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With love – A bespoke gift – June 24, 2016

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Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, June 22, 2016

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Skive – smoky and woody and exceptional – June 20, 2015

Skive - 2015 Art and Olfaction Award winner, Independent Category, 2015

Lonesome Rider – Stands out from the crowd - June 17, 2016

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Summer scented days – Some of our favourite summer fragrances – June 15, 2016.

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Kay:       Summer is here again, Gwen. Long hot days, cool drinks, cooking and eating outside.

Gwen:  I love it! I can smell summer in the air.

Patchouli Impérial – dirty and refined and patrician - June 13, 2016

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Miyako Extrait – Pure pleasure - June 10th, 2016


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Note Series #20 – SANDALWOOD - June 8, 2016

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Soliflore Gardenia – sultry and indolic and true to nature - June 6, 2016


My first real experience with gardenia was on a trip to the Virgin Islands. That first night, the air around the villa was filled with their sultry, intoxicating fragrance. It was unforgettable and as I write this, I can still call up the scent memory.

Gardenias are flowering plants in the coffee family and belong to the ‘white floral’ fragrance group in perfumery along with tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine. These white florals share a common substance: indole.

Ralph Lauren Blue – Early morning in the garden – June 3, 2016

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“What a perfect morning!” he said, holding his cup carefully while sliding the screen door to step onto the back deck. “Smell that air! There’s nothing like the smell of nature in the early morning.”

“Especially at this time of year”, I said. “Lilac, peony, and iris are blooming.”

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