Autumn Monday: Happy fall, y’all, and pumpkin spice season, too

Happy Monday and happy fall, everyone! (Or at least those in the Northern Hemisphere.) Even though where I am, it doesn’t feel a bit like autumn, and in fact, it’s been hotter here lately than much of July was. But… Continue Reading

Barely there roses for late summer and a giveaway

Now as some of you may know, I’m not the biggest rose fan on the planet. In the past year or two, I have, however, come around to roses somewhat, and enjoy the likes of Amouage Lyric for Woman, Gucci’s… Continue Reading

Stifled by Good Breeding: Frederick Malle Portrait of a Lady

By Tom Well, it finally hit Barneys: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady, by Dominique Ropion.  The blurb from Barneys reads: “A Symphonic perfume combining notes of benzoin, musk and sandalwood with a patchouli heart topped by… Continue Reading