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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Perfume in the Glossies

"More people talk about wanting a custom scent lately, but I believe what they're looking for is a perfume that's composed with some of the artistry and spirit that prevailed in the past", says Frederic Malle in his column in the August issue of Allure (page 118). For those searching for a signature scent Malle recommends "fragrances created by highly trained perfumers who have worked in one of the big perfumery labs"( ex. Grojsman's Eternity); perfumes produced by "companies that have an artistic approach" (ex. Serge Lutens); "classics" (ex. Mitsouko). Malle also very favorably mentions S-Perfume 100% Love, which will be available at Barney's in September.

Lauren Cohen announces "Purple's New Reign" on page 74, quoting Dara Quinlan, vice president of fragrance evaluation at Firmenich, who says that "purple flowers like violet and iris smell rich in a way that is very tasteful". Fragrances used as an example: Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste, Avon Imari Seduction, Boucheron Miss Boucheron, Caron Violette Precieuse (new one).

Rebecca Mead's article on Aerin Lauder, "The Good Heiress", mentions Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, "a tribute to her grandmother (...) and their mutual love of white flowers". (page 210) "Everyone who smells the new scent really loves it, because it is very floral, and it's very easy to wear. It's not plarising; there;s nothing unusual about it. It's not spicy and scary, it's just like a beautiful bouquet of flowers." (page. 245)

Other fragrances mentioned in Allure this month: Manuel Canovas Paris Anse Turquoise (bergamot, ylang, Peruvian balsam, page 68), SJP Covet (page 78). Scent strips: Light Blue (of course!), Avon Imari Seduction.

In comparison to Allure, Harpers Bazzar offers much less perfume-related content this month. "Bazaar Loves" Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia (page 112), "Hot Scents" are Sarah Jessica Parker Covet and Marc Jacobs Daisy (page 122), and that's pretty much it. Scent strip: Missoni Acqua.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

M, I love this kind of news on your blog! thank you for this entry. I must admit it has been quite some time since I've bought Allure myself (seems like the quality has somehow resignated, hrmph). but I just might buy August issue, if for the frag-related article by Malle alone. now if only foreign mags wouldn't come here with a one-month delay...

3:56 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I am glad you liked! Allure seems to have often have a lot of perfume content, not every month though, but once in a while there is a treat for a perfume-maniac there :-)

3:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelley said...

Marina, sorry to post under the wrong topic but...

Your latest mod sounds fantastic and I was hoping that I could buy this last batch but the store appears to be down. Are they still available. Also, is Nobi going to be selling this when you are done?

12:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I believe, as long as, there is something left, Nobi generally makes the mods available to buy after he sends mine. I think the announcement should be coming soon. He is also a little busy at the moment, so perhaps it might come a little later this time.

12:41 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelley said...

The leather scent with a hint of gardenia sounds fantastic. I am worried that toning things down might mess with longevity or sillage. But then again, I haven't smelled it. How does the leather note compare to Heeley's Fine leather? I don't get much leather in that one.

So, this will be available for purchase?

2:52 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

It should be available, yes, I am not sure when though. The leather here is 10000 times stronger than in Heeley's. It's STRONG. :-)

5:13 PM EDT  

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