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1000 Kisses Deep – Sparkly, heady and sweet, earthy and warm

1000 Kisses Deep - Image by perfumeniche.com

Black Cedarwood & Juniper – woody and fresh and gorgeous

Juniper - perfumeniche.com

The Longing – A natural beauty to know and love

Gardenia blossom

I’m fascinated with natural perfumes and perfumers, a segment within the niche category which has seen big growth in the past few years. Scents by talented perfumers such as Hiram Green, Charna Ethier, Francesca Bianchi, Euan McColl, have amazed me with the unexpected depth and beauty and quality of their artistry.

Santal Blanc 2019* – Fresh and woody and floral

Santalum album in Hyderabad, India - Wikipedia

Carduus – Spicy, grassy, fluid and weightless

Carduus, Jorum Studio, 30 ml. bottle - perfumeniche.com

Le Parfum de Thérèse – carnal and elegant and iconic

La Prune (Plum)

If there is one fragrance we get asked about more than any other, it's Le Parfum de Thérèse by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.  People are fascinated by the love story behind its creation.

Speed-Smelling IFF – Post Modern Collection 2017 - Sophie Labbé Eau de Cologne Reimagined

Post-Modern building by Frank Gehry - Dancing House, Prague 

Hot and dry. Then hot and humid. It’s summer. It’s hot no matter which way you cut it. 

It’s time for eau de cologne. 

L’Air des Alpes Suisses – green and cool and Swiss

Swiss Alps near Grindelwald - Alpine Globeflower (Trollius)

Oh, the Swiss alps! Just typing these words conjures up images of skiers schussing down mountain pistes to the sound of gliding skis and crunching snow against a backdrop of conical pine trees, cutting through the cold, clear mountain air. Then, the apres-ski in cozy chalets, warmed by blazing fires heating a raclette cheese round.

Mûre et Musc - Blackberry and Musc, tart, fresh, sophisticated classic

Mûre et Musc EdT 50 ml.

The first truly “niche” fragrance I owned was from L’Artisan Parfumeur, the Paris perfume house created in 1978 by Jean Laporte.

Pays Dogon – vegetal and woody and earthy

Dogon cliff dwellings, Bandiagara escarpment, Mali

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