Lily of the Valley by Penhaligon’s

Lily of the Valley by Penhaligon's

Hey Posse Peeps! There’s been a lot of talk of thunking lately around on APJ. I’m not sure where it originated but it’s such a brilliant idea. Thunk is the sound an empty vial, decant or bottle makes when it… Continue Reading

High Rotation Perfumes: Portia July 2018

High Rotation Perfumes Portia July 2018.jpg

Hey Posse. Let’s have a little squiz at my current wears. High Rotation Perfumes are usually five or six fragrances that are on High Rotation at any one point. Things I grab because right now they seem to fit my mood, state… Continue Reading

Orange Blossom by Penhaligon’s 2010

Hey Perfume Posse Peeps! Orange Blossom is a hard note to soliflor because we all have our own internal scent memory (well I do from the orange tree in the backyard when we were kids) of how Orange Blossom should… Continue Reading

Oh, to Smell Like a Duchess (by Nava)

OK, admit it: you got up at some ungodly hour last Friday morning to watch the royal wedding. I did, and I was glad. I watched Lady Diana Spencer marry Prince Charles 30 years ago, broken wrist and all (I’d… Continue Reading

Penhaligon’s: Amaranthine, Limes, Gardenia

The first time I entered a Penhaligon’s store several years ago, it confirmed the vague suspicions in my head – upscale Caswell-Massey-type old fashioned scents, with names like Elisabethan Rose and Victorian Posy.  It wasn’t love at first sniff.  Some… Continue Reading