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January 31, 2012

Chanel No. 19 Poudré

By March If you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, you know what time it is?  Time to put on some perfume.  So there I was at Nordstrom, in a massive hurry as usual, and I walked by the… Continue Reading


Oh, for Pete’s sake!  I cannot believe I did this.  See, I am stupid.  There.  I said it.  I switched the Swapmania dates in what’s left of my mind, putting it on today as opposed to FRIDAY – WHICH IS… Continue Reading

January 29, 2012

Black and blue and embarrassed

By Ann First off, congrats to the winners of the Dahlia Noir samples: dinazad, Madea, Austenfan and Elizabeth C. Drop Musette an e-mail at her gmail addy evilauntieanita  AT Now that we’re well into the dangerous time of year for ice… Continue Reading

January 27, 2012

Opus Oils Dirty Sexy Wilde

I’ve been trying to revisit some of the things I already have and have re-fallen in love with this one.  Back in Sept. of 09 I wrote it was “a super-suave combo of the galbanum and the mandarin with tobacco,… Continue Reading

January 25, 2012

Results of some giveaways

I think I have a couple of giveaways to catch up on. First, the six winners of the Harvey Prince fragrances, and I’ll send these out randomly just by grabbing one from the box:  Lisa S, Suzy Q, bookhouseshell, tika,… Continue Reading

January 24, 2012

The Good Ol’ Days – and a giveaway

by “Don’t Panic!  March Will Be Back” Musette   March is finishing up some stuff that is taking up 10,080 minutes this week so I’m stepping into her Size Sixes (I’m 5’9″ tall and …well, let’s just say those boots… Continue Reading

January 23, 2012

Flame ON!

by Musette   So……I’m still having sinii issues but the saline flushes are helping a lot.  Forget the neti pot.  Since my biggest problem is the post-nasal ickola, I just snort the stuff like a walrus, to clear out all… Continue Reading

January 22, 2012

Wishin’ and hopin’ (and planning)

 By Ann  With our Posse swap coming up next month, I’ve been poking through my collection, seeing what I have accumulated and (attempting) to decide what to keep and what can go.  As I was taking inventory — sort of… Continue Reading

January 20, 2012

Random Things That Annoy Me

By Tom Yes, I’m venting.  Here are things I’ve witnessed in the past 48 hours that make me want to slap people. This is the intersection of Beverly Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. near my apartment.  Note the red light,… Continue Reading

January 18, 2012

Harvey Prince Giveaway!

The nice people at Harvey Prince gave us their Holiday Gift Set to do a giveaway on to some lucky commenters. I thought about giving it away as a group set, but decided since there are six of them, it… Continue Reading

January 17, 2012

Swapmania Update!!

By March Hey, everyone.  This next few weeks I have some affairs to attend to, so my posting is going to be pretty minimal. I read everyone’s comments on the timing/interest in Swapmania.  And …. I can’t please everyone (isn’t… Continue Reading

January 16, 2012

The Bingley v. The Lemon

        by The Mystified Musette   So…I’m still a little stuffy…okay, I’m still JAMMED in the sinii, though I’m wearing Cartier Declaration today and can parse out the bulk of the notes.  Not sure if that’s because I already know… Continue Reading

January 15, 2012

Worth all that?

By Ann  Wishing all a happy Monday and also Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  Last week, you all came out in droves to recommend various body products and I thank each of you for sharing. So many great suggestions! I’m… Continue Reading

January 13, 2012

L’Ambre de Carthage by Isabey

By Tom Winter is the time that I really start reaching for the ambers. I love ones like Ambre Sultan, which seem to pulse with their own heat. A good amber for me is so comforting and sensual it’s almost… Continue Reading

January 11, 2012

First you Covet (Patty)

For me, I coveted eyes.  I’m as blond as the day is long, my hair is blond, my eyelashes are blond, I’m fair, so without eyeliner and mascara, I have no eyes. People often comment when they see me after… Continue Reading

January 10, 2012

Swapmania and Silver Foxes

By March Nope, no perfume review today.  But I’m not completely worthless.  A number of you have asked about another round of Swapmania – our free-for-all perfume swapfest that we did a year ago at Thanksgiving, a total experiment on… Continue Reading

January 9, 2012


by No-Nose-Musette   First, I want to thank all of you who offered remedies, doctors, possible reasons, etc for my anosmic, tasteless self.  I am still somewhat taste-free (okay! you in the back row!  stop snickering!)….and smells are limited to… Continue Reading

January 8, 2012

Keeping it smooth

By Ann  With many of us now into the long, post-holiday winter stretch, this is a good time to talk body products.  I’m in the market for a gentle shower gel and a gentle, very moisturizing body cream (preferably unscented, but not a must)… Continue Reading

January 6, 2012

Random Friday

By Tom Okay, I’ve been dashing around trying to get together a cheap outfit for a formal evening event.  Who knew that finding an inexpensive formal shirt and bow tie would be so hard?  I thought shops would be giving them… Continue Reading

January 4, 2012

Inauspicious Starts (Patty)

I’ve always believed in the theory that how you start the new year is how the year will go for you.  I’m thinking I need to ditch that because if how I started 2012 is any indication of how the… Continue Reading

January 3, 2012

Random Wednesday: Silver Foxes

By March Hi, everyone.  Happy new year.  Let’s hope 2012 will be a better year for all of us.  I’m writing this post on New Year’s Day because this is going to be a crazy busy week for me and… Continue Reading

January 2, 2012

Non sense

By Musette the Insensate I’m reading Diane Ackerman’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, a story based on the actions of Antonina and Jan Zabin’ski who managed to save over 300 otherwise doomed people during the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.   Reading Diane Ackerman… Continue Reading

January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy New Year, dear Posse folks! Hope 2012 is off to a great start for you. As for me, I have made my usual resolutions: to get more exercise/lose weight; be neater and more organized; and try to enjoy the scents I… Continue Reading

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