Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Have a great time tonight, whether you are partying or sleeping into the next year (I’ll do the latter, as I’m woefully old, but I’ll smell terrific wearing this…). All the best for a great 2013, may all your dreams … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things – End Of 2012 Edition

It’s been a while since I have posted about my favorite things, the end of the year lends itself perfectly to such endeavors, and don’t we all love lists? The year 2012 has been an interesting one. I mostly stuck … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

I want to wish all my readers, commenters and friends a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas! I hope you get the chance to be with the people you love, eat good food, laugh, sing, dance and of course, smell ravishing all the … Continue reading

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A Perfumed Christmas Carol – The Ghosts Of Christmas Past, Christmas Present And Christmas Yet To Come

I just watched Charles Dicken’s classic tale of transformation in the form my children prefer it – A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. And while Miss Piggy and Co. are doubtlessly entertaining, I still prefer the original text with its acerbic wit … Continue reading

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Scent and the Eternal City – Perfume Shopping In Rome, Italy

By Sandra Over three decades ago, I left Rome, Italy as a young girl. I had lasting impressions of this beautiful city, which had nothing to do with perfume. Light, warmth, umbrella pine trees, weekends at the beach, Catholic school, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Most Festive Perfume?

Which perfume in your collection is reserved for special occasions, like the upcoming Holidays? What is a very festive scent in your opinion? Do you choose your perfumes for such occasions well in advance or do you tend to go … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part IV

Let’s enjoy Part IV of the delicious vanilla perfume reviews by Neil (click here for Part I, Part II and Part III). By Neil SUBLIME VANILLE by CREED Continuing on our journey through the fragrant realm of vanillas, we settle for a … Continue reading

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Portrait Of A Bottle – Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles And Me

For the first time in many, many years, and surely for the first time as a bona fide, card-carrying, blogging Perfumista, I have finished a bottle of perfume! This is an event as unusual as it is inexplicable as my … Continue reading

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Nabucco Amytis Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thank you all for entering in the giveaway, it was a joy to read through all your little (and not so little ) indulgences and luxuries. And all those goodies we love aside, the answer that come up the most … Continue reading

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The Greatest Flour Ever Made – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

This review has been originally posted in November 2010. I smelled Bois Farine in the “wild” recently and was reminded of the uniqueness of this interesting, distinctive and unusual fragrance. Therefore allow me to re-publish this today. I would like to review … Continue reading

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