Meleg Perfumes just launched at Etiket

Niche. Unapologetic. Canadian-Made. Discover Meleg Perfumes.

We just launched a new fragrance brand called Meleg Perfumes! Learn more about this exciting new niche brand and why Simon decided to launch Meleg Perfumes at Etiket.

Meleg Perfumes was founded by Matthew Meleg, a self-trained perfume enthusiast, in 2020.

It’s impossible to consider Meleg Perfumes without taking into account Matthew Meleg himself. “There is no separation between myself and the perfumes. Each one has a story behind it, and they’re kind of like diary entries,” the Vancouver-based self-taught perfumer says.

Every component from the ingredients to the packaging is deliberate and conscientiously crafted. The box that holds each perfume is inspired by apple bins of the Meleg Orchard in Ontario. 

The goal? ”Thick, nuanced and layered with facets, I’m playing jazz here. Meleg Perfumes express liveliness and are recognized by their hedonistic character. Sometimes baroque and once in a while I’ll even throw a little Pop-Art as well – ode to fellow Slovak, Andy Warhol. And because I’m self taught, stubborn and unwilling to compromise with their compositions you’ll either love or hate my perfumes. My goal isn’t to please everyone. My goal is to make art, to celebrate being alive.” Matthew Meleg

As he suggests, his perfumes are mostly diary entries, they would detail a fascination with culture, history and sexuality. They also tell the story of a wayward journey – from growing up on a farm to a difficult family life to dropping out of Emily Carr University, to his decade of living in Japan. His scents are unapologetic, nuanced and complex, much like Meleg himself. 

What drew us to the brand?

We pride ourselves on being a beauty destination that features curated brands from around the world. Simon, Etiket’s founder, carefully selects beauty, fragrance and lifestyle brands that are well-established, or up-and-coming like Meleg Perfumes.

We asked Simon what prompted him to add to add Meleg Perfumes to our fragrance lineup. This was his answer:

I am always looking for new brands, especially Canadian brands to add to our assortment. I was excited when I had a call from Matthew to talk about his new fragrance collection because we don’t have that many Canadian perfumers. We already carry three Canadian perfume brands: Monsillage, Zoologist and Libertine Fragrance and Meleg Perfumes made a perfect addition. Matthew’s approach to fragrance comes not only from his personal experience and travels but from being a self-taught perfumer who has pushed himself to make innovative and beautiful fragrances often rooted in a Canadian heritage with inspiration from his travels around the world.”

We currently carry 10 of the Meleg Perfumes in our store and on our website. If you’d like to test some of the fragrances, you can always purchase samples through our sample program, or stop by the store!

Discover Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat
In Conversation With

In Conversation with Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat

Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine. We wanted to learn more about how Juliette & Chocolat came about and how Juliette juggles life as a successful business owner, mother, wife and friend.

Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine, just a few blocks from Etiket boutique (we’re practically neighbours!). Our love for Juliette & Chocolat grew when we learned more about the woman behind the brand. 

In fact, Juliette & Chocolat was founded by a beautiful woman named… you guessed it, Juliette! All you need to do is follow her Instagram page to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how she runs her successful business with her husband and her 5 adorable kids. We wanted to learn more about how Juliette & Chocolat came about and how Juliette juggles life as a successful business owner, mother, wife and friend.

How did the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat come to you?

I’m a foodie. Always have been, and I love to cook. Eating has always been one of my life’s greatest pleasures. I’ve always had a weakness for sweets. I can’t imagine ending a meal without a dessert, that just doesn’t make sense to me! When I go out to restaurants, I always start by asking for the dessert menu. Choosing my dessert first allows me to then choose my main course.

I got the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat when I was at the end of my studies in Finance. At the time, I was looking for start-up ideas. Because I have such a sweet tooth, and because I wasn’t able to find any hot chocolate in Montreal like my grandmother used to make (!) the idea came to me to open a chocolate bar, similar to a coffee shop, but where one could sit and drink a hot chocolate. This idea then led to a menu filled with chocolate recipes, from hot chocolates and pastries to fondues and candies. I wanted Juliette & Chocolat to be a paradise for chocolate lovers. Finally, wanting there to be a French flare to the business, I added salty and sweet crepes to the menu.

