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Whether you prefer subtle floral notes or rich, sumptuous exotic scents, there is a new perfume out there for you. Kate Hilpern rounds up the most fabulous fragrances

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Look for the bear necessities

Founded in 1799, fragrance brand Atkinsons of London is relaunching after hibernation, says Emma Akbareian

The Conversation: Roja Dove, perfumer

When did you decide perfumery was for you?

DVD review: To the Wonder

Terrence Malick's improvised reverie on love and commitment in the 21st century is one long dreamy, sun-burnished montage featuring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and a murmured French voice-over in place of dialogue.

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McCartney signs P&G perfume deal

Stella McCartney switches from L'Oréal to P&G

Expect no more air-kissing between Stella McCartney and L'Oréal boss Jean-Paul Agon.

Artisan perfumers on the scent of a mystery

Do you think all fragrances are starting to feel the same? Rebecca Gonsalves profiles the artisan perfumers aiming to be different

Film review: To the Wonder - The camera as a lovelorn kitten, mewing for attention

A mere 18 months after The Tree of Life, the previously unprolific Terrence Malick is back with To the Wonder, an impressionistic, non-linear, semi-improvised meditation on the love of nature and the nature of love.

Love is...knowing how to make her Valentine's Day extra special

(Clockwise from top) 1. Rossetto perfume 30ml, £130, Prada, Selfridges, 0800 123 400

The new Dolce & Gabana unisex scent for babies

Talking scents about babies with D&G and Burberry

Coco Chanel famously said, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future". Dolce & Gabbana must feel the same applies to babies, as they have just launched a fragrance for tots.

Good enough to eat: The perfect presents for horticulturalists

There's a whole separate category of presents, aren't there, which we could just call "sigh presents". Gifts that just seem designed to make  you depressed at the effort which has been wasted on them.

EU jobsworths threaten to ban Chanel No 5. Will Brad Pitt be next?

For over 90 years, Chanel No 5 has been gracing the skin of wealthy, mostly hygienic types and increasing their allure. More recently, this brand of smelly water has achieved a new level of fame by associating itself with celebrities, such as Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou - and now Brad Pitt, the first bloke to adopt the role. Alas, this distinguished commercial history could soon be a thing of the past, in Britain at least.

Beauty: Fresh new scents

1. Amazingreen

We love: Absolutely Fabulous - Edina Monsoon may have been usurped by Siobhan Sharpe of TwentyTwelve from her role everyone’s favourite fictional PR from hell, but The Audit is still excited to see what Olympian hijinks the duo will get up to, and more importantly, what they’ll be wearing? 9:30pm, BBC One.

The Fashion Audit: Absolutely Fabulous, wrap it up and chic charity tees

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A rose by any other name: 'Little White Pet' or 'Belle de Teheran'?

Emma Townshend knows which one she prefers, even though they’re exactly the same flower...

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Observations: Words make a lot of scent: poetry in the form of perfume

A dozen poets were given anonymous scents from which they had to write a poem. Meanwhile, six perfumers were asked to come up with a new fragrance inspired by a poem.

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