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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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Hiris by Hermes

"A single-flower fragrance, poetic ode to the iris in all its guises. From flower to scent, this is the refined and modern intention of Hiris, an utterly original single-flower creation devoted to the splendour of the iris and dedicated to women. A fragrance of emotion and subtlety conceived by Olivia Giacobetti, it is a novel that expresses the shifting charms – sometimes floral, sometimes powdery or vegetal – of one of nature’s olfactory marvels with infinite delicacy." from the official site Hiris was created by Olivia Giacobetti and was launched…

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Memoir Woman by Amouage

"This is a chypre fragrance evoked by the transcendental discovery of her past, present and future echoed in this fragmented memoir."                  from the official site "Memoir Woman is a scent of shadows. A mystical Chypre that borrows the Absinth top-notes of Memoir Man and unites them with a dance of Pink Pepper and Cardamom. Dark Woods, Frankincense with White Blossoms, shimmering Jasmine and Rose provide the richly-beating heart notes while Labdanum, Leather, Musk and Oakmoss at the base provide a smoky, sultry…

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Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire Guerlain

`Of all the must-haves in the La Petite Robe Noire collection, I am the cult accessory. I am Black Perfecto. A fragrance created by Guerlain: a floral Eau de Parfum celebrating the rose in all its forms. Grasse rose-water, rose essential oil and rose absolute are encircled with almond and leather notes. The legendary inverted heart bottle takes on an intensely dark, black look. Leather and studs lend the finishing touch to this feminine, rock-chick style. I am terribly sexy and bang on trend. I am Black Perfecto by La…

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