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L'Aigle De La Victoire – 2013 version – Smoky and leathery and commanding - September 2, 2017

French Imperial Eagle, Palace of Fontainebleau -by dynamosquito, April 30, 2011 - Wikimedia Commons

Néroli Outrenoir – Citrus and woody and textured – August 19, 2017

Photo: Courtesy Guerlain

Badgley Mischka EdP – Luscious, sophisticated glamour - August 11, 2017

August 2017 - Sunset, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Photo: perfumeniche.com

 

Cologne Sologne – old and new and perfect for summer – August 4, 2017

Photo: perfumeniche.com

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.

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