Anise? Star Anise? In a Perfume?

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Hi there Perfume Posse, It’s only in the 21st century that I have even known such a thing as a Star Anise existed. My last partner, being Indian, used it regularly in cooking and it added a sweet depth that… Continue Reading

All aboard the orange blossom love train

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Last week (and in various other Posse posts), folks, including me, have been expressing their love for Hiram Green’s Dilettante. Its orange blossom goodness, paired with a touch of petitgrain, makes it a beautifully simple treat for summer, or anytime… Continue Reading

Seville a l’aube by L`Artisan Parfumeur 2012

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Hey Perfume Posse. Seville a l’aube means Seville at dawn. When my mate Denyse from Grain de Musc brought out a book I was super thrilled and had it as soon as it could come to Australia. Then I bought… Continue Reading

Flavorful scents Monday: Coffee and tea … ahhh

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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… Continue Reading

Bittersweet Monday, in fragrance, film and fiction

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Ah, autumn has finally arrived here. This time of year is my favorite of the seasons for several reasons (my DH’s birthday and mine, our wedding anniversary, the refreshingly cool nights) and it makes me quite happy. But along with… Continue Reading

Friday Night Fragrances: Date Night Delight

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Hey Hey Perfume Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies to remind you tomorrow it will be Friday Night! WOO HOO! We’ve worked all week, most of us, in whatever capacity our week takes. It’s Friday Night and you can cut… Continue Reading