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Coriandre – A wonderful green contradiction – August 5, 2016

Original 1973 Print ad for Coriandre - yesterdaysperfume.com

When the humidity makes it feel like 39C/102F, it’s hard to think. Or move without dripping. Cool and green is on the menu this week for just about everything, especially the morning and evening spritz.

Civic Holiday – A blissful midsummer long weekend

Oops - Sorry, wrong turn! - Jeep in neighbour's pool - ilovetoronto.com

It’s midsummer, and a long weekend in Ontario, as well as most provinces across Canada. It’s a time for us northern folk to stop and enjoy our exceptional summer weather, which so far has been hot and humid, or hot and dry, depending on the week, and the forecast is for more of the same.

Nose-to-Nose -Summer cocktail fragrances – July 27, 2016

Caipirinha cocktail with sugar cane swizzle stick by Dave Catania, December 2006 - Wikipedia

 

Eau Fraîche – fresh and natural and summery – July 25, 2016

Eau Fraiche bottle  - monsillage.com

I remember the first time I smelled Eau Fraîche from indie niche line Monsillage. I was sitting across a table from Monsillage founder, perfumer Isabelle Michaud, in a café in Montréal and she smelled fabulous.

Fan de Fendi Leather Essence – Sleek Italian chic – July 22, 2016

Trevi Fountain from left side, Rome, Italy - Wikipedia

Nose-to-nose: Sniffing out news with Esther, July 20, 2016

Image - Wikipedia - Westminster Kennel Club logo
 
New in niche

Promenade des Anglais – chic and summery and memorable – July 18, 2016

Wikimedia Commons - Le Port du Nice by Myrabella, Aug.10, 2010

Eau Dynamisante – Bliss, citrusy herbal bliss – July 15, 2016

Clarins Eau Dynamisante bottle - tous pourlesfemmes.com

Hot, hot, hot. Humid, humid, humid. That’s Toronto this week.

Note Series #21 – ABSINTHE - July 13, 2016

Absinthe as afternoon aperitif - perfumeniche.com

ABSINTHE

Romanza – bitter and floral and a heart-stealer - July 11, 2016

It’s no secret that narcissus is a favourite flower in my household. Specifically, it is my husband’s favourite flower. We enjoy them in the spring – the excitement of discovering them in the garden and watching them grow – and miss them when they are gone. That’s when I seek them out in perfume.

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