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Stéphane Humbert Lucas - Mortal Skin

Stéphane Humbert Lucas – Mortal Skin

Today’s going to be a quickie — Stéphane Humbert Lucas’ Mortal Skin, which was in my sample bonanza from Osswald.  I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the stage-setting, so here’s the blurb from Fragrantica: “Niche perfumer Stéphane Humbert Lucas launches his new fragrance Mortal Skin in 2015, the first The rest, please…

Smells like August

Smells like August

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our streams of thought could be fed into some amazing machine that would render them right here on the page?  Because then you’d be reading a post about one or more of the following: scent-memories; perfume and synesthesia; the smell of tomato plants; Stephane Humbert The rest, please…

Atelier des Ors

Atelier des Ors

I was thrilled to receive a package in the mail last week – generous samples from Josie at Osswald, who wanted me to take a test drive of the Atelier des Ors fragrances, which are new for 2015, along with some other things. The Atelier des Ors are not cheap The rest, please…

Stepping on a Snake

Stepping on a Snake

I was working on something else for today’s post, but then I got distracted. My daughter stepped on a snake. Unfortunately it was a copperhead, and it bit her. She’s in the hospital, getting all the appropriate care, and she’ll be fine, but some best-laid plans are out the window. The rest, please…

One Size Fits Some

One Size Fits Some

Really, I had the best of intentions.  Armed with the knowledge that I needed to put a post up for today, I wandered over to our flagship downtown Macy’s, which I’ve spent very little time in. Now that I work nearby I figured I’d case the joint and (with any The rest, please…

Talbots Fragrance: The Smell of Muffy's Tears

Talbots Fragrance: The Smell of Muffy’s Tears

I popped by Talbots to return a couple of fancy tees I’d ordered online during their sale – unfortunately on me the neckline is somewhere between square and a bit draped, so basically it looks like a bad fit – when I noticed, standing at the counter, a rollerball of The rest, please…

A Visit to Hermes

A Visit to Hermes

  First off, thanks everyone for your tips on wardrobe last week! I dug out my scarves, sorted my jewelry, culled my wardrobe options (button-down shirts, I never liked you anyway), and organized what was left. I also went prowling for simple, decently-constructed “office” tee shirts. Talbots was disappointing — The rest, please…

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