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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

Why so few reviews of Micallef frags on the net? Just not worth the ink? # My perfume review of the weekend was of Vero Profumo's Rubj. Spoiler: it's gorgeous. #fragrance #perfume http://t.co/UZQAuBDK # @candyperfumeb0y Sorry, missed the post! Shocking's one I don't have and I am super-excited for you and looking forward to . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

Everything old is new at my house

Few people will admit to liking the smell of human nether regions. Yet I’d bet a dollar lots of us do; there’s an awful lot of sex going on, after all.

There’s a much better essay that needs to be written on American problems with admitting that sex is enjoyable, and American problems admitting that . . . → Read More: Everything old is new at my house

The joys of your collection

I don’t really like to think of my perfume as a “collection”, for some reason. Perhaps that makes me think of people with large dusty cabinets of junk, or people who spend a lot of time with a magnifying glass poring over their old stamp proofs, or something.

But in fact it is a collection . . . → Read More: The joys of your collection

Smash the bottle

My accomplishment of the weekend was to smash a 7.5 ml bottle of pure Chanel No. 5 parfum.

I needed to do this because the stopper could not be moved. I suppose it could have been, actually, with some ideal combination of actions I didn’t undertake, but what happened instead was that the stopper broke . . . → Read More: Smash the bottle

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

#LittleBlackBag "shopping" is essentially a virus. You cannot participate unless you let it take control of your email, FB, or Gmail… # …and spam your friends. That's not shopping. #littleblackbag #nothankyou # Thanks! RT @chateaurougetea The Chateau Rouge Teas Daily is out! http://t.co/OAYu04PO ▸ Top stories today via @knitnkaboodle @unseencenser # @thescentsofself Trust me. . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

Creator of Youth Dew passes away

For my friends Camille and Emily: the venerable creator of Youth Dew, Fidji, and many other fragrances, Joséphine Catapano, has just recently died at the age of 93. Perfumeshrine has coverage.

It’s good to see that a woman had such a long and varied career in perfumery. There are many indie women now but there . . . → Read More: Creator of Youth Dew passes away