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Harmattan – woody and resinous and Goldilocks approved – July 22, 2017

Wikimedia Commons - Harmattan wind colours the sky yellow

Seb Esteban, March 6, 2005

 

Essences Insensées eau de parfum 2015 – lush and fruity and share-worthy – July 8, 2017

Essences Insensées eau de parfum 2015 bottle - diptyqueparfums.com

When Kay and I started this blog seven (yes, seven!) years ago, we had very clear ideas about what we liked and what we didn’t like in fragrances.

Nirmal EDP – Fresh and a little powdery and just exceptional – June 24, 2017

Laboratorio Olfattivo, Turin, Italy - www.laboratorioolfattivo.com

L'Eau Neuve Figaro - fruity and resinous and intriguing – June 10, 2017

Costume design by Joly for Figaro in "Le mariage de Figaro," comédie de Beaumarchais , 1807  - Wikipedia

 

Dilettante - Fruity, floral and rapturously beautiful – May 26, 2017

 

With permission from Hiram Green Perfumes

Hiram Green, the niche perfumer based in The Netherlands, emailed us a few weeks ago to say that he was coming to Toronto and would Kay and I like to meetup with him again, perhaps for lunch? Absolutely, we answered. We didn’t even check our schedules – we cleared them for him.

Au Bord de L’eau – citrus and green and luminous – May 12, 2017

Au Bord de l'Eau (At the Seine at Bennecourt) - Claude Monet, 1868 - Wikimedia Commons

A few weeks ago we had some good friends over for supper. We get together fairly often, so it’s always easy with this group. Lots of food, wine, good conversation and laughter.

Sur L'Herbe – new and exciting and perfect for summer – April 26, 2017

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe - Édouard Manet, 1863

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

 

Castagna – creamy and warm and delicate – April 12, 2017

Castanas asadas - Wikimedia Commons - Andres Nieto Porras, Dec. 27, 2010

Blackpepper – Unconventional, exceptional and so, so very wearable March 29, 2017

Image - CdeG Black Pepper - escentual.com

Mon Guerlain – feminine and modern and a beautiful ode to women - March 16, 2017

 

 

News of fragrance launches from iconic houses like Guerlain always send a frisson of excitement throughout the fragrance community and especially here at perfumeniche. But the buzz around their newest fragrance, Mon Guerlain, was, well, tantalizing.

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