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Bohea Bohème – Mona di Orio, the love continues – January 22, 2017

 

Tea Plantation, Bi Luochun, Dong Ting Lake, China, by Windbell - Wikipedia

When a perfume really connects with me, it’s permanent. I don’t fall out of love with the faves on my Five Star list. If anything, the love just gets stronger every time I spritz one of them.

Making decants and working with gems – January 18, 2017

Wikipedia - Five gems of antiquity, Rob Lavinsky, April 2010

Note Series #24 – SMOKE

Campfire-pinecones - Wikimedia Commons

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Some of our most favourite fragrances have fires within them, burning or glowing or smouldering, or simply imagined or remembered, and their smoky notes make these scents unforgettable and beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Image - wikipedia.com - "Up Helly Aa " - traditional Viking New Year's torchlight parade in Edinburgh, Scotland by D. Smith

We're taking a holiday break with our families until January 12, 2017.

Please check back and see how we start the New Year in the 'Niche. We're all fired up so there will be lots to talk about!

Poivre Samarcande – Turn up the heat – December 18, 2016

Wikipedia image - Registan Square after sunset - Samarkand, Uzbekhistan - by Ekrem Canli, Aug. 5, 2012

Omigod, it’s cold out there. Turn up the heat!

Gourmands love cold weather – December 8, 2016

 

Caffe latte

I was out early for an appointment this morning. It was cold and crisp, bits of snow floating in the air, the perfect weather for a walk, so I decided to walk home along the busy avenue that is the core of our neighbourhood.

Fundamental - Another Italian star - December 4, 2016

Fundamental by Rubini Profumi - rubiniprofumi.com

It’s Sunday morning around 10:00 am and I’m sipping a glass of wine, white wine, a pale straw-coloured Soave. It is delicious.

Femme parfum - Deep dark and divine – November 20, 2016

Femme by Rochas perfume ad - yesterdaysperfume.com

Discover Christine Nagel - November 10, 2016

We’ve written about a lot of fragrances since we started this blog in 2010, and there’s a personal story about every one of them. Just for fun sometimes, I scroll through older posts to see what was tickling our noses in say, Summer 2010, or Winter 2014. Sometimes I browse for inspiration, other times I search for a specific bit of information that I need for a current post I’m writing.

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