With your own business and a family of five, how do you juggle it all and have time for yourself?

Hahahaha! I’m often asked this question. Honestly, it all comes down to being organized, while also being laid-back and taking life as it comes. Every hour of my week is organized, and I have “to-do lists” for every part of my life. I have a day planner that allows me to stay on top of everything. However, if at the end of the day, the house is a mess, the dirty dishes are still on the counter and the kids go to bed a little past their bedtime, I don’t lose sleep over it. I’d say that I also have an amazing support system in my personal and professional lives (even though the two overlap). I have friends and colleagues that are as invested in my business as I am and who want to see me succeed. I’m very blessed in that respect. 

How do you start the day? What is your morning routine?

My mornings are always chaotic: imagine a house of 7 people who all went to bed late the night before! I help the kids get ready for school, make sure I have my eye makeup on … it’s a little like a race against the clock, though we do manage to eat breakfast all together. No coffee for me, I have enough energy as it is! Instead, I make a healthy, vitamin-filled smoothie for us all to drink before heading out the door!

I then drop the kids off at school. Making sure everyone gets to school on time, with their schoolbooks, lunch and PE clothes is a challenge… it’s like a little victory every morning.

What does your everyday beauty routine look like?

Morning: My routine is remarkably simple. I hydrate my skin with a cream I have on hand (I’m lucky enough to receive beauty products as gifts, so I switch them up a lot).

Night: My nighttime routine is also simple. I wash my face with cold water and a gentle cleanser. Right now I’m using the Peoni Cleanser from JB Skin Savvi. After that, I hydrate my skin with the Peoni Oil from JB Skin Savvi. 

Do you do something special to take care of your skin?

Once or twice a week I will deep clean my skin with a Clarisonic brush. Besides that, I hydrate my face and body every night.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

Happy people are beautiful, be happy!

Who is your beauty inspiration?

Audrey Hepburn

What does your makeup routine look like?

I apply makeup everyday but I keep it simple. I apply a kohl liner that I bought at a souk in Damas when I lived there. It’s a black liner that stays put all day. I love it! After that, I apply a few layers of mascara. From time to time, I add a neutral eyeshadow and a pop of blush to the cheeks.

What beauty products can we always find in your handbag?

Hahahaha, I have more toys in my purse to keep my kids entertained than I do beauty products. I always have a lip balm (does that count?). Sometimes, I’ll have a lipstick in my purse for touch ups throughout the day. 

What’s your signature fragrance?

I’m a huge fan of Angel by Thierry Mugler. It’s a sweet, candy scent and so enticing to me. I have no idea how I found it, but I can recognize it anywhere!

What do you do to unwind at the end of a busy day?

I play with my kids, I read, I cook, I watch movies with my family, I never run out of ways to unwind at the end of the day. I always find time to relax and to ground myself. It’s the key to not burning out!

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?

A good meal with a delicious dessert at the end.

Follow Juliette on Instagram at  @juliettechoco or her business,  Juliette & Chocolat @juliette_chocolat

Fragrances by Gallivant

GALLIVANT Perfumes: Where are you going next?

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Fragrances by GallivantMeet GALLIVANT, the modern indie fragrance house founded by Nick Steward, GALLIVANT's Nick Stewardformer Creative Director of L’ Artisan Parfumeur. GALLIVANT is all about the belief in getting out into the world and discovering more. In feet-on-the-ground exploration. The freedom to wander and travel. These unique fragrances capture the vibe of the brand’s favourite destinations. Cool, creative cities. Unisex eau de parfums for urban explorers who like to travel light.

Always easy, always streamlined, these scents also come packaged in 30ml ‘nomad’ bottles to help you on your journey. Designed in London, handmade by artisans in France and England.

Where are you going next?

GALLIVANT LONDONLondon, is a floral leather fragrance. With a watery green head, of cucumber and violet leaves. A floral heart, with Rose de Mai Absolute, rose oil and orris root. And basenotes of leather, sandalwood, patchouli and cedarwood.

