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Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum Original - Yes, it is

The first time Kay and I went to the Comme des Garçons store in Chelsea, New York, we were on a mission. Kay wanted LUXE Patchouli and I was riding sidecar – which meant I was navigating. I kinda knew where we were going and after breakfast at the Empire Diner, we set off. After a lot of “Is that it? Doesn’t look like it?” “Well, that’s the address they gave me…” we got there. Why the confusion?

Un Parfum des Sens et Bois – Something different

Jean-Claude Ellena is a titan in the modern perfume world. He was born in 1947 in Grasse – destiny perhaps? He’s had a hand in the development of over 50 fragrances for such houses as Van Cleef & Arpels, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and L’Artisan. In 2004 he became the exclusive in-house perfumer for Hermès, where by the end of 2008, perfume sales tripled. Pretty impressive, I’d say.
 

New York – A New York state of mind

 

Image - Statue of Liberty, NYC - Wikipedia.com

by Elcobbola, 8 Aug, 2010

Iris de Nuit - Beauty with brains

Image - Wikipedia - Irises by Vincent Van Gogh, May 1889

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I love my garden. I love pruning, weeding, diggin’ around. I just moved a small bed of perennials to a better spot, and my hands have that fragrant dark rooty smell that only comes from iris root.

Wonderwood – If you go down to the woods today......(August 4, 2010 New Fragrance Listing)

Comme des Garçons fragrances are never dull. Maybe it’s because they come from a design house, maybe it’s because they comes from an edgy design house, but I find their fragrances always interesting and many of them FBW.

Dzing! – Went the strings of my heart

Image - wikipedia.com - Le Cirque - painting by George Seurat, 1891 - Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Bois d’Orage (French Lover) – Smells like a MAN

My mind is wandering.......HOT weather – green chypres – MEN.

What works for men in this heat? Same as for women.....green scents. Like Bois d'Orage.

Ma Griffe - Something to celebrate

Image - Summer in the Kawarthas, Ontario - perfumeniche.com

Hot, hot hot. But I’m not complaining, just commenting. Summer is so short – only eight to ten weekends in the entire year, really – I savour every day with sun and heat.

Incense rosé – Balancing act

Jicky EdT - Thank you for waiting

Image - Wikipedia, detail of Guerlain store, Paris, by Moonik, 04/08/2012

My collection of fragrances is big – I’m not even sure how many I own. I've stopped counting. 

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