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Shambhala – A walk into Paradise – September 10, 2016

Image - - "Tigers Nest " Taktshang monastery, Bhutan, by Douglas J. McLaughlin, Sept. 10, 2006


Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, September 7, 2016

Westminster Kennel Club logo - wikipedia
New in niche

Labour Day Weekend, September 2, 2016


David Austen rose "Port Sunlight" in Kay's garden August 23, 2016 -  a beautiful rose with a rich tea fragrance


Note Series #23 – CITRUS

Ambersweet oranges - wikimedia commons

White Tubéreuse – creamy and summery and tasteful - August 29, 2016

White tuberose - wikipedia

Quand Vient la Pluie (When the Rain Comes) – Lost, and found again – August 26, 2016


"Quand Vient la Pluie" packaging - guerlainperfume.blogspot - photo by Druot


We had an unscheduled re-arrangement of our perfume shelves last week, in our attempt to locate a fragrance for a recent order.

“I think YOU have it.”

“It’s not on my list – it’s definitely yours”

“I can’t find it”

Note Series #22 – AQUATICS



Aquatics or marine scents belong to the Aromatic category, because the salt-water note is usually combined with herbs such as sage, rosemary, cumin, lavender, and other green plants such as vetiver, which have an intense grassy scent. They are also often combined with citrus, floral, or spicy notes, all of which evoke images of seaside locations. Here are four of our favourite aquatic fragrances, easily wearable by both women and men.

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 - - Orange blossom by Alexander Hardin, April 1, 2012

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

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