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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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DISCONTINUED 

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.

Habanita – Si! (July 14, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

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Habanita – Molinard – classic fragrance.  I’d read a couple of reviews, but never smelled it, and there it was right in front of me on a shelf in a little store I'd wandered into!! I bought it, thinking what the hell – if it’s horrible I’ll just toss it.

18 Place des Vosges – My Paris address

Image- Wikipedia.com - Place des Vosges, Paris - 29 July, 2005, AINo

Safran Troublant – Rice pudding or soul food?

First of all – the name.  Safran Troublant is a challenge  -  Saf-ran  Troo-blon – that’s how it sounds, à la Français.
 
 One of L’Artisan’s Les Épices Trio, Safran Troublant is classified as a gourmand fragrance,  scents with food notes such as coffee, chocolate, nuts, etc. (perfect match for  foodies) – but I think this is a misnomer, because it is much , much more.

Vamp à NY – Are you trying to glamour me? July 7, 2010

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Géranium pour Monsieur - Clever, original, but name change recommended

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