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Deep, dark

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SPICY: Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves: Who doesn’t love holiday baking spices that taste as good as they smell.

SMOKY: Notes of mahogany and ebony mingle with suede, antiqued leather and tobacco in this scented candle. Restoration Hardware Italian Leather Filled Candle, $49-69, restorationhardware.com

SULTRY: This hedonistic, animalic-floral perfume combines leather with rose and a veil of saffron. Galop d’Hermès perfume, $222 (50 ml), hermes.com 2

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sensual and sexy about the coldweather months. Forget the overtness of summer skin, the fall and holiday seasons are more subtle, more about inuendo, darkness and the dance. Maybe it’s the come-snuggle-with-me softness of all of those knits. Or candlelit dinner parties with glowing cocktails of amber spirits that fill the entertaining season. And those smells: from walkingin-the-wood scents to irresistible kitchen aromas, not to mention the soul-satisfying perfume of a beautiful hearth. For me, these months are about celebrating the hedonist within. Think scented candles and oils meant to accompany a long warm bath. On that front, this issue speaks to moody oud fragrances, richly scented new launches and why the man in your life really does need a fragrance wardrobe. Speaking of indulgences, you’ll also find our holiday Gift Guide in this issue. In it, we’ve packed countless recos to appeal to all of your giftees’ senses, whether they’re lovers of luxe or are ardent minimalists. So get on with that shopping, whether you’re sating your own desires or those who are special to your heart.

Enjoy!

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DEBORAH FULSANG, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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Contents FALL /HOLIDAY 2016

2 EDITOR’S LETTER 4 NEWS

In the Air: The latest offerings from A-listers Byredo, Chanel, Prada and YSL.

6 FRAGRANCE BUYING GUIDE

Moody, mysterious oud: A lineup of spritzes that spotlight this smoky, sultry note.

8 STYLE INFLUENCER

Liv Judd Soye on her favourite holiday scents and what she’d love to find under the tree.

11 GIFT GUIDE

Inspired gift ideas for every type of scent lover in your life.

22 LUSH LOCKS

Great smelling hair telegraphs style when you’re up close and personal.

24 CONTEST

Grab your chance to win a bottle of Sexual Paris Tendre and channel The City of Light.

25 HIS TOP 4

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On the four fragrances every well-dressed man needs in his scent wardrobe.

26 INTERVIEW

Q&A with Guerlain’s Thierry Wasser on the new La Petite Robe Noire EDP Intense.

28 ASK ROSE

Fragrance tips and answers to your FAQs. T H E W H A L E A N DT H E RO S E . C O M

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BYREDO, CHANEL, PRADA, YSL: SO MANY CHIC NEW OFFERINGS TO WOO THE FRAGRANCE LOVER IN YOUR LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

BY ALE X ANDR A D ONALDSON

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

To celebrate 10 years of great perfume, Byredo launched a scent without a name. All the better to focus on the art and craft of what’s in the bottle. This fragrance melds notes of amber, pink pepper and violet with moss and balsam fir. The flask is also sold with decal lettering so you can choose your own moniker. Byredo Unnamed fragrance, $225 (100 ml), byredo.com

A CHARMING BOY

Named for a man, made for a woman. Boy: It’s the latest perfume from Chanel. Perfumer Olivier Polge was inspired by the blurring of gender lines and had Coco herself in mind when creating it, the iconoclast who adopted masculine style without relinquishing her own femininity. A woman’s scent, yes, but one your beau just might steal.

Grapefruit, rose and orange

blossom mix with sandalwood, coumarin and vanilla 4

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Les Exclusifs de Chanel Boy, $410 (200 ml), chanel.com


NEWS Prada La Femme, $165 (100 ml), and Prada L’Homme, $142 (100 ml), thebay.com

PICK YOUR PRADA

The latest duo from Prada is a his-and-hers duo, La Femme and L’Homme. But don’t feel pressured to be gender-typical. Instead, embrace spritz according to your mood. La Femme is bright with frangipani, ylang-ylang, vanilla and tuberose, while L’Homme is sensual with neroli, geramium, patchouli and iris.

Remember

YSL Le Vestiaire des Parfums, $280 (125 ml) each, holtrenfrew.com

Catherine

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YSL safari suit

FROM THE YSL ARCHIVES

The late Yves Saint Laurent made history with his chic, functional fashion. His house now interprets these achievements via scent. Five perfumes channel the timeless style of YSL’s Tuxedo, Caban, Saharienne, Trench and Caftan. Fragrance wardrobe, indeed. T H E W H A L E A N DT H E RO S E . C O M

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oud THIS WOOD NOTE INFUSES SMOKY DEPTH AND LUXE DARKNESS INTO FRAGRANCES BY ALE X ANDR A D ONALDSON

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smoky oud PERFUMES HERE!

