Daphnes and contrasts

Smelling Daphnes for the first time in May is the single greatest pleasure I have in my life that comes around reliably every year.  I got my first daphne right after my first son was born, when I was living… 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