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Hey folks, save up to 25% on our decants....

Did you know that you can save up to 25% on our decants if you're buying from the USA, or outside Canada? Our prices are listed in Canadian dollars, and due to recent currency re-valuations the $USD, for example, is now worth 25% more than our $CAD (approximately). For example:

CAD$4.00 decant price = USD$3.00 after conversion

Fior di Chinotto – white flowers and citrus and luxurious

Image - "Il Nostro Chinotto" - Wikimedia Commons - by romainbehar, Feb.14, 2019

Vetiver – A deep aromatic dive into vetiver

Hiram Green "Vetiver" - perfumeniche.com image

Question: What do you get when you combine Hiram Green and vetiver?

Answer: Magic.

Hiram Green is an immensely talented perfumer who is self-taught, a Canadian now settled in the Netherlands who creates the most extraordinary natural fragrances built around single notes. 

Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre – green and woody and gorgeously wearable

When I first heard about Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre, from French niche line Etat Libre d'Orange, I was excited. Hermann A Mes Cotes Me Paraissait Une Ombre, or What Two Horsemen Were Thinking in the Forest, is quite a handle for a perfume, I know, but that's because it refers to a poem by French writer, Victor Hugo.

Indigo – Crisp modern amber to love

"Indigo" by Baruti - 30 ml. Extrait de Parfum

Rose Barbare – rosy and sweet and woody

 

 

Photo courtesy of Guerlain

Tuscany per Donna - Feminine, warm, airy and relaxed

Cortona, Tuscany

Mont de Narcisse – Complex and ethereal and intimate

Narcissus poeticus 

Our son brought his girlfriend over to the house a couple of weeks ago to meet the family. She's a lovely young woman – warm, smart and gorgeous – and we were taken with her right away. While I was putting the finishing touches on dinner and my husband was opening the wine, I noticed my son pointing out photographs on the mantle to his new love.

Eau de Néroli Doré – A sparkling, spicy, summer pleasure

I always learn good stuff when I research my perfume stories, so today I’ll play teacher and pass on what I’ve learned about orange flower scents, thanks to wikipedia, among other sources…. here goes: 

Tangy Rhubarb – bright and fruity and floral

 

Photo: perfumeniche.com

My childhood home had a big backyard with a garden full of flowers, shrubs, herbs and trees. We kids, along with our friends on the street, loved playing back there. We invented games in every season, so there was always something to do.

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