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Discover the enchanting world of fragrance.

Precious Scents: Some of the Most Valuable Ingredients in Perfumery

Is your fragrance worth it? If you buy wisely, yes - worth every penny. Read on to explore the reasons why and discover some of the most costly, valuable and rare ingredients in perfumery.

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The most romantic scents at Les Senteurs

If it’s true that it is love that makes the world go round, what then empowers love? Any one of a million sparks may ignite love; but on the evidence of the animal kingdom we can see the importance of scent and the sense of smell. This is what lies at the heart of the matter. Smell is the sense that keeps life going.

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Choosing a scent to match your resolution

Happy New Year to you all! May 2021 bring you the very best of everything and see you find the heart’s desire! And now that much-dreaded question. Have you decided on your New Resolutions and if so, have you implemented them?

We thought we’d offer you a little light amusement. We took a poll around Les Senteurs as to the most frequently made resolutions and tried to find a perfume that might say a little something on each.

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2021 Fragrance Trends

What do you see in the crystal?

What do you see in the stars?

We are in a state of global flux just now: the way ahead may seem obscure but at least we can still be sure of the sheer glamour, excitement and transformative power of perfume.

But in which direction will fragrance lead us all in the year to come? What are the current trends? Are there indeed any trends apparent amidst all the present confusion?

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Best 2020 gifts according to your recipient

“What on earth can I buy them for Christmas?” Les Senteurs has all the answers! Perfume and perfumed accessories are the very best and glamorous of gifts, infallibly arousing feelings of joyous anticipation and excitement. At Les Senteurs we have the perfect gift for everyone. We make choosing a pleasure, not a chore. Your present problems will be transformed into a party of pleasure at a one-stop shopping destination.

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Opulent Oriental Scents

Oriental fragrances are inspired by everything gorgeous and exotic that the East symbolises for Occidentals. The art, creation and use of perfume began in Asia thousands of years ago. Orientals have developed in many directions and they remain the most sensual, adventurous and colourful of all the scents. 

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The Intrigue of Incense

Incense is the fragrance released by the burning of scented woods and plant-derived gums and resins: myrrh, opoponax, frankincense, copal, benzoin, styrax, labdanum, cistus and others. Incense is a wonderfully thrilling theme in scent because this is how all perfume began. 

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Top 20 Layering Combinations for Autumn

Firstly, it is the practice of intensifying the effect of a perfume by applying it to the skin in different formats. Layering is practical: your perfume will last much longer and have much greater throw and sillage. 

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Why don't men wear floral fragrances?

When was it that boys were told off to avoid flowers? It's a very British thing. And relatively recent. Male Russian cosmonauts, Austrian tenors and South American footballers are bombarded with roses, carnations and orchids in their moments of triumph. And even here both sexes get sent loads of flowers when it's all too late: I mean, for the final send-off at what is now tactfully termed ”end of retirement”.

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