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Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection Review

Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection

Not too long ago, I mentioned that Voluspa has launched the Maison Rouge Collection, a diverse home fragrance collection with beautiful Art Nouveau inspired packaging. More info here. I’ve had a chance to sniff the entire line and here’s what my nose and me think:

Warm Perique Tabac – My impression is that this is a warm, comforting fragrance. It is tobacco but not a dried pipe tobacco. The tobacco used in Warm Perique Tabac is freshly cut, only partially dried… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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A Cosmetic & Fragrance 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for the Vintage Soul

Holiday 2010 Gift Guide for Vintage inspired gals

Here’s my Holiday 2010 gift guide for the vintage soul. You know, the type of gal that knows how to pin curl and brush them out, wears red lipstick daily, and has a bit of an Old Hollywood complex.  She wishes dressing gowns would à la mode and has always wanted her own boudoir. This gal is a real glamor, vintage at heart. She may have a degree in something boring, wear off-the-rack clothing, and have to clean her own… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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NEW: Voluspa Maison Rouge Home Fragrance Collection

Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection

Voluspa has launched 8 new fragrances for the Maison Rouge Collection, just in time for the holidays. These eight fragrances are available in candles (in many sizes), room & body sprays (Aqua de Senteur), Room Diffuser, and moisturizing bar soaps. Like most Voluspa products, the packaging is gorgeous. The colors and designs are rich, luxe, and elegant. Think turn of the century Art Nouveau-ish daguerreotypes with a modern edge.  There’s even a  moth design on one of the candles, my favorite imagery ever. The eight scents in this… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Incense Without Smoke: Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle Review

Voluspa Baltic Amber

OK, if you’ve read my previous Voluspa candle reviews then you know that I like the candles. They burn evenly and are fragrant throughout. I really have nothing more to say about that end of it, but I do have something to say about the fragrance. I like amber. In high school I would smear amber resin on my pulse points. I like the creamy, butteriness of it. Even though I am a fragrance addict and a fragrance flirt, I guess I would have to say that… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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More Stuff I Want: New Tokyomilk Parfums Travel Candles

tmcandlesLook more stuff that I want! What a surprise! ( I can’t wait to get this 1st house stuff settled so I can go back to purchasing my special little items). Tokyomilk Parfums now have 6 ounce travel candles in 18 wonderful fragrances. Each come in a cute tin with adorable packaging/graphics. I love travel candles because they have a lid and this makes me think that it is “trapping” the fragrance in when not in use. They are all in Tokyomilk perfume fragrances and I have been very pleased with… Continue reading | 1 Comment