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Note Series #24 – SMOKE

Campfire-pinecones - Wikimedia Commons

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Some of our most favourite fragrances have fires within them, burning or glowing or smouldering, or simply imagined or remembered, and their smoky notes make these scents unforgettable and beautiful.

Happy New Year!

"Up Helly Aa " - traditional Viking New Year's torchlight parade in Edinburgh, Scotland by D. Smith

We're taking a holiday break with our families until January 12, 2017.

Please check back and see how we start the New Year in the 'Niche. We're all fired up so there will be lots to talk about!

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.

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