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Black Pepper & Sandalwood – Spicy and resinous and woody – October 29, 2016

Appa Kappa boutique, Treviso, Italy - appakappa.com

Fragrance Fears – October 19, 2016

 

 

It’s a few days before Hallowe’en and I’ve been having the same frightening nightmare over and over again the last few nights.

Sublime Balkiss – complex and smooth and enticing

Queen of Sheba meeting with Solomon by Piero della Francesca,

c. 1452-1466 - wikipedia.com

Travel Notes – October 5, 2016

Alitalia 747 -wikimedia.com

I just got an email from a dear friend. She and her husband have just booked a flight and an apartment in Vienna for Christmas – might we be available to join them for the holidays she asked?

1920 Extreme – herbaceous and woody and what my heaven smells like

1920 Extreme by BOIS 1920 - bois1920.it/en

It’s a dull, drizzly day – my idea of a perfect autumnal day. Summer, that season of unbearable, sometimes unrelenting heat, has past. Oh, I know I’m in the minority, but when people are surprised at my predilection for cooler weather, I remind them that the natural state of the universe is cold – they usually let it go.

Four Favourites – September 21, 2016

 

Image - wikipedia.com - Bulgari Via Condotti flagship store, Rome, by Antonio Barelli, July 30, 2018

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

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.
 

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