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Guerlain · Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic, Coconut Fizz & Pera Granita

There is no question that Guerlain is one of the world’s oldest and most venerable fragrance Houses, having brought us such masterpieces as Shalimar, L’Heure Bleue, and Mitsouko. Then in 1999, the brand went in another direction and launched the Aqua Allegoria range, a selection of fragrances that are meant to compliment some of their more opulent creations, but in a fun new way — and all inspired by nature, I might add.

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YSL · Libre Eau de Parfum & Volupté Plump-In-Colour

YSL recently launched Libre, a unisex fragrance built around lavender — a plant known for its calming properties, but there’s nothing sleepy about this scent; it’s rather more “sensual romp through the lavender fields” than aromatherapeutic. For today’s post, I’ve decided to pair it with the new Volupté Plump-In-Balm lippies, because … why not?

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Guerlain · Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense

The newest addition to the Mon Guerlain family is Eau de Parfum Intense, and apart from the fact that one of the co-creaters is a friend, this fragrance includes notes I personally love AND the muse behind it happens to be Angelina Jolie, aka: one of my ultimate girl crushes. Let’s just say that I was in even before I actually smelled it … then it was pure love.

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Goutal Paris · Étoile d’Une Nuit Eau de Parfum & meeting Camille Goutal

Last month I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Camille Goutal, daughter of the late Annick Goutal, founder of Goutal Paris. What many people may not know about me is that as passionate as I am about beauty & skincare, I also have a deep love for fragrances, so getting the opportunity to sit down and chat with Camille was a pinch-me moment. Having her be the one to present her newest creations to me, was a mind-blowing moment — not to mention so much fun.

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Creed · Aventus Cologne

A few weeks ago I was invited to a media preview of Creed’s latest launch, Aventus Cologne. The event took place at Marcus, Montréal’s hottest eating spot, located at the brand new Four Season’s Hotel — which conveniently happens to adjoin Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, and thus makes it all too easy to not only dine well, but then go and indulge is a little “retail therapy”.

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