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Jicky EdP – sumptuous and sensuous and classic

Photo courtesy of Guerlain

Noir – spicy and floral and masculine

Most Saturdays throughout the summer and into late fall, my brother and I meet up and walk to the local farmer's market together. We love good food made from great produce and each other, so this is an easy way for us to catch up and just be together.

Tubéreuse 3 Animale – floral and animalic and seductive

 

Cabin in the Woods - perfumeniche.com

We own some land just a couple of hours north of Toronto, and my husband built a cabin for us there before our son was born. We’ve had some wonderful family times there over the years, and we always look forward to going there.

Ambra – fresh and warm and sensuous

October tree - perfumeniche.com

One of my favourite months is October. Where I live, it starts out as late summer, when the leaves turn fiery red, burnished gold and Jack O' Lantern orange and ends as the real beginning of autumn, the leaves fallen to the ground, leaving branches, boughs and limbs bare. It has an air of melancholy about it that makes me seek coziness and comfort.

Passage d'Enfer Extrême – smoky and floral and woody

Olivia Giacobetti by Guillaume Luisette, 2001 - Wikimedia Commons

Miel de Bois – woody and honeyed and rewarding

European honey bee on rock rose in Oakland, California - wikipedia.com

October 1st 6pm Belvedere Villa Borghese – Roma – woody and aromatic and evocative

Temple of Aesculaplus, Villa Borghese, Rome, by Jean Christophe Benoist

Eau de Cologne Impériale – graceful and elegant and refined

Eau de Cologne Impériale - courtesy guerlain.com

Misfit – wood and amber and a new patchouli

Misfit, a gorgeous amber-woody unisex EdP from indie fragrance house Arquiste, has been in heavy rotation around my place for the last few months.  But any discussion about this EdP must begin with patchouli – that bushy, green herb with small pink flowers native to Indonesia and Malaysia but now grows throughout China, India, and the Philippines.

Fior di Chinotto – white flowers and citrus and luxurious

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

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