Clean Reserve Sueded Oud, $125 (100 ml), sephora.com

LIGHT MUSK Earthy oud and incense oil see a lighter side via honeysuckle, magnolia, praline and balsam.

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Bond No. 9 Dubai Amber, $550 (100 ml), bondno9.com

DARK LUXURY Pink pepper, and cinnamon mingle with oud and vetiver in this spicy, rich spritz. Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Oud, $195 (100 ml), thebay.com

DRY WARMTH Inspired by a desert journey, this sweet warm scent mixes Turkish roseinfused oud with berries, apricot, leather, iris and vanilla.

SWEET SPICE Spicy saffron and pink pepper mix with oud, amber and vanilla, then swirl with notes of raspberry, rose and jasmine.

Atkinsons Her Majesty the Oud, $285 (100 ml), holtrenfrew.com

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FOLLOW LIV!

Spotlight:

HOW DOES YOUR HOLIDAY SMELL? AND WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR UNDER THE TREE? WE ASKED THIS STYLE EXPERT FOR HER FAVES

Liv’s winter style: festive fur and fuchsia from tuckshopco.com.

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Question: What holiday scents do you love most? Liv Judd Soye: During the holidays, I like my home to smell inviting and outdoorsy, cozy and nostalgic, either like a freshly cut pine tree or a burning fireplace. I’m head-over-heels in love with Nest fragrances, and their holiday trio of candles is beautiful— exactly what the holiday should smell like. I plan 8

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on having the Hearth scent burning near the front door, the Holiday scent in the kitchen and the Pine scent right next to the Christmas tree. I like to be able to move through rooms and smell something a bit different. Q: What fragrance would you love to find under the tree this Christmas? Judd Soye: Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige. It’s such a

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Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige EDP, $325 (100 ml), chanel.ca

Nest Gift Set (Birchwood, Pine, Hearth) $60, nestfragrances.com

breathtakingly elegant scent, and I’m a sucker for all white florals. Besides, who doesn’t love to see a little Chanel under the tree? And to be honest, I’ve just run out so I hope my husband takes note!

and would always ask to wear that one. She calls it her watermelon fragrance (the shape of the bottle, I suppose). So I could say that it’s been the best fragrance I have ever received that has been passed down a generation. Now whenever I smell

Who doesn’ t love to

Guerlain My Insolence EDP, $117 (50 ml), guerlain.com Liv with her daughter, Vandela Rose.

see a little Chanel under the tree?

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Q: What is the best perfume gift you’ve ever received? Judd Soye: Guerlain My Insolence. I can’t remember who I received it from, but my 4-year-old daughter, Malin, has stolen it and claimed it for her own. She has been obsessed with it since before she was 2 and will only wear that fragrance. When she was younger, she would line up all my fragrances, smell each one carefully

that fragrance in a department store or on another person, my daughter’s face comes to mind. Q: What scent would you love to gift your sweetheart this holiday? Judd Soye: I would give my husband L’Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch. It’s such an incredibly sexy male scent. If he walks past wearing it, I just melt.

Liv’s rusticmeetsrefined holiday party shoes, jcrew.com

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SHOPPING

for the

traveller Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano V, $330 (100 ml), holtrenfrew.com

WHO REGALES YOU WITH TALES OF HOW THE BEACH SMELLED, THE SOOK SPOKE TO THEM, HOW GLOBETROTTING IS AN AROMATIC ART John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo and Conditioner, $27 each, johnmasters.ca

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Saje Lavender Balancing Bath Salt Soak, $7 (120 g), saje.com

Bon Voyage Passport Case, $18, indigo.ca 12

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Free People Stone iPhone Case, $50, freepeople.com


SHOPPING Atelier Cologne Bergamot Soleil, $120 (100 ml), sephora.com

Beautycounter Body Oil, $89, beautycounter.com

Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow + Polish, $55, Sephora.com

for the

Love!

