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Nose to Nose – We’ve got the Best of the Best!


Photo-Wikipedia-Moët et Chandon champagne bottle by Andreas Levers


Kay: Oh, boy! It's cold out there, and dark, and wintery and….

Gwen: You got that right, but there’s one thing I love to do at this time of year, and it always gives me a warm feeling.

Kay: What's that?

Gwen: Go through all the “Top 10 Faves” and ‘Best of” lists on the perfume blogs. They’ve all posted their lists now.

Kay: Ohhh, I love those lists, too! I love seeing what other perfumistas think – it invariably leads me to a new fragrance discovery, a new fabulous find!

Gwen:  So true, so true. I just read Grain de Musc and  Cafleurebon nad Perfume Smelling Things

Kay: And I just read Bois de Jasmin and Perfumeshrine and Now Smell This

Gwen: Did you notice how many of the frags that we bought and listed in our Decant Listing on perfumeniche in 2012 are on their lists?

Kay: Tons! It seems we bought the best of the best – the MOST UNIQUE AND THE MOST AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL frags. Like the two from the new Ramon Monagal line from Spain – Mon Cuir and Mon Patchouly. I can’t keep my hands off them.

Gwen: Like Speakeasy by Frapin and Patricia de Nicolaï’s L’Eau à la Folie and Andy Tauer's Dark Passage.

Kay: Like Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire , and Jour d’Hermès and L’Ambre des Merveilles,  Moss Gown, Exultat by Maria Candida Gentile.

Gwen: And Lumière Blanche, Infusion d’Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue from Prada, Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum, Chypre Palatin from MDCI,  Bijou Romantique....Our readers can try them all. We’ve got’em! I don’t think they’d be disappointed by any of them.

Kay: I have to say – we do know a great perfume when we smell one. We have excellent taste, or smell, I should say.

Gwen: Right, Kay! On perfumeniche we list “The Best of the Best”.

Kay: We write about them, but we don’t just talk about the new frags – we go out and buy bottles of the best, we go out on a limb, we vote with our wallets, we put our money where our noses are, we walk the talk, so our readers can sniff the juice….

Gwen: What the heck are you talking about?

Kay: I dunno – I got carried away…

Gwen: You know what else is exciting?

Kay: What?

Gwen: We’ve got lots of the frags mentioned – like Séville à l’aube , Volutes, Santal Majuscule , Fils de Dieu, Du riz et des agrumes -  that we haven’t even written about yet, or listed.

Kay: And we’ve also got our own secret discoveries, not just ones that other bloggers write about!.

Gwen: Well, that conversation just brightened up a cold, dark winter’s day! Let's keep sharing our stories…

Kay: And adding to our decant list - for all the people who come to our blogstore.

Gwen: So, what frag are you writing about next?

Kay: Can’t tell you – that would ruin the surprise.


Seriously, folks….don’t miss out on discovering something new and wonderful. Try some of these fabulous new frags from 2012!