The Scented Blog

Eau des Lagons x Comptoir Sud Pacifique

Posted on Wednesday January 28th 2015
Scent of the Day is Eau des Lagons eau de toilette from niche house Comptoir Sud Pacific. It includes notes of cactus juice, Kaffir lime, white lotus, peony, the aroma of driftwood, Fleur de Sel salt, amber and musk. Chosen to cut through a grey super fog.

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Posted on Friday January 2nd 2015

The composition is delicate, fragile and angelic. Eclat d’Arpège’s first accords are green lilac and Sicilian lemon leaves which transports us to the first day of spring. Summer’s near , flowers are in full bloom, the scent is more intense, it’s a wisteria blossom that blooms at perfume’s heart, accentuated by lush peach blossom and sensual red peony. Airy green tea leaves are refreshing. The base’s white cedar of Lebanon, gentle musk and precious amber are like an enveloping caress. The nose behind Eclat d’Arpège is Karine Dubreuill who created this perfume in 2002.
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A Fresh Fragrance Influx

Posted on Monday December 15th 2014
We have lots of new lines in store! Lately we've been coming across so many lines that we've been excited about, and we're so happy to get some of them in the shop. Some are a little under the radar, some are well known, and some are legendary.

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Get scent under your tree giveaway WEEK 3

Posted on Sunday December 14th 2014
Unbelievably, week three of our holidays giveaway is already here!

This week's gifts are Guilty Eau de Toilette by Gucci 1.7 oz and Goutte de Rose Eau de Toilette by Cartier 3.4 oz


Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose

Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose is a crisp floral variation on the original Eau de Cartier, its woodsiness here infused with the delicacy of a freshly picked garden rose. The floral accord superimposed on the dry amber base feels rich despite being crystalline and luminous. The original Eau de Cartier is a peppery cedarwood with a wistful leafy note, and Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose retraces some of its austere form. A touch of the ambrosial sweetness of rose is a compelling variation. Even vanilla feels crisp and crunchy in this perfume. An eau for him and for her, Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose is an ode to simplicity and delicacy.

Gucci Guilty

Reminiscent of an exhilarating summer night, Gucci Guilty Pour Femme's lingering top notes of fresh mandarin alongside a dash of pink pepper, its middle notes swimming with sensuous lilac and geranium, interlaced with the fresh burst of peaches, gives this fragrance its full throttle quality. Gucci Guilty is a potent, exhilarating scent for the 21st Century free spirit. Young, audacious and discerning, this iconic fragrance from the House of Gucci is the succinct embodiment of the Gucci woman, appropriately delivered in a sleek, brazen bottle.
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Get Scent Under Your Tree: The first week of gifts will be drawn today

Posted on Friday December 5th 2014
This week's gifts in our holidays giveaway - Marc Jacobs Honey eau de parfum 1oz and Alien by Thierry Mugler eau de parfum 1 oz - will be gifted today. ENTER HERE to get in on the action.

Every non-winning sign up will carry over to the next draw. Next week's gifts will be The One Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana 1 oz and La Petite Robe Noir Eau de Toilette by Guerlain 1.6 oz.
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Beautifully natural and gloriously unnatural: Honey and Alien are this week's up-for-grabs gifts in our Get Scent Under Your Tree giveaway

Posted on Wednesday December 3rd 2014
It's the first week of our Get Scent Under Your Tree giveaway!!

This week's gifts will be Alien Eau de Parfum by Thierry Mugler 1 oz and Honey Eau de Parfum by Marc Jacobs 1 oz. The giftees will be randomly drawn on Friday. ENTER HERE!

Luminous like a brilliant solar flower, Alien exudes a positive energy, charged with mystery. Evoking the scent of wood warmed by intense sunlight, it is sensual and intriguing, yet as soft and rich as the caress of cashmere. Alien is a magic elixir captured in a bottle in the shape of a strange object, reminiscent of philosophers' stone or some warlock object of a deep and mysterious purple color. Its woman has to be a bit of a witch. A rich floral woody amber fragrance containing jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber it is a fragrance whose magic trails awakens your emotions. A scent like no other, it is irresistibly appealing and totally out of this world.

Honey is a swarming, golden fragrance which energizes with the freshness of green pear and roistering mandarin. Orange blossom resides at its core and buzzes with the nectars of honeysuckle, apricot and peach for a note of summer-ripe femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a lazy, hazy, warm base. The fruity punch of Honey is youthful, but this sunlit scent is not a sugar-laden fruity floral. It's more elegant and grown up, and is delicious in its ability to conjure up long, slow, balmy afternoons, ambrosial cocktails drank on summer patios and desultory, heat-scented walks in shading, wide brimmed hats. It welcomes the heat but keeps the glare at bay.

