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Scents and sensibility – Winnipeg Free Press
Scents and sensibility – Winnipeg Free Press
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KELSEY JAMES

STAFF REPORTER

EXCHANGE DISTRICT

An Exchange District business is helping customers create their signature scent.

Denatured Lab, located at 73 Princess St., is an open-access perfume lab, olfactory workshop space and lifestyle boutique that specializes in personalized perfume.



Owner and in-house perfumer Tom Janzen, previously of popular local candle company Coal and Canary, was chosen as one of 12 people across the world to study in an intensive perfumer training program in Grasse, France, also known as the “perfume capital of the world.”

“We’re the only open-access perfume lab in North America,” Janzen said. “Rather than going to the department store once a year to buy perfume, you can interact with the fragrance in a few different ways. The goal is to make fragrance more accessible.”

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Whether you’ve been ordering online for years or were forced to for the first time because of the pandemic, you no doubt appreciate all the benefits compared to retail (“brick and mortar”) shopping.

After all, with online shopping, you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your pajamas; you don’t have to fight traffic to drive to the mall and circle the parking lot; you don’t get stuck behind someone in line at checkout counting change (or pulling out the wrong credit card); it’s easy to compare prices between multiple online retailers; and products are shipped right to your door, of course (heck, even groceries).

OK, so you’re already sold on it. “Marc, you’re preaching to the converted,” you’re thinking.

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Granted, there are a few things you can do to ensure your online shopping experience is

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How to Earn AmEx Points From Online Shopping
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Nowadays, most bank, airline and hotel programs seem to offer an online shopping portal. Among the crowd, one online shopping portal stands out: Rakuten. Like many portals, Rakuten — formerly known as Ebates — offers members the ability to earn cash back when making online purchases. However, Rakuten offers one feature that no other shopping portal offers: the ability to earn American Express Membership Rewards points.

But does it make sense for you to earn AmEx points from online shopping instead of cash back? And is Rakuten the best shopping portal for your situation? Here’s a look at how online shopping portals like Rakuten work and how you can use Rakuten to earn AmEx points.

How to use Rakuten to earn AmEx points from online shopping

By default, Rakuten earnings are paid as cash back on a quarterly basis through a “Big Fat Check” or a PayPal deposit. However, in

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The Australian Fashion Week Resort 2023 Street Style Outfits To Shop
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Back in early March, as industry insiders boarded their home-bound flights and bid adieu to Paris, you heard how the French capital’s Fall/Winter 2022 runways were the last of this year’s fashion showings. But, admittedly, that wasn’t exactly true because, from May 9 to May 13, Australia hosts its own series of runways and presentations. The Down Under showings aren’t technically part of the industry-recognized calendar, but they are worthy of your attention nevertheless — particularly when it comes to the well-dressed crowd that attends. To wit, TZR scoured the best Australian Fashion Week Resort 2023 street style trends to shop and highlighted which sought-after items you should absolutely add to your cart.

Lisa Ruffle, Moda Operandi’s Ready-to-Wear Buying Manager and an Australian native, scoped out the Afterpay-sponsored fashion week IRL and shares her observations with TZR over email. She says AAFW Resort 2023 kicked off in Sydney’s Carriageworks

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Secondhand Style: Maternity Fashion to Beat the Heat | Kids VT | Seven Days
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MARIA MUNROE

I’m so ready for the summer heat and so excited to leave behind my heavy coats and winter boots and step into the sun wearing lighter layers. I’m also 24 weeks pregnant as I write this. It’s comforting to know that as my baby and body grow, I’ll be able to shed a bit of the bulk in my clothing.

I’m not naïve about the fact that summer plus pregnancy equals overheating. But as someone who was born and raised in Hawaii, and went through my first pregnancy there, I feel well prepared to handle New England in July. For those of you seeking a low-budget upgrade to your maternity wardrobe this summer, find a shopping list for your next thrifting trip below. These items will help you keep your cool over the next few months.

Biker Shorts

I try to buy apparel that I

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Quebec fashion retailer Simons to open new location in Halifax
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A Quebec retail store is set to expand to Halifax in 2024 as in-person shopping makes a comeback.

In what it describes as a “Canadian retail milestone,” Simons has announced it is opening its 17th location at the Halifax Shopping Centre.

Simons CEO Bernard Leblanc says the fashion retailer has been interested in the Maritimes for some time.

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Impacted industries in Nova Scotia optimistic as province eases COVID-19 restrictions

Leblanc in a Tuesday release that Halifax is experiencing a “real renaissance” and migration of Canadians and newcomers.

“As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Halifax is a vibrant place with a customer who is interested in travel, style, and living well,” he said.

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