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Hey folks, save up to 25% on our decants....

Did you know that you can save up to 25% on our decants if you're buying from the USA, or outside Canada? Our prices are listed in Canadian dollars, and due to recent currency re-valuations the $USD, for example, is now worth 25% more than our $CAD (approximately). For example:

CAD$4.00 decant price = USD$3.00 after conversion

Miel de Bois – woody and honeyed and rewarding

I remember the first time I smelled Miel de Bois as it were yesterday. I was standing at the counter of Les Salons du Palais Royal in Paris, waiting to buy a bottle of Miel de Bois as a gift for a friend, when it occurred to me that I had never really sniffed it. So, I asked one of the SAs, to spritz me, and she kindly obliged. I inhaled deeply, and a nanosecond later made a sour face. 'Who would wear this?' I thought.

Mauvais Garçon - Warm and inviting and irresistible


Image - Mauvais Garçon by Brecourt Paris - 

October 1st 6pm Belvedere Villa Borghese – Roma – woody and aromatic and evocative

Temple of Aesculaplus, Villa Borghese, Rome, by Jean Christophe Benoist

Vetiver Tonka - a divine union of opposites

Vetiver grass  -

Eau de Cologne Impériale – graceful and elegant and refined

Eau de Cologne Impériale - courtesy

Tangeri - Sueded iris, spice, and mossy elegance

Keiko Mecheri "Bespoke Collection"

Hot humid and sunny makes me want cool green and mossy. It’s just what happens every summer. It's vetiver season.

Misfit – wood and amber and a new patchouli

Misfit, a gorgeous amber-woody unisex EdP from indie fragrance house Arquiste, has been in heavy rotation around my place for the last few months.  But any discussion about this EdP must begin with patchouli – that bushy, green herb with small pink flowers native to Indonesia and Malaysia but now grows throughout China, India, and the Philippines.

Bergamote Calabria­­ -Smells like Mediterranean summer

Aqua Allegoria "Bergamote Calabria"  - courtesy of

Fior di Chinotto – white flowers and citrus and luxurious

Image - "Il Nostro Chinotto" - Wikimedia Commons - by romainbehar, Feb.14, 2019

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