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Tobacco – rich and warm and incomparable – October 13, 2017

"Still Life with Three Castles Tobacco" by William Michael Harnett, 1880,

Brooklyn Musuem - Wikipedia

Cedar Woodpecker/10 – zesty and woody and sublimely elegant – September 30, 2017

Benjamin Almairic of Parle Moi de Parfum

Photo courtesy Benjamin Almairic

It was going to be a lovely lunch in Paris between two good friends who hadn’t seen each other in a while. I was scheduled to arrive on Esther’s last day in Paris, and we planned to have lunch together at a little café around the corner from where I was staying.

The Coveted Duchess Rose – woody and deeply rosey and unashamedly seductive - September 16, 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Penhaligon's

Whew!  Summer just is a memory now. A blur of long sun-filled days, lazy vacations and outdoor living. And while all this was going on, I missed a few things, like the ongoing story of the fragrances/characters in the Portraits Collection by Penhaligon’s.

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

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