New Years Eve 2011, Sydney, Australia MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS!!


By Kilian Incense Oud

By: Sandra Raičević Petrović

With Incense Oud, By Kilian proposes the third fragrance to the Arabian Nights line. This is a follow up to the original collection, already famous for its Pure Oud, introduced in 2009, and Rose oud, introduced earlier this year. Incense Oud is composed in synergy with perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur, and it brings the mysterious scent of frankincense and oud.
Read full article: By Kilian Incense Oud from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


The Moon's Holiday Gift

The December holiday sky show doesn't stop with the Geminid meteor shower. In the very early morning of December 21 (or late night of December 20, depending on your time zone), a total lunar eclipse will make a dramatically colorful appearance -- from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The next total lunar eclipse will begin when the moon moves into Earth's penumbral shadow on December 21, 2010 at 5:29 UTC.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind Earth, into Earth's shadow. This type of eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with Earth in the middle. Hence, there is always a full moon the night of a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the moon's location in its orbit relative to the Earth and sun.

The last lunar eclipse of 2010 is especially well placed for observers throughout North America. The eclipse occurs as the moon passes through the northern portion of Earth's shadow, just four days before perigee, when the moon is closest to Earth.

Read full article: The Moon's Holiday Gift  from NASA

Ajmal Entice

By: Sandra Raičević-Petrović

The Arabic house of Ajmal presents their new fragrant pair Entice, which includes fragrances for women and for men. The perfumes are available in glass flacons which have the same shape and different colours. The fragrances bring a mixture of ancient wisdom of East and west and offer compositions based on tradition and quality.

Fragrance for women Entice Her gives us a fresh combination of mandarin, lemon and aloe enriched with floral tacts of tuberose and jasmine. This citrusy-floral union is rounded up with a veil of sandalwood, musk and cedar combined in base notes. Entrice Her is ideal for a self-confident and modern woman and is available as 75ml edp.

Men's version Entrice Him presents itself with help of fresh bergamot notes which is a refreshing overture to a woody union of vetiver and patchouli with a clear trail of white jasmine. The fragrance is available as 75ml edp. Both editions were presented in 2010.
from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


Joop! Splash

By: Sandra Raičević-Petrović in Fragrantica

A new fragrance for men by the house of Joop! will splash the market in the beginning of 2011. The fragrance is created in collaboration with Coty Prestige.

The new fragrance by Joop! is named Splash and is advertised with the motto: Splash -Some like it fresh! The perfume is available in a glass flacon coloured in blue. Its unusual shape reminds of water flow.

Splash is composed of Cassowary fruit, coriander, sea notes (calypsone), cardamom, cedar and labdanum. Perfumer of the edition is Louise Turner.

Joop! Splash is available as 75 and 115ml EDT along with accompanying body care products - 115ml after shave, 200ml shower gel, 75ml fresh and cool deodorant stick. Face of the advertising campaign is Chad White. (moodiereport, autolifestyle.nl)

Rain again in Labdanum area


It is so good from cistus Creticus. 


Most expensive Christmas tree ever?

Worth $11 million, standing 13 meters high and draped with jewellery, silver and gold colored balls and white lights, the tree at Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi is the world’s most expensive Christmas tree ever – or so the hotel hopes.

The tree is fake, but the jewels are not. There are 181 pieces of jewellery including diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls, according to Khalifa Khouri the owner of Style Gallery, which dressed the tree. There is a mix of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The most expensive item on the Christmas tree is a diamond set worth 3.5 million Dirhams, nearly $1 million.

The hotel will soon make a bid for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, says Hans Olbertz, General Manager of Emirates Palace.

The Christmas tree has been at the hotel since its opening. It has been decorated differently every year to try to give visitors the Christmas feeling when they are away from home. This year the hotel decided to elevate the decorations, according to Mr. Olbertz – an understatement. “We wanted to have another record to coincide with the luxury of the palace.”

Read full article: Most expensive Christmas tree ever? from CNN


ESXENCE 2011 - When art is expressed in essence!

ESXENCE 2011: Palazzo della Permanente, Via F. Turati 34, Milan (31 March – 3 April 2011) - Now in its third edition, the only must-attend event held at international level and dedicated to Artistic Perfumery is confirmed as an exciting, absorbing experience both for business operatives and for the general public.

“And the perfume sank into them, going straight to the heart”. Perfume, Patrick Süskind (1985).

It’s the heart of perfume fans and some of the world’s top-qualified specialists that is addressed by Esxence The Scent of Excellence, the event dedicated to Artistic Perfumery that will take place in Milan’s Palazzo della Permanente from 31 March to 3 April 2011.

