Marc Jacobs Cocktail Splash Collection

Top notes: lime, blood orange
Heart: violet, apricot, pear
Base: white moss, musk

Top notes: ginger, coriander, cognac
Heart, passion flower, geranium, rhubarb
Base: sandalwood, musk
Top notes: cranberry, tangerine
Heart: honeysuckle, red currant
Base: ice cold musk, exotic woods
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Dsquared² Supercollection 2011 – Nature always wins!

Canadian design duo Dsquared ² presents the new perfume pair Supercollection 2011 "Nature Always Wins” in February 2011. The pair consists of two fragrances: feminine She Wood Golden Light Wood and masculine He Wood Silver Wind Wood. Both of them are inspired by nature--the golden light and silver wind of Canadian landscapes, and are based on woody notes. Perfumer Daphn...

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Top notes: lemon, orange blossom, neroli
Heart: heliotrope, musk
Base: cedar, vetiver, amber

Top notes: lavender, sage, incense
Heart: nutmeg, musk
Base: vetiver, cedar, amber, vanilla



Guerlain Homme Intense Pininfarina Collector

Guerlain Homme Intense from 2009 , the stronger version of the original Guerlain Homme from 2008, got its new edition in the specially designed  bottle. The house of Guerlain teamed up with the design studio Pininfarina to launch the new perfume bottle, inspired by luxury cars design. Pininfarina studio is known for their design of sports automobiles, including models of famous automob...
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Top notes: pepermint, lime
Heart: geranium, rum
Base: patchouli, vetiver, cedar

Swiss Arabian Attar Alwan and Roohi Fedak

Top notes: aldehydes, citruses, rose, saffron
Heart: geranium, nutmeg, heliotrope
Base: patchouli, labdanum, amber

Luxury perfume brand Swiss Arabian presents the two latest editions: concentrated perfume oil Attar Alwan and Arabic spray perfume named Roohi Fedak. Attar Alwan is a bright and opulent fragrance made from aldehydes and fresh floral accords.  Its name "Alwan" in Arabic means "color”.  The opening is a fresh mix of aldehydes, citruses and ...

Top notes: saffron, plum, peach, strawberry, apple
Heart: jasmine
Base: Nagaramotha oil, sandalwood, cedar, myrrh, ambergris, white musk, vanilla, tonka

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Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense.

Here comes the good news for all those lovers of classical elegance from the prestigious fashion house of Prada. It is the new, reinterpreted and more intensive version of their debut male fragrance from 2006 Amber Pour Homme, named Amber Pour Homme Intense.

Amber Pour Homme Intense defines that sophistication and masculinity of the original perfume and intensive aroma of amber with exquisite high-quality ingredients, in order to maintain the blend of tradition and modern trends that is immanent to Prada.

Notes: bergamot, myrrh, patchouli, vanilla, amber

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Interview with Sophia Grojsman

Sophia Grojsman.
The Art of Perfumery has its epochs and its titans. We can discuss social tensions and tastes of generations, but there are always great individuals who shake up traditions and open new doors for their contemporaries. I am speaking about Sophia Grojsman, one of the titans. Everyone knows her perfumes. Some of them are symbols of ...
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CB I Hate Perfume 2nd Cumming

2nd Cumming presents a new interpretation of the original perfume humorously named Cumming by the actor Alan Cumming and the perfumer Christopher Brosius. This new version is launched as a part of Christopher's niche brand CB I Hate Perfumes, enriched with quality ingredients and available in smaller quantity. Its formula is identical featuring the ingredients that Alan personally selected, presen...
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Top notes: bergamot, black pepper, whiskey, pine
Heart: cigar, heather, fir, rubber
Base: leather, mud, peat, burned rubber, white truffle


Bond No9 New York Oud

New York Oud

Bond No9, the popular fragrance house in New York presents a new fragrance named New York Oud. Its name says it all! Dynamics of the city is presented in a modern and urban composition and its main character and ingredient is oud. The accentuated scent of oud can be found in previous two editions which were very well accepted on the market. One of them is the fragrance created for Harrods, while ...
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At Bond No. 9, the Oud has come out of the closet and transformed itself into a smooth, full-throttle New York-centric perfume. What a paradox! Who knew?


Two mysterious aromatic plants of ancient Crete, PO-NI-Kl-JO and the THEANGELIS

Knossos, the famous Minoan Palace lies 5 kilometres southeast of Heraklion.

  Paul Faure 
With the other products of aromatic plants that are reported in the plates of Linear B of 13th century B.C., is presented and somebody po-ni-ki-jo that was attributed in the Greek as “foinikion”. Is the perfume ancient Foinikis that ancient named ladanon or lidanon. It is resin of the leaves of small bush that are said "kisthos" or "kistharon" or "kissaron" (Cistus Creticus Incanus). His flowers be pictured in the fresco of Knossos “light blue bird”. A other plant than Diktamus is "diktamos" (Origanum Dictammus L.), tonic and stimulant that rightfully takes name theangelis. And in the two plants they were attributed beyond the therapeutic and magic attributes.

