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Kashnoir – Balsamic and indolic and addictive – November 19, 2017

Kashnoir - Laboratorio Olfattivo.com

Lui – A true Him/Her beauty from Guerlain – November 5, 2017

Guerlain Lui bottle, re-designed "tea caddy" 1929 Guerlain bottle

- image by perfumeniche.com

Ambre Muscadin – Woody and sensual and musky – October 21, 2017

Two Muscadins or Les Incroyables by Loursay, 1795 - Wikipedia

Kenzo Ça Sent Beau- That smells good, that smells beautiful! – October 7, 2017

 

I got up this morning and checked the news while I drank my coffee, and immediately felt anxious. 2017 has been a rough year for the world. A new crisis or scandal or disaster from somewhere unfolds every week, and it’s a hard slog to sort through the daily media download, and make sense of it all. It’s frustrating and upsetting. Civility has gone out the door, everyone’s skin seems a little thinner. It’s time to click the off button, step back, and take a break. It’s perfume time!

Mitsouko EdP – Memories are made of this - September 27, 2017

Mitsouko EdP bottle - fragrantica.com

I don’t know why, but all I want today is Mitsouko. Maybe it’s the overnight arrival of cool weather, maybe just last night’s crazy dreams, maybe it’s just me revisiting memories, but the new fragrances sitting on my perfume shelf are going to have to wait to have their stories told, because today it’s just Mitsouko.

Ambrosia - Organic and fabulous - September 10, 2017

Organic Ambrosia by Ecco Bella - perfumeniche.com

Kimono Rose – Tender, feminine, and sensual – August 27, 2017

Pink silk and cream satin Kimono imported by Babani 1921,

Indianapolis Museum of Art, 18 Sept 2003 - Wikimedia Commons

 

Eau de rhubarbe écarlate - Tangy and tart, smooth as custard - July 29, 2017

Eau de rhubarbe écarlate bottle - usa.hermes.com

I like uncomplicated simple meals in the summer, fresh veggies and herbs in salads, lots of crunch and tang added to the mix from nuts and or a bit of cheese.  Berries or stone fruits with ice cream for dessert. Easy-peasy to make, delicious to eat. Light and simple.

Vetiver Velours – A smooth , smooth vetiver – July 16, 2017

 

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

Gwen describes herself as a vetiverivore, I think I’m more of a vetiverivist. Frankly, I don’t know if there is much of a difference, I think we’re just having fun with words, but the fact of the matter is that way back when we first fell into the perfume world, the vetiver note cast a powerful spell on both of us, and over the past few years we’ve purchased many many beautiful vetiver fragrances.

Vanille Galante – Experience vanilla like you’ve never imagined – July 2, 2017

Vanila planifolia - Wikimedia Commons - US National Park Service

July 1 was my country’s 150th birthday. Canada Day.

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