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OUD Silk Mood – A different oud experience

When I was handed a decant of OUD Silk Mood a while ago, I delayed opening it for  quite a while. The “oud’ part in the name triggered a definite frisson, in a negatuve way like chalk on a blackboard, an acknowledgment that oud seems to be everywhere, including mainstream now. But the fact that it was from Maison Francis Kurkdjian prompted my inner Perfume Voice: “Open it, you fool! What are you waiting for?” 

Violet Flame – A niche natural, a different violet

Violet Flame bottle -houseofmatriarch.biz

Smuggler’s Soul – A different sandalwood experience

 

Image - wikipedia.com - Original LUSH store in Poole, Dorset, UK, by Njlawley, May 21, 2012

“Nice”, he said.

“Nice what?”

“Nice scent. Nice smell. ”

Thank Goddess, it's Spring!

Image - Wikipedia.com - Flora and Zephyr, Jan Breughel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, 1617

Gwen: Guess who visited me today?

Kay:  I dunno. The Goddess of Spring?

Gwen: Hey! That was a lucky guess! 

Kay: Not really. You smell of violet, daffodil, iris and lilac. With a hint of …mimosa?

Cocoa Woods – Woody, powdery, interesting and different

 

I heard birds chirping outside our bedroom this morning as I woke up. It was really early, the sky just starting to lighten, but the sound made me jump out of bed in a VERY good mood, feeling happy and full of energy. Our birds are back, the pair that build their nest under the eaves every year. Spring is here again. 

Men’s Spring Pack 2019 - Reboot your mojo

Image - Wikipedia, Penguins courting on Salisbury Plain,.South Georgia Island - by Messina1245

Winter Nights – woody and aromatic and warm

It’s not yet the Ides of March, more like the Ides of Winter. Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s too cold even to walk the dog!  Cabin fever takes on real meaning, and I seek out remedies to ease anxiety and soothe the senses. Books, music, cozy sweaters and throws, hot tea…and meditative scents.  This winter I’ve found the balm for my soul, an extraordinary scent experience aptly named Winter Nights.

Le Participe Passé – Balsamic bliss from Serge Lutens

 

Naja – another Vero Kern masterpiece

Naja brochure - perfumeniche.com

I was very sad to learn that Vero Kern, the brilliant Swiss perfumer who became a perfumer later in her life, passed away suddenly on December 18, 2018.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

 

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