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As for our name, More Lovely. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18: 


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely…

In our context, this means you were born lovely. So you’re already lovely. And you can be more with the right guidance, experts, and products.

Let us go then, you and I.

Perfumed Poetry

Perfumed Poetry

By Gigi Anders

If the woman in your life loves flowers and travel, she’ll *really* love the Arquiste Florals Gift Travel Set ($70). The refined fragrance house specializes in modernly romantic yet historically evocative and feminine fragrances like this gorgeous, complexly layered quartet of European botanic and floral extracts. Each perfume’s identity is dreamlike, exquisite, and royal, like the Velasquez painting, Las Meninas, a masterpiece. Or like the opening of Joni Mitchell’s song, The Dawntreader:

Peridots and periwinkle blue medallions

Gilded galleons spilled across the ocean floor

Treasure somewhere in the sea and he will find where

Never mind their questions there's no answer for

The roll of the harbor wake

The songs that the rigging makes

The taste of the spray he takes

And he learns to give

He aches and he learns to live

He stakes all his silver

On a promise to be free

Mermaids live in colonies

All his sea dreams come to me


Infanta en Flor


June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the Spanish-French border. Maria Teresa, the Infanta of Spain, is offered to Louis XIV in exchange for peace between the two nations. Innocently perfumed with orange flower water, her powdery complexion blushes as the gallant King lays his eyes on her for the first time. She opens her scented fan and steals a look back.


Orange flower water, Spanish leather, Cistus resin, Immortelle.

Boutonnière no. 7


May 1899, Foyer of the Opéra-Comique, Paris. During the Opera’s intermission, a group of seven young men gather at the Grand Foyer in search of new flirtations. Women of all sorts are lured in by the crisp, green scent of the men’s gardenia boutonnieres, enlivened with the bergamot and lavender colognes they wear. As they draw closer, the “Opera Flower” exudes its elegant masculinity, the last breath of a bloom sacrificed on a black-tie lapel.


Lavender, bergamot, Italian mandarin, gardenia jasminoides/gardenia citriodora duo, Genet absolute, vetiver, oakmoss.

Flor y Canto


On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of tuberose, magnolia, plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred marigold.


Mexican tuberose, magnolia, plumeria, marigold.

Fleur de Louis


June 1660, Isle of Pheasants, Basque region, on the French-Spanish border. To ensure peace between them, two Royal Courts converge at a richly-appointed pavilion built of freshly cut pine and cedar wood. From the French side, in a golden aura of iris, rose and jasmine, emerges a young Louis XIV, all starched and composed, eager to catch a glimpse of his new bride, the Infanta Maria Teresa.


Orange blossom, Florentine orris, jasmine, cedar wood.

Toujours Chanel

Toujours Chanel

Ask Mama Cubana Week 4

Ask Mama Cubana Week 4