Serge Lutens Serge Noire Eau De Parfum by Serge Lutens

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:51 PM

Perfume Serge Lutens is widely revered in the fickle perfume industry, first for his work with Shiseido in the 1980s and 90s, and more recently for the magnificent signature line he has developed since 2000. His work is commonly viewed as avant-garde and many have achieved "cult" status in the niche perfume world. His ideas and approach are often quirky and unconventional. Serge Noire, launched in 2008 is an artful perfume rendering of smoke, ash and wood… but one which is resolutely unorthodox - it has an almost Gothic feel. If compelling, mysterious scents are your bag, the Serge Noire delivers. It is a contrast of textures; damp and dry, gloomy and light. 

Its’ opening is somewhat surprising and polarising… flashes of wood and spice which take on an almost saccharine feel, but then swiftly taper away into a more sinister amalgam that brings to mind decomposition and decay. Some time later, the scent evolves once more and a lovely dry woody incense emerges which inspire mental images of gloomy churches burning resinous stones in concealed censers. There is a thread of warm amber, patchouli and cozy cinnamon that press up from below. Serge Noire feels both threatening and ethereal in equal measures… a "Brothers Grimm" approach to perfume, perhaps. 

Many have come to love the creative brilliance and perfume narratives that spill from the perfumed pen of Monsieur Lutens. Serge Noire represents some of his most challenging and pioneering work yet.

Bvlgari Black Eau De Toilette by Bvlgari Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 2:44 PM

Perhaps the ultimate scent for the modern day city-slicker, Bvlgari Black is a hard-hitting genderless perfume that embraces all that we know of the urban metropolis! Created in 1998, in the shadow of the impending new millennium, Black memorialises perfume notes that speak of the city!

Created without a traditional olfactory pyramid, Bvlgari Black trains its focus on the starring notes of lapsang souchong tea; a component that brings to mind the odour of burning rubber tyres and combustibles with everything choked in smoke. These facets feel devoutly masculine, but a striking balance is met when played against traditionally feminine accords of rose and jasmine, which buzz at the core of this perfume. Vanilla / amber aspects lend a comforting warmth; the sense of being close to home, with all of its comforts waiting inside. Fans of Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris will find plenty to love here... another scent that straddles the gender line, with each foot planted firmly under the bright lights of the big city.

Office appropriate, as much as it is for nights out on the town, Bvlgari Black is a now-iconic fragrance that blurs the line between the ages and genders. One to be experienced before it is gone forever.

FragranceNet.com Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest

Posted by Eautalk on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:02 PM

FragranceNet.com Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest
FragranceNet.com, Inc. Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest Official Rules

Father's Day is only a few days away! Join us each day as we pamper Dad during our Tool-a-Day giveaway on Instagram! 

Here's how to enter:

1. You must follow @FragranceNet

2. New instructions will be posted each day for every tool kit that we giveaway.

Must be 18 or older to enter; open to US Residents only. For complete rules, please visit http://ow.ly/11uH301fC3G.

 

 Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest - 6/14/2016

Enter to win this Art of Shaving set for Dad!

Here’s how to enter:

1. You must follow @FragranceNet

2. Leave a comment on this thread telling us how you plan on pampering Dad (or yourself) this Father's Day!

All entries must be received before Tuesday, June 14th, 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries and announced within 48 hours of the contest end date. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram or The Art of Shaving.

Must be 18 or older to enter; open to US Residents only. For complete rules, please visit http://ow.ly/11uH301fC3G.

 

 Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest - 6/15/2016 

Enter to win this Acqua Di Gio fragrance for Dad!

Here’s how to enter:

1. You must follow @FragranceNet

2. Complete the sentence in the comments of this thread: "My Dad/Hubby deserves this fragrance because ____________."

All entries must be received before Wednesday, June 15th, 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries and announced within 48 hours of the contest end date. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram or Giorgio Armani.

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 Father's Day #ToolADay Instagram Contest - 6/16/2016

 

Enter to win this Dior Homme fragrance for Dad!

Here’s how to enter:

1. You must follow @FragranceNet

2. Tag and a friend and tell them why you love shopping at FragranceNet.com!

All entries must be received before Friday, June 17th, 11:59am EST. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries and announced within 48 hours of the contest end date. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram or Christian Dior.

Must be 18 or older to enter; open to US Residents only. For complete rules, please visit http://ow.ly/11uH301fC3G.