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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.

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