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Bulgari Omnia: a modern classic

Let’s kick off the new year with a review of a modern classic.

Bulgari Omnia gets mentioned a lot on perfume boards. I bought some years ago, a cheap blind buy, didn’t get excited about it, and tossed it in my drawer of Bottles without Boxes I Don’t Much Give A Damn About.

There’s . . . → Read More: Bulgari Omnia: a modern classic

2014 in Perfume for the Unseen Censer

What do you remember most from your year in perfume?

I think mostly this year I surprised myself. Never heard of Pierre de Velay (nor, probably, have you, since it’s a line Roja Dove keeps exclusive to his Harrods parfumerie); nonetheless, when I managed to stop in on my way through London perfume shopping . . . → Read More: 2014 in Perfume for the Unseen Censer

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

Sniffa Fall Ball ’14 day 2 – the final reckoning

I’m always surprised that so many people come to day 1 of Sniffapalooza and don’t do day 2. There are likewise some people who only do day 2. Day 2 is completely different. Day 2 is downtown, indie, discovery and insidery. If you really love perfume, I don’t know why you’d want to miss it.

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Sniffa fall ball ’14 – rest of day 1

Usually lunch on day 1 includes small speeches from a series of people who have something to do with the perfume industry. Past ones that come to mind have some sort of a multimedia component – the time a Hayari dress was modeled in the room to introduce Hayari perfumes (which I quite like), for . . . → Read More: Sniffa fall ball ’14 – rest of day 1

Sniffapalooza fall 2014 – Saturday

As usual after a Sniffa, I have almost too much I want to write about. I am SOAKED in perfume, y’all. And of course there’s always a lead-up; I got super excited and bought (among other things) the COOLEST Linari sample set…

But just to get started on the perfumes themselves (though there were lots . . . → Read More: Sniffapalooza fall 2014 – Saturday

WTF downtime??

Thanks to an alert Twitterer, I found out this site was down today while I was at Sniffapalooza Fall Ball 2014. No good! Anyway, it’s back up now and I will post some news soon. Thanks for sticking with!

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Shit I been wearing

Hey, you didn’t come for the polite language. I am under so much pressure to sit down and shut up these days, I have to bust out somewhere. Sorry, it’s here.

Sniffapalooza is coming up! And with it the inevitable “What are your favorite frags?” question. I just got to go to a lovely dinner . . . → Read More: Shit I been wearing

C’est une pipe

Sådanne is knee-meltingly good.

If you’ve ever smelled any Slumberhouse scents you’re going to find traces of several in this new one. There’s the hay of Sova (oh god why didn’t I buy a bottle when I could), the cranberry sour of Zahd (without the actual smoky cranberry essence Josh Lobb used in that limited-edition . . . → Read More: C’est une pipe

Stuff

Sorry, I wasn’t trying to alarm anybody about saying I had to adjust my perfume purchases. I’m taking some classes I have to pay for, that’s all, and I still have some other financial things to get in order from moving. (I’m not ready to admit publicly that I am getting yet another graduate degree. . . . → Read More: Stuff