Fragrances


Samsung have released two new cellphones, the SGH-L310 and SGH-L320, which are said to have been specially conceived for women and which therefore, include a scent-matching system.

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After the hit that was Ombre Rose launched in 1981, milliner Jean-Charles Brosseau continued to issue feminine perfumes that were linked to the original Ombre Rose by an olfactory floral theme and the metaphor of the shade in the series entitled Fleurs D’Ombre (Flowers of the Shade or Shadow).

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Estée Lauder have introduced a new flanker to Pure White Linen, itself a modernized, more transparent version of White Linen. The new addition, as always fronted by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, is called Pure White Linen Light Breeze and is described as a sparkling citrus and floral.

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Women who doll up with too much perfume might not know it because they’re depressed. That’s the conclusion of Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, a physician and autoimmune disease researcher at Tel Aviv University in Israel who studies “autoantibodies.”

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Chinese luxury lifestyle brand Shanghai Tang has launched a new fragrance for men and women – the “Shanghai Tang Mandarin Tea”. This is the first unisex eau de toilette from Shanghai Tang, and the second perfume the brand has launched.

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Midnight Poison by Christian Dior is the fifth perfume in the Poison collection since 1985. It comes after Poison (1985), Tendre Poison (1994), Hypnotic Poison (1998), and Pure Poison (2004). It was one of the most prestigious launches of 2007 as if in an attempt to recapture the glamor of the golden age of perfumery — modeled after the golden age of Hollywood — a reminder of the era of mega launches such as those of the original Poison or Opium or Trésor when such means were deployed that a perfume could become the center of attention for an enduring period.

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After years of gorging on celebrity scents and fashion-house fragrances, consumers are turning up their noses at designer perfumes. ”The offer is so enormous, you get lost going into a perfume shop,” says Daniela Andrier, a perfume-maker at Swiss fragrance company Givaudan.

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Hubert de Givenchy expanded into the fragrance business 50 years ago using a famous face as inspiration: his muse, the late Audrey Hepburn. L’Interdit was the first “celebrity” fragrance, created to honor the friendship between the designer and actress.

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A rose is a rose, and a perfume is a perfume, right? Well, not if it’s the “World’s Most Expensive Perfume.” Clive Christian No. 1 was awarded the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive perfume on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York.

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The delicate hybrids thriving in the balmy climes of Provence, southern France’s traditional perfume region, include sweet jasmine, May roses — and fresh layers of artificial human skin. By 2009, only companies that shun the use of animals in testing will be allowed to sell makeup in Europe.

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