Tag Archives: Chanel

Chanel No. 0.5 Eau Final

If there is anything which proves that I have finally reached the status of true fragrance fanatic, it is the fact that I am about to take a five-dollar fragrance seriously. Very.  Seriously. BUT WAIT!  It’s not like this is just … Continue reading

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Four Dudes, a Classy Dame, and a Boozy Babe

….OTHERWISE known as Field Notes from Cowtown – this week’s ruberrific report on my spectacular sniffing experiences, out in the real world of designer fragrance, in the malls of flyover country. But first, a message from our sponsor’s required movie of … Continue reading

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Luca’s Rose Garden

Today, we sniff the great and near-mythical fragrance, Shiseido Nombre Noir.  This fragrance, which was, for a long time, the favorite fragrance of perfume critic Luca Turin, is something of a legend in the fragrance community.  I consider it an … Continue reading

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Film Noir

Part of being a perfumista – perhaps the most enjoyable part – is the unexpected.  Those little unanticipated discoveries – like going off on a rescue mission for nursing-home-bound CREED, and ending up with the latest Tom Ford.  But sometimes … Continue reading

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Black Chypre

Ah, the mind of the perfumer.  Sometimes, these guys and gals are just too smart for their own good.  Case in point – the brilliant WTF which almost made me shout out for joy like an idiot in Saks Fifth … Continue reading

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Beutleg de Chanel

 SO… …maybe you DON’T buy your fancy French fragrance from evilBay.  Nosirree.  You’re getting it from a reputable discounter – right?  Never known to have sold counterfeit merch – am I correct?  Never known to have sold bad old juice … Continue reading

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