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Hugo Pure Purple does not inspire purple prose.

OMFG I finally finished updating my list with all my samples and where they are. I feel like I’ve aged five years plus I’m covered in smells. Because, you know, it’s kind of irresistable to just put a tiny dab on when something interesting goes by in the process.

Then at the end I found . . . → Read More: Hugo Pure Purple does not inspire purple prose.

Who are you?

Along with reorganizing the fume collection in the new year, there seems to be something going through the air of the blogosphere, with bloggers asking who they are and how a perfume expresses it.

The Non-Blonde blogged about “Perfume that’s just not you”. She mentions often that a perfume is or isn’t her. I am . . . → Read More: Who are you?

Diary: Whither art thou, Amouage Honour?

Either this thing is really faint (very odd for an Amouage) or I am anosmic to most of it. I don’t think it’s disappointing Amouage would put out a white floral; I love white florals and it’s a great category for them to have an entry in. I think it’s disappointing I can’t SMELL it. . . . → Read More: Diary: Whither art thou, Amouage Honour?

The Unseen Censer’s Favorite Perfumes of 2011

I’ve been adding up the damage of the fourth quarter in perfume acquisitions (a habit encouraged by Now Smell This’s quarterly poll) and oops, it isn’t good. It’s only my second quarter of tracking how much I buy (perhaps I should not have started?), but I’m starting to see where all my money goes. I . . . → Read More: The Unseen Censer’s Favorite Perfumes of 2011

A rose … and then some more roses…

I have a fraught relationship with roses. I keep claiming I don’t much care for them, but I own a lot. I never reach for a rose perfume in the morning, as in “I want to wear this for the day”, but sometimes I crave a rose and nothing else will do.

My newly acquired . . . → Read More: A rose … and then some more roses…

In which I get my mitts on some Elie Saab.

I’ve been really looking forward to trying the new Elie Saab le Parfum, and in fact I’m glad I followed up on that lemming, because of this year’s releases, I think I’m going to enjoy and wear this more than Amouage Honour Woman (and I’m the biggest Amouage whore you will ever find – I . . . → Read More: In which I get my mitts on some Elie Saab.