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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.

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?

The long cold spring

What could be a more boring perfume observation than that I am exploring lighter, fresher fragrances for spring? But I am, and it’s surprising at least to me. I’m not really much of a light, fresh fragrance girl, though. Or at least I haven’t been for a long time.

There was a time when I . . . → Read More: The long cold spring

Tell me more about the yeti

Perfume bloggers have an annoying habit of blogging about things you can’t have. I’m very aware of this. It drives me crazy, and yet I’ve just done it (posting about Mary Greenwell’s Plum). In between bouts of swearing about whatever perfume my favorite blogger’s just gone on about, only to find out it was only . . . → Read More: Tell me more about the yeti

Getting to know you.

Responsible perfume bloggers, of which I am not one, tend to live with a perfume for a while before they write their review. This is most reasonable behavior. A perfume behaves differently at different temperatures and different events, and it unfolds differently on different days as well. What strikes you as delicious on one day . . . → Read More: Getting to know you.

The task of wearing Lovely

I have, sadly, taken quite a bit of advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, and will undoubtedly be reporting on what I think of my haul, not of samples, but of full bottles of various things. (What is WRONG with me?)

Most of what I bought were things I knew I wanted, as . . . → Read More: The task of wearing Lovely