Monthly Archives: October 2013

What Perfume Goes With My Barbour Jacket? – A Follow Up

A few weeks ago I asked you about perfumes that mirror the great outdoors, that smell like the heath, cold wind, Hunter boots and Barbour jackets. I wanted to let you know that I found the one that is perfect. Where … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Off Topic: I Need Your Input, Please!

My family is thinking about getting a dog. A Golden Retriever or Labrador puppy would make an ideal companion for the boys, my husband always dreamed of uniting his beloved Land Rover with the matching dog and striding through the … Continue reading

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The Ballerina, The Maharaja and The Tailor – Reviews: Iris Prima, Vaara and Sartorial By Penhaligon’s

By Tara Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a quintessentially English fragrance house. I am fond of their witty, English eccentric style and they have made some interesting choices regarding their perfumes in the last few years. Admirably, they have managed … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Shelley Waddington Of EnVoyage Perfumes

Shelley Waddington of EnVoyage Perfumes is also known as “the Carmel Perfumer”, since her native Carmel-by-the-sea in Northern California is the most important influence in her work. Shelley has a diploma from Galimard Perfumeur in Grasse, France.  Her perfumes are mainly … Continue reading

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John Oehler Papyrus Book Giveaway Winners Announced

I have to apologize to all of you. The drawing for the winners of the giveaway of three Kindle copies of John Oehler’s book Papyrus, completely slipped my mind. I’m certain in is a sign of my advanced age. Thanks … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Let’s Talk Numbers: How Many Perfume Bottles Do You Own?

Today we will draw aside the curtains and take a peek behind. How many bottles of perfume do you currently own? What is your number? Is it too little, too many? Are you happy with your collection? What would you … Continue reading

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A Willing Player – Review: By Kilian Playing With The Devil

When my friend Sandra asked me the other day whether I was excited about the new Kilian, I answered something to the effect of: No, definitely not. (I think my exact words were: It should be perfectly bad.) While I … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Vanessa Musson Of Bonkers About Perfume

Hopefully you all know Vanessa Musson of Bonkers about Perfume already, because she sure is a pleasure to know. Her quirky blog and unique point of view to everything pertaining perfume (and a good many things besides) make fabulous reading … Continue reading

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