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The solitary opinion of my nose

For some reason lately I’ve been having a hard time smelling more than one note in almost any perfume. I’m not talking about Amouages (though even they tend to boil down to their frankincense core). I’m talking just run of the mill perfumes, things I know or things I don’t. I smell them and I’m . . . → Read More: The solitary opinion of my nose

Perfume for a hurricane

Perfume is about your environment, about pleasure in inhabiting your environment, and for much of the last two weeks, my environment has sucked.

We were lucky, getting our power back after only about a week. There are still 64,000 people on Long Island without power – there are people we work with without power. There . . . → Read More: Perfume for a hurricane

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

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.