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The sweet scent of, um, caskets?

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Who knew the scent of funeral homes could be characterized as a “pick-me-up”?

I love the story behind this scent, as explained in the product description:

This scent actually started out to be Flower Show. Now our founding perfumer personally did NOT like most white flowers so this was a tough fragrance for him to develop. When a friend first smelled this one and exclaimed: “it smells like my Grandfather’s funeral… call it Funeral Home!”, so we did.

Eau de Cocktails and Cigars?

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The design got me at first glance. Then the scent hooked me. And now that I understand the creative concept, I’m all in.

Created by Belgian avant-garde designer Maison Martin Margiela, Replica is a collection of six fragrances inspired by familiar scents and moments of varying locations and periods. Lazy Sunday morning is “a recollection of silky skin, crumpled linen sheets and the reassuring scent of fresh laundry,” while Jazz Club is inspired by heady cocktails and cigars in Brooklyn.

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As a fan of musky florals, I love Promenade in the Gardens, a combination of crispy green accord with Turkish rose and Patchouli. Equally delicious is Flower Market, inspired by the scent of freshly cut jasmine and tuberose in Paris.

(Available at Sephora for $125)

Flower Market illustration by Spiros Halaris

Deal of the Day 4.18.14

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Actually, I have two Deals of the Day today, and they’re both from Kate Spade Saturday. This purple Building Blocks Long Necklace is regularly $50, but it’s on sale for $17.50 or $20, which I realize is confusing. On the sale browse page, it’s listed for $17.50, but on the article description page, it’s listed for $20. 

imageThe Glazed Mug is regularly $10, but it’s on sale for $7.50 when you enter this discount code at checkout before April 20, 2014: HOMERUN.

Table this

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I have a thing for Anthropologie coasters. The square coasters are $8 each, and I purchased the round one on sale for $5. Check out similar coasters here.

I love these handmade sandals ($90) by Shani Mifano of Israel. Check out the ImeldaShoes Etsy shop at http://ift.tt/1n57uvQ
I love these handmade sandals ($90) by Shani Mifano of Israel. Check out the ImeldaShoes Etsy shop at http://ift.tt/1n57uvQ

I love these handmade sandals ($90) by Shani Mifano of Israel. Check out the ImeldaShoes Etsy shop at http://ift.tt/1n57uvQ