Tel Aviv
GALLIVANT TEL AVIVTel Aviv is a bright, sunny, floral fruity fragrance. A fresh, fruity head, and notes of clementine, bergamot, and blackcurrant bud. A floral heart with jasmine sambac absolute, Comoros’ ylang ylang, rose oil and freesia. And a warm, musky base with sandalwood, musks, Deer’s Tongue absolute (liatrix) and benzoin.

GALLIVANT ISTANBULIstanbul is an ambery, woody, spicy fragrance. A fresh aromatic head, with notes of bergamot, cardamom, red thyme. A woody, aromatic heart, with lavender absolute, Egyptian geranium essence, patchouli heart and sweet myrrh (opoponax) essence. And basenotes of sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, amber and musks.


GALLIVANT BROOKLYN   Brooklyn is a musky citrus fragrance. A fresh, spicy, fizzy head, with notes of bergamot, squeezed lemon and orange juice. Incense, cardamom, ozonic notes. A floral heart, with magnolia and orris root. And a base of white woods, benzoin, amber and musks.


Perfume Review: Olfactive Studio Selfie Eau de Parfum

Me, myselfie and I! A fragrant play on the self-portrait – version 2.0, Olfactive Studio’s Selfie ...

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Me, myselfie and I! A fragrant play on the self-portrait – version 2.0, Olfactive Studio’s Selfie is an ode to today’s egotistical desire to leave one’s trace, be it olfactory or visual.

Modern, urban and unusual with notes of ginger, anise, incense, angelica and elemi all fighting for the spotlight in the top notes. As the confusion settles, an accord of Maple Syrup, cinnamon, lilly, and Cabreuva merge causing a slightly sticky sweet-nutty-green odour which settles oh so nicely into its final phase: an ultra suede-like chypre. See, or smell I should say? Very unusual and difficult to describe really.
screen-capture-318Longevity: 5-10 hours.
Sillage: Excellent

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor


Olfactive Family: Oriental Spicy

Availability: In-store and online.

If you likeOlfactive Studio’s Selfieyou may also like Amouage Epic Woman  and Atelier Cologne Blanch Immortelle Cologne Absolue.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Mona di Orio: Perfume to be worn

I am often asked how I choose which perfume brands I bring into Etiket. I ...

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Mona di Orio at Etiket: Perfume to be worn
Mona di Orio at Etiket

I am often asked how I choose which perfume brands I bring into Etiket. I wish I could say there was a formula or a science or it was even a well-studied business decision, but it is never any of those. Very simply I fall in love with the fragrances and the story that is part of those fragrances. Mona di Orio perhaps exemplifies this better than any other collection of perfumes that we have in the store.

Mona di Orio Perfume at Pitti Fragranze 2014
Mona di Orio Pitti Fragranze 2014 (Photo: Petit Parfum Blog)

I am sure I had heard of Mona di Orio before I went to Pitti Fragranze (the niche perfume show in Florence) in September of 2014, but I had never smelled it. It was not even on my radar as one of the brands I wanted to look at when I was there. I remember so clearly how it happened that I met Jeroen Oude Sogtoen  (designer and co-founder of Mona di Orio) and when he walked me through the collection.

The collection was being shown in a booth with other brands and I was looking at another brand from New York when the Mona di Orio bottles caught my eye. I finished sniffing where I was and made my way over to see what the gold bottles with their oval shapes were all about. As I stood there looking at the collection Jeroen came up to me quietly and asked if I had any questions. I introduced myself and asked him to take me through the scents.

A perfume show is a very noisy and animated place. But when Jeroen started to tell me the story of who Mona di Orio was, it seemed as if there was no one there but he and I as he took me on a journey.

Mona di Orio
Mona di Orio

The story of Mona di Orio is not a happy one, but it is a beautiful one, in the true sense of how romance in literature is defined. It is like a prose narrative of heroic deeds in an imaginary setting that is not imaginary at all. It is the story of Mona, a woman who by chance falls into perfumery and is trained by a master perfumer, Monsieur Edmond Roudnitska. She finds her true calling and begins her journey into the world of perfume. Through coincidence (or was it?) she meets Jeroen and with his vision for design and her nose they create the fragrance house of Mona di Orio in 2004 and launch their first three fragrances: Lux, Carnation and Nuit Noire.
As Jeroen told me the story and took me through each of the fragrances I was simply moved to tears. The passion of their partnership for what they did together was so strong and so beautiful that it had to come out in the scents that Mona created. Mona’s ability to take experience, emotions and moments from our lives and pour them into a bottle, and Jeroen’s vision of design meld everything into one perfect collection.

