Category Archives: Dior

Spring: An Embarrassment of Riches

  My scent wardrobe is, like the climate in which I live, very seasonal.  We have weather distinct from one season to the next, and it can range from below 0F in winter, with snow and wind and hail, to … Continue reading

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Posted in Balmain, Chanel, Crown Perfumery, DelRae Parfums, Deneuve, Dior, DSH Perfumes, Guerlain, Jacomo, Parfums de Nicolai, Parfums DelRae, Penhaligon's, Seasonal picks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Top 20 Bestselling Women’s Fragrances of 2011 in the US, part I of the mini-reviews

I went malling this week! Here’s the first installment of mini-reviews for the Top 20 Bestselling Women’s Fragrances in the US for 2011.  (Thanks again for the push, Ari.)  All images are from Fragrantica. Chanel No. 5 – I have … Continue reading

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Posted in Chanel, Dior, Dolce et Gabbana, Estee Lauder, Mini reviews, Perfume review | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Dior Dune eau de toilette

Dune is clearly enjoying a revival of sorts among perfumistas, what with all the fresh reviews of this 1991 release popping up on perfume blogs all over the place. And deservedly so, I might add. I had never worn Dune … Continue reading

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Posted in Dior, Oriental, Perfume review | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Sniffery in the “Big City”

By which I mean “the so-called big city,” with exaggerated finger air quotes and nudges and winks and elbows to the ribs, and it’s only big city if you live in Podunksville, as I currently do. This afternoon, I dropped … Continue reading

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Posted in Bvlgari, Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Guerlain, Lancome, That's Just My Opinion, The scented life | Tagged | 27 Comments

Perfume Review: Dior La Collection Couturier Parfumeur New Look 1947

When Dior recently released its flotilla of “La Collection Couturier Parfumeur” scents, adding seven new fragrances to the existing Eau Noire, Bois d’Argent, and Ambre Nuit, I wasn’t interested. I’m not a big Dior fan anyway, and most of the … Continue reading

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Posted in aldehydic floral, Dior, Perfume review | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Perfume Review: Dior J’Adore L’Absolu

I almost never notice perfume ads, except for the ones posted on perfume blogs, specifically the “new launch for Perfume X” and “I hate this ad” posts.  Probably that’s because A) I don’t watch a lot of TV,  B)I don’t subscribe … Continue reading

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Posted in Dior, Perfume review | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Discontinued Saints

I blame Left Coast Nose for this one.  She mentioned a scent she liked in a comment, and then helpfully pointed out that it’s discontinued.  Which got me to thinking… how much of the stuff I actually own and wear … Continue reading

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Posted in Balenciaga, Crown Perfumery, Dior, Discontinued, Gucci, Guerlain, Lancome, Mariella Burani, Rant, The scented life, Tom Ford | 34 Comments

Perfume Review: Feminite de Bois and Dolce Vita

Shiseido Feminite de Bois and Dior Dolce Vita share some DNA; they may as well be sisters.  Both creations of Pierre Bourdon, with Christopher Sheldrake for Fem de Bois and with Maurice Roger for Dolce Vita, both perfumes are woody orientals … Continue reading

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Posted in Dior, Serge Lutens, Shiseido | 1 Comment