Italy has made a fundamental contribution to this field in the last fifty years, as it is a country with numerous independent perfumeries committed passionately to selecting Artistic Perfumes and offering them to their customers. Applying their ability to highlight individuality and the specifics of character and style in their products, these perfumeries compare favourably to the big-name brands, doggedly persevering in preserving our country’s role as a “gallery of olfactory masterpieces”: a commitment expressed in a business model that has already provided interesting, stimulating ideas for developing the distribution of Artistic Perfumery internationally.

Esxence The Scent of Excellence, now approaching its third edition, is once again confirmed as the must-attend benchmark and rendezvous for brand owners, creators, producers, distributors, buyers and retailers from all over the world, an ideal event for developing a constantly growing market that can offer competitive advantages to those who produce fragrances that are not intended to appeal to everybody, but to express olfactory creativity and communication. This is a sector that the statistics show to be maturing coherently, guaranteeing that its dealers achieve results comparable to those of conventional perfumery.

After achieving an increase of 54% in brands represented in 2010 compared to the previous year and thousands of visitors from more than 24 different countries, the main aim of the 2011 edition is to pursue its activity of contributing to developing Artistic Perfumery as a creative art that springs from human talent, so as to spread knowledge about it and encourage its diffusion as a unique, fascinating artistic heritage. In Italy alone, this sector has reached a turnover estimated at 120 million Euros and has a total potential of more than 850 million Euros at European level.

The Promoting Committee – which has confirmed I.C.E. International Club Exhibitions, a company specialising in niche events, as organiser of Esxence for the third year running – has already chosen the new International Technical Committee of experts in the sector, whose task is to apply predetermined shared parameters to filter the numerous applications to participate, so as to keep access selective and highly qualified.

Read full article: ESXENCE 2011 - When art is expressed in essence! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

Esxence – The Scent of Excellence Venue: Palazzo della Permanente, Via F. Turati 34, Milan
Date: 31 March – 3 April 2011
Opening Hours: Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April, for professional and press visitors only: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April, open to the public: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
For further information, please contact: I.C.E. Organising Secretariat: tel. +39.02.34538354

Cartier Delices de Cartier Edition Limitee 2010

Delices de Cartier Edition Limitee 2010 has been presented as a new, holiday edition available in limited number. The new flacon was created in winter version, inspired by ice and winter idyll. After red bottles with beautiful caps new version appears in silver-white clothes – ice cold and festive. Top notes seductively tempt us with pink pepper along with cherry wood accompanied with S...
Read full article: Cartier Delices de Cartier Edition Limitee 2010 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


U Black Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez

For: men 
Designer: Adolfo Dominguez Olfactive 
Group: Oriental Fougere

U Black Hombre was launched in 2005. Bold, dynamic, and original perfume.
Top notes: bamboo, rosewood and moss.
Heart notes: lavender and labdanum. 
Base notes: ebony, musk and tonka.

Available as 40 and 75ml EDT.


Astroscentology: 13-19 December

By: Hieronimuss
Astrologically this will be the most volatile week of the entire year. When a lot of energy is stirred up, extremely good things like a break-through or liberation of some kind can easily happen along with accidents, so caution is advised! This week we’ll look back at the TFWA EXPO 2010 in Cannes, France and recommend some upcoming fragrant masterpiece for your wish list.

Read full article: Astroscentology: 13-19 December from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


Ajmal Lure

By: Sandra Raičević-Petrović

Ajmal launches fragrances Lure - Lure for men and Lure for women. The two fragrances arrive in leaning flacons as 85ml edp. The fragrant duo which arrived on the market in 2010 has been announced as an exotic and excellent combination of sensuality, sophistication and elegance.

Edition for women, Lure for Her, is composed of orange blossom and jasmine in union with fruity zest of plum and base on a woody base. The composition is characterized as a floral-fruity. Edition for men, Lure For Him, brings harmonious and aromatic notes of lavender, bergamot and lemon, along with a fine trail of geranium, iris and amber. Two new fragrances by Ajmal are available in all Ajmal boutiques in the Middle East, as well as at some selected distributers'.


Pieces of Aquilaria wood lacking the dense and dark resinous agarwood caused by infection
Agarwood or oodh (or just agar) is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops, trees (large evergreens native to southeast Asia) when they become infected with a type of mold. Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale coloured, however as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is commonly called gaharu, jinko, aloeswood, agarwood, or oud (not to be confused with 'Bakhoor') and is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.

MORE INFO in wikipedia

and Tajul Bakshi from India



Greek Television     ET1.

