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Santal Blanc 2019* – Fresh and woody and floral

Santalum album in Hyderabad, India - Wikipedia

Carduus – Spicy, grassy, fluid and weightless

Carduus, Jorum Studio, 30 ml. bottle - perfumeniche.com

Le Parfum de Thérèse – carnal and elegant and iconic

La Prune (Plum)

If there is one fragrance we get asked about more than any other, it's Le Parfum de Thérèse by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.  People are fascinated by the love story behind its creation.

Speed-Smelling IFF – Post Modern Collection 2017 - Sophie Labbé Eau de Cologne Reimagined

Post-Modern building by Frank Gehry - Dancing House, Prague 

Hot and dry. Then hot and humid. It’s summer. It’s hot no matter which way you cut it. 

It’s time for eau de cologne. 

L’Air des Alpes Suisses – green and cool and Swiss

Swiss Alps near Grindelwald - Alpine Globeflower (Trollius)

Oh, the Swiss alps! Just typing these words conjures up images of skiers schussing down mountain pistes to the sound of gliding skis and crunching snow against a backdrop of conical pine trees, cutting through the cold, clear mountain air. Then, the apres-ski in cozy chalets, warmed by blazing fires heating a raclette cheese round.

Mûre et Musc - Blackberry and Musc, tart, fresh, sophisticated classic

Mûre et Musc EdT 50 ml.

The first truly “niche” fragrance I owned was from L’Artisan Parfumeur, the Paris perfume house created in 1978 by Jean Laporte.

Note Series #26 - LEMON

 

"Pair of lemons" - Wikimedia Commons 

Pays Dogon – vegetal and woody and earthy

Dogon cliff dwellings, Bandiagara escarpment, Mali

ANGEL MUSE – Creamy smooth, toasty warm, luscious and addictive

Angel Muse 30 ml. bottle

Mandarina Corsica – warm summer nights and the smell of candied mandarins and immortelle

Photo Courtesy of L'Artisan Parfumeur

I have a very dear friend who lives in London. We don’t see each other as often as we’d like, and travel plans to meet up this summer have fallen through, so we came up with the idea to take ‘Scented Vacation’ together.

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