Contigo Purity Glass Water Bottle, $22, urbanoutfitters.com

Eminence Citrus Lip Balm, $30, skinmedix.com

sports

fan

WHO IS HAPPIEST WHEN PURSUING A SPORT, BE IT INDOORS OR OUT, ON WHEELS OR A YOGA MATT, IN THE FIELD OR ARENA. THESE ARE CITRUSY GIFTS TO SOOTHE, INSPIRE OR SUPPORT THEIR FIRST LOVE

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SHOPPING

Bluebellgray Floral Pillow, $70, indigo.ca

for the

romantic WHO LOVES THE CLASSIC BEAUTY OF A FLORAL PERFUME, CRIMSON LIPSTICK, FRESH-CUT BLOOMS AND A HANDFUL OF FLOWER-PRINTED THROW PILLOWS Aerin Rose Oil, $75, sephora.com

Lush Mistletoe Bath Bomb, $8, lush.ca

Fave!

Chloé Fleur de Parfum, $122 (50 ml), sephora.com

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Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick, $43, thebay.com


SHOPPING Moleskin Ruled Notebook, from $17, indigo.ca Province Apothecary West Coast Sea Salt Soap, $14, provinceapothecary.com

My Daughter Fragrances Joyful, $85 (75 ml), mydaughterfragrances.com

Love! Clean Fresh Linen Candle, $49, sephora.com

Old Navy Sea Salt and Fig Body Scrub, $12, Old Navy

Tiffany T Wire Hoop Earrings, $540, tiffany.ca

for the

minimalist Ikea Polarvide throw, $6, ikea.ca

WHO IS DRAWN TO FRESH SCENTS AND WHITE ROOMS, AND WHO IS ALWAYS THRILLED WITH A SIMPLE TRINKET IN THAT ICONIC BLUE JEWEL BOX T H E W H A L E A N DT H E RO S E . C O M

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Caldrea Plum Bergamot Clove Hand Lotion, $10.50, caldrea.com

Fave!

Real Nature Fruit face Masks, from $2 each, thefaceshop.ca

WHOSE SENSE OF HUMOUR WINS YOUR HEART OVER AND OVER AGAIN. IT’S FOR THEM THAT YOU SEEK THESE CHEEKY, JUICY, FRUITY GIFTS THAT PROMISE TO MAKE THEM SMILE

Squish Pom-Berry, $6 (140 g),squishcandies.com

EOS Pomegranate Lip Balm, $3.29, evolutionofsmooth.com

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SHOPPING

TooFaced The Chocolate Shop Eyeshadow Palette, $59, sephora.com

Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels, $21, purdys.com

Yum!

for the

foodie (RIBBON, CREAM AND EYESHADOW) ADOBE STOCK

WHO HAS A REFINED SWEET TOOTH AND A LOVE OF A AMARONE. NOT TO MENTION A REGULAR TABLE AT THAT LITTLE RESTO DOWN THE STREET. THESE WILL PLEASE

The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Candle, $22 (200 g), thebodyshop.ca

Aerin Tangier Vanille EDP, $130 (50 ml), sephora.com

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SHOPPING

Province Apothecary Blue Saje Smudge, $10, provinceapothecary.com

for the

nature lover Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Hydrating Toner, $26 (100 ml), rockymountain soap.com

Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Bois, $225 (50 ml), holtrenfrew.com

Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle, $80 (200 g), jomalone.ca

Fave!

S’Well Baltic Green Marble Water Bottle, $38 (9 oz), chapters.indigo.ca

Caldrea Juniper Laurel Mint Room Spray, $10, caldrea.com 18

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WHO LOVES THE TRUTH AND BEAUTY OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. THESE GIFTS COME INSPIRED BY THAT GREEN RICHNESS


SHOPPING

Galop d’Hermès perfume, $222 (50 ml), hermes.com

Lush Smugglers Soul Solid Perfume, $19 (12g), lush.ca

Love!

Nest Scented Candle in Hearth, $56, sephora.ca

Groom Beard Oil, $28, cafrankandoak.com

for the

main

Speckled Slate Drip mug, $12, urbanoutfitters.com

man WHO LOVES RICH WOOD, LEATHER AND SMOKY SCENTS AND WHO FEELS GROUNDED IN FRONT OF A ROARING FIRE OR WITH A SERIOUS BUTCHER KNIFE IN HAND

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William Sonoma Outdoor Cutting Board in teak, $40, williamsonoma.ca

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luxe lover

for the Fur Sleep Mask, $20, indigo.ca

WHO CELEBRATES LIFE’S SMALL PLEASURES. FOR THEM, SMALL BUT SUBLIME GIFTS THAT SIMMER WITH SPICE AND RICHNESS WILL BE ADORED

Bond No. 9 Dubai Amber, $550 (100 ml), bondno9.com

Love!

