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Halfeti – rich and warm and transporting

Image - wikipedia.com - Steamy hammam in Divan Asia Hotel, Istanbul, by Nevit Dilman, July 1, 2012

Vanilla Shot – vanilla-y and resinous and original

Bertrand Duchaufour - remember him? Sure you do. A few years back this über - talented nose seemed to be was everywhere, all the time, and we couldn’t get enough of his swoon worthy fragrances. And, then around 2015 we started to see less from him, especially after he left his positon as Perfumer in Residence at L’Artisan.

Sweet Morphine – floral and woody, unique and addictive

Image - Sweet Morphine - ex-nihilo-paris.com

By the Fireplace – warm and smoky and undeniably seductive

According my copy of the Farmer’s Almanac, first frost is just around the corner. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are finally cool. At my house, that means the first wood fire of autumn. Like the first snowfall or the first crocus, the first fire heralds the new season.

Pélargonium – Spicy and floral and woody

Radio Bombay – woody and sultry and exciting

mage by Saliko - Antique radio amateurs exhibition - Florence, Italy, Feb. 2014 - Wikimedia Commons

1805 Tonnerre – dark and romantic and original

Tonnerre EdP - beaufort.com

Lys Mediteranee – floral and aquatic and so very evocative

Menton, Côte d'Azur, France - Wikipedia - Gerard Cohen, 2003

Les Colognes Néroli – Refined and romantic and the very definition of a summer day

Bitter Orange Blossom - Wikimedia Commons - Alexander Hardin

A perfect summer Sunday. Agreeable temperature, clear skies and easy chores that are easily dispatched, leaving hours for reading/napping/sipping in a hammock, in a garden that’s in full bloom.

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