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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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Flavorful scents Monday: Coffee and tea ... ahhh

Flavorful scents Monday: Coffee and tea … ahhh

After doctoring up YSL’s Black Opium with Bond No. 9’s New Haarlem on last week’s post, I found myself smitten with NH and craving its coffee for several days. And then I was mixing it with other things, just to see, you know, how they behaved when “caffeinated.” A favorite The rest, please…

Not-quite fall Monday: Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

Not-quite fall Monday: Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

In travel agent lingo, the “shoulder” season refers to a period between peak and off-peak travel times. And with the not-quite fall, not-quite summer temps we’re having here, it seems apt in the fragrance world, too, as I’m dithering each day on what to wear. The breezy citruses are too The rest, please…

Manic Monday: Scents that help curb/calm the chaos

Manic Monday: Scents that help curb/calm the chaos

Oh boy, now that we’re smack in the midst of the holiday madness, I find myself longing for a calm oasis, as I’m sure are many of you. And on a particularly crazy day that involves work deadlines, school activities and a shopping trip smack in the middle of horrific The rest, please…

Underappreciated gems: Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien

Underappreciated gems: Annick Goutal Les Nuits d’Hadrien

Oh, what to wear, what to wear? When summer doesn’t quite want to let go and give way completely to autumn; when it’s October and the daytime temps in your neck of the woods are still in the 80s and it doesn’t cool down until nearing sundown. When you can’t The rest, please…

The Heat is On

The Heat is On

I don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but there’s record heat expected across much of the southwest for the next few days. It reached into the high 80’s in the lovely Hills of Beverly, so I decamped for the beach. Not the real beach. mind you since sand and The rest, please…