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The pleasures of sweat

Am I the only one who doesn’t use perfume to fight the heat? Of course, I can talk – this is the mildest summer I’ve had in a decade of living on this godforsaken island, with very little real heat to complain about.

But even in the swelteringest summer, I complain about still air as . . . → Read More: The pleasures of sweat

The story of sex and a peach

I didn’t even bother to smell By Kilian’s “Flower of Immortality” this weekend at Bergdorf, because anyone who has smelled any of their Asian Tales series can tell you how it smells: light, sheer, and (in this case) with a peach note, because they tell you in the ad copy that it has peach in . . . → Read More: The story of sex and a peach

13 Perfumes. Try them or don’t. It doesn’t affect me.

I love lists, though I’m not so great at writing them. I am constantly juggling lists in Dropbox, lists in Google Docs, lists in Zenbe, lists written in my spiral notebook, lists written in my flat notebook, lists written on post-its and stuck to various surfaces near my phone to represent various states of urgency, . . . → Read More: 13 Perfumes. Try them or don’t. It doesn’t affect me.

Party in the garden of good and evil

Though I don’t discuss it much, the Unseen Censer is extremely serious about food. Not just enjoying the good stuff, but where it comes from, saving it, cooking it, and eating it. I finally just processed the beets from this week’s farm share, roasting the beets themselves and blanching the beet tops. I pack them . . . → Read More: Party in the garden of good and evil

Tiptoe through the new stuff… Sniffapalooza style

Hey, you know what I’m not good at? Doing a detailed wrap-up of a Sniffapalooza. I’ve been doing this blog for a year and a half and haven’t done a great Sniffa wrap-up post yet.

A step-by-step travel report would be great… but would require too much note-taking while I’m there. I’d like to try . . . → Read More: Tiptoe through the new stuff… Sniffapalooza style

Perfume shopping in Miami

Even if we’re not buying, we’re enjoying perfume shopping, yes?

Actually I visited Miami in April, after the no-buy moratorium, though technically, if you asked my wallet, the no-buy moratorium should still have been on. I didn’t feel as much pressure not to buy, but I wasn’t dying to spend spend spend either. It is . . . → Read More: Perfume shopping in Miami