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

I read about Castagna eau de toilette on a post on Facebook and the fine hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Castagna is Italian for ‘chestnut’ and I love a chestnut note in fragrance (think Noir Exquis) and there aren’t many fragrances that have it, so I had to find out more about it.

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

Angelina Jolie for "Mon Guerlain" - fragrantica.com

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.

Peau d'Ailleurs – delicate and persistent and evocative – March 1, 2016

Philippe Starck Peau Series - wallpaper.com

Black Heart v. 2 – woody and spicy and smoky - February 11, 2017

 

Black Heart v. 2 by Map Of The Heart bottle - colognoisseur.com

My first find of Black Heart v. 2 by Map Of The Heart was on Mark Behnke’s blog Colognoisseur.

February 1, 2017 – L'Air de Paris

A street in Montmartre, Paris - pinterest.com

I’ve been having a great time in Paris this last little while, especially discovering new fragrances and places to buy them in the City of Light.

Civet – spicy and floral and a forever fragrance – January 28, 2017

Zoologist Civet - zoologist.com

Baccarat Rouge 540 – floral and woody and perfect – January 14, 2017

Baccarat Rouge crystal vases - luxuo.com

Guerlain and Sylvaine Delacourte and a wonderful evening – December 21, 2016

Sylvaine Delacourte image - perfumeniche.com

As this is the season for gratitude, I have to say it once again, I am so fortunate to live in a city that has a Guerlain store.

Last week I was invited to the store for an evening reception to meet Sylvaine Delacourte. No one puts on a spread like Guerlain and I was not just pleased to have been invited, I was honoured.

Black Gold – exquisite and sensuous and luxurious – December 10, 2016

Black Gold - ormondejayne.com

A snowy day that sets the mood for Christmas. A day for staying warm and cozy inside – for egg nog and Christmas music and gift-wrapping.

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