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Istanbul gallivanting ...

A real throwback Thursday ... glossy printed photos I took when wandering around Istanbul, on a cold grey day, pre-internet era .... Walking along the Bosphorus, exploring the obvious 'must-see' places on the European side, but also discovering lesser-known neighbourhoods on the Asian side.   Souvenirs ... .  
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Le Parfum des villes

La Presse + est le site d'information francophone le plus complet en Amérique du nord: Actualités, Art, International, Débats, Sport ou encore Art de vivre... Ces thèmes rythment et animent ce journal incontournable. Un grand merci à Mario Girard pour cet article. "Cela faisait des années que Nick Steward y pensait. Son concept était défini, sa vision était claire. Ainsi, quand, après 20 ans chez L’Artisan Parfumeur en tant que directeur artistique, ce Londonien volubile a voulu voler de ses propres ailes, celles-ci se sont déployées rapidement."
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These Are 23 of the Hottest Beauty Launches For May 2017

POPSUGAR is a global media company that powers the optimism and dreams of women around the world. POPSUGAR help women everywhere look good, feel good, do good — to live more fulfilling lives every day. "As you shop for Mother's Day gifts this month, make sure to pick up some beauty swag for yourself. May is bringing us tons of fantastic hair care, skin care, and makeup launches — from a sunscreen mousse to an edgy perfume (that comes in a skull-embossed case) and an ice-cream-inspired lip gloss. Keep reading to see which items POPSUGAR editors are loving and using right now."
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À la recherche d'un parfum rare

La Presse + est le site d'information francophone le plus complet en Amérique du nord: Actualités, Art, International, Débats, Sport ou encore Art de vivre... Ces thèmes animent et font battre le coeur de ce journal incontournable. Thanks to Mario Girard for this article. "Très souvent des gens me demandent quels sont les meilleurs endroits pour trouver des parfums rares, des effluves qu’on ne retrouve pas sur toutes les peaux. Je leur dis qu’il faut visiter plusieurs endroits. Chaque grand magasin, chaque petite boutique spécialisée a ses marques, ses ententes d’exclusivité avec les distributeurs."
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Whatever Your Mood, There’s a Scent to Perfectly Match It

FLARE is a Canadian fashion magazine. A real source for under-the-radar shopping picks, beauty tips, celebrity buzz, and hot takes on big topics that matter to millennial women. Thanks to Ingrid Williams for this piece about GALLIVANT. "They don’t call it aromatherapy for nothing." "Fragrance has the power to make your feel all the feelings, and with an array of bottles at your fingertips you get to choose which ones on any given day."
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How To Smell Like Your Dream Vacation In Your Boring, Everyday Life

Our Tel Aviv fragrance caught the attention of Refinery29, the number-one destination for people who crave style and substance, thought-provoking conversations, and the inspiration to live a more creative life. And a big thanks to Alix Tunell... "A Californian, a New Yorker, and a Polynesian walk onto a beach... The Californian tries to float peacefully in the Pacific, but gets caught in a rip tide and ends up a mile away from the family's umbrella."
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We Wear GALLIVANT... We Wear Perfume is a blog dedicated to fragrance storytelling. "Today I’m Wearing London, by Gallivant, because it’s my home town and I’m a proud Londoner. My London is a city of rich and poor, beautiful and ugly all rubbing along together. For London, I took the idea of the music of the Pet Shop Boys, specifically East End Boys, West End Girls."
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Forbes presents GALLIVANT

Because things come in threes, our third review is from the lifestyle section of Forbes, the famous American magazine. "Nick Steward, a veteran of the perfume industry for two decades and former Creative Director of L'Artisan Parfumeur, just launched Gallivant. In the world of niche fragrances where pomp and circumstance are prevalent..."
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Now Smell This

This review is from Now Smell This, a wonderful blog about perfumes. "Gallivant is a new London-based niche line founded by Nick Steward, and debuting with four “urban exploration” fragrances: Brooklyn, Istanbul, London and Tel Aviv…"
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The Wharf Review

Our second review is from The Wharf, a famous newspaper based in the heart of Canary Wharf, in London...  "Nick Steward worked in the perfume industry for 20 years in London and Paris. He has launched artisanal brand Gallivant to help preserve the languid art of fragrance creation..."
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