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February 2017 Unisex: Not What It Seems

February 01, 2017

We learn when we’re young that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The idiom holds true for perfume, too. This month, we feature three scents that might seem to be one thing but really are something else entirely. Read more...

 

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February 2017 for Men: 007

February 01, 2017

This month, we’rechanneling an iconic man of mystery: the 007 himself. It doesn’t matter whether he’s chasing a villain down the side of a mountain or dressed to the nines in a tux you know he just smells good. Read more...

 

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January 2017 Unisex: Purple

January 01, 2017

We often talk about scents in terms of thecolors they bring to mind. In this collection, we’re seeing beautiful shades of purple. Read more...
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January 2017 for Men: Shortcuts

January 01, 2017

It's amazing how a feel invisible molecules can make you feel so different. This month, three scents that transport you directly to different times, places, and feelings. Read more...
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A Conversation with The Sum

December 05, 2016

From their studio in Portland, Oregon, the small team behind The Sum works from a simple point of view: The things we put on our bodies and allow to touch our skin affect us deeply. Anyone who has ever felt the way a certain perfume can provide an instant boost of confidence or a wash of tranquility understands what they mean.
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December 2016 Unisex: 'Tis the Season

December 01, 2016 2 Comments

First, cozy up! We start with a delectable gourmand that echoes the gatherings of the season. Food, family, and friends. Second, we feature a sparkling rose that’s perfect for holiday parties and a night out on New Year’s Eve, when we all resolve to make ourselves—and the world—better. Third, we have the scent of optimism in a perfume unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. It’s peaceful and harmonious—exactly how we want the new year to be.

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December 2016 for Men: December Around the World

December 01, 2016 1 Comment

This month, we’re headed to some magical places. Ready?

First, we head to a quiet, snow-covered, evergreen forest by Lake Tahoe, where smoke swirls upwind. Then we visit a tiny French atelier, where the old proprietor tans leather and smokes a pipe. Finally, we head to the sunny sands of Rio. (Because December might be cold for you, but remember that Brazilians spend it on the beach. Jealous much?)

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November 2016: Master Class

November 01, 2016 1 Comment

Tired of smelling the same cookie-cutter perfumes wherever you go? You’re in the right place. This month, we feature a master class in perfumery, and we’re calling it “How to Smell Amazing and Like Nobody Else.” Read more...

 

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October 2016: Come Back Inside

October 01, 2016

In autumn, two seasons sit in perfect equilibrium. On one side, warm, welcoming summer, when the weather practically begs you to stay outdoors. On the other side, winter, which is basically nature’s version of kicking us out so it can be left alone.

In between, we have October—that month of perfection. Read more...

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Falling in love at age six

September 15, 2016

When I was six years old, my mother gave me a little monster-shaped bar of soap. I can't picture its face, but I know exactly what the box named as its scent: lily of the valley.

 

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September 2016 Unisex: All the Flowers in the Garden

September 01, 2016 5 Comments

Floral lovers, rejoice! Floral skeptics, get ready to have your minds changed. “Soliflore” is perfume-speak for “the scent of a single flower,” and this month, we’re featuring soliflores that have captivated the American perfume world with their photorealism and beauty. They don’t smell like perfumes trying to smell like flowers; they smell so accurately of the real thing that they’ll transport you to the long-buried memory of running through a field, crawling among bushes, breathing deeply over a plucked petal.
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September 2016 for Men: September in the City

September 01, 2016

Summer, we hardly knew ye. Yet here we are, already adjusting to the milder days and cooler nights of September, breathing in the tiniest hint of the season that waits around the corner. This month, we’re smelling September from the city dweller’s perspective.

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