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Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Holy crap, the year is over.

This year often sucked, and I will be glad to see the back of it (don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, 2012). Nonetheless it has seen the acquisition of a hellacious amount of perfume in this house, and I feel I should . . . → Read More: Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Ready to start a new year

The Unseen Censer hasn’t gone anywhere, I’ve just been Doing Things. I’ve had a lot of Health Care recently (I am TOTALLY going to post a picture of my IV bruise and gross you all out, because I totally deserve the sympathy – no, I don’t, it’s fine and I’m fine, but it looks disgusting), . . . → Read More: Ready to start a new year

Embracing the ephemeral

I love to categorize but I don’t think it’s just younger people, or just Americans, or just perfume fans that have a hard time coming to grips with the fact that all things eventually pass into time.

Here we are loving a medium that is generally contained in alcohol and going to evaporate. Whether it . . . → Read More: Embracing the ephemeral

Just some notes to myself

Looking at my “Damage this year” spreadsheet, I’m really calmly happy with my acquisitions, for the most part.

I’ve learned that blind buys of more than a few dollars don’t pay, and I’m mostly putting that knowledge into action. More planned purchases, less thrill rides. Even today, when I blew my fourth quarter budget up . . . → Read More: Just some notes to myself

A Chocolate Quickie

I’ve been wearing some Mon Patchouly, the lauded new patch from Ramon Monegal, and I love this stuff. It’s the softest, most elegant patchouli you’d ever wear. It’s cozy, it’s delicious, it’s gorgeous.

But I have to wonder: why does a perfumista world that is raving about Mon Patchouly so very much tend to hate . . . → Read More: A Chocolate Quickie

Happy Hannukah, and some junk

Happy Hannukah, for folks who are celebrating tonight. I have an atheist Jewish husband, so we may or may not do anything holiday-ish, but I love holidays, so I always celebrate them in my heart. Z Budapest once pointed out that if we celebrated all the holidays we could, there would be no time for . . . → Read More: Happy Hannukah, and some junk