Mona passed away in 2011, and Jeroen has continued on the legacy that they had created together. It seems to me pointless to describe these fragrances, words never do justice to anything we smell, you need to experience them yourselves to truly feel and sense the complexity of light and dark and shadow that is the signature of Mona di Orio.

My favourites are Myrh Casati and Nuit Noire but there is not one that I would not wear or suggest depending on my mood or simply the way the light is falling that day. These are fragrances to be worn and enjoyed for their pure and utter ability to make us dream, remember, or make us smile

Simon Tooley
Owner of Etiket

The Best Fragrance Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season

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The gift of fragrance is timeless, luxurious and intimate. We usually buy perfume for someone we feel very close to like family members and very close friends. What makes fragrance such a cherished gift is its ability to defines us by our individual style and influence our mood. For most people, fragrance is not an everyday purchase, so giving the perfect perfume gift can be a very lavish gesture. From our go-to perfumes and gift sets to solid perfumes and discovery sets, you are sure to find something special for any and everyone on your list!

Here are the fragrance gifts that are topping our list this holiday season:

blenheim bouquet gift set

Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet Gift Set: Created in 1902 and taking its name from Blenheim Palace the seat of one of England’s most respected bloodlines, Blenheim Bouquet is a bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods. Set includes: Eau de Toilette 50ml, Shave Cream 50ml, Aftershave Balm 50ml.

l'artisan parfumeur gift set


L’Artisan Parfumeur Discovery Gift Set: Let him or her discover their next signature scent among these six fragrances from an iconic Parisian perfume house.

The discovery set (6x 5ml) includes:

Caligna: luminous and aromatic, this perfume evokes the fragrant landscapes of Grasse, the spiritual home of French perfumery, in the south of France.

La Chasse aux Papillons: imagine chasing butterflies in the French country side, surrounded by white flowers. A floral fragrance reminiscent of childhood memories, perfect for sunny days.

L’Eau d’Ambre Extrême: a mysterious oriental elixir. This rich and velvety fragrance, has delicate wafts of golden amber and spices.

Mûre et Musc Extrême: red fruit notes enfold themselves around the iconic blackberry and musk accord. Elegant and sophisticated, this fragrance embodies Parisian chic.

Rose Privée: sparkling and sophisticated, Rose Privée is a floral fragrance of unusual beauty. It captures the rare and iconic May Rose in a contemporary way.

Timbuktu: this fragrance is inspired by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour’s trip to Mali, where he witnessed a Wusulan ritual used by generations of West African women to scent their hair and skin. A mysterious fragrance that embodies the Sahara combined with French savoir faire.

Jasmin Angelique

Atelier Cologne Ecrin Voyage Jasmin Angelique (30ml + Soap + Leather Case): Genuine pure perfume, the Cologne Absolue is a cologne of character celebrating the magical freshness and elegance of citruses. Very high concentration of natural essential oils ensures an exceptional lasting power. With Collection “Matières”, Atelier Cologne reinvents the mythical essences of perfumery. Following vanilla, amber, rose, vetiver and patchouli, a new facet of jasmine from Egypt is revealed with the unexpected use of hesperides. Jasmin Angélique tells a new story, the one of a mysterious path to a secret garden where two lovers meet again surrounded by fresh, airy and sensual jasmine in bloom. Set includes: Handcrafted leather cap, refillable Cologne Absolue 30 ml (1 fl.oz) travel spray and vegetable-based hard-milled soap.

