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More vacation testing drive-bys

Amouage Amanie – nice white florals, but overwhelming impression of soap. If this is something genuine (and the bottle certainly looks like it is), someone in the Middle East wants to smell like soap. I wonder what that note is. There’s orange blossom in here, but this is not me mistaking the orange blossom for . . . → Read More: More vacation testing drive-bys

Testing gifty goodies!

I’m testing samples I got with a swap from the recent Perfume Posse madness (Thank you, Lisa!) My SO is out of the house for a while so I promised myself to wear looooooots of perfume. Time to get started!

Versace V’E extrait – I can see why someone who loves Amouage would love this. . . . → Read More: Testing gifty goodies!

Top 20 Project: J’adore by Dior

The effervescent sniffer The Scents of Self has launched a project to review the top 20 bestselling women’s fragrances of the U.S. Naturally, the Unseen Censer wants a piece of that. I’m fascinated with what sells and why, and love to think about it relationship to perfume as much as anything else that circulates.

In . . . → Read More: Top 20 Project: J’adore by Dior

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-19

Rose Oud from By Kilian. Is a rose oud. *shrug* # wth. I don't remember absolu pour le soir being this smokey and incensey. turning to more body/sandalwood as it dries… definitely cumin. # @perfumesforme Thank you, by the way, for the mention in the Feb. 5 paper! in reply to perfumesforme # Great . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-19

Spring in February

It’s warm and moist here and there are people outside digging up last year’s plants and putting in new ones for this year. It’s appropriate to wear green.

I am rocking DSH Vert pour Madame today but it certainly wears down enough for me to test other things in the afternoon. (It actually has very . . . → Read More: Spring in February

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-12

I want to dress like Cee Lo, man. Straight up. # Molton Brown Apuldre is killing me. Nothing but pepper, pepper, pepper in this weather. I wanted something "unchallenging" today! # Are we in a silver age of perfume, and is it because of perfume blogging? I think so. #fragrance #perfume #

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