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or maybe it’s me? I’m drenched in Serge Lutens scents this summer. His various perfumes cover an array of fragrances. My favorites are the lighter, powdery ones I’ve listed here. When asked of Serge,”What is your current philosophy with regard to perfume?” his response is – “Perfume resides at the very heart of us. It is a means of self-expression. It is the dot on our “I”, a way of contemplating ourselves and sensing who we really are. It is also, in some ways, a weapon which seduces more by consequence than design. Perfume exists in the first person. 
I’m using;

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La religieuse

Deliver us from Good! Jamine petals are as white as snow. Black is my religion.

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Nuit de cellophane

“when, beneath its cellophane, Haute Couture was but yet an idea.

Are you familiar with the scent of osmanthus? The flower is white or tinged with orange.
From the tight clusters of its petals bursts the scent of jasmine laced with mandarin orange.
On hot summer days, it provides a breath of fresh air.
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Clair de musc

 Lighter than ever, it holds out the promise of a caress.

The musk walks in moonlight, a wild beast tamed.

set_Wcandlesof music and fragrance are combined by Gwendolyn-Marey. This company’s perfumes and candles are accompanied by a musical suggestion, allowing an environment to “take you away”. I was sent their premier line “Pavane”. it is based on the “dignified couple’s dance popular in Europe during the 16th century Renaissance”. The hand poured soy candles are made from the finest oils, derived from raw materials from around the world. The perfumes are light and mix well, or work delightfully on their own. My favorite is Pavane No 1.This is made of sweet lychee fruit, fig, orange blossom and fresh-cut grass. So dazzle your body and your home with Gwendolyn-Mary scents, and make music….

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you’ll love what I’m wearing. I’ve been rocking new scents from Laboratorio Olfattivo sold at Min New York. This innovative collection of fragrances take the art of perfume making to a new level. “It is an artistic workshop in constant ferment, energized by perfume artists who work in total freedom, without any constraints on their creativity. We like to consider it a magical space where the inspirations, ideas, visions and endeavours of the most eclectic noses currently on the scene come together, producing creative sparks and dream fragments that are then transformed by Laboratorio Olfattivo into fine fragrances. Each single fragrance has its own special story and for this reason is completely unique. It is the creative and emotional expression of the artist’s olfactory vision of beauty, history and nature. It is the nose’s tribute to the perfume world.” My Favorites are;
Damiris– Fragments of amethyst and purple hues reflected in alcohol – the nose has created a fragrance that captures the womanly caress of velvet and the gaze of a man as he contemplates a woman’s body.
Rosamunda- Elegant in the sunlight , passionate when the night comes down. A rose difficult to be imprisoned in just one definition. Provocative and carnal like the roses on the hair of the feminine characters of Gabriel Garçia Marquez but, at the same time, sumptuous, wrapped in a neoclassical brightness.
Esvedra- an island set in the Mediterranean, from the magnetic charm and full of contrasts. The legend wants that the island is the rest of the mythical Atlantide or the island of the Sirens of Homeric memory. Very beautiful and suggestive for her wild aspect, fragmented by sour rocks that are contrasted to a spontaneous vegetation, the magnetism and the nature of this island have inspired Pierre Guillaume in the creation of Esvedra, a new vision of the vetyver.
So spray on some, and go get some……