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Summer 2015 Fragrance Feature  - 1

12 New Fragrances to Explore This Summer

I am a fragrance junkie. While I don't consider myself any kind of expert in deciphering notes and breaking down a scent, I thoroughly enjoy experiencing new scents, exploring new notes, and testing my boundaries. I find the ritual of trying a new scent for the first time, and experiencing it's evolution on my skin, intoxicating. At the same time I find the sensation of knowing I detect a note that is familiar, yet not being able to pinpoint it, very frustrating. But the more years that pass in my fragrance adventure the better I

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Makeup Wars My Favourite Perfumes

My Favourite Perfumes | Makeup Wars

Today the Makeup Wars member are sharing our favourite perfumes! Funny thing is, even though I have a rather expansive fragrance collection, I don't actually own full bottles of most of my favourite scents. My Recently Discontinued Baby One of my favourite scents is the now discontinued Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle. It is the "clean" scent I had always been searching for but didn't know how to find. I had a scent in my mind that I considered clean that I was unable to articulate into fragrance notes until I started delving

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Fall Fragrances | A Guide | Discover a New Scent to Love this Fall 2014

I love exploring new fragrances and digging out old favourites with the change in seasons. When the leaves turn, and the days turn cooler, we put the light fresh florals and darling fruity scents to the back of the shelf and bring out the warmer, spicier, sexier scents of fall. Scents that are deeper, richer, more opulent. I am excited to bring you an introduction to 14 new scents of fall 2014 for you to discover. Make a splurge, put them on your wishlist for the holidays, or pick them up as the perfect gift. I hope you enjoy Fall

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Fragrance Guide

Spring Fragrances | A Guide | Find the Right Scent for You This Season

What is your fragrance personality? Whatever it is, you are sure to be able to find a new scent this spring that speaks to you. Why not break away from your "usual" and try something a little different this spring! Here is a categorized guide of some of the many new fragrance releases for Spring 2014. Let me know in the comments which are appealing to you and which you have already fallen in love with. Lancome La Vie est Belle Eau de Toilette ($85 CAD/50ml) is one of my most worn scents this spring thus far. This fresh and

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Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette – Photos and Review

Everything about Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette, from the box, to the bottle, to the juice inside, is pretty and girly. The white box is outlined in pink ribbon detail with the little strapless black dress with pink ribbon prominently displayed, and the delightfully feminine font. I absolutely adore this bottle. The cap in a modern take on an inverted heart. Around the base of the cap is a Guerlain ribbon detail. The cap closes very securely onto the bottle. The bottle itself is clear glass revealing the soft pink

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Lancôme Trésor Eau De Parfum Lumineuse Review

I still remember back in high school, (and yes for me that was a long time ago), browsing the beauty department of my local Sears and trying on the fragrances. One that captured my heart was the original Lancôme Trésor. I knew it was probably a little too mature for my age but there was something about the ultra feminine and sophisticated scent that had me going back to it again and again. Well there is a new incarnation of Trésor. The Lancôme Trésor Eau De Parfum Lumineuse. This new and fresh take on Trésor is a reinvention of

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The Rebirth of Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead

I just realized it has been well over a year and a half since I have posted anything about my foray into the incredible world of fragrance. I started a series called Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead back at the end of 2011 when I was beginning my exploration into the world of perfume with my post on finding sources of fragrance samples and discovery sets. I was completely infatuated AND completely uneducated! I wanted to share my experiences with everyone as a way to hopefully inspire others to explore, as well as a way to

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Lise Watier Summer Sunset Eau de Toilette Spray Limited Edition for Summer 2012 ~ Review

View life in colour. Awaken your emotions. Reveal your femininity. With the Summer Collection, Lise Watier creates a new sensual and sparkling feminine fragrance! The freshness flowers and the cheerfulness of summer colours inspire its summery composition! The fragrance opens with a bouquet enriched with the vitamins and subtle tartness of grapefruit blossoms, bergamot and luxurious red fruit. The scent then reveals its femininity with touches of jasmine, lily of the valley, honeysuckle and apple. It finishes nicely on creamy,

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Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead – My Week in Scent – Edition 1

Well I haven't gotten off to a great start in my endeavour to post about my adventures in scent have I? Truth be told I just don't think I'm fluent enough in the language of perfume to do proper reviews. So this is what I've decided to do; I will share with you the the perfumes I've wore and tested for the week and my experiences. Mini reviews you might say. I think it will be a good way to introduce you to the wonderful perfumers I'm exploring without my looking like a complete idiot since I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead – How I Got Started: Discovery & Sample Sets

My apologies lovely readers. I tempted you with my Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead Introduction post and then ended up feeling too intimidated to delve any further into documenting my fragrant adventures. I'm such a tease! I thought a good place to start would be to show you exactly how I got started down the path to becoming a full blown perfumista. The fabulous world of sample/discovery sets! Please hear my message perfume houses of the world. PLEASE OFFER SAMPLES! Even more importantly please offer reasonably priced

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Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead – Introduction

I just wanted to take a minute to introduce a new feature I'm thinking of adding to my blog. I would love to get your feedback. I have been very unsure as to whether I wanted to delve into any of this on Perilously Pale or not but I think it's becoming more necessary for me.Courtesy of the Ormonde Jayne website. Love this pic!I've recently started a fragrance adventure. At 35 years old I've never been that big into scents. Through the years I've usually had a bottle on the go but for the last several years I have gone pretty much

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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