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Nerotic - Hypnotic, sensual, erotic… - May 31, 2018

"Nerotic" from "Laboratorio in Nero" Collection - laboratorioolfattivo.com

Bella Freud – Warm and woody and resinous – May 23, 2018

Bella Freud EdP bottle - bellafreud.com

 

For a long time now, I’ve toyed with the idea of having a nose create a perfume just for me. Every now and again, I explore the idea. I research, I study and I investigate. And there are plenty of perfumers out there who offer their services to create bespoke perfumes.

Katy Perry’s INDI – Different. And really good. May 17, 2018

Katy Perry's INDI  - perfumeniche.com

I had a WOW! perfume experience yesterday.

DXB Dubai – Herbal and floral and gently oud-y – May 9, 2018

DXB Dubai by Scent of Departure - perfumeniche.com 

Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake – An Irish story - May 2, 2018

Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland, Ardfern, January 2010 Wikimedia Commons

ManRose – Rosy and elegant and man-worthy – April 25, 2018

Red Rose - Wikimedia Commons - D. Sharon Pruitt

One of the questions that Kay and I are often asked is: how do you develop a great sense of smell. I was reminded of this when I came across an interview with nose Mathieu Nardin:

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée – A breath of sunshine – April 20, 2018

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée - hermes.com

Angels of Florence – Uncomplicated and tender and beautiful – April 11, 2018

Photo from Wiki Commons: Square in Florence showing a white high water mark from the 1966 flood

An escape from the cold, dull Toronto spring to the warmth of the Tuscan sun. Driving along the FI-PI-LI on day trips to Siena, Pisa or Livorno, the windows down, singing along to Paolo Conti on the radio.

Sensemilla – A river of soft pleasure – April 5, 2018

Sensemilla - Abdes Salaam Attar (La Via del Profumo ) - profumo.it

Bucoliques de Provence – lavender and iris and leather – March 28, 2018

Photo: Courtesy L’Artisan Parfumeur.

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