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jen July 25, 2019

We had some neighbors when I was a kid who invited us to their back yard to see and smell some flower that only bloomed once. I still remember that experience. Felt kind of Japanese!

March July 17, 2019

That is so fantastic. I can just imagine the smell! :D

Pam July 17, 2019

Your lilies are fabulous! I have a couple of the Asian lilies, but none of the big ones. Maybe I should try some. And your orioles. I have never seen one, we don’t have any. As to fragrances, I agree with the leathers. EL Azuree is wonderful in the heat.

Queen Cupcake July 16, 2019

Oh Musette! I so enjoyed reading this one! Wasps are jerks, so I'd be laughing too. Wish I had orioles--we see only a few around here from time to time. What I do have, bird-wise this year, is a juvenile red-tailed hawk. He seems to think my yard is part of his territory, so we watch for him, especially when the cats are out! This is a sparse year in our garden, and I have been awful at tending the flowers, too. I have red Monarda emerging from the flowering catnip and pink knockout rose bush, so it is pleasant enough. Thank heavens my day-lilies don't seem to mind the neglect. I has turned hot & muggy in New England, so I'm doing the minimum: tending basil (I'll make Thai basil syrup for martinis this year) and tying up a few tomato plants. Leather in the heat. You gals are badass. The best I can do (for a hot & steamy scent) is Jungle Gardenia, the vintage of course.

malsnano86 July 16, 2019

It's muggy here. I am avoiding being outside between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., because it is MIZZERBLE in the open air. That idiot Henry James blathering about "summer afternoon" had no flipping idea what he was talking about. At least in Virginia. My stargazers are blooming, and nothing else, because The CEO decided to weed-whack the front garden in late May, and he hacked up all my clematises (AGAIN. GRR.), the chrysanthemums, the black-eyed Susans, and the Shasta daisies. (The sedums, apparently, looked like Something He Shouldn't Whack. I am having trouble deciding What to Whack around the house... husband? or no?) I am back in the chypre groove: my vintage Coty -- for which I blame you, Anita -- and the DSH Essence Oil Chypre dupe, and the newish Rogue Perfumery Chypre-Siam. It's all I want right now.

Linda July 16, 2019

Ineke just announced Gilded Lily is a goner! :-( Grab the red bottle quickly, or find the older sampler w/ the red box sample at Luscious Cargo! :-)

Jennifer S July 16, 2019

Yours all sound/ look gorgeous, especially the one as “big as your head” and still...my lilies have not shown themselves! I still only have the green leaves! Can they not take care of their own selves cause obviously I’m not doing a very good job. Do I need to give them vitamins or what? I remember them being very pretty the time or two I actually saw them and I would like to see them again lol. Sometimes it’s hard for me to know what scent to wear cause it’s hot outside but sweater weather inside when I get to work.

Tara C July 16, 2019

Bizarrely I am having leather cravings in the midst of summer heat and humidity. Yesterday I was in a cloud of Cuir Mauresque, the day before it was Cuir Cannage. Tribute Attar sounds perfect, wish I had access to my bottle, I would wear that. I think I’ll wear Oeillet Bengale today just to change things up.

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