those fragrances. MON GUERLAIN by Guerlain - LAVENDER DARLING Created by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk and launched in 2017. TOP NOTES: Lavender, Bergamot…

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La Collection Muscs by Sylvaine Delacourte

"A COLLECTION WITH 5 PORTRAITS Woody, fruity, clean, vegetal, velvety, Sylvaine wanted you to discover all the facets that can take an exceptional material very difficult to tame like musk." from the official site The fragrances were launched in 2016. DOVANA "I wanted to find in this perfume the smell of the soap of my childhood, the white color describes it well, the white being the symbol of the purity and the freshness."  from the official site   Top notes: Ambrette, Rose, Sandalwood Middle notes: Italian iris, Madagascar vanilla, Mandarin…

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