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Civic Holiday – A blissful midsummer long weekend

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

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

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 -

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?

With love – A bespoke gift – June 24, 2016

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Lonesome Rider – Stands out from the crowd - June 17, 2016

Image - Tauer perfumes blog

Summer scented days – Some of our favourite summer fragrances – June 15, 2016.

At the Beach - Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, Ontario -

Kay:       Summer is here again, Gwen. Long hot days, cool drinks, cooking and eating outside.

Gwen:  I love it! I can smell summer in the air.

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