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Fougère Bengale - Tiger, tiger, burning bright....

It’s that transitional time of year when I know warmer weather is coming, I just don’t know when. I nudge nature a long a bit by taking the cover off the BBQ and putting the Muskoka chairs out on the deck. Looking good. Gotta get those hanging flower baskets hung. Need to fish my sunglasses out of the purse I was using last summer…. OK, now I’m ready for the warm weather. Anytime now. Waiting. Still waiting. Where is the heat?

Ormonde Woman - London calling - April 28, 2010 New Fragrance Listing

I remember being in London years ago and smelling Angel everywhere – on the tube, in shops, in pubs and restaurants. It seemed that everyone was wearing it. That happens sometimes with main brand scents – trendy, popular ones, good or bad, seem to dominate the air for a while. I suppose that’s what makes niche fragrances so appealing to me – you don’t smell like everyone else.
 

Bulgari Black - The puck stops here! - April 26, 2010 New Fragrance Listing

 

Years ago when my mother-in-law visited us from England, she got a real kick out of a sign that hangs over our street: No Ball Hockey Playing on Street.

Passage d’Enfer - A new beginning.... - April 19, 2010 New Fragrance Listing

It started, again, with Passage d’Enfer. In a previous life, I collected fragrances, Rive Gauche, Joy, Shalimar….I wore them with abandon and sometimes nothing else.

I loved thinking about what scent would suit my mood I when I got dressed for the office in the morning or prepared for a night out. Who needed a signature scent? Why choose just one?

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