Amouage Memoir

Amouage Memoir Body Cream: Containing active ingredients such as algae, glycerin, aloe vera, shea butter and cacao butter, this luxurious body cream is an intensive treatment for the skin, promoting immediate firming. The Body Cream tones and hydrates the entire body and restores lost suppleness, leaving the skin soft , velvety and beautifully scented with the notes of Memoir.
Top notes: Mandarin, Cardamom, Absinth, Pink Pepper
Heart notes: Pepper, Clove Bud, Opulent White Blossoms, Rose, Jasmine, Precious Dark Wood, Frankincense
Base notes: Styrax, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Leather, Labdanum, Fenugreek, Musk



ARQUISTE Parfumeur Caroline’s Four Hundred Candle: Inspired by one of the most splendid balls held by Caroline Astor, the matriarch of the hotel’s founding family and doyenne of New York’s Gilded Age society, Caroline’s Four Hundred takes its name from the 400 notable guests that represented the highest echelons of New York society. The scent captures at once the actual flowers used around her residence, the exotic woods of the ballroom, the potted palms and apple blossoms that lined the hallways, and the light crisp essence of champagne wafting through the crowds. With notes of rich American Beauty roses – her favorite flower – green stems, white lilies and the delicate sweetness of quince, apple and cherry blossom, Caroline’s Four Hundred, embraces all of the blooms that actually adorned her ballroom on that unforgettable evening in 1900.

Caroline’s Four Hundred, the St. Regis fragrance, is featured at all St. Regis hotels and resorts around the world.

Notes include: American Beauty rosses, hyacinth, white lilies, green stems and delicate quince, apple and cherry blossom.

l'artisan parfumeur

L’Artisan Parfumeur La Boule de Provence: La Boule de Provence is a unique design object and is entirely handcrafted by artisans near to Paris. Fresh and aromatic, and inspired by the nature of Provence, this scent is carried by currents of air and magnified by heat in the room.


Antica Farmacista Black Label Champagne Home Diffuser: The Home Ambiance Fragrances utilize antique inspired apothecary bottles, filled with fragrance, to permeate the air through the bottles’ open neck and white birch reeds that are inserted to further diffuse the scent.

Fragrance: A crisp, citrus infused fragrance evoking sparkle and complexity. Top notes of Satsuma citrus balance with subtle floral notes of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.


Perfume Review: Ex Idolo Ryder EDP

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Let’s talk about sex…. appeal. What is sexy to you? For me, it’s the ability to be scent-sational. Whether it be a man or a woman, how they carry themselves and how they smell top my list of attractive qualities. If I think back to all of my boyfriends (there are not that many – I tend to go for the long haul when it comes to relationships), I remember their scents, and when I catch a whiff of that scent, I am transported back in time. Ahhh, good memories of my high-school boyfriend and his smell – Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue…. or worse, Malizia Uomo. Ouch! It was a long time ago and we were young. Enough said. The point is, smell plays a huge role in sexual attraction, we all know that.

I tend to gravitate towards colognes, it’s no secret. I love that fresh citrus smell! Clean, sometimes soapy and just incredibly up-lifting. A good cologne can brighten my day and change my mood instantaneously. So, these are the scents that I wear. But what about him? Am I attracted to a man that smells like me? Not so much. I actually prefer something on the other end of the spectrum, a bit sweeter and spicier, for the simple reason that it evokes feelings of warmth and comfort. If a man can make me feel warm and comfortable, he’s in! Oh, and a really good vanilla fragrance on a man (my favourite: ARQUISTE Parfumeur The Architects Club) is simply heaven!

Enter Ex Idolo’s newest fragrance – Ryder. I was very excited about this one, because if it was anything like its predecessor Thirty-Three (a thirty-three year old oud), I would be in love again. Matthew Zhuk (creator and founder of Ex Idolo) was kind enough to send me a sample well before the actual launch. My first thought: Wow! This is a gorgeous follow up to Thirty-Three and definitely easier to wear for me! Slightly resinous, dark and aged, Ryder is exactly what I imagine a members club of days past to smell like. Leather, smoke, booze and dry wood. Sweet pipe tobacco with a side of Cognac gives way to spicy Omani Frankincense, followed by creamy vanilla and amber. This is a spicy, candy-coated, but not overly cloying fragrance that is as deep as it is mysterious. The kind of remarkably complex aromatic tobacco scent that just doesn’t come along very often, and one that is incredibly sexy. Sillage is average and longevity is beyond excellent!

