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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:

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée – A breath of sunshine – April 20, 2018

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée - hermes.com

Angels of Florence – Uncomplicated and tender and beautiful – April 11, 2018

Photo from Wiki Commons: Square in Florence showing a white high water mark from the 1966 flood

An escape from the cold, dull Toronto spring to the warmth of the Tuscan sun. Driving along the FI-PI-LI on day trips to Siena, Pisa or Livorno, the windows down, singing along to Paolo Conti on the radio.

Sensemilla – A river of soft pleasure – April 5, 2018

Sensemilla - Abdes Salaam Attar (La Via del Profumo ) - profumo.it

Bucoliques de Provence – lavender and iris and leather – March 28, 2018

Photo: Courtesy L’Artisan Parfumeur.

Feu Secret – Warm and woody and sublimely different - March 22, 2018

Feu Secret - brunofazzolari.com

Notes Series #25 - MUSK, March 14, 2018

Siberian Musk Deer in the taiga, Eric Adamsson, Feb. 21, 2011 

Wikimedia Commons

The musk note is a core note in perfumery. Musk is described as the scent of warm skin……a powerful erotic aura. Faintly sweet, salty, sweaty, sexy, and human. And it can be worn by everyone!

Dirty Ginger – fresh and spicy and exciting – March 7, 2018

Heretic Parfums embossed packaging for 15 ml. - hereticparfums.com

Passage des perles “Naturals" Decant Pack - Nose-to-Nose with Gwen and Kay, February 27, 2018

We have a winner!

The winner of the draw for the Passage des Perles "Naturals" Decant Pack is Kim from Ontario, Canada.

Congratulations, Kim, we hope you enjoy every drop of your six gorgeous fragrances!

 

Black No. 1 (FKA Blackbird ) – A ride on a magic carpet – February 21, 2018

Black No.1 by House of Matriarch, houseofmatriarch.biz

The little bottle in its small black package has been on my shelf for way too long so it’s time to move it on to the table and talk about it.

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