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Ancient Perfume


A team from Bonn University’s Egyptian Museum are studying the residue of a perfume belonging to an ancient Egyptian Queen.

The team is trying to recreate the scent worn by the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt in the 15th century B.C., by using the dried-out remnants of a scented oil found in a metal jar in her tomb.

I wonder what it will smell like?

Read the full story at LiveScience.com.



The long awaited Chanel N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE has finally arrived.

Younger and softer, N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE is a new interpretation of the classic Chanel N°5 fragrance.

The First Notes of N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE give a touch of freshness to this indefinable bouquet, which seems to open up gradually, as if revived by the morning dew.

At the heart of the fragrance, the flowers in this abstract bouquet open up completely. In N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE, the notes of Rose and Jasmine seem purer, with a delicate transparency.

Finally, N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE delightfully reveals the lingering trail that gives N°5 all its personality. Distinctive and absolutely unique, it brings new and softer tones to this interpretation.

There is a lovely little graphical presentation at this link complete with impressionistic music by Debussy.

I’m wearing it right now. Mmm, I wish I could let you smell it through this blog.

Incanto Heaven by Ferragamo

Incanto Heaven by Salvatore Ferragamo

While shopping this weekend at Salvatore Ferragamo, I picked up a sample of Incanto Heaven.

It’s a light fruity floral fragrance perfect for summer.

From the Ferragamo Web site:

Imagine a mythical place…
A colorful world where flowers bloom…
Fabulous peacocks spread their brilliant plumage…

Here comes Incanto Heaven,
inviting you to join in a new cosmic dance…

Incanto Heaven…the magic of fortune.

Incanto Heaven, a magical, vivacious fruity floral fragrance, bursting with life and color.

Top Note:
Incanto Heaven takes off with the radiant freshness of Grapefruit and Seringa Flower blended with juicy Red Apple. Grapefruit, Seringa Flower.

Middle Note:
Refined and tender Pink Peony introduces velvety Apricot lifted by the luminous elegance of Hibiscus Flower Tea. Pink Peony, Apricot.

Base Note:
Precious and powdery, a whirl of Orris melts together with sophisticated Violet and voluptuous Musk.
Musk, Violet Flower.

Heavenly swirls of color combine in cosmic celebration with yellow and purple liberty print…
A brilliant bird of paradise fans his tail and a royal purple cap is like a crown on a sheer pink flacon.

Chanel Youth

Emma Watson for Chanel\'s Coco Mademoiselle

English actress Emma Watson, of Harry Potter fame, will be the new face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.

Watson will reportedly earn a cool three million pounds (approximately $6 million U.S. dollars) with a two-year contract.

The 18-year old actress will replace current representative Keira Knightley.

Coco Mademoiselle: Sexy, fresh oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious scent in a classic signature bottle, perfect for the dressing table or for travelling.

We think Hermione Granger would approve of Chanel’s magic potion.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Floris Fragrances – Fit for a Princess

Floris Fragrances

Since 1730 Floris Fragrances have been creating elegant and luxurious scented products for fashionable London society.

Over the years, Floris have held royal warrants starting with England’s King George IV to today’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

You can buy Floris products online.

Here are some lovely holiday gift ideas:

Night Scented Jasmine Fragrance Collection

Floris Night Scented Jasmine Fragrance Collection

Our latest fragrance is showcased in this enticing collection. Cleanse, moisturise and subtly layer yourself in this radiant floral bouquet warmed by soft musks and sandalwood.

White Rose Bath and Body Collection

Floris White Rose Bath and Body Collection

A contemporary soft floral rose fragrance, Floris White Rose is blended with white flower notes to create a clean, truly beautiful, sparkling classic.

Cefiro Weekend Collection

Floris Cefiro Weekend Collection

Cefiro is a sophisticated yet subtle blend and sits at ease whether you are at work or at play. A contemporary light, green and gentle fragrance which lifts your spirits. Suitable for both men and women, the sparkly fresh top note is created with a blend of lime, grapefruit, mandarin and lemon.

Elite Luxury Grooming Collection

Floris Elite Luxury Grooming Collection

A mellow, sophisticated fragrance with a beautiful woody base note. Elite has a strong character: deliberate, thoughtful and provoking. the fragrance suits the mature, confident individual.

Review: Versace Bright Crystal Perfume

Versace Bright Crystal Perfume

Wandering through Macy’s today, I sampled Versace’s Bright Crystal perfume. I sprayed it on my wrist and arm.

Description from the Versace Web site:

Sheer sensuality. Crystal transparency and luminous brightness: Versace introduces the new bright crystal. A precious jewel of rare beauty characterized by a fresh, vibrant, flowery scent.

The bottle is pretty with an over-the-top large crystal stopper. I like that the liquid is pink. I have a thing for pink perfumes.

A lovely floral, the scent is dominated by rose. But it faded very quickly, within 15 minutes. The last little bit left on my arm was barely noticable. If you want to wear this fragrance, you will need to reapply often.