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Sicily – Ciao bella!

I got the Mondays. A bad case of the Mondays. If this were a Tuesday, it would be a bad case of the ‘I-don’t-wanna’s. But it’s not Tuesday – it’s Monday. Too early for a glass of wine, too much to do to go back to bed, too many deadlines to go shopping  - there’s just one thing for it: a short fracay*.

Monacle Scent One: Hinoki - Rub-a-dub-dub!

Monocle magazine is one of my fave reads. The magazine does a great job of keeping readers up to date on travel, design and trends in pop culture. Wanna know about a luxury hotel near Les Houches? Where does Parisian baker Jean-Luc Poujaran take his morning coffee? How about those Delvaux newspaper bags? I devour each issue….slowly. The content, the marketing, the brand are just genius.

Ninfeo Mio – An Italian garden

 

Nuit de Tubéreuse - In a word - STUNNING! (June 8, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

My fresh-out-of the-box 100 ml. bottle of Nuit de Tubéreuse sits beside my laptop as I write this. I bought it today.

For me, this is a coup. Luckyscent in Los Angeles is taking pre-orders and shipping late June. No stores in Toronto have Nuit de Tubéreuse in stock yet – except the small shop where I found it today. Why do they have it, and no one else?  I have no idea, but Fate had a hand in this, because I’ve been craving this perfume since I first smelled it three weeks ago.

Fou d’Absinthe - Who you calling a fairy?

 

Tilda Swinton Like This - State of ease (June 2, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Paris cafe - perfumeniche.com

Le Temps d'Une Fête - Garden in a bottle – May 31, 2010 New Fragrance Listing.

Green is my favourite colour – always has been. Any shade, any tint. Given a choice, unconsciously, I keep going for the green - in clothes, in decor, in art and in scent. Especially in scent.

L'Air du Désert Marocain - Inspires my inner artist - May 28, 2010

 

Image - When the Sun comes up in the Moroccan Desert - Wikipedia

Fille en Aiguilles - Just smells good! - May 26, 2010 New Fragrance Listing

One of the reasons I am drawn to niche perfumes is that smaller perfume houses, perfumers and indie brands don’t have to bow to the tastes of the mass market. They are free to take chances, to explore. It’s interesting to see what happens when a perfumer can use their talent, knowledge, skill, experience and any ingredients they like to make something they want to make - something truly unique.
 

Dans tes Bras - In your arms

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