December 1, 2011
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Welcome to The December Issue of The Perfume Magazine, our 4th Issue for 2011. Our Holiday Issue features several articles highlighting the season of giving and offers tips and suggestions for incredible holiday gifts for the Perfumista on your list this year. Or perhaps, a little treat for yourself.

The Holiday season is always a particularly fragrant time of year. The aromas fill the air - the crisp smell of a Noble Fir in your living room, the delicious and decadent scent of dozens of cookies in your kitchen, the savory smell of homemade potato latkes in your dining room, and of course - the smell of the Perfume counter at the mall, detectable from the parking lot. It happens once a year - a magical explosion of joy for the senses.

In this issue, we are pleased to announce an exciting Giveaway of 3 bottles of the latest Andy Tauer fragrance Cologne du Maghreb, just launched at Indie Scents. We also want to extend our sincerest thanks to our wonderful friends at Luckyscent and Beautyhabit for each sponsoring a spectacular contest for readers of The Perfume Magazine this December. We are excited and honored to announce that we are one of the media partners with Esxence, which will take us to Milan, Italy this Spring for several days and will present us with an exciting opportunity to offer our readers coverage on the best of the best that niche perfumery has to offer! Our new Interviews section is a collection of all of the incredible Interviews with fascinating people that we have amassed since our debut only 3 months ago. It is not to be missed!  We also welcome our new advertisers and partners; Jouany Perfumes, JoAnne Basset, Juliet Perfume, YOSH, The Perfumers Guild London and Elements Showcase NY.

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Our first-ever Holiday Gift Guide is filled to the brim with amazing gifts at every price range for the Perfumista in your life. From Bath and Body to home accessories, these are no-fail gifts that are sure to please!

Read the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
Molton Brown (US)
Baby It's Cold Outside…
Caron's Nuit de Noël

By Beth Schreibman Gehring
With Video
I adore the Christmas season and for so many reasons it is so magical to me. There are always several constants like the annual reading of Clement C. Moore’s “The Night before Christmas”, white truffles, lots of chocolate, roasted chestnuts, smoked salmon, New York City and gallons of bourbon milk punch and Champagne. 
Of course my perfume of choice is Caron’s lovely Nuit de Noel, a fragrance that is completely saturated with the soul and scent of the holiday season....

Read The Rest of this Article Here...

The Art of Wearing Sandalwood
By Stephanie Nolasco
The weather in New York City has transformed from the sticky and steamy summer season to the cooler, crisp fall - the perfect time to unleash your sensual side. These months are ideal to put aside those light, fruity body splashes and opt for something warm and comforting, like a cashmere sweater or homemade apple cider. Sandalwood is currently one of the leading scents for the fall and winter months because its woodsy aroma doesn’t fade away with brisk winds or menacing storms. Rather, this natural treasure, prized in India for its medicinal properties, can conquer stress and leave you feeling like a goddess.
Enclosed list of Sandalwood Scents...

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I’ve discovered most recently that the hunger for experience is back, that tactile experience of walking into a beautiful store and purchasing just the right thing for someone that you’ve become enchanted with. The stores are filled with beautiful displays of gorgeous gifts, fabulous scented candles and beautiful fashions designed to entice and delight but...

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Beth Schreibman Gehring
Exclusive Interview
with Amanda & Simon Brooke
of Grossmith London
An amazing story on the resurrection of an Historical English Perfume House, a journey not to be missed!

The Cologne du Maghreb is hand crafted and created in the traditional way of cologne making: With all natural and all botanical raw materials only. Essential oils, absolutes, resins and love find their way into this Cologne.

Exclusive to Indie Scents!
Deadline extended to
January 2, 2012

Random Drawing of Three (3) bottles of NEW
TAUER PERFUMES Cologne du Maghreb here!

Leave a Comment inside
for your chance to win!

The Perfume Magazine's Exclusive Giveaway of
The Newest scent from Tauer Perfumes:
Cologne du Maghreb!
Holiday Candle Edition
The Perfect Gift!
By Mark David Boberick

Is there a better time to fill your home with beautiful aromas and ambiance than the Holiday season? These 6 candles are sure to make the right statement - either for your home or for that special person on your gift list, this year!  Featuring HOLIDAY by Nest Fragrances, NEROLI PINE by Belle Fleur, CANDLE by Fornasetti Profumi, NAVIDAD by Ormonde Jayne, 03 CENTURY by Odin and
SIR ELTON JOHN'S HOLIDAY by Nest Fragrances.

