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Tangeri - Sueded iris, spice, and mossy elegance

Keiko Mecheri "Bespoke Collection"

Hot humid and sunny makes me want cool green and mossy. It’s just what happens every summer. It's vetiver season.

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.

Bergamote Calabria­­ -Smells like Mediterranean summer

Aqua Allegoria "Bergamote Calabria"  - courtesy of guerlain.com

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 

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.

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