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Layering Fragrances

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 of our favorite scent combinations? Any recommendations on approach? Etc. The rest, please…

Winners and Beginners

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 from the last drawing I had, which was a sample The rest, please…

Jatamansi

Jatamansi

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: Take a long-tail boat tour of the Chao Phraya River The rest, please…

Nawt gets an ANN-sir

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, who has been contracted, against his will, better judgment and The rest, please…

Armani Prive Eclat de Jasmin

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 what I´m supposed to be doing. I´m supposed to be The rest, please…

Fourplay: Pan and Guerlain Voilette de Madame

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 of Tom Robbins’ novel Jitterbug Perfume. Notes are white lotus, The rest, please…

Iris Ganache and other Oddities

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.  Notes of bergamot, iris butter, white chocolate, floral notes, cinnamon, The rest, please…

Candy from Friends

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 telling you, if I ever figure out how to do The rest, please…

Catching up on Reviews... and a drawing!

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)      CB I Hate Perfume Greenbriar 1968 — One of the The rest, please…

First sniff of friendship

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 starts conversations as though my conversees are actually living inside The rest, please…

What Kind of Perfume Sample Sniffer Am I?

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 of this post:  What Kind of Sniffer Are You? For All The rest, please…

Ship of Fools

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 in a couple of weeks; we´ll be back in early The rest, please…

Where Nawt's Peace is Disturbed

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 will, better judgment and perfuming principles, to make the celebrity The rest, please…

Fourplay:  Body Kouros and Jicky

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 the Guerlain Hall of Fame. Not that we’re biased. First The rest, please…

Worth Courtesan

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 packages look like they were prepared by enthusiastic 3-year-olds. Also, The rest, please…

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