Old and New: Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan

So you read the saga of the car last time. I didn’t mention that I was actually saving up for a different one that was sold before I could get to it. Which was kind of a blessing in disguise… Continue Reading

Cheap and Cheerful: Al-Rehab Dehn Al-Oud Perfume Oil

Well, first off, welcome to Autumn. We are still getting warm days here (with Santa Ana’s returning later in the week) but the evenings are wonderfully cool and crisp and there’s even a vicious rumor that we may even get… Continue Reading

Manly, Yes, But I like it too: Neil Morris Flowers for Men Lilac, Gardenia, and Rose.

Now I had heard about Neil Morris for years but for some reason I never ended up ordering any samples from him. I rectified this earlier and even ended up buying a couple of his scents which if course meant… Continue Reading

Notes on hedonism and weil zibeline

Musette’s post yesterday about hedonism (in a double dose! That’s hedonism) was interesting and kind of coincided with the arrival of my latest foray into “Stuff that Tom has Never Sniffed” from Surrender to Chance: this time Zibeline, a 1928… Continue Reading

What Ever Happened to Miller Harris?

Looking through my stash the other day I happened across a couple of Miller Harris frags- a bottle of Fleurs de Sel I had secreted and one of L’Air du Rien I bought at a ridiculous markdown at, I think,… Continue Reading

Vintage Coty Chypre and My Comfort Zone

We have been a bit about our comfort zones, lately, whether staying in them or breaking out of them, or merely musing about how ours may be a little bit different than others and might be decidedly less comforting to… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Well New Years has come and gone. I didn’t make any resolutions this year, feeling (blaming? Making excuses?) that the past hew years have been so tumultuous that I would just try to cruise on, keeping my head, and it’s… Continue Reading