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Rollerball, $30, Sephora.ca

Chanel Coco Noir Body Lotion, $72, shop.nordstrom.com

William Sonoma Mulling Spices, $13 (163 g), williams-sonoma.com 20

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Diptyque Un Encens Etoilé Mini Candle, $48, holtrenfrew.com


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OUR PASSION IS FRAGRANCE, FROM THE LATEST TO THE GREATEST…

KATE THE GREAT IS BACK THE SUPERMODEL FRONTS MAKEUP ARTIST CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S DEBUT PERFUME.

LOVE CHANEL NO. 5? ALDEHYDES, THE STAR INGREDIENT OF THIS ICON, MAKES A COMEBACK.

ROSE-COLOURED GLASSES POP GOES STELLA MCCARTNEY’S CANDYHUED PERFUME VIDEO.

#MACSHADESCENTS M.A.C’S NEW SPRITZES COME INSPIRED BY THE GLAM LIPSTICK SHADES.

FRAGRANCE, FILTERED MAISON MARGIELA DEBUTS TWO INSTAGRAMINSPIRED SCENTS.

MOM, METAL, MUSTINESS JEWELLERY DESIGNER DANIELLE SINGER SHARES HER SCENT MEMORIES.

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CONSIDER GREAT-SMELLING HAIR PRODUCTS—CLEANSERS, CONDITIONERS, LEAVE-IN LOTIONS AND POTIONS—STEALTH SCENTS THAT TELEGRAPH YOUR TRUE STYLE WHEN YOU’RE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL BY A SHLE Y KOWALEWSKI

BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN Lemon extract and chamomile in this shampoo offer a colour-protecting wash while lending an essential oil-infused spa-channelling scent.

FRUIT TART Apple cider’s list of beauty benefits is long for this clarifying, residuestripping, hair-resetting shampoo, but add in the scent of apple and pear and you have a cheeky and tart scent to start your day. Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo, $20, fekkai.com 22

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Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo, $34, sephora.com


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BEAUT Y WITH BITE Added jojoba and tea tree oils, plus a new foamto-cream cleansing-conditioner formula, deliver an invigorating bite to this brand’s iconic scent. Moroccanoil Curl Cleansing Conditioner, $34, professional salons and moroccanoil.com

SWEET AS PIE Think lemon meringue pie with a salty finish, but in a shampoo form: This will give your mane a boost in more ways than one. Lush Jersey Bounce Shampoo, $10, lush.ca

BALANCING ACT Citrus balances earthy lemongrass notes to make this low-lather, colour-safe hair-saver even better. LaCoupe orgnx White Citrus & Lemongrass Cleansing Conditioner, $10, at London Drugs and lacoupe.com

HAPPY CITRUS This shampoo removes product buildup, but your roots won’t be alone in getting a boost; the juicy grapefruit-orange scent is truly good-mood-making.

StriVectin Max Volume Shampoo, $23, at Shoppers Drug Mart and beautyboutique.ca

BEDHEAD BEAUT Y This spray, a cult fave of celeb stylists, not only ditches secondand third-day oil. Its subtle citrus-meetsmusk scent appeals to our fragrance-loving hearts, too. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $44, professional salons and oribe.com

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HIS TOP A MODERN MAN’S SCENT ARSENAL SHOULD REFLECT HIS SARTORIAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS BY D OUG WALL ACE

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n the not-toodistant past, a man had his signature scent, bought for him on major holidays twice a year, and that was that. But today’s well-turned-out gentleman, faced with such a wide variety of choice from mainstream

occasion or mood—or both. “A fragrance wardrobe is like wearing a power suit for a [key] meeting, a sexy shirt for a hot date or something cozy to cuddle up by a fire,” she says. Harry Rosen fragrance expert Adam Vaughan suggests building your fragrance wardrobe around four MEN SHOULD categories: casual, WEAR SCENT business, formal and THAT FITS THE personal. “Casual fragrances are OCCASION OR playful, flirtatious; MOOD—OR business scents are comfortable and BOTH confident. to niche, needs to “It’s not unlike wine create an essential Top pairing,” he says. “Just as 4 repertoire of scents to you serve certain wines suit his various sartorial with specific foods, a and social needs. lighter cologne will go Saks 5th Avenue with a lighter mood. A beauty ambassador darker one is appropriate Cheryl Gushue for occasions that call encourages men to for a stronger, more wear scent that fits the confident mood.”

