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Commune de Paris 1871 – fresh and original and liberating

We’ve written about a lot of colognes over the years. Uncomplicated, refreshing and light colognes are the ideal antidote for hot, sticky summer days and nights. But for me, they serve another purpose.
 

Hacivat – Citrusy, warm, woodsy non-gendered perfection

Hacivat 50 ml. bottle, and illustration from packaging

The snow has disappeared finally, and the air smells different. I can smell spring. Time to change up the perfume wardrobe. 

Vivacious – floral and spicy and, well, vivacious

Photo courtesy of Hiram Green

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INTENSE CAFÉ – Aromatic, warm, and addictive

Sacreste – incensy and fresh and spicy

Goddess – Indolic and warm, captivating and powerful

Goddess 30  ml. - LUSH Gorilla Perfume 

This is what months of COVID living has wrought: 

1. My husband and I now share the same thoughts at the same time, even in our dreams. We are one big brain.

2. My husband now fully comprehends and believes that I am, indeed, a goddess. 

True story:

Vetiverissimo – mellow and easy-going and elegant

Vetiver is a favourite fragrance note here in the niche. The number of blogs devoted to fragrances centred around vetiver, makes it safe to say that Kay and I have a weak spot for chrysopogon zizanioides, the fast-growing perennial bunchgrass A/K/A vetiver, which belongs to the family Poaceae. Though it originated in India, it is now grown in tropical regions everywhere, with Haiti, China and Indonesia among the top producers.

Chamade – Two perfumes in one – a masterpiece.

Champs Elyseée, Paris

Last week Gwen wrote about Patchouli Ardent, a Guerlain fragrance, which you can read about - just click the link. 

Patchouli Ardent – multifaceted patchouli and rose and passion

Guerlain Paris, Champs Elysee flagship store

A young friend leant me her copy of 'Every Day', a novel by David Levithan. What she liked most about the book, and what she wanted to share with me, were Levithan's thoughts on love and desire and yearning. She had highlighted a few passages for me, among them was a quote by the narrator, 'A':

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