Shoulder season: Winter edging into spring

Winter is still technically on the books and on the calendar (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), although here in the American South, we’ve had a week or more of quite warm temps. In fact, Tuesday the high here is… Continue Reading

Gardenia by Marc Jacobs 2007 LIVE Video Sniff

Hey Ho THE PERFUME POSSE! Portia here from AustralianPerfumeJunkies with you today and as always thrilled that the PerfumePosse peeps let me come here and go Cer Ay Zee about perfume with you all each week. STUNERAMA! I only hope… 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

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

After reading some of the early reports on this new collection from Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire, I wasn’t expecting much. Nieman-Marcus was offering a set of samples as a freebie when you buy something else, so I was… Continue Reading