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Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, July 22, 2015

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New in niche

I’m a fan of A Lab on Fire and own a couple of their frags—What We Do in Paris is a Secret and L’Anonyme—so I’m always interested in what they’re doing. Their newest offering is One Night in Rio, described as “a fruity, flowery, utterly fabulous evening of revelry that you’ll never want to end” on the Luckyscent site. With notes including black pepper, neroli, passion fruit, tiare, magnolia, musk, white amber and vanilla bean, it certainly sounds like my kind of revelry! And with perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillan as the nose behind this creation, I’m even more tempted.

Interested in L’Anonyme? Gwen and Kay have it on offer. 

Vintage appeal

We’ve been having some cool damp and foggy days here in my neck of the woods, and there’s something about this weather that makes me reach for green scents. One of my faves: a 1980s-era bottle of Givenchy III. I haven’t sniffed it in its most recent incarnations, but Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez gave it 5 stars in Perfumes: The A-Z Guide, so I’ll bet it’s worth seeking out too. 

Interested in other chypres? Search chypre on this site. Some to check out include Chypre Fatal by Guerlain and the delightful Chypre Palatin by MDCI. 

Deals, deals, deals

Fragrancenet.com continues to offer 25% off if you sign up for their enewsletter. In addition to the usual suspects, they have Annick Goutal, Serge Lutens and L’Artisan on offer. 

Nosing around

Interested in Jean-March Chaillan? Check out this short video interview from the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  

Makes me want to try it

Check out Robin’s list of great classic summer colognes on Now Smell This—it’s got me reaching into my vintage cupboard (yes, I really do have one) to pull out some old standbys. 

From her list, Gwen and Kay have Eau Sauvage  on offer.

Just because

I don’t know what scent Bond wears, but I’d become a fan of whatever he spritzes. Here’s the promo for the new James Bond flick, due in November, featuring the lovely and talented Daniel Craig.