Perfume Review: Monsillage Vol 870 YUL-CDG EDT

A new fragrance line has arrived at Etiket and we could not be more excited! ...

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A new fragrance line has arrived at Etiket and we could not be more excited! Perhaps it’s because this is a brand made in our own city of Montreal! Monsillage takes a personal approach to perfume, associating past memories of travel, characters and real-life stories experienced by perfumer and creator Isabelle Michaude. When I first sampled the line, I was immediately drawn to Vol 870 YUL- CDG, for many reasons. One, I love anything to do with travel, planes, airports etc,.  Also, I have traveled this route a few times and have fond memories of my time spent in The City Of Light – sights, smells, food… Reminiscing about past travel can easily transport me back to some of the most inspiring moments of my life and scent memories are certainly no exception! Even just a hint of a scent can strike a chord with a memory or place.

Now, on to the juice – a one way ticket to Paris!

What’s interesting about Monsillage fragrances is that they all smell very different from sniffer stick to the skin. I would urge you to try samples, take them home and wear them to get the most accurate scent. When I first smelled Vol 870 YUL-CDG on paper, I wasn’t moved… on my skin however, I am head over heels in love… take off! Soft, feminine and so unique with opening notes of ylang-ylang and balsam fir that’s slightly sweet, with hints of woods, fruit and musk. As this fragrance comes to “a landing”,  it becomes a lovely warm, musky skin scent with very good longevity and sillage. Perfectly balanced and very easy to wear any time of year.

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

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Monsillage Vol 870 YUL-CDG EDT

Main Notes: Ylang-ylang, balsam fir, cedar, leather, apricot, musk

Olfactive Family: Woody Aromatic

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Monsillage Vol 870 YUL-CDG EDT, you may also like: Dame Perfumery Cassis, Rose & Sandalwood and Amouage Reflection Woman.

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!

The Etiket Questionnaire: Jeffrey Dame – Founder & Perfumer, Dame Perfumery

Jeffrey Dame, the founder and creator of Dame Perfumery is a thirty-five year veteran of ...

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Jeffrey Dame, the founder and creator of Dame Perfumery is a thirty-five year veteran of luxury fragrances, and has travelled to all corners of the world in a lifetime of perfumery. He started his perfumery career in the buying office at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas and spent a few decades in New York and Paris working in fragrance for Estee Lauder, Parfums Caron Paris and with the American fashion designers Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene, Vicky Tiel, Todd Oldham and Marc Jacobs at Perry Ellis. Jeffrey Dame is a notable creative personality within global niche perfumery today.

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Jeffrey’s son, Cullen Dame is passionate about all things fragrance and fashion. As a student at Arizona State University studying Graphic Design and Digital Culture, he keeps his father pointed in the right direction – both olfactively and in design – and reminds him that sometimes it is best to mix things up a bit and dislocate from the past. Together they have curated this gorgeous modern American perfume line, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Get to know the man behind Dame Perfumery...

A good day starts with…  peace.

I feel great when…  make people smile.

I never leave the house without… Nikon.

The next guilty pleasure purchase is… Copa mundial cleats.

The place I always come back to is… tomorrow.

My personal style can be described as… informal and gregarious.

The scent I most identify with is… the desert after a heavy storm.

When I travel, I always make sure that I…  bring as close to nothing as possible. 

When I want to relax, I need… to play soccer.

When I have a bad day I always… just ride it through. 

I find inspiration… people.

My go-to gift is… perfume of course. 

I would never want to miss out on… Neil Young live in concert.

In my fridge, I always have…  Chile Pepper Hot Sauce. 

On my night table I keep…  to much hardware.

My perfect weekend is…  without electronics. 

My most inspiring travel moment was when… my first trip to Paris in 1984.

The inspiration behind Dame Perfumery is… modern american perfumery.

If I had to lose one of my five senses it would be… I can’t even think about this. 

The one question I want to be asked in interviews is…  who’s Jeff?

Discover Dame Perfumery at Etiket!

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Perfume Review: Penhaligon’s Ostara EDT

This spring, Penhaligon’s launched Ostara. A delicate solar floral fragrance inspired by spring’s cheery yellow ...

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daffodilThis spring, Penhaligon’s launched Ostara. A delicate solar floral fragrance inspired by spring’s cheery yellow flower, the daffodil. When I smell it, I see yellow. Ostara is a modern version of strong floral scent refreshed with aldehydes and fresh green notes. The opening of Ostara is true to the scent of Daffodils, lush green stems, leaves, and earth. Bergamot, Juniper and Spearmint provide a fresh, lively and crisp edge, while Violet Leaf Absolute adds an earthy, vegetal facet. As Ostara dries down, it become soft and delicate. Vanilla and musk, add a slightly sweet, creamy-fluffy effect that finishes powdery. The sillage is light, but the longevity is excellent! An instant classic, I would say!

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

Penhaligon’s Ostara EDT

Top Notes: Clementine, Bergamot, Red Berries, Juniper, Spearmint, Blackcurrant Bud, Violet Leaf Absolute

Middle Notes: Hyacinth, Narcissus, Beeswax, Cyclamen, Ylang Ylang, Hawthorn, Wisteria

Base Notes: Vanilla, Benzoin, Musk, Amber, White Wood Effects

Olfactive Family: Floral Green

Perfumer: Bertrand Duchaufour

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Penhaligon’s Ostara EDT, you may also like: Amouage Refelection Woman and Eau d’Italie Au Lac.

Discover these fragrances and many more! At Etiket we now offers 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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