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Diptyque Eau Duelle

Diptyque Eau Duelle

Some time ago, I became interested in vanilla – shortly after hell froze over.  I still tend to like my vanilla with a twist, and one of these days I’m going to pull myself together and do a post on oddball vanillas.  In the meantime, I got busy and sampled The rest, please…

Backity Back Back

Backity Back Back

I foolishly was sure I’d be able to get a post written, surely, to post the day after I got back from India. Well.  Um, no.  I am back, my clothes are slowly going into the very hot cycle to get all the pollution and smog and various other things The rest, please…

LOL My Posse BFFs!!!

LOL My Posse BFFs!!!

And here I was worried nobody would show up and play.  As I type this, there are 1,010 comments on Swapmania! There are a few latecomers on there – the swappage continues Monday, the last official day (although I’m not going to turn comments off).  Newcomers – don’t assume a The rest, please…

Swapmania!!!

Swapmania!!!

The day you’ve been waiting for – welcome to the first (possibly semi-regular, depending on how it goes) Perfume Posse Swapmania! Today you are invited to list, in comments, your bottles of perfume, partial bottles, minis, and samples.  For everyone’s sanity, I think it would be better to list items The rest, please…

LUSH Gorilla scents - US Edition

LUSH Gorilla scents – US Edition

By Tom I admit that I’m not a huge fan of LUSH, based upon a past Christmas gift that went horribly awry.  But I’d never been to the store so when charged with trying the “Gorilla” scents I thought, “how bad could it be?” That, Tonstant Weader, is called “foreshadowing.” I The rest, please…

I Hate You!

I Hate You!

Ooh!  Before I forget, the winner of Tom’s Smell Bent sample pack is:  violetnoir The winners of the 5 Stages sample packs are:  Teri, Millicent and Ann N Tom and I will contact you directly – the Contact Us administrator is getting her ‘om’ on. So….I’m stalling for time, erm, The rest, please…

Peace, Love and Understanding (and Juicy Couture) by Nava

Peace, Love and Understanding (and Juicy Couture) by Nava

First, I’d like to say thank you for all the wonderful comments on my post two weeks ago. I’m still living in the “Bizarre-O World”, but I’m coping a bit better. Knowing there are such wonderful souls out in the electronic void just melts my heart. My rehabilitation consisted of The rest, please…

Best Perfume - how finding it leads to the 5 stages

Best Perfume – how finding it leads to the 5 stages

Finding the Best Perfume leads to 5 stages of perfume addiction. We are in the midst of some long-overdue renovation here at El O World Headquarters.  As usual His El O-ness has waited until it’s freezing cold outside to rip the house down to the studs – but whatchagonnado?  Well, The rest, please…

Scent Week, and a Swap

Scent Week, and a Swap

I wanted to do a quick response to the Signature Scent Week comments, but first we have an important announcement: We’re going to play another ridiculous Posse reindeer game next week, a kind of free-form scent swap. Why?  Well, a) because I had so much fun with the Scent Challenge, The rest, please…

Smell Bent Holiday Edition

Smell Bent Holiday Edition

[Hey, everyone — Patty’s in India and we’ll be mixing up the schedule for the next couple of weeks.   Here’s Tom.] By Tom A couple of years ago I met Brent Leonesio, the youthful founder of smell bent, the West Hollywood based house known for its playful packaging, low price points, The rest, please…

Hermes Iris Ukiyoé

Hermes Iris Ukiyoé

Nobody was more excited than I when Hermes announced the release of Iris Ukiyoé in the Hermessence series, with the scent allegedly based on the iris blossom rather than orris.  Orris butter – the source of “iris” in many iris scents – is made from the iris rhizome, which is The rest, please…

Booty Call!

Booty Call!

by Anita This is not a perfume review but I did sniff a buncho scents while I was gathering the info, if that counts for anything… 1999– I am twitching down Michigan Avenue in a nip-waisted suit and Maud Frizon 4” heels, grey, with little slate-blue Mercury wings at the The rest, please…

Puro by Nejma - great giveaway!!! (Patty)

Puro by Nejma – great giveaway!!! (Patty)

Nejma has done a very cool thing and sent us a bunch of Puro samples to give away to you guys, plus they threw in one 1.4 ounce bottle.  I’m a huge fan of companies that get the word of mouth concept through the online perfume machine, so I love The rest, please…

By The Creators of Le Labo

By The Creators of Le Labo

Note: Thanks everyone for playing along in the week-long Signature Scent Challenge!  I have a few final thoughts, but that post isn’t written yet and this one is. — March In a time when the generic dullness of a lot of new, department-store-level perfume releases makes my eyes bleed, I’ve The rest, please…

Weak Sister (Patty)

Weak Sister (Patty)

Okay, I admit it, I’m impressed by y’all’s fortitude and sticktoitiveness on that 7-day same-scent challenge.  I would have nose-dived off the scented cliff by Day 3.  It was fun reading through what many of you learned.  For me, wearing the same scent every day does result in the same The rest, please…

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

by Nava How many of us have loved and lost? I’m not just talking about perfume: friends, family members, spouses, pets…we mourn for different things in different ways, and no two are ever alike. Three years ago, my life as I knew it changed forever. The details of this transformation The rest, please…

Unwashed and Uncut

Unwashed and Uncut

The kids have been home for four days, the county having graciously decided to take Monday, the day after Halloween, as a teacher in-service day, so we could deal with the candy aftermath ourselves.  I’ve carved out as much time as I could for some creative writing, fending off the The rest, please…

What I'm Not Wearing

What I’m Not Wearing

Surprise, surprise – I decided to take my own Signature Scent Challenge! Since I can’t try anything new this week (I started on Saturday), here’s a bit about what I didn’t pick, and why.  Don’t forget, meet me here next Monday November 8 for the Signature Scent Challenge results, in The rest, please…

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