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About: A Pioneer Perfume Blog est. 2006 for People Into the Nitty-Gritty of Smells & Tastes as seen in The NY Times, Independent, Vogue, Elle...By Chantal-Hélène Wagner... The Scented Salamander was the first perfume blog to creatively establish editorial and conceptual bridges between fine perfume, food, space & visual culture - at a time when critics were positioning fragrance as a purist art object - include indie brands, underline the team-aspect of perfume authorship, as well as offer broad sociological context in a fragrance industry biased towards aspirational luxury and sensuality... I'm a PhD in Anthropology, a former Lavoisier Scholar at Oxford University, who's worked on foodways, identity & death as well as an English literature major now turned perfume blogger & chronicler out of conviction, passion & intellectual curiosity. That's the short of it.

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DKNY City Blossom Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet & Empire Apple

Beyoncé Rise

Roger et Gallet Gingembre Rouge

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce

Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto L'Eclat

Sisley Eau Tropicale

Avon Far Away Gold

Carven L'Eau de Toilette 

Paco Rabanne Black XS Potion for Her

Escada Born in Paradise

Dita Von Teese Erotique

The Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose Mesk

Viktor & Rolf BonBon

L'Occitane Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense

Jo Malone Rain Collection

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

On The Scented Trail of an Aromatic Cult to the Goddess Strenia to Usher in the New Year - Part II

On The Scented Trail of an Aromatic Cult to the Goddess Strenia to Usher in the New Year - Part I

L'Occitane Cèdre et Oranger

Reiss Grey Flower

Dior Gris Montaigne 

Marni Rose 

The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose

Paco Rabanne Invictus 

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours 

Estée Lauder Modern Muse

Fendi L'Acquarossa

L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse

Gucci Première 

Guerlain Nerolia Bianca

Carven, Le Parfum

Tom Ford Sahara Noir

Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée & Eau de Narcisse Bleu

Marni Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford Noir

Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire 

Chanel 1932

Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle

HSH Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi l'Aurora

Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Fragrance Essays 

Should We Curse when Critiquing a Fragrance?

Perfumes for Film-Noir Viewing

The Story of the Royal Anointing Oil in England: From the Sacred to the Fragrant

A Perfume Blog Ought to be Cross-Cultural

How I Think about Perfume when I Review Them: a Practical-Theoretical Outlook on the Perfume Shopping Culture

Bint el Sudan, The Other, African Chanel No.5 - Interview with Nick Evans of IFF

White Accords in Perfumery: So Long The 70s



Kristen Stewart to Front New Balenciaga Scent {Fragrance News - Celebrity}

kristen_stewart_Twilight.jpgActress Kristen Stewart will be the new face of Balenciaga parfums with a "second-chapter" women's fragrance to come out in the fall of 2012. The house's art director Nicolas Ghesquière said,

“Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence,“From her early appearance in ‘Panic Room’ to her independent choice of ‘Welcome to the Rileys,’ I’ve always sensed her progressive character. In 2006, I invited her to appear in a project shot by Bruce Weber. Since then, I’ve always wished to collaborate with her further, knowing that she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”...

On her end, Stewart said that Balenciaga was one of the first fashion labels she instinctively recognized when she knew little about the field in the beginning of her career.

Her "innate rebel style," dixit Catherine Walsh of Coty Prestige, is seen as a perfect fit for the brand, together with her mix-and-match fashion style.

The actress has been associated with perfume in the past through the Twilight franchise; the first time, it was with "Twilight", a fragrance whose bottle aped the Nina Ricci Nina bottle. Then in 2011, another fragrance, "Bella," attempted to capture the elusive scent of the character of the saga.

According to a report at Hollywood Life, Kristen Stewart never wears perfume personally and naturally smells of grass...

She endorsed in passing "Burberry Brit" for a March 2007 issue of Interview Magazine in which she was also said to wear a Burberry Prossum belt.

Release news via WWD

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Chantal-Hélène Wagner on Diptyque Eau de Lavande (2014) {New Perfume} : It does sound like it was thoughtfully crafted...

Dusan on Diptyque Eau de Lavande (2014) {New Perfume} : My interest is sparked! ;-)

Chantal-Hélène Wagner on Byredo Bal d'Afrique (2009): Cake-Walking at the Bal d'Afrique {Perfume Review & Musings} : Thanks!

Haardt Moses on Byredo Bal d'Afrique (2009): Cake-Walking at the Bal d'Afrique {Perfume Review & Musings} : great article!

Chantal-Hélène Wagner on Tom Ford Velvet Orchid - Nearly All the Facts (2014) {New Perfume} : Yes, you'll be able to find it in April in France

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