Satan's BeehiveBest of BritishDoctor Strangebuzz...Little PleasersUnisex Man: born to notshopScent Club, Part DeuxSerge Lutens Santal BlancThe Posse's Top 10
October 31, 2007

Apothia Candles

I’m recovering from last night’s sugary festivities. Let me put down my Snickers bar and tell you about a local event I went to recently featuring Ron Robinson of Apothia doing a hands-on presentation of his candles, which won the… Continue Reading

October 30, 2007

Un Brin de Reglisse

Lavender and licorice. Whilst these two alliterative notes may not exactly plunge all and sundry into scented horror, they’re unlikely to top the list of favourites for any but a handful of weirdos (and I mean that as a compliment,… Continue Reading

October 29, 2007

Rat Money Redux

Since I’ll be just arriving in Paris and barely getting around, I decided to dig up an old post from February 2006. The number of readers we have has increased greatly over the last almost two years, so it may be not new… Continue Reading

October 28, 2007

Do You Think I’m Sexy?

I´m still working on my fig testing for the next installment of Figmania! I am really disappointed not to be able to include the several (five?) Ava-Luxe fig scents, a couple of which were highly recommended. She´s taking a break… Continue Reading

October 25, 2007

The Posse’s Top 10

It’s that time of year again — when your friends at the Posse (along with several other blogs) name our Top Ten Scents of Autumn. These can be old or new scents — whatever’s getting our special attention this time… Continue Reading

October 24, 2007

Satan’s Beehive

For anyone interested, Chandler Burr wrote a hilarious/fascinating article about civet in the style supplement to last Sunday’s New York Times, which contains an anecdote about civet cream that’s so disgusting I’m not even going to quote it here. He… Continue Reading

October 23, 2007

Put em up! It’s the men’s scents knock out roustabout!

LAYdeez and GENulMEN! Roll up! Roll up! It’s take down time! Who’s gonna be the winnaah of the department store dust up? Which scent’s got the cojones to KO the other fumes with a quick one-two of the ole atomiser?… Continue Reading

October 22, 2007

Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Bergdorf?

Y’all heard that rumor? Sniffa attendees report that there were two bell jars at Bergdorf Goodman this last weekend — Un Bois Sepia and Bois et Fruits.  The other part of the rumor was that they won’t be sold in… Continue Reading

October 21, 2007


It´s still in the mid-80s here, which is really interfering with my efforts to prepare a Best of Fall post. So instead, join me on one of my new obsessions — fig.   I´ve always been indifferent to fig, in… Continue Reading

October 18, 2007

Montale White Musk & Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline

  First, Parfums Raffy is having a 10% off sale.  Use code RAFFY07PP. The sale runs through 10/24/07 and is only valid for internet orders. Second, my unabated and unrequited crush on Christian Bale continues.  Made “Reign of Fire” watchable. Montale… Continue Reading

October 17, 2007

Serge Lutens Santal Blanc

First off I want to say thanks for the excellent suggestions you folks made on my Little Pleasers post. Some of the items (e.g., wine stoppers, pepper grinder, keychain flashlight) I´m happy to say I already own, and others are… Continue Reading

October 16, 2007

Unisex Man: born to notshop

I don’t make a secret of it: I’m a crap shopper. Unless I’m with a fellow fragnatic and can talk and explore, I don’t much get the idea of wandering from store to store, perusing product. Shopping’s only good with… Continue Reading

October 15, 2007

Belle en Rykiel

I’ve had Belle en Rykiel from Sonya Rykiel sitting around for a while because it just seemed much too heavy to test or wear in the summer, so I thought I’d take another run at it now that the weather… Continue Reading

October 14, 2007

Scent Club, Part Deux

Today´s the Posse Scent Club, Part II (October) – this month we´re visiting Grandma´s house via virtual reality scents. But first, two public service announcements: 1) D.C.-area residents: Art With Flowers in Tysons is hosting Ron Robinson of Apothia this… Continue Reading

October 11, 2007

Diva Rocks The Red Dress

(I’ve had this in my drafts for awhile as a writing exercise, I’m sticking it up. It’s not about perfume… back to perfume on Monday, I promise.) It´s official: I´m going to hell. I bought Diva her first skank dress… Continue Reading

October 10, 2007

Aftelier Tango

March is away today, so we swapped places, but I am wearing one of the aprons she recommended, so just pretend I look like her, but she might be horrified at what I did to her slot today. Back when… Continue Reading

October 9, 2007

The boy goes weekly

We fourplayed for quite some time, didn’t we? To be honest, it wasn’t always a fourway thing – once in a while, one of us would be away, but in general we managed to keep it going. Much to Patty’s… Continue Reading

October 8, 2007

Parfume d’Empire Fougere Bengale, Equistrius & Osmanthus Interdite

Parfume d’Empire’s three new scents hit with varying degrees of accuracy on my personal likes, but I found all three either interesting or just beautiful.  The one thing I can say for this line, I may not always like what they put… Continue Reading

October 7, 2007

Little Pleasers

Today I´m blogging off-topic. I´m a sucker for that perfect little thing that adds joy to your daily grind. I´m always asking friends – wow, where did you get that fabulous pen/coffee/pair of gloves? The holiday season isn´t that far… Continue Reading

October 4, 2007

New Release Friday and winner of Pluie, et all samples

The new releases are multiplying on my desk like perfume tribbles, so let’s whack off a few, shall we?  Wait, before we do that… I forgot about a drawing for a sample of Guerlain Iris Ganache, Bois d’Armenie, Pluie and Spiriteuse… Continue Reading

October 3, 2007

Doctor Strangebuzz…

… or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Honey-bomb. This post is dedicated to the nine of you who think Serge Lutens’ Miel de Bois is wonderful. You know who you are. You get together in dark… Continue Reading

October 2, 2007

Best of British

There I was, waxing lyrical somewhere or the other about how much I love the autumn, and here I am now, nursing a cold, watching the teeming rain through the sash window as it makes the giant oat grass bow… Continue Reading

October 1, 2007

Posse Scent Club – October, Part I

Welcome to the newly minted Perfume Posse Scent Club. We hope you’ve gotten your samples and are ready to play along at home with all or part of these. Part II will be on 10/15. Our theme for this month… Continue Reading

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