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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.
 

Timbuktu - Beauty and power - April 30, 2010

Yesterday was not what I call “a great day at the office” - in fact, it was exhausting – started early, and finished late with a meeting. What was to be a brief  review turned into a long meeting with a demanding client, so I was glad when the discussions came to a close and we said goodbye.

Après l’Ondée - Paris perfume surprise

Photo-Wikipedia - Avenue du Champs Elysées - by Benh Lieu Song 

Paris on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in spring……..we’re walking up the Champs Elysées to the Guerlain shop. It’s been a long time since I walked on this famous street and I’m in sensory high-speed mode, trying to connect the present with the past.

My perfume journey......so far

My perfume journey started early. By age 10, I was a perfume snob, and before I hit my twenties I was addicted.  I can’t remember a time in my life without perfume. How did this happen?  I blame it on my mother.  I’ve blamed my poor mother for a lot of things, but this perfume thing is truly her fault.

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