1. BUSINESS Ferragamo Uomo: woods, citrus and spice; $82 (50 ml), thebay.com 2. FORMAL Tom Ford Private Blend Vert D’Encens: woods, resins with lemon, orange and jasmine; $255 (50 ml), harryrosen. com 3. CASUAL Jo Malone Basil & Neroli: herbs, orange blossom; $85 (30 ml), saksfifthavenue.com; 4. PERSONAL Aramis Black: wood, cognac, juniper, grapefruit, leather. $88 (110 ml), thebay.com

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THE INTERVIEW

THE PERFECT MODERN LBD IS MYSTERIOUS AND CHIC, MODERN AND LIGHT. GUERLAIN PERFUMER THIERRY WASSER DISTILLS THAT CONCEPT INTO THE BRAND’S SEXY NEW SPRITZ BY DEB OR AH FUL SANG

Question: When you were talking about the original La Petite Robe Noire, you talked about blackness; what appeals to you about blackness and darkness in perfume? Thierry Wasser: The colour is black, but the texture is light. It gives a sensation of air and breath that balances the blackness. To me, La Petite Robe Noire does literally mean ‘little black dress’—the black is in the name. But, it’s always a translation because, what does black smell like? Everyone might have a different take on [that]. I don’t want to say I was lazy—maybe laid-back—but it was kind of easy using black tea, licorice, etc. It’s not because those scents or those materials are allegedly black to me or that they are dark and heavy. The black cherry is rather lifted as a scent, the tea is very

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dynamic—it’s like you use the black tea like a wood. Q: Because it’s dry?

Wasser: Exactly. The patchouli is the darkness, this sense of drama, mystery. Licorice is rather yummy, so it goes into the trend of gourmands. So it’s not because it’s called black, but it has that black attitude. This is the accord—so-called black—but the texture was really important to me for the dress; it was not to accentuate the dark side of the fragrance. That’s why instead of using very


THE INTERVIEW

Thierry Wasser joined Guerlain as the company’s exclusive perfumer in 2008.

textural florals, I used light florals. So you have a black dress that is light in texture. When you have all those white flowers and that Bulgarian rose and orange flower, which lifts and gives the momentum, and the dynamic between the black notes and the freshness of the texture, there is a movement. Q: There’s sandalwood in the new Intense perfume that is a key component… Wasser: Not only. There are two stars: Patchouli and Sandalwood. Once again, I love my movement—it creates a dynamic. Q: I do believe, as things go in cycles, that we are moving back to darker scents. Do you agree? Wasser: I would be tempted to disagree with that. Q: Five years ago, you would have been hardpressed to find an oriental

peach, it’s something that is engaged and graceful and I wouldn’t call it dark. I wish I had been the one who invented it. Fragrances for me are about happiness, pleasure and like a second skin or something that you want to promote yourself with—how you present yourself to your entourage. So to me, dark is not something that would be suitable for fragrance; maybe I’m not gothic enough.

or chypre, and now, things seem to be cycling back. Wasser: If dark in your perspective is complex— chypre, for example, the association of oak moss, patchouli and this mousy, earthy ingredient, can be hard to understand. But I think people are more educated today and they are more aware of fragrance composition and maybe that’s why such fragrances may be more in favour today because people are ready to accept more sophisticated types of fragrances. But is it dark, really? Mitsouko for me is my favourite fragrance in the whole Guerlain catalogue and it’s not dark to me. It has a touch of mystery. It has this earthy, mysterious quality, but because of the

La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Intense, $117 (50 ml), guerlain.ca

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RE ADER ADVICE

IN THIS SEASON OF GIFT GIVING, YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING, ’HOW DO I CHOOSE A FRAGRANCE FOR SOMEONE ELSE’? WE HAVE SUGGESTIONS BY DEB OR AH FUL SANG

FRAGRANCE GIFTS: PLEASE HELP! Q: I’d love to buy a perfume for my new much-loved step mom, but I don’t know where to start. Any tips?

YOUR PARTNER’S SCENT SUCKS Q: My partner and I have different tastes in fragrance. How do I ask him to wear a scent I like without offending him?

A: Think about her, not you. What is her “happy place”? Does she dream of the beach yearround? Is it a lush garden that brings her peace? Or maybe the scent of a roaring fire touches her soul. If you look for notes you would experience in these scenarious, we can almost guarantee your choice will be a hit.

A: You need to buy his next cologne! In choosing, start with the advice in the previous Q&A here, and then make sure you love it. Start with the scent family he prefers and then look for notes that lean to your tastes. Maybe fresh, ozonic notes? And remember, every relationship requires a little compromising.

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1. GET BAKING Nothing smells better than cookies, pies and holiday treats straight from the oven.

2. GO GREEN Christmas tree or not, accessorize your home with evergreen boughs and bouquets.

3. CHOOSE A NIGHT SCENT Opt for something lush and rich and make memories.

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