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Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Holy crap, the year is over.

This year often sucked, and I will be glad to see the back of it (don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, 2012). Nonetheless it has seen the acquisition of a hellacious amount of perfume in this house, and I feel I should . . . → Read More: Buh-bye, 2012! In perfumes et al.

Just some notes to myself

Looking at my “Damage this year” spreadsheet, I’m really calmly happy with my acquisitions, for the most part.

I’ve learned that blind buys of more than a few dollars don’t pay, and I’m mostly putting that knowledge into action. More planned purchases, less thrill rides. Even today, when I blew my fourth quarter budget up . . . → Read More: Just some notes to myself

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.

Rumble in the well-appointed drawing room

Interestingly, someone arrived at my blog by searching for “la petite robe noire vs rose anonyme”. (Oh yes, people. Website owners can see this stuff. WE CAN SEE YOU THROUGH THE TUBES.)

I thought this search was weird but also awesome. Because there are really no points of comparison between La Petite Robe Noire, by . . . → Read More: Rumble in the well-appointed drawing room

Standout Snorts from Sniffa first day

I don’t think I’ve ever been so wiped BEFORE I began a Sniffa. What with the being sick, the medicine for being sick (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: health care sucks, and the only thing worse than health care is lack of health care), plus Harleycat undergoing a bout of emergency . . . → Read More: Standout Snorts from Sniffa first day

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?