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Patchouli 24 – smoky and leathery and a smooth patchouli – November 11, 2017

 

I was trolling around a few fragrance websites a while ago, and I found this article by blogger Claire Vukcevic called ‘The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample’. It’s a really well-written piece and she makes a lot of good points for why she made the choices she did.

Lui – A true Him/Her beauty from Guerlain – November 5, 2017

Guerlain Lui bottle, re-designed "tea caddy" 1929 Guerlain bottle

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Nuit de Bakélite – Green and floral and leathery – October 28, 2017

Calling all perfume lovers!

Ericssons Bakelittelefon 1931 by Holger. Ellgard, Oct. 15, 2007

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Ambre Muscadin – Woody and sensual and musky – October 21, 2017

Two Muscadins or Les Incroyables by Loursay, 1795 - Wikipedia

Tobacco – rich and warm and incomparable – October 13, 2017

"Still Life with Three Castles Tobacco" by William Michael Harnett, 1880,

Brooklyn Musuem - Wikipedia

Kenzo Ça Sent Beau- That smells good, that smells beautiful! – October 7, 2017

 

I got up this morning and checked the news while I drank my coffee, and immediately felt anxious. 2017 has been a rough year for the world. A new crisis or scandal or disaster from somewhere unfolds every week, and it’s a hard slog to sort through the daily media download, and make sense of it all. It’s frustrating and upsetting. Civility has gone out the door, everyone’s skin seems a little thinner. It’s time to click the off button, step back, and take a break. It’s perfume time!

Cedar Woodpecker/10 – zesty and woody and sublimely elegant – September 30, 2017

Benjamin Almairic of Parle Moi de Parfum

Photo courtesy Benjamin Almairic

It was going to be a lovely lunch in Paris between two good friends who hadn’t seen each other in a while. I was scheduled to arrive on Esther’s last day in Paris, and we planned to have lunch together at a little café around the corner from where I was staying.

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

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