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Stephen Jones – You can keep your hat on (Monday April 4, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

The excitement around the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William is starting to take on a life of its own. I expected to see the media drumming it up and die-hard anglophiles getting caught up in it, but over the past week clients, friends and pals are all talking about it – what a great couple they make, what a great love story, who’s designing the wedding dress, etc.

Violette in Love - Flirty (April 1, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo Wikipedia - Viola odorata

Nose-to-Nose - Hockey Night "Man Smells" (Wednesday, March 30, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo Wikipedia - OHL Hockey

The doorbell is ringing. I open the door, and Gwen sweeps in........

Kay:    What's up?

Iris Silver Mist – Perfect any day (March 28, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Photo Wikipedia - Iris Watii by Stan Shrebs, March 2006

Sensuous by Estée Lauder - I'm amazed! (March 25, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Surprise! A change of direction today.....from the just-launched-ultra-niche-hard-to-find+expensive fragrance which Gwen introduced this past Monday - click here -  to a mass-market-buy-it-anywhere+discounted fragrance launched in 2008.

Osmanthe Yunnan - Simple beauty and simply beautiful (March 18, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)


Shhh! You'll scare the Osmanthe Yunnan!

Just kidding - the name is so strange it makes me think of a mythical monster lurking in a cave! The name is, in fact, a fragrance - a fabulous eau de toilette created for Hermés in 2005 by Jean-Claude Éllena, the master of minimalist scents. And it is one of the very few quiet fragrances that I love.

Nose-to-Nose - "Patchouli Lovefest" Sample Pack (Wednesday, March 16, 2011)

Gwen:     What do you want to talk about today?

Kay:     I dunno. My brain is twittered, I‘ve had too many tweets.

Gwen:      What if we talk about our favourite note?

Kay:      You mean roses?
Gwen:     I said OUR favourite note.....patchouli.

Kay:     Patchouli!!!!! When did YOU start loving patchouli?

1804 – Put it at the top of your list (March 14, 2011 New Fragrance Listing)

Wikipedia - Die Junge George Sand by Auguste Charpentier, 1838

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