Moving On, Too, and Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Media Cologne Forte

Well I am not moving on in the way that March is- I am not moving houses. I will state however that just reading about that gave me the fantods- I have piles and piles of stuff- books, DVDs, Tchotchkes,… Continue Reading

Delight, depression, and disgust: three Diors

Well, I am writing this awaiting The Rain. In Southern California we say it like that, In Caps. The news, if we are expecting more than high humidity will be having dark intros to the weather forecast with graphics with… Continue Reading

Double Dior: Diorella and Diorissimo

Last week’s discussion of the new Malle and it’s supposed kinship with L’Heure Bleue got me surfing the internets. Of course, the latter part of that phrase could be easily prefaced with “I was bored and that got me to”… Continue Reading

Frederic Malle Synthetic Jungle, Le Parfum de Therese and Uncut Gem

Frederic Malle is a house that I do really like, as a matter of fact it is my second favorite of the houses formerly known as “niche” (you can’t be niche and owned by a giant corporation, which seems to… Continue Reading

Vintage Coty Chypre and My Comfort Zone

We have been a bit about our comfort zones, lately, whether staying in them or breaking out of them, or merely musing about how ours may be a little bit different than others and might be decidedly less comforting to… Continue Reading

Warning Shot: Robert Piguet Fracas

Well, last week were the rains, and they are now for the moment, gone. The Santa Ana winds are coming up, oddly not as hot as they would be in a Chandler novel, but I am told it’s the direction… Continue Reading

Holiday Treats: Patou Voyageur and Colony

Well, First off let me wish everyone a belated Happy Holidays. I hope yours was pleasant and uneventful- I write the latter since here in the US Southern California seems to be the only place that isn’t experiencing ghastly weather.… Continue Reading