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Patty White launched Perfume Posse in 2005, and we've been yapping on and on about perfume endlessly since.

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Femme by Sabon

Femme by Sabon

  By March Our mid-Atlantic summer has finally arrived with a vengeance.  It’s 98 degrees and humid, and I … could not be happier, really.  I’m a summer soul.  I don’t want to go run a marathon or anything, but sitting on the screened porch at night with some lemonade, The rest, please…

Derring-Do (Tom)

Derring-Do (Tom)

        Derring-Do by Ineke Sometimes you just want to smell nice.  On a warm day when you’re running around you might even want something fresh and light.  Rifling through the sample ‘ho pile I came across this little number by San Francisco-based perfumer Ineke.  It has bright The rest, please…

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

              Memorial Day   Have a wonderful weekend.  Take a moment to reflect.  Say ‘thank you’ to a veteran.   Theirs is a tremendous service.   Now a FUN perfume question:   What’s your perfume for the weekend? Mine is that intoxicating concoction of  Eau The rest, please…

Like a Virgin

Like a Virgin

  by Musette The notion of degrees of virginity has always mystified me – imo,  you either are or you aren’t although apparently I am Jurassic  on that one.  I get a giggle with olive oil descriptors, too, imagining that the olives in extra virgin olive oil aren’t even touched The rest, please…

Random Wednesday

Random Wednesday

by March Greetings, everyone — through the magical powers o’ the internets I am posting today, even though I am not … here.   However I’ll be along this afternoon to read your comments.  So you can either just say random things to me in comments, or you can answer the The rest, please…

Esscentual Alchemy Part II - by Nava

Esscentual Alchemy Part II – by Nava

Boy, that was a fast weekend, wasn’t it? It’s actually a holiday today here in Canada – Victoria Day – in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. It’s also a celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday as well. Party on, folks! As promised, here is part 2 of my Esscentual Alchemy review. The rest, please…

Esscentual Alchemy Part I - by Nava

Esscentual Alchemy Part I – by Nava

Fair warning, Posse faithful, you’re stuck with me today and Monday. The lovely and talented Musette is away on business and I will be pinch hitting. Talk amongst yourselves. A few weeks ago, Amanda Feeley, the perfumer behind Esscentual Alchemy botanical perfumes, was kind enough to send me some samples of The rest, please…

More May Candy

More May Candy

By March I had fun doing random candy samples the other day.  Here are some more, in order of personal dislike (worst to best), which I selected mostly by rummaging in my handbag, just for fun, to see what would turn up … Jimmy Choo – my most common perfume The rest, please…

Mooo

Mooo

by Moosette Aiiyy!  We are having That Midwest Weather Thing again.  Hummingbirds and margaritas one minute, Dorothy Gale and heavy socks the next.  (at this rate we will have sweet corn in September).  Dang (stomping back up the attic stairs to pull the hoodies back out).  I was all set The rest, please…

May Candy

May Candy

By March I rooted around in the collection of vials and decants sitting near my computer, I haven’t done a random candy samples review in forever! Also:  I’m thinking we should do another Swapmania, in June, maybe?  I promise not to do it on a holiday weekend this time.  Would The rest, please…

Winning (Musette)

Winning (Musette)

  Have y’all ever sat down to write something relatively simple, only to find yourself flailing around, with thoughts of lilacs (blooming!  Finally!) , sinus infections (OW!) and Very Fat Cardinals swirling around in your addled mind?  No?  Me neither (snort!).  Yah, sure… Anyhoo, while I was hoeing the vegetable The rest, please…

Perfume Sample Swap - Perfumista Etiquette

Perfume Sample Swap – Perfumista Etiquette

March the Maleficent decrees… Today let’s talk about perfumista etiquette.  By this, I do not mean “perfume etiquette” – e.g., whether it’s polite to offgas Dior Poison at the opera, although frankly I find people slowly unwrapping cough drops and hard candies far more annoying in that situation (crinkle crinkle criiinklle).  The rest, please…

Pretty

Pretty

Jennifer by Jennifer Aniston Review by  that  Heartless Man-Trap,  Tom Celebrity scents are for the most part, not to put too fine a point on it, crap.  Oh, there are ones that are wonderful: Miller Harris l’Air de Rien and Etat Libre Like This are exceptions but for every one The rest, please…

Stargazer

Stargazer

a big, smoochy HELLO! to our guest poster, Ann!   I live a pretty quiet life these days; there’s not much of a glamour quotient for this unemployed suburban mom. Nothing too exciting happens to me and my celeb sightings are practically nonexistent. (Except for that one time back in the early The rest, please…