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“Eau! Those Colognes” Decant Pack

4711 Eau de Cologne bottle - Wikimedia Commons, by Nevit Dilmen

Colognes are designed to keep you fresh as a daisy and cool as a cucumber in the sizzling summer heat. Believe it or not, we like to store ours in the fridge for an extra shot of cool.

But what exactly is the technology behind them?

King Baby – warm and woody and pitch-perfect sweet – June 20, 2018

Photo: Permission of King Baby

I discovered King Baby jewelry, many years ago. I’m drawn to silver jewelry, especially well-designed pieces that have a presence to them and many of the pieces from this California-based biker inspired line, suit me perfectly. I’m not a biker chick, so while the skull, dagger and handcuff motifs don’t appeal to me, the heart and rose designs from the Queen Baby collection, do.

Eau d’Orange Verte – Citrus explosion + vibrant green = complex cologne

Eau d'Orange Verte - hermes.com

The weather is officially HOT! The world tends to think of Canada as being constantly c-o-l-d, which is a myth. Winters are cold, yes, but with the exception of the cooler Pacific and Atlantic coasts, summers across Canada are hot, especially in the Eastern provinces, which always have lots of humidity.

Eau Chic - upbeat, refreshing and très chic – June 6, 2018

Photo: permission Astier de Villate

As the temperature increases so does my desire to wear colognes. Colognes have really been popular for the last few years, and that interest isn’t waning anytime soon as more and more niche house introduce them into the market each year.

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:

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