After the divorce I started to experience some sexual problems. There was nobody to get acquainted with and I decided to pick up a girl, but it didn’t work out. She advised me to buy Cialis. I called that girl, she arrived and we had an upper class sex.

Ryder reminds me of Oliban by Keiko Mecheri, which is a scent that an old boyfriend of mine wore… it was magic on him! This was exactly his style – sweet, sexy, a bit rough around the edges and somewhat mysterious. I bet he would love Ryder as much as I do. I will have to send him a “It’s been a while…” text at some point soon. 😉

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor


Olfactive Family: Woody

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Ex Idolo Ryder EDP, you may also like ARQUISTE Anima Dulcis and Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Perfume Review: Tauer Perfumes PHI Une rose de Kandahar

  Although launched in 2013, Tauer Perfumes PHI-une rose de Kandahar is a new addition ...

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Although launched in 2013, Tauer Perfumes PHI-une rose de Kandahar is a new addition to our Tauer collection. The reason is because the rose oil used in this fragrance comes from Afghanistan’s rose region, Nangarhar and is in limited production, making this Tauer fragrance a rare gem and not guaranteed to be available all the time. Luckily we recently received a few bottles and the sample orders for this one have been flying out the door!

Like most Tauer fragrances, this one is unlike anything else you have ever smelled before. If you love rose perfumes, you are in for a real treat because it doesn’t get any better than this! A blend of sweet rose and fruit with a lavish side of tobacco. PHI-une rose de Kandahar is soft, velvety and very well-balanced. There is absolutely no trace of powdery ‘old lady’ rose here. On the contrary, this is a modern and very easy to wear fragrance. At first whiff I can smell true rose, hinted with dried apricots, almond (which smells more like marzipan) and fresh bergamot. As it begins to settle, I can smell spicy tobacco, creamy tonka, vanilla, and refreshing notes of grassy vetiver. Throughout all this, the rose notes remains true and strong to the end, continuously complimented by its surrounding notes. In the drydown we are left with a warm suede-like musk. Super sexy with excellent sillage.

In general, the night was stormy and lasted until the morning). Viagra at is really a great drug! I can’t say anything about the side effects. It’s very individual and depends on the general state of health. You can try it a few times and get both pleasure and joy straight out. Personally, I’ll continue to take it.

With temperatures continuing to drop, I think PHI-une rose de Kandahar makes for the perfect season to wear this masterpiece! Wear it any time of day, but I think it will shine bright in the evening hours.

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor



Olfactive Family: Floral

HEAD NOTES: Phi starts with a rich fruity line of apricot. An all natural apricot extract with its surprising richness enchants and blends into a cinnamon line and hints of bitter almond, softened by bergamot essential oil.

HEART NOTES: These spices lead over to voluptuous roses in the fragrance heart: Extremely rare rose essential oil with its unique scent of spices, plums and flower petals blends into rose absolute from Bulgaria and hints of Bourbon geranium. The rose petals melt on the skin into a dark tobacco fond, built around an amazing absolute of dried tobacco leaves.

BASE NOTES: The animalic, leathery and woody tobacco opens the ground for a generously dosed layer of patchouli in the base of Phi. Here, woody and gourmand notes melt into hints of animalic lines. Vetiver, vanilla and tonka add richness and brilliance. A generous dose of exclusive musk and amber gris round the body of the fragrance and encircle the roses.

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Tauer Perfumes PHI-un rose de Kandahar, you may also like Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme and Amouage Lyric Man and Woman.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

6 Fragrances Perfect For Fall/Winter 2015

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The change of season is the perfect time to find your next signature scent! As the weather gets cooler, you may want to switch out your light, floral scents for something a bit warmer, heavier and just down right cozy. Here are our top fragrance picks for Fall/Winter 2015:

screen-capture-851The Italian Way To Vanilla

Eau d’Italie’s newest fragrance Morn To Dusk is a sensual fragrance that wraps around you like a veil of gold, from morning till the sun sets. Fresh and vibrant to begin with, this scent starts with a clean, energetic note of bergamot and gradually warms with bourbon vanilla until the shadows of the day deepen with cedarwood and musk. Intense, hypnotic and simply irresistible!

