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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

First Person: 'I can identify 1,000 different scents'

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The ten best perfumes

Chosen by Beth Dadswell

Brioni launch exclusive fragrance

Leading Italian lifestyle brand Brioni has launched a limited-edition fragrance to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the house of Brioni.

Anthony Rose: When perfumer Lyn Harris smelled the Blanc de Blancs, she found it 'fresh and lemony, then floral'

They're two of the best noses in the business, both devoted to creating luxury products, although with very different objectives. Fred Panaiotis is the winemaker at Ruinart Champagne, the region's oldest champagne house founded in 1729. Lyn Harris is the perfumer at Miller Harris, which is 10 years old next year. When Fred invited Lyn to visit Ruinart's cellars in Reims, she had two small problems to overcome: an aversion to bubbly and nervousness as to whether she'd "get" the wine- tasting or not. She was up for the challenge, though.

Dover Street Market release new fragrance

Exclusive London store Dover Street Market is launching its own perfume, it has been announced.

What’s that smell?

A desperate housewife in a damp rental flat, Annie Deakin discovers that room fragrance is not to be sniffed at

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Credo: Sophie Dahl

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Dr Feelgood: Can perfume trigger love?

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Ready to Wear: 'Stephen Jones stole the show last week with hats inspired by Pac-Man'

What do Rei Kawakubo, Marc Jacobs and John Galliano have in common? The milliner Stephen Jones. This is quite an accolade – after all, in their own, highly idiosyncratic way, these three names are among the most feted in international fashion. And working away quietly, behind the scenes, is Mr Jones, a diffident character who creates quite the finest hats in the industry, adding the finishing, quixotic and rigorously executed touches to their groundbreaking designs.

Win a luxury corset, waist cincher and perfume by Cadolle

Poupie Cadolle creates luxurious corsets, bras, thongs, waist cinchers and lingerie sets to realise your untellable fantasies.

Win the ultimate bespoke his and hers fragrances

Your choice of perfume is as individual as your personality. Fragrance is one of the most subtle personal messages you can send to those with whom you come into contact – the very essence of you. A consultation with Pecksniff’s is a one-to-one experience which takes you on a fun and sometimes thought provoking journey of discovery, where we explore and help reveal the different facets of your character, until a fragrance can be created that is truly ‘you in a bottle’.

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