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Rose Pivoine – Floral and fresh and summery - April 25, 2016

Rose pivoine/Rose peony - perfumeniche.com

Spring is a transitional time of year. We come out of hibernation, shed our winter clothes and our winter ways with spring cleaning, spring colours, spring foods and smells lead the way to summer living.

Fat Electrician – Earthy and nutty and smoky - April 18, 2016

image - mustbetootalltooride.com

 

Dear Diary,

Kitchen reno – Day 1

Bat – Fruity and elegant and original - April 11, 2016

BAT perfume - zoologist perfumes.com

Last December Victor Wong, founder and creative director of Zoologist Perfumes, and I met up for coffee. Victor is soft-spoken, smart and very knowledgeable about perfume, so I really enjoy spending time with him.

Ma Bête – Floral and animalic and an erotic tease - April 4, 2016

Poster for Jean Cocteau movie "La Belle et la Bête", 1946 - Wikipedia

Note Series #16 – VIOLET

 

perfumeniche.com - viola odorata

Essences Insensées Mimosa – floral and green and sensuous - March 21, 2016

Mimosa or Acacia dealbata, 10x magnification- Wikimedia Commons - by Aelwyn, 2008

Ginsberg is God – resinous and green and woody - March 14, 2016

Kate Moss in Bella Freud sweater - coolspotters.com

Off the grid today - March 7, 2016

Well, I've been bugged. I'm feeling poorly, down for the count, off the grid, so to speak. In short, I've got the flu.

My energies are focused on fighting this thing - ginger tea with lemon and honey is going to be what I'm sniffing all day long.

So no post today, but Kay and I will be back on Wednesday March 9 with our regular Nose-to-Nose conversation.

Gwen

 

NANBAN – Spicy and leathery and woody - February 29, 2016

Nanban bottle and box - arquiste.com

Arquiste, the niche fragrance line launched by architect, history buff and designer Carlos Huber, has become one of my go-to lines since it was launched in 2011. The fragrances are gorgeous evocations of a specific time and place in history.

Black by M. Micallef – Floral and fruity and seductive - February 19, 2016

Photo: Courtesy of M. Micallef

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