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March 2022

  • 1986 Éclectique – exciting and sexy and so much more

    Sometimes the perfume gods smile upon us. It happened to me last autumn when I was in Paris. I happened to be at perfume mecca Jovoy on the day 1986 Ecletique EdP, from the French niche line Les Bains Guerbois, was launched. One sniff and I was smitten, learning that Bertrand Duchaufour signed it; I was in love.

  • Orris Noir – spicy and elegant and seductive

    I have a very good friend who is a journalist and one of her many skills is research, so when she finds anything of interest regarding perfume – an article, an interview, etc. – she sends it along to me. I can’t tell you how often I have benefited from her efforts, like the time she discovered that Ormonde Jayne, the niche fragrance brand founded by Linda Pilkington in the 2000’s, was offering free shipping worldwide. I wasted no time ordering Orris Noir.