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"Nose-to-Nose" Wednesdays - January 19, 2011

We get a lot of questions here at the niche and we have a lot of ideas we’d like to share. You know, opinions, points of view – the kind of thing that deserves more than one or two lines in a perfume description. So, every Wednesday we’re going "Nose-to-Nose" and talking about stuff, devoting the day’s post to whatever’s on our minds, perfume-wise.

Eau du Fier – A class act (January 17, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Musc Nomade – A quirky sensual personality (January 14, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo: Wikipedia - Women of Algiers, 1834, by Eugène Delacroix

Vetiver Oriental – Heart of darkness (January 12, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)


Sel Marin – Beyond the sea (January 10, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)


Rose Absolue - New Year surprise (January 7, 2011 New Fragrance Listing) photo -Paris Roses

I always feel kinda blue in the first week or so of the New Year. Let’s face it, the run-up to Christmas is a lot of hard work, then there’s the cooking and the entertaining, not to mention all the emotional bits floating around in the pine-scented air which you invariably bump into. It’s exhausting. 

Rose de Nuit – This is a dark ride (January 5, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

My favourite part of the holiday season are the other eleven days of Christmas. All the work – wrapping, decorating, preparing – is done. All the anticipation and expectation have subsided. It’s quiet and peaceful and there’s time to really enjoy friends and family and really look at all the gifts – from the wallet and from the heart – that Santa brought.

L’Artisan Vanilia – Endangered fragrance - SOLD OUT

Wikipedia - Polar Bear- Endangered Species

The holidays are done. Another year to pack away – the decorations go back in the boxes, along with some new memories - the family had a great Christmas!

T'was the night before Christmas at

            Photo - Wikipedia  Cover of 1912 edition


Rose d’Homme – Pick this one! (December 13, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

I am a rose hound. It is always my inclination to reach for the roses first whenever I’m presented with an array of frags. More than once Kay and I have been scent shopping and she has seen my eyes blink and my hand shake as I reach for a bottle. “It’s the rose thing again, isn’t it?” she asks. Easy for her to say, she doesn’t have a rose-monkey on her back.

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