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The Fragrance Of Forgiveness

Contradictory combinations often end up making the most sense. My nose was initially confused by OLO’s Violet/Leather perfume oil. Inspired by the Mark Twain quote, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it,” as the company describes the scent, “It smells like violet, it smells like leather.” Indeed, it does. I couldn’t stop sniffing it, trying to understand the bittersweet fragrance, a perfect balance of anger and acceptance. The fashion savvy often talk about how the perfect outfit is a balance of hard and soft. I’ve decided that the same goes for fragrances. [$45, OLO]

Beauty Test Drive: Celine Dion’s Perfume Collection

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Last Tuesday at around 11AM I heard a knock on the door. I wasn’t expecting a package and the last time I opened the door for a random visitor it was two religious guys wearing shiny white pants who told me they had definitive proof that God was a fish, so I ignored it and kept writing. A bit later when I popped outside to take a walk, I noticed a package crammed under my doormat. I didn’t recognize the return address, but when I ripped it open, I was greeted with the most beautiful sight I’d ever seen: a box containing Celine Dion’s entire perfume collection. This was a dream come true for a Celine superfan like me, and as I clutched the heavenly gift to my bosom, I thanked God Fish for my good fortune (I later found out it was actually Julie “God Fish” Gerstein who’d facilitated this particular miracle).

Now that I’ve spent the past week huddled in my office, enveloped in a thick cloud of Celine Dion fragrances, I think I’m finally ready to write a proper review (I also might have permanent lung damage, but hey, worth it). Near, far, wherever you are, click on the gallery above to get the scoop on Celine’s Sensational, Pure Brilliance, Parfums, and Signature scents…

Khloe & Lamar Offer Some Tips On How To Have An “Unbreakable” Relationship

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What Makes These Two Unbreakable?

In this second video promoting their unisex fragrance Unbreakable, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom offer some tips on how to have a solid relationship, namely, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Also, to keep dating rather than falling into an easy routine of always staying in.  The biggest takeaway? If you can successfully collaborate on a fragrance together, you can get through anything!

Feeling Irritable? Let Tata Harper Ease Your Troubled Mind

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I’ve been known to get a touch irritable from time to time. Wait, let me rephrase that: I am a generally irritable human being. (More often than not, my irritability stems from an overriding sense of hanger, which kind of goes without saying given that I am forever hungry.) I had previously accepted “on edge” as my perpetual state, but then my fairy godmother Tata Harper came along with a soothing blend of essential oils and I was suddenly awash with well-being. Her all-natural Aromatic Irritability Treatment looks like a roll-on perfume but acts like a Valium (almost) to comfort, calm, and center. Breathe deep. [$65, Tata Harper]

“Weight Loss” Perfume Sounds Just About As Legitimate As Any “Weight Loss” Anything

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There is no shortage of bizarre products and tools claiming mystical weight loss properties that will have you dropping pounds as if the basic rites of diet and exercise never existed. My personal favorite pitch thus far is that of SlimScents, which urges you to, and I quote, “harness the POWER of an EXCITING new research breakthrough” to “sniff yourself thin.” Convincing, no?

Alas, my beloved SlimScents have been upstaged by the latest and greatest in fraudulent weight loss technology: Prends-moi, now available on the British market, is “the world’s first slimming fragrance,” designed to “slim with pleasure” using ingredients that release endorphins already present in the body to trigger a “pleasure message” within the brain. (Also noteworthy: egregious overuse/abuse of the word “pleasure.”) Keep reading »

Kristen Stewart Bares Her High-Fashion Chops For Balenciaga’s New Fragrance

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The reception of Kristen Stewart’s fashion presence mimics that of her reception on-screen: people who like her really love her, warts and all, and those who don’t just… don’t. I tolerate her, even like her a little bit, but even so it has to be said that she’s certainly no Charlize, who’s a natural both at her craft and, you know, wearing beautiful, often heavy clothes without looking like she might freak out or bite straight through her lower lip. Kristen’s high-fashion ascent has Nicolas Ghesquière to thank — the designer and creative director of the house of Balenciaga took a particular pet liking to Stewart, crafting her into a sartorial sometimes-star against all odds (and by odds, I mean Converse and hoodies). Ghesquière approached the actress in January after years of collaborating and cast her as the face of an untitled forthcoming fragrance. Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian & Her Glam Squad Show How To Get A Kim-Inspired Day Look

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Kim & Her Glam Squad Show How To Get A Kim-Inspired Day Look

Kim Kardashian, love her or love to hate her, girlfriend always looks on point in the style and beauty department. As she reminisced in a recent episode of “Keeping of the Kardashians,” “Remember when we used to do our own hair and makeup?” Nowadays, Kim’s hair, makeup, and style are in the hands of her glam squad. (Her scent, however, is all Kardashian — her True Reflection perfume is in stores now!) and in this video, they share how to get a look for day inspired by Kim. Check it out above! Keep reading »

Love The Smell Of Books? This Perfume Is For You

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Are you a serious bookworm? Do you find the scent of the printed page borderline orgasmic? Are regular perfumes not quite paper-y enough for you? Sounds like you might want to check out Paper Passion, a new fragrance that smells like–you guessed it–books. Created by a master perfumer in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine, with packaging designed by Karl Lagerfeld (naturally!), Paper Passion is “an opportunity to celebrate all the glorious sensuality of books, at a time when many in the industry are turning against them.” One bottle will set you back $115, but when you consider all the awesome book nerds you’ll attract with every spritz, it seems a small price to pay. [Buzzfeed]

10 Perfume Bottles That Look Like Sex Toys

The other day, I clicked on a perfume ad and left the room for a second. When I came back I thought for sure my computer had been redirected to a sex toy site, because wow, the majority of women’s fragrances these days seem to be packaged in a vibrator or hollowed-out dildo. To prove my point, I’ve rounded up 10 of the most egregious offenders–no comment necessary. Click through to see for yourself…

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Bad Ideas: A Fragrance Reality TV Show

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People, I will watch a reality TV show about pretty much anything, because I like to see strangers competing. I also like to hear people arguing and I love the ubiquitous phrase “throw me under the bus.” But even that will not get me to watch a show about people competing to make a perfume.

And yet! The production company RealityReal is seeking a top perfumer to star in its new program about perfumers seeking to produce a new signature scent. This won’t work for a number of reasons, namely, Smell-O-Vision doesn’t exist, and watching people talk about what things smell like isn’t that interesting.

Most likely, the show won’t get made, because perfume all looks the same and it’s a dumb idea. There, I said it. But if you want to watch something exciting about perfume, watch the movie “Perfume,” it’s amazing. [Racked]

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