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Review: Diptyque Eau des Sens

Spring is officially here and Diptyque has a new fragrance to ring in the new season. Eau de Sens* is a zesty scent with orange blossom as its key note. It is typically Diptyque – soft, sophisticated and sensual. As well as the sharp, crisp notes of orange blossom, there is also bitter orange, juniper berry, angelica and patchouli mingling and lingering. It’s quite a confusing blend of citrus and floral notes, designed to trick the mind and leave you entangled. The first spritz takes you by surprise with its empowering impact before it unravels, releasing woody notes and getting

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Clinique: Aromatics in Black Eau de Parfum

Clinique recently launched Aromatics in Black*, the latest fragrance to join its Aromatics range and aptly dressed for winter, it’s comes in a striking black bottle. I actually fell under its spell from the moment I sprayed it on my wrist in the Clinique boutique in Covent Garden a few weeks ago and knew I just had to have it in my possession. Aromatics in Black is a deliciously exotic oriental floral scent. There is also Aromatics in White but when it comes to picking sides, I’m drawn to team Black.  With its sleek and elegant looking bottle, you’d expect this to

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Jo Loves: Candle Shot

I begin this post with sadness because a few months ago I actually wrote at great length about how I met the one and only Jo Malone who made a bespoke candle for me, only to lose the entire draft through some technical error. Thanks a lot, WordPress for bodging that up. I’d spent hours writing this article… As I pondered how to start again, I thought about how Jo Malone (MBE by the way) sold her namesake company to Estée Lauder in 1999 and remained Creative Director before parting ways with the fragrance empire in 2006 she’d founded from her kitchen in 1994.

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