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Fragrance Reviews 03/29/17 09:50 (3 comments)

If recent fragrance releases and the ongoing Fragrantica Forums thread about fragrance layering (now in its 17th volume!) are any indication, the trend of custom blending to create a unique scent won't be stopping anytime soon. Whether you layer different designer fragrances from your own collection, purchase a fragrance set designed especially for custom blending and layering, or by happenstance discover that the lingering scent of your patchouli bath oil smells fabulous when topped with a ... (more)

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  At this year’s Esxence exhibition in Milan, Monaco’s luxury brand of home fragrances Alex Simone premiered its first Eau de Parfum collection of six editions. The story behind the line is filled with memories from the childhood of its founder Eric Rousseau; he was inspired by all the scents of the French Riviera and the home of his grandparents, naming the brand after his grandfather Alex and his grandmother Simone.   Alex Simone Esxence 2017 Booth; photo by the author  The... (more)

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