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Pur Désir de Fleur d’Oranger – A quiet pleasure – August 12, 2016

Orange blossom fragrances from Serge Lutens, L'Artisan, and Yves Rocher - fragrantica.com

Hooray, hooray, we’re on our way. Summer vacation starts today.

Sniffing out news with Esther - August 10, 2016

Westminster Kennel Club logo - Wikipedia

 

Esther's gone fishin' for a couple of weeks, or I should say gone sniffin'.

Join us when she checks back in at the end of the month because she's sure to have a lot of very interesting and very juicy news.

In the meantime, we're going to read some of her recent posts and track down a few of the newest fragrances she's discovered. 

Coriandre – A wonderful green contradiction – August 5, 2016

Original 1973 Print ad for Coriandre - yesterdaysperfume.com

When the humidity makes it feel like 39C/102F, it’s hard to think. Or move without dripping. Cool and green is on the menu this week for just about everything, especially the morning and evening spritz.

Civic Holiday – A blissful midsummer long weekend

Oops - Sorry, wrong turn! - Jeep in neighbour's pool - ilovetoronto.com

It’s midsummer, and a long weekend in Ontario, as well as most provinces across Canada. It’s a time for us northern folk to stop and enjoy our exceptional summer weather, which so far has been hot and humid, or hot and dry, depending on the week, and the forecast is for more of the same.

Nose-to-Nose -Summer cocktail fragrances – July 27, 2016

Caipirinha cocktail with sugar cane swizzle stick by Dave Catania, December 2006 - Wikipedia

 

Fan de Fendi Leather Essence – Sleek Italian chic – July 22, 2016

Trevi Fountain from left side, Rome, Italy - Wikipedia

Eau Dynamisante – Bliss, citrusy herbal bliss – July 15, 2016

Clarins Eau Dynamisante bottle - tous pourlesfemmes.com

Hot, hot, hot. Humid, humid, humid. That’s Toronto this week.

Vêpres Siciliennes – Beautiful olfactory music – July 8th, 2016

 

Palermo Cathedral, Sicily - Wikimedia Commons

July 1 2016 – Celebrating Canada

 

The Maple Leaf, the most recognized symbol of Canada - growerdirect.ca

July 1 is Canada Day, our national holiday celebrating the date Canada became an independent country on Confederation Day, July 1, 1867.

The Art and Olfaction Awards Pack - June 29, 2016

 

Image - Golden Pear Award - Institute of Art and Olfaction website

Everybody loves a winner, but some wins have more value than others. Like the annual Art and Olfaction Awards, for example. Never heard of them?

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