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Notes Series #25 - MUSK, March 14, 2018

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

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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.

Angélique – Delicate and tender and an ethereal green beauty – February 14, 2018

Iris pallida flower - Wikimedia Commons - Pamwik, April 20, 2015

Kiehl’s Original Musk – Silky smooth, quiet, and sexy – February 7, 2018

Kiehl's Original Musk blend No.1 - kiehl's.ca

The musk note is sometimes overlooked, but we love it. We own several great musk fragrances, such as:

Bogue MEM – In a word SPECTACULAR – Bottle #31 - January 24, 2018

Flor de lavanda - David Santaolalla, June 8, 2011

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My wonderful Standard poodle was, as most dogs are, an obsessive sniffer. Perhaps because he grew up in a house filled with bottles of perfume and a garden filled with blooming plants, he especially liked fragrant vegetal scents, in addition to all the usual whiffy canine temptations.

Épine Mortelle – complex and intriguing and beautiful - January 14, 2018

Red Rose by Andrele Bohner, Nov. 18, 2007 - Wikimedia Commons

 

“So, what do you think” I asked the sales assistant.

She wafted the blotter back and forth under her nose a few times before answering.

“This one is a challenge,” she said finally.

“How so?” I asked.

Arbolé Arbolé – Earthy, and rich, and velvety – January 7, 2018

Arbolé Arbolé  - courtesy of hiramgreen.com

If you haven’t yet discovered Hiram Green’s natural perfumes, it’s time to step up and experience something wonderful. But let me set the scene first.

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