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Guerlain Idylle (2009) Part 1: The Evolution of Guerlain's Signature {Perfume Review} {New Fragrance}

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Armani Idole d'Armani (2009) {Perfume Review}

Mata Hari dancing in the library of the Musée Guimet, 1905 © Guimet archives -- I picked this picture because Idole d'Armani has this girly, playful layer added to the more mysterious, more mature feminine layer of oakmoss: the idol...

Penhaligon's Anthology Part 1: Eau de Verveine (1949), Extract of Limes (1963), Gardenia (1976), Night Scented Stock (1976): Archival Papers Dipped in Contemporary Solutions or Duchaufour Unleashed {Perfume Reviews} {New Fragrances}

Penhaligon's Anthology is a new collection of fragrances launched this month by an old British house established in the late 1860s by newly arrived barber William Henry Penhaligon (no one seems to know the exact year of foundation). As...