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Yard sale finds: smoky fruit

Ever smelled a fruity oriental? If you have, drop a comment saying which one. Because I have to say, it’s kind of a new one on me, though I have the sneaking suspicion that something else in my collection falls into the same category.

We went yardsaling this past weekend, my beloved and I, and . . . → Read More: Yard sale finds: smoky fruit

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?


What has the Unseen Censer been up to, you might wonder?

STUFF, says the Unseen Censer.

Still and all, I’m still progressing through a variety of samples, so here’s some thoughts, drive-by style, of things I’m not planning to write a fuller review of:

Comme des Garcons 2 – I must not be paying close . . . → Read More: Drive-bys

Smash the bottle

My accomplishment of the weekend was to smash a 7.5 ml bottle of pure Chanel No. 5 parfum.

I needed to do this because the stopper could not be moved. I suppose it could have been, actually, with some ideal combination of actions I didn’t undertake, but what happened instead was that the stopper broke . . . → Read More: Smash the bottle

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

@thescentsofself Congratulations! What fun! Looking forward to reading youuuuu! in reply to thescentsofself # Thinking of calling a halt to this dysfunctional ongoing relationship with vintage aldehydes I am having. # @thescentsofself I like it! But I'm probably not your target demographic; take it for what it's worth. 🙂 in reply to thescentsofself # . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

Aldehydes. Why can’t I quit you?

If you asked me, I’d say I wasn’t even that big a fan of aldehydes.

But I’ve been having this on-again, on-again relationship with Chanel No. 5, and it’s branching out into testing things like Liu and Joy and all kinds of pre-1960 … stuff.

This stuff doesn’t agree with me. It isn’t comfortable or . . . → Read More: Aldehydes. Why can’t I quit you?