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Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, December 10, 2014

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New in niche 

Still looking for things to add to your Christmas list? How about scented jewelry from Kilian? The perfume house has dazzling gold or rhodium plated Studio 54 earrings, ring and bracelet on offer, all of which can be scented with any of Kilian’s 33 fragrances. 

Prefer to stick to the fragrances? Gwen and Kay have Kilian’s Back to Black, A Taste of Heaven, and Beyond Love on offer.

Vintage appeal

A men’s lavender cologne is as traditional a fragrance as you’re likely to find. And if you order 75 British pounds worth of Aromatics online at Czech and Speake, you’ll get a 15ml bottle of their lavender—Oxford & Cambridge—free (a 24 British pound value). The fragrance is a blend of “English and French lavender, topped with herbaceous peppermint and rosemary essential oils with bergamot on a base of warm oak moss.” No code necessary; the gift will be added to your order once you hit the spending level required. 

Deals, deals, deals has some holiday gifts with purchase on offer, while supplies last. Order a 190g Diptyche holidy candle, and you’ll get a 10-piece Byredo sampler; get the Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance wardrobe box set (masculine or feminine) and you’ll get a 5-piece sampler from Puredistance; snap up the Comme des Garcons Pocket Set and get a 9-piece Oud sampler set. No promo codes needed. 

Nosing around

If you’re looking for some frankincense and myrrh to add scent to your holiday celebrations, check out the Kit of Frankincense and Myrrh from AbdesSalaam Attar, the amazing perfumer at The kit includes two 32 ml bottles of the two scents in the form of concentrate perfumes with natural alcohol and no additives. Each also includes three grains of Omani frankincense, Somali frankincense and Ethiopia Myrrh. Cost is just under 90 Euros.  Read more about this master perfumer in this New York Times article

Makes me want to try it

I’m a sucker for scented soaps, so this list of soaps and creams suggested by Victoria at Bois de Jasmin has added lots of  “wanna-try-it” items to my list! 

Just because

Want to lift your spirits? Listen to this short radio interview with a 5-year-old entrepreneur in Canada’s Yukon.