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Hey folks, save up to 25% on our decants....

Did you know that you can save up to 25% on our decants if you're buying from the USA, or outside Canada? Our prices are listed in Canadian dollars, and due to recent currency re-valuations the $USD, for example, is now worth 25% more than our $CAD (approximately). For example:

CAD$4.00 decant price = USD$3.00 after conversion

OUD Silk Mood – A different oud experience

When I was handed a decant of OUD Silk Mood a while ago, I delayed opening it for  quite a while. The “oud’ part in the name triggered a definite frisson, in a negatuve way like chalk on a blackboard, an acknowledgment that oud seems to be everywhere, including mainstream now. But the fact that it was from Maison Francis Kurkdjian prompted my inner Perfume Voice: “Open it, you fool! What are you waiting for?” 

À Ce Soir – floral and balsamic and beautifully sweet

Image - Pont des Arts, Paris - perfumeniche.com

Violet Flame – A niche natural, a different violet

Violet Flame bottle -houseofmatriarch.biz

Cuore di Pepe Nero – citrusy and spicy and woody

Erbario Toscano, Italy 

Smuggler’s Soul – A different sandalwood experience

 

Image - wikipedia.com - Original LUSH store in Poole, Dorset, UK, by Njlawley, May 21, 2012

“Nice”, he said.

“Nice what?”

“Nice scent. Nice smell. ”

Thank Goddess, it's Spring!

Image - Wikipedia.com - Flora and Zephyr, Jan Breughel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens, 1617

Gwen: Guess who visited me today?

Kay:  I dunno. The Goddess of Spring?

Gwen: Hey! That was a lucky guess! 

Kay: Not really. You smell of violet, daffodil, iris and lilac. With a hint of …mimosa?

Twilly d’Hermès – Flirty and exciting and original

Since Kay and I started this website nine (yes, NINE) years ago, the niche fragrance market has exploded. Each year there are literally dozens of new fragrance houses popping up and hundreds of new niche fragrances launched.

This is great news for niche fragrance lovers. And, it’s lots of fun for hobbyists like Kay and me, but with so much going on, inevitably some things are going to be back-burnered.  

Cocoa Woods – Woody, powdery, interesting and different

 

I heard birds chirping outside our bedroom this morning as I woke up. It was really early, the sky just starting to lighten, but the sound made me jump out of bed in a VERY good mood, feeling happy and full of energy. Our birds are back, the pair that build their nest under the eaves every year. Spring is here again. 

Men’s Spring Pack 2019 - Reboot your mojo

Image - Wikipedia, Penguins courting on Salisbury Plain,.South Georgia Island - by Messina1245

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