Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire – Cologne Noire and Lys Carmin

We have come to the last two in this series. Notes of lily, ylang, vanilla, sandalwood and peppercorns compose Lys Carmin. The name is very apt. This is a spiced-up lily.  I get used to the more common pristine, virgin’ish… Continue Reading

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

After reading some of the early reports on this new collection from Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire, I wasn’t expecting much. Nieman-Marcus was offering a set of samples as a freebie when you buy something else, so I was… Continue Reading