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Bois d’Orage (French Lover) – Smells like a MAN

My mind is wandering.......HOT weather – green chypres – MEN.

What works for men in this heat? Same as for women.....green scents. Like Bois d'Orage.

Ma Griffe - Something to celebrate (July 27, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Image - Summer in the Kawarthas, Ontario - perfumeniche

Hot, hot hot. But I’m not complaining, just commenting. Summer is so short – only eight to ten weekends in the entire year, really – I savour every day with sun and heat.

Jicky EdT - Thank you for waiting

Image - Guerlain store, 68 Champs Elysée, Paris

My collection of fragrances is big – I’m not even sure how many I own. I've stopped counting. 

Encre Noire – Vetiver - perfume magic!

 

Vetiver, vetiver, ve-ti- verrrr ….What IS vetiver??? Or vetyver, as it is spelled in the world of perfume.

Habanita – Si! (July 14, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Habanita – Molinard – classic fragrance.  I’d read a couple of reviews, but never smelled it, and there it was right in front of me on a shelf in a little store I'd wandered into!! I bought it, thinking what the hell – if it’s horrible I’ll just toss it.

Safran Troublant – Rice pudding or soul food?

First of all – the name.  Safran Troublant is a challenge  -  Saf-ran  Troo-blon – that’s how it sounds, à la Français.
 
 One of L’Artisan’s Les Épices Trio, Safran Troublant is classified as a gourmand fragrance,  scents with food notes such as coffee, chocolate, nuts, etc. (perfect match for  foodies) – but I think this is a misnomer, because it is much , much more.

Géranium pour Monsieur - Clever, original, but name change recommended

Idole de Lubin – Cuba, and breaking the perfume rules

Photo - Wikipedia - Rumba dancers, Tropicana, Cuba

Idole de Lubin makes me think of two things – Cuba, and breaking the perfume rules – but before I explain the rules and Cuba thing, you need to know about Idole.

Theo Fennell Scent - Creating outside the bottle - June 30, 2010

Photo - Theo Fennell Silver Heart Pendant

Maharanih - Great Queen, real woman (June 25, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo-Wikipedia - Maharanih Ourmilla Devi of Jubbai, 1935

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