In MemoriamI Hate You!Best Perfume - how finding it leads to the 5 stagesBooty Call!  LOL My Posse BFFs!!!Swapmania!!!What I'm Not WearingHermes Iris Ukiyoé
November 30, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 29, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 28, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 23, 2010


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… Continue Reading

November 22, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 21, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 18, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 17, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 16, 2010

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)… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

November 14, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 11, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 10, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 9, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 8, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 7, 2010

Signature Scent Challenge Results!

Hey, everyone, welcome to the Results of the Signature Scent Challenge – your chance to report on how wearing the same scent for a week worked out for you, or just to laugh and mock the rest of us.  Let’s… Continue Reading

November 4, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 3, 2010

Life/Work Run Interference

I should know better – all day meetings with business dinner after are not conducive to getting a post written. So it’s almost 9 p.m. when I get home, and I’ve worn vintage Diorissimo parfum all day, which was lovely,… Continue Reading

November 2, 2010

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… Continue Reading

November 1, 2010

Perfumed Heart Failure?

What the hell are you people thinking? I read March’s post from yesterday about doing one scent for ONE??? TWO??? WEEKS!! and fell to the floor, rolled around a bit, twitched, took a few deep breaths, swigged a glass of… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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