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Robert Piguet Nouvelle Collection : 5 New Perfumes

February 17, 2012

Robert Piguet Parfums, the maker of infamous Fracas, introduces Nouvelle Collection of five new perfumes: Casbah, Bois Noir, Notes, Mademoiselle Piguet and Oud. All five fragrances were created by perfumer Aurelien Guichard.

"From the corners of the souks of Marrakech with Casbah, to the heart of a balsam forest with Bois Noir, each of the five Nouvelle Collection conjures vivid images and visceral reactions in their wearers. Like the moving sounds of a symphonic masterpiece, Notes romances and inspires. The seductive Mademoiselle Piguet is a glamorous jaunt on the most coveted red carpet. Oud, the scent that completes the new family, is a jewel from the sands of the middle East."

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L'Artisan Parfumeur Seville a l'Aube : New Perfume and Book


When Denyse of Grain de Musc shared that she would be coming out with a perfume memoir, it was intriguing enough. However, to learn that The Perfume Lover will also be accompanied by a fragrance makes the news even more exciting. Séville à l’aube, created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, will be launched by L'Artisan Parfumeur. As Denyse shared in her recent post, it was "inspired by one of the most beautiful nights in my life, in Seville during the Holy Week under an orange tree in full blossom, wrapped in incense smoke and the arms of a Spanish boy…"

Séville à l’aube is "is an orange blossom oriental with zesty, green and balsamic effects, with notes of petitgrain, petitgrain citronnier, orange blossom absolute, beeswax absolute, incense resinoid, Luisieri lavender absolute and Siam benzoin resinoid." It will be launched in July. Meanwhile, The Perfume Lover is about to land on the bookshelves in the UK next month and can be pre-ordered on You can read an excerpt on Denyse's blog.

Delicious Valentine's Day Ideas: Chocolates, Aphrodisiac Dinner and More

February 09, 2012


"Whether you believe in Valentine's Day or not, are currently attached or flying solo, there's one thing we can all agree on—the best part of this holiday is the candy." I cannot agree more with Saveur, and here are some delicious ideas for Valentine's Day treats from my favorite food magazine:

A Dozen Mail-Order Valentine's Day Sweets

A Red and Pink Valentine's Fête

How to Make Molten Chocolate Cakes--I highly recommend this fantastic recipe to any chocolate lover.

Rich Chocolate Desserts--a mouthwatering selection; The Darkest Chocolate Ice Cream in the World delivers on its promise.

And some related posts published previously on Bois de Jasmin:

Aphrodisiac Dinner for Valentine's Day and Beyond

Love Potion #99

Bond No. 9 Central Park West : New Perfume

February 02, 2012


Bond No. 9 introduces a new fragrance inspired by New York's neighborhood. Central Park West will officially launch on March 15. The notes include narcissus, black pepper, ylang-ylang, gardenia, jasmine, linden, iris, musk, white oak, treemoss, vetiver. It comes with a detachable pink flower, which can be worn as a brooch.

"Elegant thoroughfares with palatial buildings are in evidence elsewhere in Manhattan, but they’re the specialty at Central Park West, which urban planners and architectural critics regard as one of the grandest, most sumptuous addresses in America... Central Park West, the fragrance, has been designed to have the grandeur and largesse of the street itself. It starts off with a springtime wakeup call: Narcissus mingled with tangy ylang ylang and a pinch of piquant pepper. Then comes a beckoning white-petal mélange— orris, jasmine, and linden—surrounding their centerpiece, majestic gardenia. Sustaining and enriching this bouquet is an enduring base of white oak and vetiver, combined with the animal whiff of musk."

Central Park West will be available at Bond No. 9’s six New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue and Price: 100ml, $250; 50ml, $180; body silk, $130; candle, $110; shower gel, $75. Via press release.

New Fragrance: A Dozen Roses Electron


The niche brand A Dozen Roses has just launched a new fragrance called Electron. The collection already includes three fragrances: Shakespeare in Love, Gold Rush and Iced White.

Electron is described as "a shock to the senses. Electron is a stunning combination of Electric Pink Rose blended with a jolt of green tea, violet leaves and cattleya orchid then superchargedwith neon musk, and A Dozen Roses' signature rose absolute."

Available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Retails for $95/3.4oz. Via press release.


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