Eau d’Italie, Morn to Dusk EDT, 100ml – $175

screen-capture-852Lavender In All Its Bracing Charm

Penhaligon’s No. 33 was created to celebrate Penhaligon’s 145th anniversary and is named after one of their first ever boutiques on 33 St James’s Street in London. It opens in an aromatic burst of crisp citrus, rustic armoise and clary sage alongside a bracing lavender note. Incredibly smooth, the heart is enriched by warming pepper, ginger and cardamom and fresh, rosy geranium. Tobacco, cedar and vetiver add a dry smokiness, balanced by the restrained sweetness of tonka, amber and vanilla.

Penhaligon’s No.33, 50ml – $115

screen-capture-853A Celebration Of The Most Rare, Precious and Unexpected Ingredients

Oud Saphir is the latest fragrance from Atelier Cologne’s Collection Métal. It opens with citrus drops of bergamot, spiced with pink pepper and ambrette seed. Notes of suede, birch and jasmine in the heart creates harmony, accompanied with dark, deep accords of agar wood, birch and sensual vanilla in the base notes. A fresh take on the usual deep, rich and intense oud scent and perfect for the transition from summer to fall!

Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir, 100ml – $275

screen-capture-854Trade Routes

ARQUISTE Parfumeur’s newest fragrance Nanban is none other than the intoxicating spirit of a singular, extraordinary voyage of discovery. Imagine a galleon carrying a delegation of samurai charging through dark ocean currents and loaded with sweet-smelling tropical woods, tea, coffee, heady Spanish leather, frankincense, fine black pepper and other exotic ground spices. A gorgeous unisex scent that is perfect to wear now or when the cooler fall weather really settles in.

ARQUISTE Parfumeur Nanban EDP, 100ml – $225

screen-capture-855The Passion Of Andalusia

Celebrate the sweetness of an Indian summer with L’Artisan Parfumeur Aube de Séville! A fragrance that opens with a burst of spicy green and zesty notes. The heart notes include jasmine, sweetened with orange blossom and beeswax. The composition is intensified with calming lavender and dark frankincense. An addictive fragrance that will keep you wanting more.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Aube de Séville EDP, 100ml – $194

screen-capture-856The Dreamer’s Amber

Beautiful, strong and elegantly designed, ETRO Ambra is a seductive fragrance that blends together precious and mysterious essences, such as the black resin of the American amber tree, opoponax and sweet myrrh. The modern freshness of bergamot and the slightly spicy aroma of coriander dampened by labdanum makes this fragrance both exciting and provocative. Ambra is bound to keep you spellbound.

ETRO Ambra, EDT, 50ml – $118


The Etiket Fragrance Sample Program: Try It Before You Buy It!

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If you are a perfume lover, or are looking for your next signature scent, then you probably want to try as many fragrances as possible. Purchasing a fragrance can be somewhat of a financial commitment, especially when considering the pricier niche side of the scent spectrum, and so, we think you should always try it before you buy it!

Whether it be niche, classic or contemporary, your signature scent should evoke a powerful emotional response and should reflect your personal style. It’s important to understand that what you are essentially experiencing when sniffing a new scent for the first time is a combination of “fragrance notes”. These notes can be considered the DNA of the perfume and make up a composition that ultimately smells quite unique on each person’s skin. Notes such as lemon, patchouli, rose and amber give description to a fragrance and communicates it’s possible evolution. So, what you are smelling at the first spritz of a fragrance is typically not what you are left with. Most fragrances have three levels of notes that follow sequence, yet usually overlap. Understanding the placement of each of the notes is helpful when testing new fragrances.

Top Notes: These are the notes that will give you the first impression of a fragrance. They are typically lighter notes such as citruses, green notes and light florals.

Middle Notes: These are the notes that you may experience anywhere from two minutes after spraying up to an hour later and usually consist of spices, woods and some heavier florals such as rose and jasmine.

