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What goes around

I wanted to do a “Perfume in 2015” post, but I didn’t. I haven’t been reading or writing much about perfume lately, as other hobbies/interests plus real life have taken up a lot of time.

It’s caused me to rethink my devotion to perfume. This blog’s been going on since October 2010, can you imagine? . . . → Read More: What goes around

What do you do in the heat?

There are a lot of tricks people pull out of their perfume hats when it gets hot. There’s the keeping it in the fridge trick, for instance.

I own a lot of light, sheer perfumes. I own several of the huge Marc Jacobs splashes (yes, they all dry down the same, but the initial impression . . . → Read More: What do you do in the heat?

Telling twins apart

Is it just me or is it sometimes hard to tell a flanker apart from its original? I guess if it smelled exactly like the original, I wouldn’t buy it. But I’ve bought two flankers recently that other perfume reviewers (with much better noses) reported as having all these different notes; to me they just . . . → Read More: Telling twins apart

Collection Frustration

When does your collection give you more annoyance than pleasure? Right now I’m in a slightly unhappy moment in the relationship. I own both the EDP and the parfum of Mahora and can’t find either one; and as I search I uncover samples and tiny decants that have dried up. (In two cases larger 10 . . . → Read More: Collection Frustration

Resistance is futile

When you fall in love with a perfume, how long can you wait till you have to have it?

I am making myself wait till I reach the end of the billing month to acquire what will be a relatively tame purchase. I’ve only smelled the perfume twice – once I fell madly, mouthwateringly in . . . → Read More: Resistance is futile

Wrapping up 2014: Personal

It’s been an odd year for me in a lot of ways, and it’s affected my relationship with perfume.

We moved. I was so careful to bring all my precious small glass bottles with me, hand-carrying them in separate boxes before I moved anything else, stacking them in protected space in one of the . . . → Read More: Wrapping up 2014: Personal