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Home. 8pm on a weeknight, as we head into September.  It’s still light – but it’s a changeling light, hinting towards darker days to come and by 8:30 it’s solidly dark.  I’ve taken The Girl for her postprandial walk and… Continue Reading

Bois Bleu by Robert Piguet

Hi Posse, Bois Bleu is almost never talked about. I remember this range coming out because Joe Garces was in charge of Piguet at the time and he did a world tour, meeting fragrance lovers in department stores that carried… Continue Reading

Patchouli 24 by Le Labo

Hi there Posse. Recently I was reminiscing with a perfume buddy about Patchouli 24 because they were wafting it. I had plowed through a decant in the early years of my perfumemista life. My memories are so good, dark, mysterious,… Continue Reading

Wazamba by Parfum d’Empire

Hi there Posse! Wazamba by Parfum d’Empire is a fragrance I bought a few years ago and then it sat in the wardrobe wishing for attention while I wore the CdG Incense series, L’Heure Mysterieuse XII by Cartier and Exultat by… Continue Reading

Trayee by Neela Vermeire Creations

Hi Posse. Trayee has been heralded as a modern day masterpiece by many. Most famously Christopher Chong the ex-Creative Director at Amouage. In fact he wished it was part of the Amouage oeuvre. High praise indeed. You know when a… Continue Reading

Habit Rouge L’Eau by Guerlain

Hi there Posse. As perfumistas we often talk of fragrance having no gender boundaries. You know, we hear stuff is marketed to men or women but I’ve never heard the perfume complain about who is wearing it. Anyway, here’s another… Continue Reading

Ginned Up

I love me some words.  And I love weird, arcane phrases* (these two interests often make me… um… unpopular [?] … amongst my less-wordy pals.)  ‘Ginned up’ came to mind, when I was taking part in Arielle Shoshana’s Happy Hour… Continue Reading