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By the Fireplace – warm and smoky and undeniably seductive

According my copy of the Farmer’s Almanac, first frost is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are finally cool. At my house, that means the first wood fire of autumn. Like the first snowfall or the first crocus, the first fire heralds the new season.

Pélargonium – Spicy and floral and woody

Honeysuckle and Davana - Honeyed radiance to sultry chic

Until about a year ago, I regularly bought several magazines but now I buy only one, which is Vanity Fair. It has a new editor, a young woman by the name of Radhika Jones, so it has a brand new streamlined look and pace, which took some getting used to for a long-time VF devotee like myself, but now I’m hooked.

Radio Bombay – woody and sultry and exciting

mage by Saliko - Antique radio amateurs exhibition - Florence, Italy, Feb. 2014 - Wikimedia Commons

“5-Stars - Old and New and Fabulous ” Decant Pack

NARCISO EdP -Creamy and musky and seductive

NARCISO EdP bottle - narcisorodriguez.com

1805 Tonnerre – dark and romantic and original

Tonnerre EdP - beaufort.com

Stetson – Surprise! It’s gorgeous

 

 

I love drugstores, the big city ones with all the shiny packaged stuff in them, and the old ones in little towns with all the shopworn, dusty stuff in them. Those small-town drugstores are the best. You get a free trip down memory lane and sometimes a treasure, if you have eyes to see, and a nose to smell.

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