Amouage has launched Opus XI, the latest fragrance in the niche brand’s Library Collection…
This might annoy me too much to even try it, but who knows, maybe it is fantastic. The Nue Co.'s Functional Fragrance: "A fragrance with a function, designed to help you reset at times of high stress. Developed using data insight and research into the connection between cognitive function and the olfactory system. This is an anti-stress supplement delivered in the form of a unisex fragrance. Clean, woody, spicy and smoky. Green cardamom, Iris, Palo Santo + Cilantro". Need more? "Working with global fragrance house, Firmenich and legendary perfumer, Frank Voelkl, we have utilized research from the Brain & Behavior Laboratory at the University of Geneva. The research focused on mapping the neurological reactions to certain scent groups. Essentially, showing us how certain scents make you feel." They also say it works well with prebiotics and probiotics (not surprisingly, that's the bulk of their product line) and that "89% of people felt calmer, more composed and less stressed with thirty minutes of use" (doesn't Theorema already make 98% of people feel better instantly? I feel better just thinking about Theorema). 10 ml is $40, 100 ml is $155.
It’s Friday and it’s World Monkey Day! Our (monkey-free) community project for today: wear a fragrance by Dame Perfumery, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, Divine or DS & Durga, if you have one. Partial credit for any other small-ish brand that starts with the letter D.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I’m still out of town, and so have no access to any of my D fragrances. Zero points for me! But I smell awfully good in Aftelier Candide, day 5…
That almost unconscious application habit—misting a little scent on your wrists and then pressing them together before reaching for your neck—is actually “very bad,” says [perfumer Francis] Kurkdjian.
— Yet another article telling women they are doing it wrong: 5 Mistakes Most Women Make When Wearing Perfume—And How to Fix Them at Vogue. I will finish reading it as soon as I'm done rubbing my wrists together.