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Thank Goddess, it's Spring!

Image - Wikipedia.com - Flora and Zephyr, Jan Breughel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, 1617

Gwen: Guess who visited me today?

Kay:  I dunno. The Goddess of Spring?

Gwen: Hey! That was a lucky guess! 

Kay: Not really. You smell of violet, daffodil, iris and lilac. With a hint of …mimosa?

Twilly d’Hermès – Flirty and exciting and original

Since Kay and I started this website nine (yes, NINE) years ago, the niche fragrance market has exploded. Each year there are literally dozens of new fragrance houses popping up and hundreds of new niche fragrances launched.

This is great news for niche fragrance lovers. And, it’s lots of fun for hobbyists like Kay and me, but with so much going on, inevitably some things are going to be back-burnered.  

Cocoa Woods – Woody, powdery, interesting and different

 

I heard birds chirping outside our bedroom this morning as I woke up. It was really early, the sky just starting to lighten, but the sound made me jump out of bed in a VERY good mood, feeling happy and full of energy. Our birds are back, the pair that build their nest under the eaves every year. Spring is here again. 

Men’s Spring Pack 2019 - Reboot your mojo

Image - Wikipedia, Penguins courting on Salisbury Plain,.South Georgia Island - by Messina1245

Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature – warm and spicy and leathery

Salvatore Ferragamo headquarters - Palazzo Spini Feroni, Florence, Italy

We had just finished lunch on the Left Bank and were meandering back to the apartment.

“OK, the last thing I want to buy before we go home is a bottle of Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo Signature,” he said.

Winter Nights – woody and aromatic and warm

It’s not yet the Ides of March, more like the Ides of Winter. Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s too cold even to walk the dog!  Cabin fever takes on real meaning, and I seek out remedies to ease anxiety and soothe the senses. Books, music, cozy sweaters and throws, hot tea…and meditative scents.  This winter I’ve found the balm for my soul, an extraordinary scent experience aptly named Winter Nights.

La Fumée Arabie – spicy and woody and smoky

One of my favorite smoky scents is La Fumée by British indie perfume house Miller Harris. I’ve worn it on and off since I first discovered it in 2011 and, dare I say, it is as close to a signature scent for me as I dare to go.

Le Participe Passé – Balsamic bliss from Serge Lutens

 

"Faves in 2018" Decant Pack

 

Halfeti – rich and warm and transporting

Image - wikipedia.com - Steamy hammam in Divan Asia Hotel, Istanbul, by Nevit Dilman, July 1, 2012

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