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Goddess – Indolic and warm, captivating and powerful

Goddess 30  ml. - LUSH Gorilla Perfume 

This is what months of COVID living has wrought: 

1. My husband and I now share the same thoughts at the same time, even in our dreams. We are one big brain.

2. My husband now fully comprehends and believes that I am, indeed, a goddess. 

True story:

Vetiverissimo – mellow and easy-going and elegant

Vetiver is a favourite fragrance note here in the niche. The number of blogs devoted to fragrances centred around vetiver, makes it safe to say that Kay and I have a weak spot for chrysopogon zizanioides, the fast-growing perennial bunchgrass A/K/A vetiver, which belongs to the family Poaceae. Though it originated in India, it is now grown in tropical regions everywhere, with Haiti, China and Indonesia among the top producers.

Chamade – Two perfumes in one – a masterpiece.

Champs Elyseée, Paris

Last week Gwen wrote about Patchouli Ardent, a Guerlain fragrance, which you can read about - just click the link. 

Patchouli Ardent – multifaceted patchouli and rose and passion

Guerlain Paris, Champs Elysee flagship store

A young friend leant me her copy of 'Every Day', a novel by David Levithan. What she liked most about the book, and what she wanted to share with me, were Levithan's thoughts on love and desire and yearning. She had highlighted a few passages for me, among them was a quote by the narrator, 'A':

Arborist - woody, earthy, musky and powerful

 

arborist: a specialist in arboriculture, the cultivation and care and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants …WIKIPEDIA

Agarbathi – incensy and spicy and woody

Oh, Penhaligon's, when we first met, it was love at first sniff. That love burned bright for a long time, but like all relationships, we've had our ups and downs, our ebbs and flows. But we've hung in there, and our commitment has paid off, with some of the best fragrances produced by any niche line in the last few years, like Agarbathi.

Jasmin Antique – Lush blossoms, pure bliss

 

Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2020

Loulou – sensuous and innocent and a masterpiece

Photo: perfumeniche.com

LouLou by Cacharel, EdP vintage bottle, 1989

The Dreamer – The best of Versace, elegant aromatic, unusual and affordable.

Starry Night at La Silla

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