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Why is it I want more?

Now Smell This has reported two new lines of solids that interest me: Le Labo is doing a set of scents for Anthropologie, including in solids, and Burt’s Bees is doing a line of solid fragrances too.

I’m a sucker for solids. They won’t spill in your purse, they won’t shatter if you drop them . . . → Read More: Why is it I want more?

Twitter Updates for 2010-10-31

Violent lemon musk #perfume in a restroom on the way to #rallyforsanity whoa! #

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The Anti-Perfume Significant Other

Going on a road trip – eight hours in the car with my beloved, who purely hates perfume. What might be inoffensive enough to get away with? He particularly notices florals… I’m going to try Kiehl’s Grapefruit.

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Twitter Updates for 2010-10-29

Yay, new blog's first #perfume review: Annick Goutal Un Matin d'Orage. An impulse purchase, but I love it! #fragrance http://bit.ly/9jUjt3 # It's only lunchtime and I already can't smell my Matin d'Orage. I need a purse bottle of this! It's too good to lose so quickly. #fragrance # Sitting on VERY windy train platform . . . → Read More: Twitter Updates for 2010-10-29

Tuning my nose?

Walking down the city street today I smelled so many things I’ve never noticed before. Someone’s musk perfume; someone else’s floral; someone’s generic masculine aquatic. Has my nose been “tuned” by smelling so many things in such a short time (Sniffapalooza this last weekend)? Is it a perfect storm of warmth and humidity? Will it . . . → Read More: Tuning my nose?

On a stormy morning

Me: a sucker for butterflies

Let’s start with a perfume that I bought on the complete spur of the moment at last weekend’s Sniffapalooza: Annick Goutal’s Un Matin d’Orage.

The name means “stormy morning”, and it is much of what I had hoped Gorilla’s “The Smell of Weather Turning” would be. There’s no spearmint . . . → Read More: On a stormy morning