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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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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…

3 perfume stories

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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…

scent and emotion

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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…

Salome Fragrance by Papillon

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I had been doing a back and forth as to whether or not now is an ideal time to write about candles. As I write this, we are a mere couple of weeks away from the official start of Spring or as I should probably say, the Vernal Equinox, out of respect for my exceptional…

Scented Candles

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If you already sort your makeup and skincare by performance and price, then here are suggestions for your topshelf. If was quite a year in beauty, with phenomenal, industry-shaping launches from Fenty Beauty, the continuing rise of green and eco-friendly brands, whilst heritage beauty companies continue to make tweaks in an attempt to keep pace…

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Olverum, a company with roots dating back to the 1930’s, was known only via word of mouth for a long time. Olverum does one thing only, bath oil. The name Olverum is taken from the Latin oleum verum and translates to the words true oil. Founded by Franz Otto Klein, a German winemaker who became enthralled…

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