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Nose-to-Nose - Sniffing out news with Esther - April 22, 2015

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New in niche

Yippeee! Isabelle Michaud’s Eau de Céleri is the winner of a 2015 Art & Olfaction Award in the Artisan Category. You can try this beauty from Montreal house Monsillage here—Gwen and Kay have it on offer!

And while you’re here, read about how to enter the “No. 5 Celebrations” contest. It’s our 5th birthday at Perfumeniche and we giving away FIVE bottles of perfume, including another of Isabelle’s Michaud’s creations,  VOL 870 YUL-CDG…such a fab prize!

Vintage appeal

So Eau de Céleri got me thinking of Ceasars (to the non-Canadians in the crowd, a Ceasar is a kind of spicy Bloody Mary—think Bitey Mary instead), given that Ceasars are usually garnished with celery. And that got me thinking of summer drinks. Which made me think of gin. Which got me thinking of…Lubin’s Gin Fizz. I haven’t smelled the vintage one, but the reissue done in 2009 is a lovely summer-fresh scent featuring notes of bergamot, lemon, juniper, iris, orange blossom, jasmine, lily, vetiver and oak moss. You can check it out at Aedes de Venustas and other online shops.

Deals, deals, deals

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and many online e-tailers have their discounts on or about to be on. As always, the best way to be notified is to sign up for their e-newsletters.

Nosing around

Isabelle Michaud has been on the blogosphere’s radar with her nomination and win of the Art & Olfaction award for Eau de Céleri. Check out these reviews on Cafleurebon.com and TheNonblonde.com Makes me want to try it

D.S. & Durga is a niche house responsible for some delicious scents—Gwen and Kay have Smoked Amber , Spirit of the Glen and Mississippi Medicine on offer. Spirit of the Glen is part of their Hylnds line, which is now on offer through Twisted Lily. I saw the announcement in Twisted Lily’s e-newsletter, and the lovely bottles and Durga’s reputation for top-notch scents tempted me in…Now which one will I explore next? Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake sounds intriguing!

Just because

I’m a sucker for card tricks. But this is beyond that…this is cardistry.