January New Idea 2023

Woo Hoo! Let’s see how my month went for January New Idea 2023. This year I’m aiming to thunk five samples/decants a week. More if possible, there is a tonne of them here to be dealt with. Every thunk is… Continue Reading

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

Well if you tuned in last week you will have noted that this weeks review was supposed to be part of that one. But I got so into my flirtation with Fracas that I plum didn’t feel like it. Not… Continue Reading

Act by Der Duft

Hi Posse. Here’s another perfume house I’m just learning about now. Der Duft are an interesting crew. They have 6 scents created in collaboration with different perfumers. Act has been created with Prin Lomros. You’ll know the name from Prin,… Continue Reading

Holiday Cheer: Red Shoes by Fath Essentials

Well, the holidays are firmly upon us. Here in SoCal we have gone (or are repordedly going) from wet and rainy to picture perfect- the days should be flirting with 80 inland and the evenings cool, but not cold. Just… Continue Reading

The Nose Knows

Well, it’s happened again. Whatever bug that’s been going around I got. Not Covid (I tested twice) and not terrible: just coughing and runny nose and an inability to smell anything that isn’t, shall we say, a bit definite in… Continue Reading

Blame Portia: Fath’s Essentials Lilas Exquis

A couple of weeks ago our own Portia wrote about Fath’s Essentials Lilas Exquis (linked here– click on it, read, then return.) Now that you have re-read the post you can imagine if you have read any of mine that… Continue Reading

Darling De Gabor

Hi Posse. Darling De Gabor passed me by. Released in 2016 and winner of multiple awards yet somehow I never even heard of it. It arrived as an extra with some purchases from Fragrances and Art. Just the manufacturers spray sample,… Continue Reading