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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

Invasion Barbare - Take me, I'm yours (June 18, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Image - perfumeniche.com

Eau de Sud – A "go-to" scent (June 16, 2010 New Fragance Listing)

I want to talk about summer – summer scents, that is.

I’m not what I call a “freshy” or a citrus lover – I want a smell more complex than a simple lemon, an orange, or a beach. BUT -  in the heat of summer my preferences can be fickle, and suddenly I’m scrambling to find the fresh scents at the back of my perfume stash.

Nuit de Tubéreuse - In a word - STUNNING! (June 8, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

My fresh-out-of the-box 100 ml. bottle of Nuit de Tubéreuse sits beside my laptop as I write this. I bought it today.

For me, this is a coup. Luckyscent in Los Angeles is taking pre-orders and shipping late June. No stores in Toronto have Nuit de Tubéreuse in stock yet – except the small shop where I found it today. Why do they have it, and no one else?  I have no idea, but Fate had a hand in this, because I’ve been craving this perfume since I first smelled it three weeks ago.

Tilda Swinton Like This - State of ease (June 2, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Paris cafe - perfumeniche.com

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