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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

L'Air du Désert Marocain - Inspires my inner artist - May 28, 2010

 

Image - When the Sun comes up in the Moroccan Desert - Wikipedia

Gwen’s blog this past Wednesday about what gives a fragrance value, and the creativity of independent perfumers, got me thinking……

Voleur de Roses – Girls' night in!

 

Last Saturday, we called up several close friends and had a “Girls' Night In”, instead of  “Girls' Night Out”. We had a lot of fun – in fact, it was so much fun we’re going to do it again! And what did we do, apart from eat, drink, talk, and laugh?.........we sniffed perfumes. Which was the main reason for all the talking and laughing.

Knize Ten – Calling all MEN! May 19, 2010

Image - James Dean in leather jacket - fanpop.com

How many men’s fragrances from the 1920’s are still around today, and still smell good? Not many. They don’t make man-scents like this anymore – no marketing exec would have the guts!

Muscs Koublaï Khän - Holy Grail fragrance

Photo - Wikipedia - Kublai Khan on a hunting expedition - Liu Guandao, c.1280

I've just had the flu, the “hit-by-a-Mack-truck, ache-all-over” flu. 

Violet Empire - Maple trees, Spring accords

Violet Empire - cbihateperfume,com

This is a bit of a ramble, so here goes……

Our house in downtown Toronto is surrounded by maple trees, which is not unusual in this city. Canada is the land of the maple leaf – it’s on our flag, our unofficial anthem is “The Maple Leaf Forever”.

1538 Rheims – Ultra-niche perfume - May 5, 2010 New Fragrance Listing

A couple of times a year, I have this experience – I find a new fragrance line and go “whoa, baby!” – which was what happened when I found the D.S. & Durga perfume collection for Anthropologie.
 

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