August 2006: 12 posts

Lalique Perles de Lalique : Perfume Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Perles de Lalique is packaged in a stunning bottle. When François Coty made his famous statement, “Give a woman the best product you can make, present it in a perfect flacon with beautiful simplicity and impeccable taste, ask her to pay a reasonable price, and that will be the birth of a business such as the world has never seen,” Lalique flacon is what he meant. Although the fragrance division is not the main focus of the Lalique business, both beautiful bottles and interesting fragrances have appeared in the line, from Lalique pour Homme (Lion) by Maurice Roucel to Lalique Le Parfum by Dominique Ropion.

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Lanvin Rumeur : Fragrance Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Lanvin Rumeur was originally created in 1934 by André Fraysse, a perfumer responsible for a number of Lanvin classics, from the sandalwood infused floral warmth of Arpège to the incense tinged Crescendo. Rumeur was Lanvin to the core—elegant and lighthearted, suffused with both the warm fruitiness and the intriguing mossy darkness. One could just imagine a wearer of this striking beaded grey taffeta gown trailing a dark chypre veil of Rumeur. …

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Intermezzo: Reminiscences

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Can one pack up an entire apartment, complete with a vintage fragrance collection in less than 72 hours? From my personal experience, I can tell that this is not a pleasant enterprise; yet, the ballet training has instilled stamina and discipline in me. Every morning when I wake up in the apartment filled with boxes and suitcases, I feel a pang. This was the place where I spent several years, which might seem perfect in the retrospect. I sat down for many hours at this table writing, reading, memorizing chemical formulas and studying aroma-materials. I walk from room to room, observing familiar details that will soon blur into the memories of the past. In a few days, the new routine will engulf me, but right now, indulging in reminiscences seems appropriate. …

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Vera Wang Princess : Perfume Review

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Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

One must conclude that Barbie is the latest target demographic of choice. In fact, no other theory can explain all of the new releases that smell either like sugary frosting or fruit juice. Juicy Couture was frank about the Barbie inspiration behind their fragrance. Britney Spears Curious In Control came close, but J.Lo Love at First Glow won the Barbie award in the end. Next comes Vera Wang Princess, a composition of such sparkle and sweetness that it should come with a Barbie doll in tow. …

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Liquid Satin by Sarah Jessica Parker : Perfume News

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To follow Sarah Jessica Parker’s successful first launch Lovely, Coty Prestige and International Flavors & Fragrances have worked to create Liquid Satin, an alcohol-free, silicone-based sprayable scent. However, Liquid Satin will be “chemically different from the original.” Created by Laurent Le Guernec and Clement Gavarry of IFF, the fragrance “has top notes of mandarin, rosewood, lavender and apple martini; a heart of patchouli, paperwhites and orchid, and a drydown of cedar, white amber and musk.” Liquid Satin will be available in September. More news will be available on Sarah Jessica Parker Beauty, a website designer to promote Lovely and Liquid Satin, as well as other fragrances that are expected to be released the actress (via WWD).

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