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Bana Banana – fruity and warm and joyful

 

Photo courtesy of L'Artisan Parfumeur

Esprit du Roi – citrusy and floral and woody

 

Love the jaunty little blue bow!

Photo Courtesy of Penhaligon's

Grand Chalet – floral and fresh and softly-sweet

Grand Chalet, Rossinière, Switzerland 

Haute Provence – citrusy and floral and refreshing

Lavender in Provence

L'Aventurier – Citrusy and woody and sensuous

My Fragonard cushion cover - Thanks Kay!

À Ce Soir – floral and balsamic and beautifully sweet

Image - Pont des Arts, Paris - perfumeniche.com

Cuore di Pepe Nero – citrusy and spicy and woody

Erbario Toscano, Italy 

Twilly d’Hermès – Flirty and exciting and original

Since Kay and I started this website nine (yes, NINE) years ago, the niche fragrance market has exploded. Each year there are literally dozens of new fragrance houses popping up and hundreds of new niche fragrances launched.

This is great news for niche fragrance lovers. And, it’s lots of fun for hobbyists like Kay and me, but with so much going on, inevitably some things are going to be back-burnered.  

Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature – warm and spicy and leathery

Salvatore Ferragamo headquarters - Palazzo Spini Feroni, Florence, Italy

We had just finished lunch on the Left Bank and were meandering back to the apartment.

“OK, the last thing I want to buy before we go home is a bottle of Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature,” he said.

La Fumée Arabie – spicy and woody and smoky

One of my favorite smoky scents is La Fumée by British indie perfume house Miller Harris. I’ve worn it on and off since I first discovered it in 2011 and, dare I say, it is as close to a signature scent for me as I dare to go.

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