A Huntin’ We Will Go: Guerlain Habit Rouge, Habit Rouge Vintage and Habit Rouge L’Instinct

Avid readers of my scribblings (both of you) will know that this perfume thing kind of hit me at a young age. When other teens were spending their hard-earned (or pilfered) cash on fripperies like pot or Boones Farm, I… Continue Reading

Merry Merry, and Masque Milano Terralba

Happy Kwanzaa! Portia just recently wrote about this one, and as soon as I read “clary sage” and “samples available at Surrender to Chance” I was off ordering. I love clary sage- that herbacious greeness that’s also bone dry is… 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

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

Cheap and Cheerful: Florida Water

It’s hot here. And Humid. Now, I know that I should add the addendum “humid for LA” because the actual humidity has got nothing on the rest of the country, where it can get to 100% without even having an… Continue Reading

Disco Stew, Too: Halston for Women

Last time I nattered on about the guy fragrances from Halston; this time let’s talk about the ladies. Halston (Now “Halston Classic”) Was released in 1975 according to Fragrantica, with notes of: Top notes are Green Leaves, Mint, Melon, Bergamot… Continue Reading