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CHANEL Gabrielle, A Radiant, Sparkling CHANEL Perfume

  Can you believe it has been fifteen years since CHANEL released a new perfume as part of their classic collection? The last one was CHANEL Chance, released in 2002. All the perfumes that have landed on CHANEL counters since…

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Burberry My Burberry Blush Perfume: Sexy Fruit Salad

Burberry has added another member to the My Burberry family. We have My Burberry, which is a lovely soft floral, My Burberry Black (reviewed here), which is a richer oriental take on the original. Either one is perfect for whatever…

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Gucci Bloom Smells Like Skin Kissed By Flowers

  I was anxiously awaiting the launch of Gucci Bloom. Photos of the campaign, shot by Toronto’s incredibly talented artist Petra Collins, and the stunning bottle, were leaking online before the release and tempting me with it’s beauty. The campaign…

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The Glorious 90s Aquatic Perfume Genre Is Back & I’m Loving It

The aquatic genre of perfume is contentious. Aquatic, marine and oceanic scents are often have love it or hate it kind of scent. Perfumes like Davidoff Cool Water and Aqua di Gio took over at the counters, along with Polo…

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MY INVISIBLE TATTOO, MY FRAGRANCE, MON GUERLAIN: Review

Guerlain just released a new perfume, with the ethereal Angelina Jolie as the face/muse.  Her love for Guerlain started young, with her mother using Guerlain’s iconic powder, which has a distinct scent of violets and a hint of the divine Guerlinade, that…

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GIFTS FOR MOMS OR ANYONE WHO LIKES THIS STUFF

Mother’s Day means spring to me. Sunshine, trees bursting into leaf, flowers popping up out of cold soil, grass getting greener and fresh lovely smells in the air. This year, we had record rainfalls where I live, lots of flooding,…

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Le Jardin Retrouvé Niche Perfumes: Review

A quick reading of the history of Le Jardin Retrouvé Perfumes reads a bit like a fairy tale. The original perfumer, Yuri Gutzatz, survived Nazis and war in Europe. He moved to Paris and was hired by a perfume company…

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Guerlain Shalimar Holiday Makeup Collection by Natalia Vodianova

For the first time, Guerlain creates in partnership with Natalia Vodianova, Souffle d’Or de Shalimar, a fine shimmery gold powder perfumed with Shalimar Souffle de Parfum fragrance. In collaboration with Olivier Echaudemaison, Creative Director of Guerlain, she has created her…

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7 Sexy Vanilla Perfumes For Grown-Ups

When I worked in retail and distribution of perfumes, I learned fairly quickly that one universal note was a perennial favourite. It was the note that the most people said they loved, and was quite often the predominant note in…

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Il Profumo Pop Up Shop in Saks Fifth Avenue, Queen Street, Toronto

Good news, Toronto perfume lovers! Saks Fifth Avenue in the Eaton’s Centre in downtown Toronto is hosting a pop up shop for one of Italy’s most beloved niche perfume brands. From October 27th 2016 to January 31st, 2017, the gorgeous…

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