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The Black Friday happening is on

Posted on Sunday November 30th 2014
We couldn't let Black Friday slide on by. We've applied sale prices to all the fragrances that we offer, plus you can get an additional 10% discount by using the promo code BF2014 at the check out. Only until Dec 1st!

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Get Scent Under Your Tree - Our New Holidays Giveaway!

Posted on Saturday November 29th 2014
We love the holiday season here at and we're thrilled to be launching our latest giveaway in time for Christmas!

Enter the gift draw here!

Every week until Christmas we'll be giving gifts to participant pals.

The Get Scent Under Your Tree giveaway will kick off with Thierry Mugler's Alien eau de parfum 1 oz and Honey eau de parfum by Marc Jacobs 1 oz.

In the second week of December we'll be gifting La Petite Robe Noir eau de toilette by Guerlain 1.6 oz and Dolce & Gabbana The One eau de parfum 1 oz.

The third week's gifts will be Gucci Guilty eau de toilette 1.6 oz and Goutte de Rose eau de toilette by Cartier 3.4 oz

In the last days before Christmas we will give our final gift, Burberry Brit eau de parfum 3.4 oz.

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How to smell like je ne sais quoi

Posted on Monday October 6th 2014

According to Bois de Jasmin and the NPD Group via Now Smell This, the top selling fragrances in France for the last few years include a handful that stay up there every year.

It's no surprise that eternal classics Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar would be hefty contenders but to find some quite modern juggernauts like Thierry Mugler's Angel and Alien, Miss Dior Cherie and J'Adore by Dior, Flowerbomb by Kenzo and Guerlain's snappy hit Le Petite Robe Noire consistently at the top is quite telling. They are very, very chic, and most definitely communicate a certain je ne sais quoi.
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Get in on the gifts @ the Launch Party Gift-away - Updated!

Posted on Thursday October 2nd 2014
The Launch Party Gift-away has been updated. We're super happy to be able to extend the gifting to Canada! Plus we've upgraded the discount promo code gifts to 20%

Get in on the good smelling gifts! To celebrate the official launch of we're making the world a better smelling place with our Launch Party Gift-away!

1st Gift: Creed Fleurs de Gardenia Eau de Parfum 1 oz

2nd Gift: Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz

3rd Gift: Prada by Prada Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz

There are additional gifts too! Six new social media pals will get a 10% discount promo code for

Getting in on the gifts is party easy. All you need do is join us on social media between October 1st and midnight October 15th:

Join the Launch Party Gift-away on Facebook

Cruise to the Launc Party Gift-away on Twitter

The Launch Party Gift-away is open to U.S. and Canada residents. Visit our Launch Party Gift-away page for more details

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Hyper Natural to a T. Chandler Burr in Praise of Dior Perfumes.

Posted on Monday September 22nd 2014
Allure magazine today brings us a titillating preview of the new and fragrant book Dior, The Perfumes. It is written by Chandler Burr, journalist and curator of olfactory art at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Allure gives us some deliciously outrageous extracts.

Senior Editor Liana Schaffner sets the tone with her brief intro:

Dior fragrances inspire outsize emotions in others. In his new book Dior, The Perfumes (Rizzoli), out this week, fragrance expert Chandler Burr delves deep into the fashion house's archives to offer the most mind-blowingly extravagant history of scent...

The 6 Craziest Things We Read in Dior's New Coffeetable Book

Outlandish yes, but vivid, and entirely successful at making me want more.

Burr, who also wrote the book The Emperor of Scent, and is taking his Museum of Art and Design exhibit Hyper-Natural to Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria on the 25th of this month, says a key inspiration for that project is to 'get visitors to move beyond mere emotional responses and memories and to recognize and think critically about scent design'.This is something he undoubtedly achieves.

Dior, The Perfumes will be available tomorrow 23rd of September.

Hyper-Natural will be exhibiting at the National Gallery of Victoria from September 25th to November 30th 2014.
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The Candy Perfume Boy's Review of Elie Saab Essence No1 Rose

Posted on Friday September 19th 2014

Everything is coming up roses...I wish! As the weather turns grey and drizzly here in the Northern Hemisphere, who wouldn't want a burst of invigorating rose to boost the day a little?

Rose had gotten a reputation for being musty, geriatric; I think it reminded people of dusty Potpourri and talcum powder. But rose never had a negative association for me. When done well I always found it bright, fresh and sensual.

I'd like to share with you The Candy Perfume Boy's lovely-to-read and informative, as his reviews always are, write up on Elie Saab Essence No.1 Rose.

The Deliciousness of Rose. Elie Saab Essence No1: Rose Perfume Review

I agree with Thomas. Rose can also be superb in cooking. I especially love strawberries turned in a little rosewater.

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