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“I enjoy fashion, but also enjoy bludgeoning”: Henri Bendel’s and happiness

I’m just going to say it: I made myself feel better by spending money.

I was having a lovely day in the city, and had the chance to swing by Henri Bendel’s uptown. This was a store I used to be terrified to enter, till I took my little brother there with me one day.

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Don’t fear the eBay

Every so often – not just in the perfume world – I hear or see someone say “Oh, I don’t use eBay.” In the perfume world, it often goes along with “But how can I find this vintage perfume?”

There are probably many reasons not to use eBay, but please excuse the Unseen Censer if . . . → Read More: Don’t fear the eBay

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

Still snorting… actually, I’m lying down now.

Day 2 of Sniffapalooza is over, and I’m exhausted! How ’bout you?

I dropped into Molton Brown to smell Valbonne; was not excited, but further information on that anon. Le Labo, where I tried out Santal 33 and Rose 31, I think they are. Atelier Cologne, where…

Okay, here’s the thing. The Unseen Censer is . . . → Read More: Still snorting… actually, I’m lying down now.

Standout Snorts from Sniffa first day

I don’t think I’ve ever been so wiped BEFORE I began a Sniffa. What with the being sick, the medicine for being sick (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: health care sucks, and the only thing worse than health care is lack of health care), plus Harleycat undergoing a bout of emergency . . . → Read More: Standout Snorts from Sniffa first day

Why do you buy?

Ari over at The Scents of Self recently asked a great question: how do you choose what to wear today?

I immediately was thrown into overdrive thinking about the complex algorithms by which I choose a perfume for the day, so much so that if you go look you’ll see I wrote – nothing at . . . → Read More: Why do you buy?