New at nordstrom: Calvin Klein Euphoria men.
New at sephora: The Acqua di Parma & Blu Mediterraneo lines, Givenchy Pi Leather Jacket edition.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cologne A La Russe, Institut Très Bien will launch a new parfum version, Très Russe, in November.
Très Russe was created by perfumer Pierre Bourdon, and is described as having deeper almond and oriental notes. Notes include bergamot, limette, almond, vanilla, musk, iris, orange blossom, lavender…
Last week I spent a few days in New York City on the way to a friend’s wedding. (By the way, this was the friend for whom I asked your help choosing a wedding fragrance. She ended up wearing Chergui.) What follows is grab bag of mostly perfume-related information I picked up:
Robert, one of only four people in the world trained to present JAR fragrances, can tell you how to make an 8-minute martini that is supposed to be terrific. He also knows where to score a good bottle of scotch.
The Guerlain counter at Bergdorf’s stocks Vega, Philtre d’Amour, Liu, Derby, Plus Que Jamais, Attrape Coeur, and the Arts ets Matières line. Plus, you can try the parfum versions of Vol de Nuit, Shalimar, Mitsouko, and Chamade, among others…
Perfumer Neil Morris rates some of the recent celebrity fragrance releases in The Boston Herald. On Baby Phat Golden Goddess:
I like it the best out of all of them. It’s pleasant and fun for young women 18 to 35. I like it because it’s well-blended, it’s round and it has really clean edges. Nothing jumps out at you…
Aftelier has launched two new fragrances:
Tango is a liquid perfume, “inspired by the dance of love, sexy and smoky with roasted seashells and champaca; a heady floral with spice and honey notes.”
Orchid is a solid perfume described as “the fresh and spicy floral fragrance of orchids in bloom featuring the mysterious aroma of orange flower absolute…”