Cistus Creticus Incanus



2 New Cases of Swine Flu on Lemnos & Kimolos, GR

Two new cases of flu H1N1 have been detected in Greece, increasing the number of confirmed cases into 5. The cases have been detected on the islands of Lemnos and Kimolos, as stated by the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).
In Kimolos there were 20 cases of respiratory infections in residents, aged 16 to 51 years old with influenza like symptoms. Four cases were analyzed positive to H1N1 subtype of influenza A.
In Lemnos, there is little accumulation of respiratory infection in children, aged 9 to 14 years old with mild flu-like symptoms.


Interview with the perfumer Ayala Moriel

How can you not be amazed with someone describing the substance of her work with following words: “Vetiver has the warmth of earth and firey spices and at the same time - the coolness of clay and vetiver curtains sprinkled with water; the medicinal dryness of herbs and grasses and the luxurious tenacity of woods; the sweetness of tarragon and earth with the bitterness of coffee and m...
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Betty Barclay Beautiful Grace // Tommy Girl Summer 2011

Betty Barclay Beautiful Grace

Beautiful Grace is a new limited edition perfume from the fashion and lifestyle brand Betty Barclay, launched in January 2011 as a heir of Beautiful fragrance (2009). Romantic and passionate, Beautiful Grace emphasizes sensuous, provocative, seductive and charismatic side of a woman. The composition is a blend of girlish charm and feminine passion developed with fruity, floral and sweet notes...

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Top notes: white peach, blackcurrant, yellow plum
Heart: freesia, tiare flower, praline
Base: sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla

Tommy Girl Summer 2011

Tommy Girl Summer 2011 is a new edition arriving from Tommy Hilfiger company and it can be expected on the market in February 2011. Its beautiful red flacon with a cap decorated with white details hides a fine composition which reminds us of the scent of freshly picked flowers. Tommy Girl Summer 2011 is a limited edition inspired by blooming flowers and freshness of water, which glitters and shin...

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The fragrance brings sophisticated and elegant notes of magnolia, as well as fresh and luminous aquatic accords, leaving an impression of floral garden in warm summer morning.

The fragrance is available as 100ml edt, as limited edition. (cosmoty.de)


Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot.

Elizabeth Arden Pretty Hot
Elizabeth Arden launches the new fragrance Pretty Hot in January 2011 as a sequel to the original Pretty perfume from 2009. Pretty Hot, as its predecessor, is signed by Givaudan perfumer Claude Dir, who was utterly inspired by Belle de Nuit or Queen of the Night, a flower that blooms and develops in hot summer nights under the moonlight. Its fiery petals and captivating aroma are embodied in thi...
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Top notes: red currant, mandarin, blood orange, freesia, apple
Heart: Queen of the Night, peony, pimento blossom, Petalia, Georgywood
Base: amber, tonka bean, patchouli, sandalwood, Cosmone



Russian icon of the Theophany (Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, 1497).
Usually called the Feast of Theophany (Greek: Θεοφάνεια, "God shining forth" or "divine manifestation"), it is one of the Great Feasts of the liturgical year, being third in rank, behind only Paskha (Easter) and Pentecost in importance. It is celebrated on January 6 of the calendar that the particular Church uses. On the Julian Calendar, which some of the Orthodox churches follow, that date corresponds, during the present century, to January 19 on the Gregorian or Revised Julian calendar.

Today in Eastern Orthodox churches, the emphasis at this feast is on the shining forth and revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Second Person of the Trinity at the time of his baptism. It is also celebrated because, according to tradition, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist marked one of only two occasions when all three Persons of the Trinity manifested themselves simultaneously to humanity: God the Father by speaking through the clouds, God the Son being baptized in the river, and God the Holy Spirit in the shape of a dove descending from heaven (the other occasion was the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor). Thus the holy day is considered to be a Trinitarian feast.

Greek Orthodox bishop at the Great Blessing of Waters on Theophany, releasing the cross off the Glenelg Jetty, South Australia, for one of the swimmers below to retrieve.
 The Orthodox consider Jesus' Baptism to be the first step towards the Crucifixion, and there are some parallels in the hymnography used on this day and the hymns chanted on Good Friday.
more in Wikipedia.
1.Epiphany (holiday).


Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia

By: Marlen Harrison

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia

Summary: Fifteen years after the launch of Alberto Morillas’ trend-setting Acqua di Gio, Armani has introduced Acqua di Gioia, an entirely new fragrance based on a similar citrus-floral concept and inspired by the same place, the Mediterranean island Pantelleria.

Pros: Though the scent opens with a deliciously tart note that feels like a cross between mango and lemonade, the drydown is quite unexpectedly warm and soothing.

Cons: The sugary sweetness may bother those who were expecting more of a fresh aquatic; longevity isn’t wonderful (EDP); a very simple and straightforward composition that seems to lack depth and complexity.

Notes: “Lemon blossom, mint, water jasmine, cedar, brown sugar, labdanum.”GiorgioArmaniBeauty.com

Perfumer: Loc Dong, Anne Flipo, Dominique Ropion

Reminds me of: Nothing I can really think of in the topnotes, however the basenotes recall Viktor & Rolf Eau Mega’s ambery, green drydown.

Read full article: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


Astroscentology: 3 - 9 January 2011

By: Hieronimuss

This is a week of determination, new beginnings and radical changes. We’ll imagine this week that you (will) have your own business, and want to give you few hints. We recommend the ideal essential oils for your aromatherapy sessions in the winter days. Tigerflag.com has some of the best organic perfume oils specifically designed for aromatherapy.
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