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New in fragrance: Ryder by Ex Idolo

Ex Idolo Ryder opener


I first learned about Ex Idolo through an Instagram conversation, which then prompted a discussion on the notes of this fragrance, notes which sounded exactly like what I gravitate towards.  And while there’s much I appreciate about mainstream brands, I’m always excited to discover something new — Ryder, is all that … and more. Redolent, smoky, exotic, sexy, mysterious, and even a little posh, this is a fragrance whose sole purpose is to get you noticed. In the best possible way, I might add.  



Fragrance love: Le Lion de CHANEL, Les Exclusifs

The latest addition to CHANEL’s Les Exclusifs range is Le Lion de CHANEL, and I am completely smitten with everything about this fragrance. From the minimalist packaging, name, sublime scent, and all the symbolism behind its creation (more on that later), this jewel has quickly moved up the ranks to grab the top spot in my fragrance library.


New Givenchy: Le Rouge Deep Velvet Lipstick & L’Interdit Intense Fall 2020

Givenchy is on a roll lately (check out the new eyeshadow palettes & face powders that I previously reviewed here, and you’ll totally see what I mean) and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. As to these latest launches? Well, they’re a perfect example of the saying “as beautiful to look at, as they are to wear” — ok, maybe it’s not an actual saying, but I’m going with it.


New Givenchy for Fall 2020

For Fall 2020, Givenchy is going all out and launching so many interesting pieces — from the new Le 9 de Givenchy palettes, additions to the cult-fave Prisme Libre range, a unique twist to the Perfecto Balm, and even a fresh new fragrance in the Irresistible family. So without further ado, let’s dive in, shall we?


New Guerlain Aqua Allegoria 2020 · Orange Soleia & Granada Salvia

New for 2020, Guerlain has recently expanded the Aqua Allegoria fragrance story with Orange Soleia and Granada Salvia – both fresh & lovely scents to help offset the sultry summer heat. The range was born in 1999 and each year gets added to by master perfumer Thierry Wasser, who always manages to create playful and unexpected fusions with each fragrance that feature one key note. I can tell you this: I’ve complete fallen for one — can you guess which?