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Civet – spicy and floral and a forever fragrance – January 28, 2017

Zoologist Civet - zoologist.com

Nose-to-Nose: Sniffing Around With Esther--January 25, 2017

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Bohea Bohème – Mona di Orio, the love continues – January 22, 2017

 

Tea Plantation, Bi Luochun, Dong Ting Lake, China, by Windbell - Wikipedia

When a perfume really connects with me, it’s permanent. I don’t fall out of love with the faves on my Five Star list. If anything, the love just gets stronger every time I spritz one of them.

Making decants and working with gems – January 18, 2017

Wikipedia - Five gems of antiquity, Rob Lavinsky, April 2010

Baccarat Rouge 540 – floral and woody and perfect – January 14, 2017

Baccarat Rouge crystal vases - luxuo.com

Note Series #24 – SMOKE

Campfire-pinecones - Wikimedia Commons

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. Some of our most favourite fragrances have fires within them, burning or glowing or smouldering, or simply imagined or remembered, and their smoky notes make these scents unforgettable and beautiful.

Happy New Year!

"Up Helly Aa " - traditional Viking New Year's torchlight parade in Edinburgh, Scotland by D. Smith

We're taking a holiday break with our families until January 12, 2017.

Please check back and see how we start the New Year in the 'Niche. We're all fired up so there will be lots to talk about!

Guerlain and Sylvaine Delacourte and a wonderful evening – December 21, 2016

Sylvaine Delacourte image - perfumeniche.com

As this is the season for gratitude, I have to say it once again, I am so fortunate to live in a city that has a Guerlain store.

Last week I was invited to the store for an evening reception to meet Sylvaine Delacourte. No one puts on a spread like Guerlain and I was not just pleased to have been invited, I was honoured.

Poivre Samarcande – Turn up the heat – December 18, 2016

Wikipedia image - Registan Square after sunset - Samarkand, Uzbekhistan - by Ekrem Canli, Aug. 5, 2012

Omigod, it’s cold out there. Turn up the heat!

Nose-to-Nose: Sniffing Around With Esther--December 14, 2016

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