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Scent Diary, April 7-13, 2014

Monday, Apr. 7 – Surprisingly chilly for April – we’d turned off the heat and opened the windows already, but had to correct that today.  Did some errands (I always shop for groceries on Monday) and the like, and ironed … Continue reading

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Scent Diary, Mar. 31 – April 6, 2014

Monday, Mar. 31 – Gorgeous weather today! Springy and sunny… some breeze… so nice.  Testing Oriza L. LeGrand Deja le Printemps, which is purportedly a green floral. It’s not. More about that soon.  Also testing the brand-new thing from Parfums … Continue reading

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Perfume Review: Esther P Fragrances

Esther P is a new company based in Canada, selling fragrances created in Grasse, France. From the website’s “About Us” page: After selling perfumes in her shops for years, Josette André decided to create her Esther P line when she … Continue reading

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Scent Diary Summary, Mar. 17-30, 2014

I didn’t keep up with Scent Diary on a regular basis, so I’m just going to summarize what’s been going on. Weather: from beautiful to icky and back.  Over the past two weeks, we’ve had sun, rain, SNOW, sleet, wind, … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing, one two… nine ten… seventeen eighteen…

I’ll have a Scent Diary up tomorrow. Last week was a nice one with Bookworm home, and now I miss her, so I’m mentioning something else today. After several weeks of not really testing anything new in a serious and … Continue reading

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Scent Diary, Mar. 10-17, 2014

Monday, Mar. 10 – After a spate of nasty weather, outside has turned the corner for spring. Seems to have, anyway. Temperatures have been in the 50s and 60s since Saturday, and my spring bulbs have started to push up … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Green Perfumes for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s such a wonderful freshness to green fragrances, it would be a shame to only enjoy them on a day honoring the “wearin’ o’ the green.” Green florals – especially galbanum ones – are some of my perennial favorites, so … Continue reading

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Mini-Reviews, March 12, 2014

Arquiste Flor y Canto (Rodrigo Flores-Roux, 2012) – Notes list: tuberose, marigold, magnolia, plumeria, copal. (from Fragrantica) The first five minutes are the best. The BEST: juicy wet green tuberose with the nose-tickling sharpness of marigold (gosh, I love marigold). … Continue reading

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I hate purple

Um. So.  I hate purple. Which is sort of sad, y’all. Hating a color? It’s weird, and frivolous, and has no earthly point to it.  All the same, I hate purple. Not all purples, mind you, though if you show … Continue reading

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Scent Diary, Feb. 10-16, 2014

Monday, Feb. 10 – Chilly, but not so bad as it has been. I got a perm (which my dear FIL used to call “a temporary”), and now I’m curly again. No SOTD in the morning – there was no … Continue reading

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Lately

I’ve been slacking on Scent Diaries again. There are 14 inches of snow on the ground outside. We still have electricity, thank goodness – this was a fairly dry snow with small flakes, so it didn’t pile up on the … Continue reading

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Scent Diary, Jan. 20-26, 2014

Monday, Jan. 20 – Cold. SOTD is Pierre de Velay Extrait No. 11, which I really must review. It is a classic chypre formula with plenty of florals in it, and it reminds me most of Roja Dove Diaghilev, as … Continue reading

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