Universal Love Scented Meditation

By Nicola Pozzani

Since the beginning of time oils and plants have been burned for spiritual and healing purposes, as an offering to a higher power, to a specific cause or to someone in particular. However, with the civilization process, the use of scents for cleanliness and the birth of perfumery have overcome the spiritual use of scents. Christmas, which most people consider as a particular time of the year to share love with others, can be the perfect excuse to use essential oils to open our heart and expand our love.

Bond No. 9 Perfume; The Gift of Gold
A Cloak of Seduction
By Raphaella Barkley
The Bond No 9 Perfume is truly a “Gift of Gold”.  This Rose and Oud signature perfume is refined and expensive, a sacred cloak of erotic seduction.The scent reminds us of what a fragrance should do. It should draw you in, compelling your loved one to come closer and inhale. It is one long Arabian Nights’ journey, a magic carpet ride of a scent that is now, suddenly, one of my favorite fragrances. This is a fragrance that demands to be noticed, very dangerous indeed with the sumptuous, luxurious Oud and Rose... more
Holiday Limited Edition Swarovski Fracas Parfum

Robert Piguet, the luxurious French label famed for its success with timeless, classic scents, has just released a very special Limited Edition Fracas de Robert Piguet with Swarovski Elements crystals that will be exclusively available in Harrods. 

This indulgent Fracas Parfum bottle is elegantly embellished with Swarovski Elements crystals along each facet of the bottle. And to top it all off, you’ll find yet further Swarovski crystals on the elegant crystallised stopper atop.

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Article Here...

The Scent Of A Man
by Adam Tschorn

Managing Editor Mark David Boberick
recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Times

The Perfume Magazine mentioned in article
on Men's Fragrances!

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Chloe Fragrance Profile
By Grace Hummel
Chloe was presented in 1975 by the House of Karl Lagerfeld. It won the Fragrance Foundation Award for Packaging. The sculpted and frosted calla lily stopper and spherical glass bottle are wrapped in delicate peach and white print. So what does it smell like?  It is a floral fragrance made up of 178 oils and rare essences dominated by a tuberose top note and blended with rose, lily of the valley, jonquil, Cormoroan ylang ylang, coriander, Bulgarian rose, iris, sandalwood, honeysuckle, Grasse jasmine, and orange blossom...

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Article Here...
Aftelier Two New Perfumes
& Come Meet Mandy Dec. 9-11, 2011   Open Holiday House and Sale

Aftelier Perfumes launches Oud Luban solid perfume and Aftelier Perfumes launches Secret Garden perfume and EDP spray

Read The Rest of this Press Here...

Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
Profile by Mark David Boberick

Famed French Fragrance House Guerlain breathes stunning new life into a perfume legend.
The latest fragrance to carry on the Shalimar legacy is the brand-new Shalimar Parfum Initial. Parfum Initial is the final piece of the flanker trilogy puzzle – it narrows in on the only facet left to embrace – the floral heart. To say that Parfum Initial turns up the volume on the floral heart would actually be an understatement because really, this floral heart comes at you through a Bose surround-sound system.

The Perfume Magazine becomes
an American Media Partner with
Esxence: The Art Perfumery's Event

Editor-In-Chief Raphaella Barkley and Managing Editor
Mark David Boberick will be in attendance at the 2012
Edition of Esxence at La Permanente Milano from
March 29 - April 1, 2012 in Milan, Italy.
For more information on how you can attend this incredible event that celebrates the art of fine niche perfumery, visit:

We are looking forward to meeting some of our Italian readers this
Spring in Milan!
Sponsored by Beautyhabit

A Peek inside Managing Editor Mark David Boberick's Perfume Collection
Do you have a Perfume Collection that you are especially proud of?

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Send your name, location, and pictures by December 21, 2011 to:


Sponsored by Luckyscent

We want to hear from you!!

We want to hear your best holiday story!!
You could win a $100 eGift Certificate to!

The Holiday season always manages to stir powerful emotional ties to scent - from the smell of your mother's Chanel No. 5 at midnight mass to the aromas of gingerbread cookies baking in your grandmother's home.

If you have a special Holiday scent story that you would like to share, put your writing skills to the test!

We will share a collection of the best entries in the next issue and will choose 1 winner to win a $100 eGift Certificate to

Send your name, location, and story to: by December 21, 2011!
RAPHAELLA BARKLEY | Editor-In-Chief and MARK DAVID BOBERICK | Managing Editor          

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
3 Fragrances Fit for Royalty
by Mark David Boberick
3 legendary gifts.

3 incredible fragrances.

3 reasons to indulge
and pamper.

Need I say more?


Gold Man & Gold Woman

Keiko Mecheri

La Myrrhe
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