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Four Favourites – September 21, 2016

 

Bulgari Black image - parfumerieeternelle.com

We recently had a cousin of mine, who lives on the east coast, come and visit with us for a few days.

Kind, generous and caring, Sandy is a pleasure to be with. We enjoy a lot of the same things so we're more like close friends than cousins and when we get together there is no shortage of things to talk about.

Copal Azur – Incense and green and not-to-be-missed - September 17, 2016

Aedes des Venustus store, Greenwich Avenue, NYC - perfumeniche.com

I looked at my perfume shelf the other day and saw five fragrances by Aedes de Venustas sitting there. That’s when I realized that I was, officially, an Aedes de Venustas fan.

White Tubéreuse – creamy and summery and tasteful - August 29, 2016

White tuberose - wikipedia

Datura Noir – sweet and bitter and indolic - August 22, 2016

Datura Metel - Wikimedia Commons - David Dickerson 2005

En vacances! August 15, 2016

August - that last stretch of summer.

So before camp ends and school starts, Esther, Kay and I are all off the grid, grabbing the best of the rest of summer – cooler nights, ripe, juicy field tomatoes and asteroid showers.

We won’t be blogging this week, but we’ll be back on Monday August 22.
 

Bahiana – Citrusy and fresh and woody - August 8, 2016

Christ the Redeemer, Rio di Janiero, Brazil - Wikipedia,.com

The Summer Olympics are in full swing in Rio, Brazil, right now and it seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere. Olympic sporting events are always exciting, what with all the thrills of victory and agonies of defeat, but these games seem to have an added layer of drama with issues around pollution, doping and the Zika Virus.

Eau Fraîche – fresh and natural and summery – July 25, 2016

Eau Fraiche bottle  - monsillage.com

I remember the first time I smelled Eau Fraîche from indie niche line Monsillage. I was sitting across a table from Monsillage founder, perfumer Isabelle Michaud, in a café in Montréal and she smelled fabulous.

Promenade des Anglais – chic and summery and memorable – July 18, 2016

Wikimedia Commons - Le Port du Nice by Myrabella, Aug.10, 2010

Note Series #21 – ABSINTHE - July 13, 2016

Absinthe as afternoon aperitif - perfumeniche.com

ABSINTHE

Romanza – bitter and floral and a heart-stealer - July 11, 2016

It’s no secret that narcissus is a favourite flower in my household. Specifically, it is my husband’s favourite flower. We enjoy them in the spring – the excitement of discovering them in the garden and watching them grow – and miss them when they are gone. That’s when I seek them out in perfume.

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