SUNDAY 12/12/2010 14:15 Athens
Collection of labdanum


Monday 13/12/2010 8:00 am


Donna Karan DKNY Golden Delicious

A new little apple from the popular DKNY collection - DKNY Golden Delicious brings aromas of apple known as 'Golden delices' and arrives on the market in 2011. DKNY Golden Delicious celebrates luxury and splendor with its rich and accentuated aromas of juicy 'Golden delices' apple, accompanied by orange blossom and Mirabelle plum. An opulent floral heart offers a bouquet of white roses, surrou...
Read full article: Donna Karan DKNY Golden Delicious from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


DIY Perfume 101: 25 Tips, Videos & Articles to Learn to Create Your Own Fragrance.

DIY perfume is a fun project that can become a full-blown hobby or a one-time experiment. When it goes right, you’ll end up with a custom fragrance that hits all of the lovely notes you love to sniff when perusing spices, candles or fresh flowers. There’s no limit on what scents you can mix together, so play wizard and come up with a unique concoction that’s as individual as your personality.

Tips for Creating a DIY Fragrance

Making your own perfume is fun, but it’s not as easy, breezy as one might think. Have the right tools and set-up before you start mixing to prevent a mess.


1. Set up a work station. This doesn’t have to be ultra fancy. Just a clear counter top where you can measure ingredients with ease and not spill on anything important.

2. Wear an old shirt. If you’ve ever dropped olive oil on a shirt, you know any type of oil stains with what looks like a permanent watermark. Leave your good shirts in the closet and conduct your DIY perfume while wearing a ratty T-shirt.

3. Have bottles for storing DIY perfumes. If you’re just starting out and aren’t sure what your fragrances will end up like, you can store them in any type of glass container with a top. For those who want to get fancy, hit a local craft store for empty atomizers and glass bottles to store perfumes. All bottles should have an airtight lid.

4. Be patient. In order for the scents to come together, you have to let the fragrance sit for at least 48 hours. Don’t dismiss a recipe upon first sniff, just because it doesn’t tickle your fancy right away. It may need to sit at least a week to thoroughly mix.

5. Shake it up. If two days isn’t long enough for the perfume to sit, be sure to shake it up every couple of days until you reach a week. This disperses the contents evenly, giving the scents a chance to marry.

Videos to Create Your Own Fragrance

If you think making your own fragrance is too much to handle without a crash course, check out these helpful videos to give you an image of what the process should be like.

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Legend Continued...

If you ever become overwhelmed with NYC and want to experience people who care, you need to visit the MiN Apothecary in Soho’s 117 Crosby Street. There you will meet Levi Pharaoh and Chad Murawczuk. They will not just share with you about the latest trends in perfumes, but they’ll be there for you if you even need a shoulder to cry. They were our irresistible hosts on Dec. 1, w...
Read full article: Legend Continued... from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


Astroscentology: 6-12 December

By: Hieronimuss

With the New Moon this week we question our place within the surge of conservatism in the public arena. It’s a somewhat impersonal week, and it will take an effort to stick to our individual scents and creative choices. From the top notes of rosemary and sage, we move this week towards myrrh and patchouli. We recommend some last minute gifts to win her heart.

Read full article: Astroscentology: 6-12 December from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.


Armani Privé La Collection des Mille et une Nuits

Armani launches new perfume collection of the exclusive Privé line in November 2010. The collection is named "La Collection des Mille et une Nuits",inspired by the medieval Arabic tales from 1001 Nights. The perfumes of the collection represent a modern revival of Scheherazade’s stories, discovering and revealing all the fragrant beauties of the East. The...
Read full article: Armani Privé La Collection des Mille et une Nuits from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

Oud Royal is a deep, warm and spicy elixir of agar wood, which is very popular in the Arab region. Agar is enriched with spicy notes of saffron, amber, rose, sandalwood and incense.

Ambre Orient is a smoky scent of vanilla and dark woody aromas of sandalwood and patchouli with thyme, labdanum and amber, spiced with cinnamon and pink pepper.

Rose d'Arabie combines Damascus rose with patchouli, vanilla and Arab woods.


Whatever it takes to seve a child.

Great gift ideas for adults & children! From toys to ornaments, jewelry to stationery, every UNICEF card and gift you buy helps children around the world.

The Secret of Chanel No 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo

THE SECRET OF CHANEL № 5 by TILAR J. MAZZEO HarperCollins Publishers and Fragrantica invite you to participate in the give-away of the wonderful book 'The Secret of Chanel №5' by Tilar J. Mazzeo.   "Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon Best of the Month book in October 2008) returns with a captivating history ...

Read full article: The Secret of Chanel No 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.

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