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Datura Noir – sweet and bitter and indolic - August 22, 2016

Datura Metel - Wikimedia Commons - David Dickerson 2005

En vacances! August 15, 2016

August - that last stretch of summer.

So before camp ends and school starts, Esther, Kay and I are all off the grid, grabbing the best of the rest of summer – cooler nights, ripe, juicy field tomatoes and asteroid showers.

We won’t be blogging this week, but we’ll be back on Monday August 22.
 

Pur Désir de Fleur d’Oranger – A quiet pleasure – August 12, 2016

 

Image - wikipedia.com - Orange blossom by Alexander Hardin, April 1, 2012

Hooray, hooray, we’re on our way. Summer vacation starts today.

Sniffing out news with Esther - August 10, 2016

Westminster Kennel Club logo - Wikipedia

 

Esther's gone fishin' for a couple of weeks, or I should say gone sniffin'.

Join us when she checks back in at the end of the month because she's sure to have a lot of very interesting and very juicy news.

In the meantime, we're going to read some of her recent posts and track down a few of the newest fragrances she's discovered. 

Bahiana – Citrusy and fresh and woody - August 8, 2016

Christ the Redeemer, Rio di Janiero, Brazil - Wikipedia,.com

The Summer Olympics are in full swing in Rio, Brazil, right now and it seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere. Olympic sporting events are always exciting, what with all the thrills of victory and agonies of defeat, but these games seem to have an added layer of drama with issues around pollution, doping and the Zika Virus.

Coriandre – A wonderful green contradiction – August 5, 2016

Original 1973 Print ad for Coriandre - parfumsjeancouturier.fr 

When the humidity makes it feel like 39C/102F, it’s hard to think. Or move without dripping. Cool and green is on the menu this week for just about everything, especially the morning and evening spritz.

Civic Holiday – A blissful midsummer long weekend

It’s midsummer, and a long weekend in Ontario, as well as most provinces across Canada. It’s a time for us northern folk to stop and enjoy our exceptional summer weather, which so far has been hot and humid, or hot and dry, depending on the week, and the forecast is for more of the same.

Our families aren't going to be doing much more than laze on the beach under a big ol' umbrella, or plunk ourselves down by the pool - on the shady side of course - and bliss out with eating, drinking, and swimming, if we can work up the energy.

Nose-to-Nose -Summer cocktail fragrances – July 27, 2016

Caipirinha cocktail with sugar cane swizzle stick by Dave Catania, December 2006 - Wikipedia

 

Eau Fraîche – fresh and natural and summery – July 25, 2016

Eau Fraiche bottle  - monsillage.com

I remember the first time I smelled Eau Fraîche from indie niche line Monsillage. I was sitting across a table from Monsillage founder, perfumer Isabelle Michaud, in a café in Montréal and she smelled fabulous.

Fan de Fendi Leather Essence – Sleek Italian chic – July 22, 2016

Trevi Fountain from left side, Rome, Italy - Wikipedia

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