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Boadicea the Victorious - Sniffin’ Warrioress - A One-Act Play

Sniffin’ Warrioress
A One-Act Play
by
Gwen
 

Boadicea the Victorious "Complex" - Uncompromising personality

Who is Boadicea the Victorious? - that’s her above. Hmmm...the name is familiar, but I can’t remember her story. Let me check my Nuttall:

Eau Noire – Oh, yes!

Bois Farine - Mood-changing magic

This is the last gourmand blog for a while, I swear. I wasn’t going to do it, because yesterday the thermometer hit 32C (90F) here in Toronto, with 95% humidity, and today is more of the same. Do I want to talk about perfume, food, smells?  I didn’t think so when I woke up this morning – my fantasy is to open the fridge and stand in front of it all day. But then I spritzed myself with Bois Farine, and I got my inspiration.

I Love Paris When it Sizzles....

I have been in Paris for the last week. In August most Parisians quit the city for the mountains or the sea. Small shops are closed for holidays and the city is a little quieter. Some people feel it lacks the excitement of other times of the year, but I love being in Paris any time even in August.

Borneo 1834 - Chocolate reinvented

Last Friday, I talked about pepper, Monday was coffee, Wednesday was licorice, and I’m still on a roll with this food thing, so today is….CHOCOLATE.  But not sweet chocolate – I’m talking dark, bitter, chocolate.  Pure powdered cocoa, that’s the chocolate in the heart of Serge Lutens Borneo 1834.

New Haarlem - Coffee, anyone?

Photo - Perfumeniche.com  NYC Empire State Bldg. 2006

 Feet hit the floor, down the stairs, into the kitchen, dog out, dog in, coffee – aaahhhh. The day has begun.

Piper Nigrum - Over-looked and under-rated

I had to make some decant samples last week, one of which was Piper Nigrum by Lorenzo Villoresi. This is one of the first niche scents I owned, a gift from a friend after a trip to Florence. I’d told her she should visit the LV shop in Via de' Bardi in Florence,  a 15th century palazzo owned by his family, and have a perfume created for her, which she did.

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