Base Notes: These are the rich, deeper notes that merge with the middle notes to create the overall theme of the fragrance and anchor it. These notes leave a lasting impression and make up the sillage (the scent trail that lingers). These notes usually consist of heavy woods, amber, vanilla, moss and musks.

These fragrance notes can then classified into olfactive families by their material. Olfactive families share dominant notes, such as citrus, floral, woody, oriental, fougère and more.

While it is helpful to read fragrance reviews, or get recommendations, in the end you must try the perfume on your own skin to experience it and maybe even fall in love before deciding to make that financial commitment. This is why we have put in place a fragrance sample program, providing an easy way to order samples of any of the fragrances that we carry from wherever you are in Canada!

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All of our perfume samples are listed here and come in a standard glass perfume vial (0.7ml) with a plastic wand applicator. There is a minimum of four samples for each order and a maximum of two samples per fragrance.

Perfume Review: Atelier Cologne Jasmin Angélique Cologne Absolue

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“He had prepared for this moment for several months. Each clue would lead her to the next, recalling one by one the places of that magical first encounter. She is finally there. Overcome by the beauty and power of jasmine in bloom, it is apparent their love is ready for the next step.”

It’s no secret that I am one of Atelier Cologne’s biggest fans. So, naturally, I knew that I would love the newest scent to come out of my favourite French fragrance house. Jasmin Angélique is certainly no exception! It was love at first sniff… again. What can I say? I LOVE a good cologne, and add some green notes to that… heaven!

There are two dominating notes in this fragrance, as the name suggests: Angelica is a green herbal-peppery note with nuances of sweet musk that dances so beautifully with any  citrus and floral composition. Jasmine, the symbol of the French art of perfumery lends an irresistible and seductive heady layer to this fragrance. From a fresh blast of peppery green lemon to sweet fig rounding out any chance of bitterness, to a gorgeous, warm musky- wood finish, Jasmin Angélique is one of those fragrances that makes noses turn you way. I have been wearing this fragrance every day this past week and I can’t stop sniffing my wrists throughout the day. A must try for both ladies and gentlemen!

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

angeliqueOlfactive Family: Floral Green

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Atelier Cologne Jasmin Angélique Cologne Absolue, you may also like TAUER Perfumes Carillon pour un Ange and ARQUISTE Bouttonniere No.7.

Discover these fragrances and many more! At Etiket we offer samples of all fragrances that we carry including complimentary shipping to anywhere in Canada!

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Perfume Review: HEELEY Parfum Esprit du Tigre EDP

Travels to the Far East and beyond The latest addition to our HEELEY Parfum collection ...

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Travels to the Far East and beyond

The latest addition to our HEELEY Parfum collection has arrived! Introducing Esprit du Tigre EDP. A fragrance for the spirited man or woman with vibrant notes of clove, mint, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and vetiver. Some say that it smells a bit like Tiger Balm in the opening, but I beg to differ. Yes, it does have a medicinal element to it, but only at first whiff and it is more sweet-boozy. I think of it like a tiger pouncing on it’s prey. It may be a bit shocking at first, but then it settles into something quite hypnotic as it sinks its teeth into you.  I smell a spicy incense that is cooled by fresh mint. I love a fragrance that has the ability to play with hot and cold facets. So there you go, this is where the Tiger Balm comes in, more as a sensation than an offensive odor. As Esprit du Tigre settles down, it sits close to the skin on soothing notes of cinnamon and vetiver. Lovely! I have to admit that this scent is not for everyone. It has a fire, energy and colour that is undeniable, so if you are adventurous with fragrances, I highly recommend sampling this one!

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

HEELEY Parfum Esprit du Tigre EDP

Top Notes: Camphor, Peppermint, Spearmint, Winter Green

Middle Notes: Cardamon, Clove, Black Pepper

Base Notes:Vetiver, Cinnamon

Olfactive Family: Aromatic Spicy

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like HEELEY Parfum Esprit du Tigre EDP, you may also like: L’Artisan Parfumeur Dzing! and Tauer Perfumes No 7 Vetiver Dance.

Discover these fragrances and many more! At Etiket we offer samples of all fragrances that we carry including complimentary shipping to anywhere in Canada!

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

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