Cheap and Cheerful, for the Boys: Pinaud Clubman aftershave

I was a little too young and perhaps a little too, er, stylish to ever get too into barbershops. Now I know that I got my hair cut somewhere when I was a kid. I do remember going to one… Continue Reading

Summer Reading, Eris Belle de Jour and Parfums Mx

First- books. My summer reading partly was taken up by the slelection for this summers Beverly Hills Reads. “Lessons in Chemistry.” It’s a good book with some laugh-out-loud moments and some that will make you want to throw the book… Continue Reading

Cheap and Cheerful: Coty Sand and Sable

Well it’s Labor Day weekend in the old USA. In LA that meant unexpected rain on Saturday and overcast Sunday (although we didn’t get the rain they received in the desert at Burning Man) I guess that it makes some… Continue Reading

Coming through the hurriquake with Neil Morris

Well, I don’t know what your news media was covering over the past few days but ours was all about Hurricane Hilary- when she would hit, where she would hit, and how hard she would hit. Looking at the predictions… Continue Reading

The Heat is on: or, Thwarted

Well, it’s hot here. Pretty much I suppose like everywhere else that isn’t at one of the poles at this point. It’s not even hot enough that I feel I can really complain: Although the news reports would lead one… Continue Reading

Iris Eyes Again, Lutens Iris Silver Mist, Malle Iris Poudre & Jovan Tropical Iris

So, I had earlier written something like iris didn’t agree with me. I should have learned from life that I should never write that about practically anything because in some way I will inevitably run across some version of said… Continue Reading

Aftelier Cepes & Tuberose, Wild Roses and Memento Mori

Well, thanks again for the well wishes. This flu was short but punchy- a few days of fever, sneezing, general ick followed by a (more than normal) urge to bite people. Work of course does not stop for anyone merely… Continue Reading