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Mitsouko EdP – Memories are made of this - September 27, 2017

Mitsouko EdP bottle - fragrantica.com

I don’t know why, but all I want today is Mitsouko. Maybe it’s the overnight arrival of cool weather, maybe just last night’s crazy dreams, maybe it’s just me revisiting memories, but the new fragrances sitting on my perfume shelf are going to have to wait to have their stories told, because today it’s just Mitsouko.

The Coveted Duchess Rose – woody and deeply rosey and unashamedly seductive - September 16, 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Penhaligon's

Whew!  Summer just is a memory now. A blur of long sun-filled days, lazy vacations and outdoor living. And while all this was going on, I missed a few things, like the ongoing story of the fragrances/characters in the Portraits Collection by Penhaligon’s.

Ambrosia - Organic and fabulous - September 10, 2017

Organic Ambrosia by Ecco Bella - perfumeniche.com

L'Aigle De La Victoire – 2013 version – Smoky and leathery and commanding - September 2, 2017

French Imperial Eagle, Palace of Fontainebleau -by dynamosquito, April 30, 2011 - Wikimedia Commons

Kimono Rose – Tender, feminine, and sensual – August 27, 2017

Pink silk and cream satin Kimono imported by Babani 1921,

Indianapolis Museum of Art, 18 Sept 2003 - Wikimedia Commons

 

Néroli Outrenoir – Citrus and woody and textured – August 19, 2017

Photo: Courtesy Guerlain

Badgley Mischka EdP – Luscious, sophisticated glamour - August 11, 2017

August 2017 - Sunset, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Photo: perfumeniche.com

 

Cologne Sologne – old and new and perfect for summer – August 4, 2017

Photo: perfumeniche.com

Eau de rhubarbe écarlate - Tangy and tart, smooth as custard - July 29, 2017

Eau de rhubarbe écarlate bottle - usa.hermes.com

I like uncomplicated simple meals in the summer, fresh veggies and herbs in salads, lots of crunch and tang added to the mix from nuts and or a bit of cheese.  Berries or stone fruits with ice cream for dessert. Easy-peasy to make, delicious to eat. Light and simple.

Harmattan – woody and resinous and Goldilocks approved – July 22, 2017

Wikimedia Commons - Harmattan wind colours the sky yellow

Seb Esteban, March 6, 2005

 

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