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Summer break with GALLIVANT Perfumes

Summertime is a period of wanderlust. Wherever you are, the season encourages travel, journeys, relaxation, and the making of stories you’ll always remember. This is why we brought GALLIVANT Perfumes to our market and invited the line’s founder to Tampa. GALLIVANT Perfumes is a U.K.-based new indie brand of fragrances designed with the urban explorer […]

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Artisanal Eau de Parfum

Artisanal indicates independent, small-batch, high quality (many parfumers bring years of expertise from larger brands to start their own lines), and less ubiquitous than what you’ll find at the mall. Eau de parfum is an important specification because it is more concentrated with perfume oil (the actual extracts of fragrance from the raw materials) than […]

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YeYe Parfums: handcrafted in-house from idea, to creation, to bottling

True to our brand name, we are perennially in search of “uncommon finds” in the world of fine fragrance with which to stock our boutique. While most lines come from across the Atlantic, one contemporary is based in sunny Santa Barbara, California, and is the latest in our spotlight series: YeYe Parfums. After years in other […]

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How to Choose the Best Perfume for You

To choose the best perfume that fits you, reading online descriptions can only illuminate part of the picture. Despite all the talk of e-commerce, drone deliveries, and “death of brick-and-mortar,” I prefer to shop for fragrance the old fashioned way: simply start smelling.  The rest is up to your nose, your skin’s unique chemistry, and your […]

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