Violette Precieuse (vintage) by Caron

Hi Posse Peeps! I was searching the Surrender To Chance site recently and I came across a rare beauty. A decant of vintage Caron Violette Precieuse from 1913 version, created by Ernest Daltroff. This fragrance was re-released in 2017 but I was… Continue Reading

Isabey Gardenia

Hey there Posse! Yes, I’m still sampling up a storm over here in Sydney. This week I’ve grabbed out Isabey Gardenia. I love the brand and have a nearly empty travel of Tendre Nuit and an original FB of Fleur… Continue Reading

Encens Jinhae by Atelier Cologne

Hey there Posse! Jin is the first name of my husband, more fully Jinhyeok. Whenever we go travelling we often end up in temples to churches and buy the incense they sell as a souvenir and olfactory memory. There is… Continue Reading

Solid Girls

When I was in my late teens I fell in love with the 1940s version of Pride and Prejudice.  Of course, I was Elizabeth Bennet … of course.  Late teens. I’m now at A Certain Age.  And, with age,  identifications… Continue Reading

Santal Blanc by Serge Lutens 2019 remake

Hi Posse. I just found a Santal Blanc sample in my perfume room. Absolutely zero idea where it came from. It looks to be the new remake in the bottle below because it comes in a white sample pack, also… Continue Reading

Cold Spring

A few years ago we had a heat wave in April, just as the early Spring bulbs were coming up.  Within 2 days narcissus and tulips broke, bloomed and died.  Lilacs and magnolias budded out, bloomed and browned, almost in… Continue Reading

Tobacco Mandarin by Byredo 2020

Hey Posse. Do you ever read reviews on here and think, “Shit! I need to try that ASAP!”? Well that’s exactly what happened with Patty’s Tobacco Mandarin review. Patty seemed overcome with the joy of discovery, pretty good considering how… Continue Reading