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Comme des Garçons Daphne - Interview with the perfume

My newest perfume purchase, Comme des Garçons Daphne, is sitting in front of me, and I wish it could talk. I wish I could speak with this perfume and get to the bottom of my obsession with it. Wait! - do I hear voices? I think I do.........it sounds like someone is being interviewed.....

CdeG Daphne - You've been staring at me for the past 30 minutes.

Comme des Garçons Series 6 Synthetic: Tar – The road less travelled

Photo: perfumeniche.com. Comme des Garçons store ( I kid you not) in Chelsea, NYC

I was talking to someone about perfume the other day (natch) and we were talking about a particular scent when they said “Eeeewww! It has synthetics in it!” Her reaction isn’t that surprising given the prejudice towards anything synthetic, especially in perfumes.

Bois de Violette – Purple dreams

I’m dreaming..........

Mitsouko – Holy Grail - September 29, 2010

Photo - Wikipedia, Champs Elysee, Paris

We’ve had a lot of inquiries about Mitsouko, the benchmark chypre which was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1919, so here’s my story about this iconic perfume. 

Cèdre - What's in a name?

The first time I smelled Cèdre was from the bottle I owned. It wasn’t a blind buy; it was a gift from a very generous friend who thought I would like it. Well, I love her so I was sure I would like it, at least enough to honour her gift.   

Vive l'Empereur - For a hero

 

I love the feeling of discovery. I discovered the  Christian Louis website one day http://www.lemarcheduparfumeur.com/anglais  while googling another perfume, and found a new perfume destination - Place des Vosges in Paris.

Five O'Clock au Gingèmbre – It must be five o’clock somewhere

My sister and I happened to be in Montreal together a couple of years ago, just sniffing out some scents at our favourite haunts, when she picked up a bottle of Five O'Clock au Gingèmbre and sprayed it on her arm. It had just been released and I had not yet had the opportunity to smell it. WOW! What a stunner! The SA told us the story behind the scent. She said that the Five O was inspired by the idea of late afternoon English tea - tea and ginger cakes in front of a fireplace.

Patchouli Patch - Respect is due

Ohmigod, she’s writing about a patchouli perfume! Get me outta here! But hold on, folks....... before you blindly click to another page, take a few moments and listen to what I have to say........

Coeur de Vétiver Sacré – A coup de coeur (September 15, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

I know I’m a bit of a scent junkie. After all, I do write about fragrances I own and my love for them. But even for me there are times when I get it into my head that this or that note de jour is overused, over hyped and over sold and I develop a bit of resistance to it – “you can fool some of the people most of the time, but you are not fooling me with this…..”. That’s how I currently feel about vetiver. Sure, I own a few vets and I love the ones that I do own, but really, how many more does the world need?

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