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Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum Original - Yes, it is

The first time Kay and I went to the Comme des Garçons store in Chelsea, New York, we were on a mission. Kay wanted LUXE Patchouli and I was riding sidecar – which meant I was navigating. I kinda knew where we were going and after breakfast at the Empire Diner, we set off. After a lot of “Is that it? Doesn’t look like it?” “Well, that’s the address they gave me…” we got there. Why the confusion?

Un Parfum des Sens et Bois – Something different

Jean-Claude Ellena is a titan in the modern perfume world. He was born in 1947 in Grasse – destiny perhaps? He’s had a hand in the development of over 50 fragrances for such houses as Van Cleef & Arpels, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and L’Artisan. In 2004 he became the exclusive in-house perfumer for Hermès, where by the end of 2008, perfume sales tripled. Pretty impressive, I’d say.
 

New York – A New York state of mind

Iris de Nuit - Beauty with brains

Image - Wikipedia - Irises by Vincent Van Gogh, May 1889

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I love my garden. I love pruning, weeding, diggin’ around. I just moved a small bed of perennials to a better spot, and my hands have that fragrant dark rooty smell that only comes from iris root.

Wonderwood – If you go down to the woods today......(August 4, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Comme des Garçons fragrances are never dull. Maybe it’s because they come from a design house, maybe it’s because they comes from an edgy design house, but I find their fragrances always interesting and many of them FBW.

Dzing! – Went the strings of my heart

I’m always intrigued by scents that are inspired by events from the past, like Fougere Bengale, which was inspired by tiger hunts, and Dzing! which was inspired by the circus. Dzing! is the work of Olivia Giacobetti for L’Artisan and was launched in 1999. It was originally called Désir de Cirque.

Bois d’Orage (French Lover) – Smells like a MAN

My mind is wandering.......HOT weather – green chypres – MEN.

What works for men in this heat? Same as for women.....green scents. Like Bois d'Orage.

Ma Griffe - Something to celebrate (July 27, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Image - Summer in the Kawarthas, Ontario - perfumeniche

Hot, hot hot. But I’m not complaining, just commenting. Summer is so short – only eight to ten weekends in the entire year, really – I savour every day with sun and heat.

Incense rosé – Balancing act

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