Shop with Sniffapalooza: A Special Offer from Williams & Murray!

From our friends at Williams & Murray:

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Williams & Murray introduces 415: A 100% pure fragrance oil created with both men and women in mind. It is at once clean and fresh — while something a bit warmer lingers below the surface.

415 is the smell of spontaneity. Perfect for 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. Apply a bit to your neck and wrists and see where it takes you.

THE NOTES: Indian cedar, amber, sandalwood; blue pine, light musk, mandarin, white tea, bergamot, rose and violet.

Use code SNIFF for a 50% discount!

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Sniffapalooza Samples Scent Trunk With Exclusive Invitation Code & Giveaway!

When we discover something that smells great, we feel obliged to share the fragrant love! Scent Trunk is a brand new personalized perfume subscription box that we think is the perfect way to sample and build your fragrance wardrobe. To sign up, all you need to do is complete a Scent Profile and choose the length of your subscription. Scent Trunk does the rest by curating a set of high quality niche and indie scents based on your preferences. Three unique 2ml samples will soon arrive in your mailbox, enough spritzes for you to test-drive over the next month or so. If you like what you sniff, you can purchase the full-size bottle directly from their site, earning and using Rewards Points as you go.

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Sniffapalooza Samples: Commodity… and a GIVEAWAY!

Commodity Fitting Kit

Commodity Fitting Kit

When the good folks at Commodity offered to send us their Fitting Kits to try out, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Our first thought was that it was just another mix-and-match set of unfinished fragrance notes to play around with, layer, and create something unique on our own. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Boy, were we ever wrong! Each of these babies is a well-blended, beautifully finished fragrance that makes a statement of its own. The only thing wrong with Commodity was that every time we’d find a scent we loved (Pinot!) we’d try another and love it even more (Tea!) There are ten Women’s and ten Men’s fragrances, with a little bit of overlap (Moss, Gold, Paper), but it’s really not necessary to pay any attention to the gender categorizations – all are wearable by anyone!

Would you like to win your very own Fitting Kit? And once you’ve sampled them all – a 100ml bottle of your favorite Commodity fragrance?! We thought so! Just read through the scents and their descriptions below and leave a comment telling us which one you’d like best! One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 30.

Love2Love: A Fragrant Collaboration with Coty & Walmart – Part 2

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As a dedicated equal-opportunity fragrance lover, nothing makes me more excited than test-driving a new fragrance! It’s been a few weeks since I received my box of Love2Love Eau de Toilettes and Body Mists from Coty’s marketing company (see Part 1), and I’ve had a chance to live with these beauties and get all up close and personal with them.

Here are my fragrant thoughts…

Sniffapalooza Samples: Penhaligon’s Iris Prima

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Notes:

Top: Bergamot, Green Amber, Pink Pepper

Middle: Iris Absolute, Jasmine Sambac, Hedione, Paradisone

Bottom: Leather, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Benzoin

Impressions: Bright top notes quickly give way to a paper-dry iris almost as soon as the spray hits the skin. When Iris Prima further settles, the jasmine and vanilla dance around the leather, while hedione and paradisone help maintain a certain lightness. Grounded by sandalwood and vetiver in the final drydown, Iris Prima leaves a most enjoyable scent that stays fairly close to the skin. It’s reminiscent of the warmth of a favorite perfume left behind on the cuff of a butter-soft leather jacket.

Thanks to Victoria & Celene of Penhaligon's for Iris Prima