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Fragrance Fears – October 19, 2016

 

 

It’s a few days before Hallowe’en and I’ve been having the same frightening nightmare over and over again the last few nights.

Sublime Balkiss – complex and smooth and enticing

Queen of Sheba meeting with Solomon by Piero della Francesca,

c. 1452-1466 - wikipedia.com

The art of Olivia Giacobetti – October 12, 2016

Olivia Giacobetti - Wikipedia

“Oh look, here’s a pic of that Van Gogh I saw in Amsterdam.”

“Uh huh. Nice. Have you seen the new Picasso exhibit at the Art Gallery yet?”

Bandit – Bad-ass and awesome leather

Zorro poster - pinterest.com

Bandit, the WORD

Oxford dictionary – A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area; from the Italian, bandire = to ban

Travel Notes – October 5, 2016

Alitalia 747 -wikimedia.com

I just got an email from a dear friend. She and her husband have just booked a flight and an apartment in Vienna for Christmas – might we be available to join them for the holidays she asked?

1920 Extreme – herbaceous and woody and what my heaven smells like

1920 Extreme by BOIS 1920 - bois1920.it/en

It’s a dull, drizzly day – my idea of a perfect autumnal day. Summer, that season of unbearable, sometimes unrelenting heat, has past. Oh, I know I’m in the minority, but when people are surprised at my predilection for cooler weather, I remind them that the natural state of the universe is cold – they usually let it go.

Delicious smells – September 28, 2016

Peppers from Espelette, France -Wikipedia - AOC - 2008-08-05

Basil and Neroli – A brilliant pair – September 24, 2016

Basil Growing in the Sun by Paul Wittal, Wikimedia Commons

I think the universe sends very clear signals, if you pay attention.

Four Favourites – September 21, 2016

 

Bulgari Black image - parfumerieeternelle.com

We recently had a cousin of mine, who lives on the east coast, come and visit with us for a few days.

Kind, generous and caring, Sandy is a pleasure to be with. We enjoy a lot of the same things so we're more like close friends than cousins and when we get together there is no shortage of things to talk about.

Copal Azur – Incense and green and not-to-be-missed - September 17, 2016

Aedes des Venustus store, Greenwich Avenue, NYC - perfumeniche.com

I looked at my perfume shelf the other day and saw five fragrances by Aedes de Venustas sitting there. That’s when I realized that I was, officially, an Aedes de Venustas fan.

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