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Eau Absolue – Pure magic, pure Mona di Orio - November 6, 2016

Mona di Orio "Eau Absolue" 2013 original packaging - fragrantica.com

Eau Fraiche        =>3%

Eau de Cologne  =>5%

Eau de Parfum    =>15%

What does the =>% difference mean?  It’s the difference in the amount of perfume oil in fragrance concentrations.

What’s in a name? Weird names, wonderful fragrances - October 27, 2016

Name of railway station in Wales - Wikimedia Commons - by G1MF2

We have a lot of fragrances in our Decant Store. Some we sell a lot, some we sell a little, so we started looking at the why’s and wherefore’s of these two extremes.

Popy Moreni – A second bottle, please – October 23, 2016

 

Out of nowhere, the name pops up. Popy Moreni.

Today, I want to wear Popy Moreni, I want to open the harlequin box, spritz from the sleek glass bottle with the prismatic bottom and the quirky needle and thread cap, and bask in its warm glow all day.

The art of Olivia Giacobetti – October 12, 2016

Image - wikipedia.com - Olivia Giacobetti by Guillame Luisetti, 2001

“Oh look, here’s a pic of that Van Gogh I saw in Amsterdam.”

“Uh huh. Nice. Have you seen the new Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery yet?”

Bandit – Bad-ass and awesome leather

 

Bandit, the WORD

Oxford dictionary – A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area; from the Italian, bandire = to ban

Urban dictionary - Solid, bad ass, above greatness, bandit > awesome

Bandit, the PERFUME - See Urban Dictionary definition

Delicious smells – September 28, 2016

Peppers from Espelette, France -Wikipedia - AOC - 2008-08-05

Basil and Neroli – A brilliant pair – September 24, 2016

Basil Growing in the Sun by Paul Wittal, Wikimedia Commons

I think the universe sends very clear signals, if you pay attention.

Four Favourites – September 14, 2016

 

Goodbye to summer - Bluewater Beach, Lake Huron, Ontario - perfumeniche.com

Shambhala – A walk into Paradise – September 10, 2016

Image - wikipedia.com - "Tigers Nest " Taktshang monastery, Bhutan, by Douglas J. McLaughlin, Sept. 10, 2006

 

Labour Day Weekend, September 2, 2016

 

David Austen rose "Port Sunlight" in Kay's garden August 23, 2016 -  a beautiful rose with a rich tea fragrance

 

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