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Y by yves saint laurent

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSfW3SxKlk    When I heard one of my favorite fragrance brands was coming out with a new men’s fragrance, I jumped with happiness. According to Yves Saint Laurent’s description of the name Y, it’s a nod to those born in the 80’s & 90’s. However this title is very debatable because some consider Generation Y […]

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Café Rose by Tom Ford

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ROSE, lets start with the obvious from the name. But where’s the “Café” ? This is a  Chypre Floral unisex fragrance launched in 2012. Top notes are saffron, black pepper and may rose; middle notes are turkish rose, bulgarian rose and coffee; base notes are incense, amber, sandalwood and patchouli. Ignore all the talk about […]

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Santal 33 by Le Labo

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  Le Labo Santal 33 If you’re unfamiliar with Le Labo, here’s a quick introduction. Le Labo was founded in New York by Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi in 2006. They debuted with 10 fragrances. The number in the fragrance name indicates the number of notes in its composition and the name of prominent note. Now […]

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VIKING by Creed

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A huge thank you to Creed for the opportunity to sample the newest from their house, VIKING. Creed Boutique reached out to my Instagram feed (UpTheNose) to sample the new Creed Viking. Of course excited to try a new scent from one of my favorite perfume houses. So the following are my thoughts on this […]

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Royal Oud by Creed

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“Royal Oud is a stylish and warm fougere fragrance with a beautiful kaleidoscope of woody, aromatic green and spicy nuances. The note of oud is an integral part of the composition, playing its role in balanced equilibrium with other notes” Launched in 2011 by Oliver Creed Sixth Generation. Top notes include lemon, pink berry and […]

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GREY VETIVER by Tom Ford

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I’d like to start by saying that I absolutely don’t care for vetiver scents at all. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way we can get into this review. Like all premium fragrances, the ingredients come from natural ingredients and one ingredient used in this fragrance heavily is Vetiver. What is Vetiver? It […]

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Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford

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Following the success of Tom Fordn’s Neroli Portofino, the house released several other editions to the tropical line up along with flankers as well. Mandarino di Amalfi, Fleur De Portofino, Sole Di Positano are just some of those excluding the acqua flankers. Then came Costa Azzurra. Private Blend Costa Azzurra captures the evocative mix of […]

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L’homme & La Femme from PRADA

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The legendary Milano house of Prada launched La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada in mid-2016. The fragrant “pair of equals” represents a man and woman that are “reunited in an identical vision. She could be him, he could be her. She is an absolute woman, he is an absolute man. There is not an obvious […]

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Apple Brandy by Kilian

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Apple Brandy by By Kilian is an oriental and woody unisex fragrance. The nose behind this fragrance is Sidonie Lancesseur and launched in 2013. The fragrance features oak, labdanum, cedar and vanilla, and of course apple. Apple brandy starts out with a beautifully done warming boozy apple smell, which isn’t reminiscent of cider at all and that’s a […]

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Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma

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Fico di Amalfi, an Italian fragrance inspired by the gorgeous Amalfi, Italy; a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Fico di Amalfi was presented in 2006 as a floral-fruity fragrance for women, later presented as unisex and it truly is. Much like how Tom Ford’s Portofino inspired by […]

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DISNEY Villains reimagined as perfumes.

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A Japanese artist known as Ruby Spark envisioned a line of perfumes that would characterize each bottle into a tribute to reflect Disney villain personalties. Each perfume bottle is a specific recognizable Disney villain character portraying their signature appearance which they can be identified easily with. However sadly they are only concepts for now. Would definitely […]

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VELVET ROSE & OUD by Jo Malone

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  Darkest Damask rose. Rich and textural, wrapped with smoky oud wood. Spiked with clove, decadent with praline. Magnetic. Velvet Rose & Oud is available as scented candle. Jo Malone has created a Middle Eastern masterpiece with this one. I’m reminded of  the Emirates on my travels in the Arab world. There’s many Oud fragrance […]

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Success is a Job by Bond No9

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Exclusive to Saks 5th Ave and Bond No.9 boutiques The 4th fragrance Bond No.9 from the Andy Warhol collection, named Andy Warhol Success is a job in New York. Bottled like all Bond No.9 but this time marked with the dollar sign. The stylized dollar graphic and colors come from Warhol’s 1981 collection – Dollar Signs. […]

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Gucci Guilty Absolute

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A collaboration between Alessandro Michele (creative director of the Gucci house) and master perfumer Alberto Morillas has led to a new perfume masterpiece for 2017 from the Italian based fashion powerhouse. Gucci Guilty Absolute is intensified with three forms of patchouli oils and vetiver. At the top you have leather and patchouli. Extract from Nootka Cypress selected especially […]