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Indian Wood 11.1 – spicy and lightly woody and fabulous - November 26, 2016

Remember this? Yep, that’s perfumer Pierre Guillaume.

Yeah, he's kinda unforgettable. Strangely, it’s not the image of his body that sticks in my memory but his body of work as a perfumer. And today it’s all about, his 2016 perfume called Indian Wood 11.1.

Christmas Shopping on Black Friday – November 23, 2016

image - james'sblog.com

Nothing pushes me towards Christmas shopping like all the Black Friday promotions that drop into my Inbox this time of year.  You know the ones I mean – the offers, deals and discounts that retailers dream up to get you shop on Black Friday.

Rochas Femme - Deep dark and divine – November 20, 2016

Femme by Rochas perfume ad - yesterdaysperfume.com

Nose-to-Nose: Sniffing Around With Esther--November 16, 2016

Westminster Kennel Club logo - Wikipedia
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Vetiver – Rooty and earthy and camphourous – November 13, 2016

“I smell vetiver” I said to her over drinks on a late autumn afternoon. Sniffing the air again, I asked, “What is that fragrance you are wearing?”

“It’s Vetiver by Etro,” she said, smiling coyly.

“Tell me all about it”, I said as I inhaled the scent that was on her wrist.

“Ha! This is rich. You’re usually the one who introduces me to fragrances, and now I’m, introducing you to….”

Discover Christine Nagel - November 10, 2016

PerfumerChristine Nagel - Forbes magazine

Eau Absolue – Pure magic, pure Mona di Orio - November 6, 2016

Mona di Orio "Eau Absolue" 2013 original packaging - fragrantica.com

Eau Fraiche        =>3%

Eau de Cologne  =>5%

Eau de Parfum    =>15%

What does the =>% difference mean?  It’s the difference in the amount of perfume oil in fragrance concentrations.

Hidden Treasures: Part 1 - November 2, 2016

Image - Hidden treasures - The Vine Institute

When I shop, especially for things I have a real interest in, like fragrances, I always talk to a sales person. I learn a lot more that way. Sometimes what I came in to buy isn’t what I leave with. It’s often better.

Black Pepper & Sandalwood – Spicy and resinous and woody – October 29, 2016

Appa Kappa boutique, Treviso, Italy - appakappa.com

What’s in a name? Weird names, wonderful fragrances - October 27, 2016

Name of railway station in Wales - Wikimedia Commons - by G1MF2

We have a lot of fragrances in our Decant Store. Some we sell a lot, some we sell a little, so we started looking at the why’s and wherefore’s of these two extremes.

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