Excuse me ... do you work here?Fourplay:  Body Kouros and JickyArmani Prive Eclat de JasminReturn of Trashy FridayA Tale of Two PerfumesShip of FoolsLayering FragrancesIris Ganache and other Oddities
June 28, 2007

Return of Trashy Friday

It’s been a long while since we did Trashy Friday, and since I seem to manage about one episode of Nawt every other week, and it’s summer, and I just can’t seem to get serious about anything, let’s comb through… Continue Reading

June 27, 2007

Layering Fragrances

Hey, everybody! Theoretically I am in Bangkok today, and if I can figure out what time it is, and what day it is, I’ll be responding to comments. We got a question recently about layering fragrances — what are some… Continue Reading

June 26, 2007

20 ‘fumes in few words

There’s a Miller Harris winner to receive the vials of all twenty scents and purty box. Name at the end. First, on with business. You know something – I’ve been unfair to Miller Harris and given them an inappropriate amount… Continue Reading

June 25, 2007

Winners and Beginners

But First! (Yes, it is almost Big Brother season and the ubiquitous Julie Chen “But First!” I fly my Freak Flag proudly on what a big fan I am of this show.  About one more week before it starts, yeah!!! )  The winner… Continue Reading

June 24, 2007


Today we´re on a plane, I hope – first to JFK and then on Royal Thai Air to Bangkok. So I won´t be responding. I´ve put my big girl pants on and here we go. In Bangkok, I hope to:… Continue Reading

June 21, 2007

Nawt gets an ANN-sir

To catch up on the adventures of Nawt so far, if you’re new to the story, you can go here.  This is the continuing adventures of Nawt Agin, with a new installment most Fridays, rookie perfumer for Irrational Fruity Florals,… Continue Reading

June 20, 2007

Armani Prive Eclat de Jasmin

We´re on the countdown to Bangkok, and today´s my day to post, and I´m thinking you´re looking for something more edifying than “I´m still wearing Courtesan pretty much every day and loving it!” Am I right? Okay, okay. I know… Continue Reading

June 19, 2007

Fourplay: Pan and Guerlain Voilette de Madame

Today we’re sniffing two wildly disparate but reputedly dirty scents: Pan, a unisex fragrance from Anya’s Garden natural perfumery, and the reissued Guerlain Voilette de Madame. First up: Pan, described on Anya’s website as “created in homage to the Pan… Continue Reading

June 18, 2007

Iris Ganache and other Oddities

Some things are just made to be attractive and repelling — riding that  love-hate see-saw until one side or the other dumps you off, and Guerlain’s new Iris Ganache is at the top of my list of that kind of oddity. … Continue Reading

June 17, 2007

Candy from Friends

If I could figure out how to make my digital camera talk to WordPress, I´d be treating you to my “organizational guide” of my perfumes, particularly the samples. I have large swatches of the guide (mentally) written, and I am… Continue Reading

June 14, 2007

Catching up on Reviews… and a drawing!

Okay, Nawt is taking a break today because I need to catch up on reviews of some new stuff I’ve gotten.  Still feel bad about that very brief Kelly Caleche review, but that’s all I got!   (Painting from here)… Continue Reading

June 13, 2007

Wrong Scent, Wrong Time

We had a spate of 90-degree days recently, so I put down my bottle of Courtesan (still loving the Courtesan) and decided on a little experiment. I browsed my fragrances and randomly selected a few I would describe as totally… Continue Reading

June 12, 2007

First sniff of friendship

Patty’s post yesterday got me thinking about the correspondence I’ve been running with my closer-than-close friend Jazmin, out in the Bay Area. If you recall (I think I’ve mentioned it before, but then I am the type of person who… Continue Reading

June 11, 2007

What Kind of Perfume Sample Sniffer Am I?

I often get the question on how to sample perfume, especially from people new to niche perfumes.  This question perplexes me only because how you sample depends on what kind of Perfumista you are. Which leads me to the point… Continue Reading

June 10, 2007

Ship of Fools

Remember, oh, awhile back, when I talked about really wanting to get out there and live, do stuff with the whole family before they’re grown and gone? The entire Ship of Fools, including our four kids, is leaving for Thailand… Continue Reading

June 7, 2007

Where Nawt’s Peace is Disturbed

To catch up on the adventures of Nawt so far, if you’re new to the story, you can go here.  This is the continuing adventures of Nawt Agin, rookie perfumer for Irrational Fruity Florals, who has been contracted, against his… Continue Reading

June 6, 2007

Excuse me … do you work here?

I´ve been busy since my return home – Diva had her 13th birthday, so I´m now officially the mother of a teenager. Among other things, she received a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, per her request. It was… Continue Reading

June 5, 2007

Fourplay: Body Kouros and Jicky

This week we’re group-groping two diverse fragrances: Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros, from the makers of the original YSL Kouros (although Lee says the smell is so different it can hardly be called a flanker), and Guerlain Jicky EDT, from… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Perfumes

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  Well, so far… it’s been a really good summer for stuff I’ve sniffed and fallen in love with. Yeah, there have been some stinkers in the past month,… Continue Reading

June 3, 2007

Worth Courtesan

Note to everyone I just sent a package to: I sent 9 on Friday, which is roughly 7 more than I can handle, so if you got the wrong things, sorry! Enjoy! You know where to find me! Also, my… Continue Reading

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