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The Fab Five: The Nouveau Niche


With the onset of fall comes an influx of fragrances designed to woo you into sweater-wearing with a wealth of warm and cozy aromas (think: vanilla, musk, leather, woods, cinnamon, et al.). But the latest crop of scents from some of the perfumery industry’s niche stars might surprise you in their compositions. Predictably spring florals are given heady updates with new technologies and forward-thinking scent structures, while olfactory inspirations range from literature to the Ballets Russes; you gotta love the independent spirit. Here, we’ve picked our five favorites to get you through the season.

Orange Crush
L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville a l’Aube
While the French brand’s eaux are frequently inspired by travel, L’Artisan’s master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour was taken with the book The Perfume Lover, a tale of romance and fragrance by Denyse Beaulieu, this time around. Set during holy week in Seville, Andalusia, it depicts incense burners imbuing the southern Spanish city with a spicy aroma that mingles with the sweetness of orange flower tree-lined streets. Duchaufour’s spritzable version, which includes top notes of tangy green sap and rare infusions of Luiseiri lavender that are reminiscent of more classic eau de cologne, is mixed with an intoxicating jasmine accord and beeswax for an incredibly rich, fresh-tinged finish.

Green Giant
Ineke Ruhland Hothouse Flower: Gardenia
After training at Quest International, a fragrance house that was ultimately acquired by Givaudan, the Canadian Dutch-born Ruhland set up her own perfume studio in San Francisco in 2006, where she launched an alphabetical-themed lineup of botanical-based scents. She’s now up to H, for which she has released Hothouse Flower: Gardenia. “It’s really hard to get a good gardenia,” says Ruhland, pointing out that absolutes of the white flower are often blends of tuberose with green notes, which she’s done here to perfection. “Mine is super green,” she professes of the galbanum, cypress, fig, and frankincense-spiked scent.

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Kim Kardashian As Kate Middleton; Stress Can Cause Gray Hair; And More…


If somehow you’ve managed to miss the global news bulletin, Kim Kardashian got married this weekend in what she billed as her own version of the royal wedding. The bride sported a similar makeup look to the Duchess of Cambridge, too—full brows, rosy cheeks, heavily lined eyes, and a glossy mouth—although unlike Kate Middleton, who famously did her own makeup, Kardashian enlisted the services of her trusted face painter, Mario Dedivanovic, not to mention a few rows of fake eyelashes. [Us]

We introduced you to Chloé’s latest fragrance face a few weeks back. Now you can catch Imogen Poots in a teaser trailer for her new ad campaign for the eau de parfum. [Grazia]

“Deviated septums” might not be the cause of most nose jobs after all. According to a new study, a third of rhinoplasty patients also have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which causes them to be preoccupied with imagined physical defects that others cannot see. [NPR]

Here’s one for your ever growing beauty lexicon: “porexia,” i.e., an increased obsession with enlarged pores and a readiness to go to until-now-unheard-of lengths to reduce them in size. [Daily Mail]

The truth comes out: Stress can lead to a range of physical manifestations, including gray hair. [Telegraph]