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Fragrance Fridays: Relishing in my love for fragrances {Bonus NEW Frederic Malle Collection}

I’m trying to make this blog a little more interesting, which is why I’m dedicating certain days for different topics.  For example, I’ve introduced ‘Wedding Wednesdays’, and now, Fridays will be dedicated to posts specifically on fragrances for both males and females.

Why ‘Fragrance Fridays’

Besides the name being clever, I love the “smell goods”, mostly perfumes.  I’ve cut down a bit since having my daughter because I didn’t want her reacting to it.  When I was pregnant with her, the scents did bother me some due to my pregnancy-induced heightened sense of smell.  Now that is over, I can now relish in my love for fragrances.  No, I am not leaving the men out.

One thing I love most is a nice smelling man.  Hopefully, I can get my husband to put in his two cents about men’s fragrances because I can honestly say, his taste in fragrances is excellent.  He loves Frédéric Malle, especially Musc Ravageur, Vetiver Extraordinaire, and L’eau D’hiver.  Imagine how my pockets feel come birthday and anniversary time?  I must admit, Frédéric Malle scents are among my favorites, as well like Carnal Flower, En Passant and Le Parfum de Therese.

Speaking of Frédéric Malle, there’s a new collection launching this month! The collection is called Perfume Portrait by Frédéric Malle.  Designed to serve as a collaborative effort with experts from artistic fields such as fashion, photography and film, this collection will translate the work of extraordinary individuals, with whom Frédéric admires, into original scents – the first being a fragrance collaboration with fashion designer Dries Van Noten.


Fragrance Fridays Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle


Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is a modern, oriental fragrance reminiscent of classic perfumes fused with the world of Dries Van Noten.  Dries Van Noten is a fragrance I’d love, especially since it is composed of notes of patchouli, musk, and bergamot along with sandalwood, vanilla and jasmine.

PRICE: 50ml Spray: $185; 100 ml Spray: $265

WHERE TO BUY: As Barneys New York was the first U.S. location to carry Frédéric Malle’s fragrances as well as the first to carry Dries Van Noten’s designs, it is fitting that that the fragrance is available exclusively at Barneys New York and


I’d love your feedback

As always, just because this blog is to help you out and bring you better content, I’d love to hear what you’d like to see in ‘Fragrance Fridays’.   I’m hoping that it becomes popular and I’m able to host a few giveaways here and there; however, that all depends on your engagement.  Definitely, comment and let me know what you like or don’t like, and what you’d want to see more of.


Get an idea of the scents I like and will feature

In the past, I’ve done my ‘Favorite Scents Series’.   You can check out the posts below:

My Favorite Scents Series:  Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets

My Favorite Scents Series: The Smell of Purple

My Favorite Scents Series: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel for Women



Welcome to ‘Fragrance Fridays’!!!

Kim Porter (821 Posts)

New York City makeup artist, beauty and mom blogger . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the guidelines. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my terms .

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