Homage to Sonia Rykiel: Her Perfumed WorldHomage to Sonia Rykiel: Her Perfumed World

Columns 08/25/16 14:36 (6 comments)

"Perfume follows you. It chases you and lingers behind you. Perfume makes silence talk." Sonia Rykiel   Sonia Flis, as was Sonia Rykiel's real name, has died at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. But her legacy is carried on. Nathalie Rykiel, her daughter, as well as the fashion world, have been given a great example of stylish quirkiness and independent spirit in the face of mass market fashion. Rykiel was unique. She started with knitwear and established h... (more)

The great designer (1930-2016) was a fabulous arbiter of both design and aroma. We discuss our favorites from her brand in reverent homage.

Fragrance Review: Oscar de la Renta Gentleman (2016)Fragrance Review: Oscar de la Renta Gentleman (2016)

Fragrance Reviews 08/25/16 06:17 (3 comments)

Summary: The Oscar de la Renta label's newest fragrance, "Gentleman", is only the third men's release from the brand and offers a familiar woody-citrus aroma in a kitschy domino-themed bottle.  Perfumer: N/A Try this if you like: Cedarwood or woody scents in general; sweet citrus; lighter aromas; that domino bottle. Reminds me of: To some extent, Gentleman reminds me of numerous other fragrances that pair fruit with woods (see pros and cons below) such as Davidoff Adventure, Dun... (more)

Each time I've worn Gentleman I've thought "cedar....CEDAR!"

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Michael Germain Sexual Paris Tendre Pour Femme, Sexual Paris Tendre Pour Homme

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Cabotine's Double Personality: Comparing Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum

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A tribute to one of the boldest floral aldehydes in perfume history. Many Fragrantica readers wondered about an EDP version and here is the answer.

A New Museum of Perfumery in Paris

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One more reason to visit the perfume capital of the world.

Euphorium Brooklyn Usar EDP

Euphorium Brooklyn Usar EDP Fragrance Reviews 08/23/16 06:53

"Usar EDP has a levity not found in the oil format and is easily a perfume for all seasons."

Galop d'Hermès: More on the Debut of New In-House Perfumer Christine Nagel

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A very nice trial run for Christine Nagel, which formalizes her debut as house perfumer at Hermès.

Jil Sander Simply - The Art of Layering

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Three new variants of the Simply Jil Sander scent: Touch of Mandarin, Touch of Violet and Touch of Leather

Bond No. 9 Soho, Bond No. 9 Liberty Island

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A Peek at the New Fragrant Story from Maison Gabriella Chieffo

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Etienne Aigner First Class

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Twiggy Classic

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The new fragrance from the famous supermodel

Acqua del Garda: A Fragrant Journey Through The Sunny Pathways Surrounding Lake Garda

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"Each fragrance consists exclusively of elements taken from this land; essences and extracts full of emotions and memories."

Best in Show: Sporty Scents (2016)

Best in Show: Sporty Scents (2016)Best in Show 08/21/16 02:12 (23 comments)

With the Olympics coming to an end, Fragrantica writers present their favorite sporty scents!
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