Boozy scents to keep you going over the holidays

Boozy scents to keep you going over the holidays

If you can’t go without a drink throughout the day, you probably have a problem that must be addressed. But if you just like the smell of a little festive booze floating around this time of year, what you need is a good perfume that 1) is happy and 2)…

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Tory Burch perfume review

Tory Burch perfume review

It’s got the style pat down. Those sharp angles, those golden locks, the clean edges, the perfectly groomed textures. We all know the WASP of the North. The pretty lady who lunches, who wants to be in with her equally pretty lady friends, who wears cashmere sweaters, possesses an enviable…

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Thierry Mugler Through the Looking Glass

Thierry Mugler Through the Looking Glass

Thierry Mugler may not launch a lot of new perfumes, apart from the finely tuned flankers they release relentlessly around their core collection (Angel, Alien, A*Men and Womanity), but the brand cannot be denied its immense influence on the emergence and acceptance of the extreme gourmands. Despite finding Angel unstomachable…

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Creed's Love in Black

Creed’s Love in Black

On my journey discovering violet in perfumery, I stumbled upon Creed’s Love in Black, a great floral oriental. The listed notes are an amalgam of violets, rose, blackcurrant, cloves and iris. Some places list cedar as a note, but I frankly don’t catch any woodiness in this. At first spritz,…

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Bohemian Naturals

Bohemian Naturals

You can’t rush love they say. Or can you? Newish Scotland-based perfume line Bohemian Naturals has three products out that are perfect for the hippie in your life. And they’re slightly magical. OK, I mean that in the metaphorical sense. They have no supernatural properties whatsoever but they do bring…

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Penhaligon's Vaara review - a spoonful of quince

Penhaligon’s Vaara review – a spoonful of quince

It was a fancy affair with vivid colors and vivid people prancing about a vivid set. Penhaligon’s launched its playful new fragrance, Vaara, with a lot of gusto at its Covent Garden store back in the summer. Commissioned by the Maharajah of Marwar-Jodphur in Rajasthan for his new granddaughter (a…

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