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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.

Tigre du Bengale – Spicy and leathery and seductive – June 27, 2016

Image - Wikimedia Commons - Bengal tiger in the wild, Ranthambhore, India

Skive – smoky and woody and exceptional – June 20, 2015

Skive - 2015 Art and Olfaction Award winner, Independent Category, 2015

Patchouli Impérial – dirty and refined and patrician - June 13, 2016

Dior Patchouli Impériale - perfuforum.pl

Soliflore Gardenia – sultry and indolic and true to nature - June 6, 2016

Caribe tripical dinner - caribe.com

My first real experience with gardenia was on a trip to the Virgin Islands. That first night, the air around the villa was filled with their sultry, intoxicating fragrance. It was unforgettable and as I write this, I can still call up the scent memory.

Songe d'un Bois d'Été – Woody and leathery and incomparable - May 30, 2016

Thierry Wasser of Guerlain - www.baumedesanges.fr

It was just an ordinary day until the email from the Guerlain boutique in Toronto dropped into my inbox.

“Thierry Wasser, will be visiting Toronto later this month. Would you be interested in a 30 minute one-on-one meeting with him at our boutique?” it read.

Hummingbird – Floral and sweet and woody – May 9, 2016

Green violet-ear hummingbird from Panama - Wikimedia Commons, by Mdf, 2008

I’m on holiday in Paris right now. It’s been a great trip so far. We’ve heard some great jazz, had some fabulous food and, of course, I’ve been stocking up on perfumes to bring back home so Kay and I can write about them.

Palissandre d`Or – Rosy and woody and textured – May 2, 2016

Original Aedes de Venustus store, Christopher St. NYC - perfumeniche.com

This spring marks the sixth birthday of perfumeniche and since we are celebrating with a contest which centres on besties, I’ve been thinking about my bestie, Kay, and our friendship, our shared passion for fragrance and this blog.

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