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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

Image - wikipedia.com - Le Cirque - painting by George Seurat, 1891 - Musee d'Orsay, Paris

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)

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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

Jicky EdT - Thank you for waiting

Image - Wikipedia, detail of Guerlain store, Paris, by Moonik, 04/08/2012

My collection of fragrances is big – I’m not even sure how many I own. I've stopped counting. 

Sizzlin’ Summer 2010 Sample Pack – If you can’t stand the heat, get out of my niche!

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Summer - we’re having a real hot one this year. Even some people who love the heat are complaining.
 
Personally, I hate the heat – makes me moody, makes me edgy. I’m happier in cold weather, but given the ying and yang of the seasons in Toronto, I have to take the hot with the cold and just fuhgeddaboutit.

Acqua di Colonia – Oh, brother what a great summer fragrance!

Some people are suckers for nice packaging, some are drawn to pretty bottles, and while I have sometimes succumbed to such marketing tricks, the thing I’m a sucker for is a good back story, which brings me to Santa Maria Novella’s Acqua di Colonia

Encre Noire – Vetiver - perfume magic!

 

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Vetiver, vetiver, ve-ti- verrrr ….What IS vetiver??? Or vetyver, as it is spelled in the world of perfume.

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