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Dzing! – Went the strings of my heart

Image - wikipedia.com - Le Cirque - painting by George Seurat, 1891 - Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Incense rosé – Balancing act

Acqua di Colonia – Oh, brother what a great summer fragrance!

Some people are suckers for nice packaging, some are drawn to pretty bottles, and while I have sometimes succumbed to such marketing tricks, the thing I’m a sucker for is a good back story, which brings me to Santa Maria Novella’s Acqua di Colonia

18 Place des Vosges – My Paris address

Image- Wikipedia.com - Place des Vosges, Paris - 29 July, 2005, AINo

Vamp à NY – Are you trying to glamour me? July 7, 2010

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Tubéreuse Criminelle - It's not a crime to love it (June 28, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

The big, bold, gorgeous rather pricey silver bracelet - perfumeniche.com

Sunday Cologne - familiar and foreign and fantastic

Some great things have come out of Sweden – Ikea, Alexander Skarsgård and Byredo Parfums.

Byredo Parfums is a niche line founded by Ben Gorham in 2006. Initially, the focus was on fragrance products for the home, but by 2008 Byredo had launched its first personal fragrances, most of them based on particular memories and experiences of Mr. Gorham. Currently, there are seven fragrances in the line, and I have a few of them, but my first love is Fantastic Man. I remember that I bought it at Colette the first time I sampled it.

Cardinal - Cardinal rules! - New Fragrance Listing, Monday June 21, 2010

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Sicily – Ciao bella!

I got the Mondays. A bad case of the Mondays. If this were a Tuesday, it would be a bad case of the ‘I-don’t-wanna’s. But it’s not Tuesday – it’s Monday. Too early for a glass of wine, too much to do to go back to bed, too many deadlines to go shopping  - there’s just one thing for it: a short fracay*.

Monacle Scent One: Hinoki - Rub-a-dub-dub!

Monocle magazine is one of my fave reads. The magazine does a great job of keeping readers up to date on travel, design and trends in pop culture. Wanna know about a luxury hotel near Les Houches? Where does Parisian baker Jean-Luc Poujaran take his morning coffee? How about those Delvaux newspaper bags? I devour each issue….slowly. The content, the marketing, the brand are just genius.

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