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Poivre Samarcande – Turn up the heat – December 18, 2016

Wikipedia image - Registan Square after sunset - Samarkand, Uzbekhistan - by Ekrem Canli, Aug. 5, 2012

Omigod, it’s cold out there. Turn up the heat!

Gourmands love cold weather – December 8, 2016

 

Caffe latte

I was out early for an appointment this morning. It was cold and crisp, bits of snow floating in the air, the perfect weather for a walk, so I decided to walk home along the busy avenue that is the core of our neighbourhood.

Fundamental - Another Italian star - December 4, 2016

Fundamental by Rubini Profumi - rubiniprofumi.com

It’s Sunday morning around 10:00 am and I’m sipping a glass of wine, white wine, a pale straw-coloured Soave. It is delicious.

Rochas Femme - Deep dark and divine – November 20, 2016

Femme by Rochas perfume ad - yesterdaysperfume.com

Discover Christine Nagel - November 10, 2016

PerfumerChristine Nagel - Forbes magazine

Eau Absolue – Pure magic, pure Mona di Orio - November 6, 2016

Mona di Orio "Eau Absolue" 2013 original packaging - fragrantica.com

Eau Fraiche        =>3%

Eau de Cologne  =>5%

Eau de Parfum    =>15%

What does the =>% difference mean?  It’s the difference in the amount of perfume oil in fragrance concentrations.

What’s in a name? Weird names, wonderful fragrances - October 27, 2016

Name of railway station in Wales - Wikimedia Commons - by G1MF2

We have a lot of fragrances in our Decant Store. Some we sell a lot, some we sell a little, so we started looking at the why’s and wherefore’s of these two extremes.

Popy Moreni – A second bottle, please – October 23, 2016

Popy Moreni dress, 1988 - Palais Galliera, Paris

Out of nowhere, the name pops up. Popy Moreni.

Today, I want to wear Popy Moreni, I want to open the harlequin box, spritz from the sleek glass bottle with the prismatic bottom and the quirky needle and thread cap, and bask in its warm glow all day.

The art of Olivia Giacobetti – October 12, 2016

Olivia Giacobetti - Wikipedia

“Oh look, here’s a pic of that Van Gogh I saw in Amsterdam.”

“Uh huh. Nice. Have you seen the new Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery yet?”

Bandit – Bad-ass and awesome leather

Zorro poster - pinterest.com

Bandit, the WORD

Oxford dictionary – A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area; from the Italian, bandire = to ban

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