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Discover Christine Nagel - November 10, 2016

We’ve written about a lot of fragrances since we started this blog in 2010, and there’s a personal story about every one of them. Just for fun sometimes, I scroll through older posts to see what was tickling our noses in say, Summer 2010, or Winter 2014. Sometimes I browse for inspiration, other times I search for a specific bit of information that I need for a current post I’m writing.

Eau Absolue – Pure magic, pure Mona di Orio - November 6, 2016

Mona di Orio "Eau Absolue" 2013 original packaging - fragrantica.com

Eau Fraiche        =>3%

Eau de Cologne  =>5%

Eau de Parfum    =>15%

What does the =>% difference mean?  It’s the difference in the amount of perfume oil in fragrance concentrations.

Hidden Treasures: Part 1 - November 2, 2016

 

When I shop, especially for things I have a real interest in, like fragrances, I always talk to a sales person. I learn a lot more that way. Sometimes what I came in to buy isn’t what I leave with. It’s often better.

Over time, I develop a relationship with these people and they get to know what I like, so that when I drop by they sometimes have something they’ve put aside for me – something they think I will like, something special.

Black Pepper & Sandalwood – Spicy and resinous and woody – October 29, 2016

Appa Kappa boutique, Treviso, Italy - appakappa.com

What’s in a name? Weird names, wonderful fragrances - October 27, 2016

Name of railway station in Wales - Wikimedia Commons - by G1MF2

We have a lot of fragrances in our Decant Store. Some we sell a lot, some we sell a little, so we started looking at the why’s and wherefore’s of these two extremes.

Popy Moreni – A second bottle, please – October 23, 2016

 

Out of nowhere, the name pops up. Popy Moreni.

Today, I want to wear Popy Moreni, I want to open the harlequin box, spritz from the sleek glass bottle with the prismatic bottom and the quirky needle and thread cap, and bask in its warm glow all day.

Fragrance Fears – October 19, 2016

 

 

It’s a few days before Hallowe’en and I’ve been having the same frightening nightmare over and over again the last few nights.

Sublime Balkiss – complex and smooth and enticing

Queen of Sheba meeting with Solomon by Piero della Francesca,

c. 1452-1466 - wikipedia.com

The art of Olivia Giacobetti – October 12, 2016

Image - wikipedia.com - Olivia Giacobetti by Guillame Luisetti, 2001

“Oh look, here’s a pic of that Van Gogh I saw in Amsterdam.”

“Uh huh. Nice. Have you seen the new Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery yet?”

Bandit – Bad-ass and awesome leather

 

Bandit, the WORD

Oxford dictionary – A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area; from the Italian, bandire = to ban

Urban dictionary - Solid, bad ass, above greatness, bandit > awesome

Bandit, the PERFUME - See Urban Dictionary definition

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