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Winter in Tuscany, in a Bottle

For those of us who collect things, there’s often a relentless focus on the new, whether it’s new to the market or new to our own collection. I have a good-sized collection of cologne bottles—modest by the standards of some … Continue reading

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First Smell: Eau d’Italie’s Jardin du Poete

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to sample Eau d’Italie’s new scent at Aedes de Venustas in Greenwich Village, and one of the co-founders of the brand, Sebastián Alvarez Murena, was there to introduce it. Like the other … Continue reading

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Paestum Rose: A contemporary rose fit for a man

Paestum, for which Paestum Rose is named, is a small town on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, near Naples. It was an ancient Greek city, later conquered by Romans, and it still has the columned temples as evidence. I’ve read that the … Continue reading

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The Experts: Luca Turin on 1740 by Histoires de Parfums

As I mentioned last weekend, I have two indispensable reference books that I keep re-reading, one on spirits and the other on fragrance. The latter is of course Perfumes: The A to Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. … Continue reading

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Gerald Ghislain and the Taste of Scent

Gerald Ghislain, restaurateur, perfumer and creator of the acclaimed French niche line Histoires de Parfums, is tall and amiable Parisian with a ponytail, three-day beard, and architect-style glasses. He was bounding across Henri Bendel’s second floor fragrance section last night … Continue reading

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Sartorial by Penhaligon’s

Penhaligon’s new men’s scent, Sartorial, was launched this month with a complete and satisfying story of its origins. The perfumer, Bertrand Duchaufour (an incredibly talented nose with an impressive portfolio that includes the Eau d’Italie line), used the aromas of … Continue reading

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What Makes a Cologne Masculine?

I had a couple of interesting e-mail conversations about that question this week, one with my friend Barney Bishop, whose blog Fragrant Moments I occasionally write for, and another with Sebastián Alvarez Murena, one of the founders of the exquisite … Continue reading

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The iPerfumer App

Navigating the sea of department store fragrances is getting easier—and less stinky—because of the internet and mobile devices. IPerfumer, which may be the first fragrance app on the mobile market, works like everything else on the internet: recommendations based on … Continue reading

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