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Haute Provence – citrusy and floral and refreshing

Lavender in Provence

Cuir Andalou – My Spanish fragrance story

 

Alhambra Palace, Patio de los Arrayannes, Granada, Spain - perfumeniche.com image

We were in Andalusia in southern Spain for almost three weeks last fall. 

L'Aventurier – Citrusy and woody and sensuous

My Fragonard cushion cover - Thanks Kay!

Bride and Groom Wedding Packs 2019 – Shared intimacy, shared memories

The Wedding Register by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1920

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery - wikipedia.com

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?

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