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Vetiver Velours – A smooth , smooth vetiver – July 16, 2017

image - cafleurebon - Keiko Mecheri

Hot humid and sunny makes me want cool green and mossy. It’s just what happens every summer. It’s vetiver season.

Essences Insensées eau de parfum 2015 – lush and fruity and share-worthy – July 8, 2017

Essences Insensées eau de parfum 2015 bottle - diptyqueparfums.com

When Kay and I started this blog seven (yes, seven!) years ago, we had very clear ideas about what we liked and what we didn’t like in fragrances.

Vanille Galante – Experience vanilla like you’ve never imagined – July 2, 2017

Vanila planifolia - Wikimedia Commons - US National Park Service

July 1 was my country’s 150th birthday. Canada Day.

Nirmal EDP – Fresh and a little powdery and just exceptional – June 24, 2017

Laboratorio Olfattivo, Turin, Italy - www.laboratorioolfattivo.com

D.S. & Durga Coriander – Peppery and green and summer-fresh – June 18, 2017

Coriander bottle - dsanddurga.com

L'Eau Neuve Figaro - fruity and resinous and intriguing – June 10, 2017

Costume design by Joly for Figaro in "Le mariage de Figaro," comédie de Beaumarchais , 1807  - Wikipedia

 

Stash SJP – Woody and warm and magnetic – June 3, 2017

 

Stash SJP - perfumeniche.com

I love a success story, especially when it comes to perfumes.

Dilettante - Fruity, floral and rapturously beautiful – May 26, 2017

 

With permission from Hiram Green Perfumes

Hiram Green, the niche perfumer based in The Netherlands, emailed us a few weeks ago to say that he was coming to Toronto and would Kay and I like to meetup with him again, perhaps for lunch? Absolutely, we answered. We didn’t even check our schedules – we cleared them for him.

You or Someone Like You – A visit to La-La Land – May 19, 2017

You or Someone Like You web banner  - etatlibredorange.com

Au Bord de L’eau – citrus and green and luminous – May 12, 2017

Au Bord de l'Eau (At the Seine at Bennecourt) - Claude Monet, 1868 - Wikimedia Commons

A few weeks ago we had some good friends over for supper. We get together fairly often, so it’s always easy with this group. Lots of food, wine, good conversation and laughter.

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