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L'Eau Neuve Figaro - fruity and resinous and intriguing – June 10, 2017

Costume design by Joly for Figaro in "Le mariage de Figaro," comédie de Beaumarchais , 1807  - Wikipedia

 

Stash SJP – Woody and warm and magnetic – June 3, 2017

 

Stash SJP - perfumeniche.com

I love a success story, especially when it comes to perfumes.

Dilettante - Fruity, floral and rapturously beautiful – May 26, 2017

 

With permission from Hiram Green Perfumes

Hiram Green, the niche perfumer based in The Netherlands, emailed us a few weeks ago to say that he was coming to Toronto and would Kay and I like to meetup with him again, perhaps for lunch? Absolutely, we answered. We didn’t even check our schedules – we cleared them for him.

You or Someone Like You – A visit to La-La Land – May 19, 2017

You or Someone Like You web banner  - etatlibredorange.com

Au Bord de L’eau – citrus and green and luminous – May 12, 2017

Au Bord de l'Eau (At the Seine at Bennecourt) - Claude Monet, 1868 - Wikimedia Commons

A few weeks ago we had some good friends over for supper. We get together fairly often, so it’s always easy with this group. Lots of food, wine, good conversation and laughter.

L’Attesa – Earthy and rich and hauntingly beautiful - May 5, 2017

Miniature Iris, April 2017 - perfumeniche.com

Masque Milano is one of the very exceptional niche perfume companies. Italian, of course. Who else would choose the vision of an opera in four acts to build a brand, and succeed so perfectly?

Sur L'Herbe – new and exciting and perfect for summer – April 26, 2017

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe - Édouard Manet, 1863

Musée d'Orsay, Paris

 

Vol de Nuit Parfum Extrait – Enigmatic, timeless, and extraordinarily beautiful – April 20, 2017

Guerlain Vol de Nuit Parfum Extrait bottle - perfumeniche.com

Castagna – creamy and warm and delicate – April 12, 2017

Castanas asadas - Wikimedia Commons - Andres Nieto Porras, Dec. 27, 2010

Nirvana Black – Warm, uncomplicated, and surprising

Elizabeth and James "Nirvana Black" - refinery29.com 

I’ve been immersed in “celebrity” perfumes.

I can count the number of bona-fide true “celebrity” scents we list on one finger, no - two fingers. Oops, three fingers.

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