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1957 Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Parfum drew inspiration from a few events. The year 1957 saw Gabrielle Chanel receiving the Neiman Marcus Award for distinguished service in the Fashion Arena. It was also the year in which her classic, still coveted and exhaustively copied two-toned ballet flats were introduced. Bestowed upon her by…

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Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur Body and Hair Oil  has cast quite the spell on me as I learn its behaviour, composition and its impact on my skin and senses. With the creation of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in 2000,  Malle branded himself as a ‘fragrance publisher’. This unique concept fragrance house sees Frédéric Malle…

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I’m reviewing Chanel N°5 to celebrate National Fragrance Week 2019 and National Fragrance Day on March 21st. Depending on how versed you are in Chanel ‘lore, you may know that certain names or themes consistently appear in the brand. Take her lipsticks as an example, with some named after important people in her life such…

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With everything about to look, feel and smell spring fresh, it’s a plum time for a fragrance celebration. Is it me or do you ever feel that your fragrances seem to be reborn when the air is fresh and one isn’t buried under layers of clothing? I’m really looking forward to everything feeling airier, and…

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This season, I’ve had three perfumes on repeat that I’m quite excited to share with you. While each perfume is very different, two are from women perfumers with their creations representing the cool, niche, bespoke factor while the third comes from one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. You may agree that perfume…

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A scent can be transformative, comforting, transporting, evocative, and in some instances, worrying or off-putting. How many times has a scent taken you back to a specific moment in your life that was pleasing or distressing? A few days ago, my husband and I visited a friend who is in the hospital and as of…

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When was the last time you truly stopped to think about your fragrance collection, even if it consists of one bottle? Do you ever give an extra thought to the ingredients, the places from which those ingredients are sourced or the materials they come from? What about your reasons for choosing your fragrance? Are those…

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