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I’d like to rough my amber up

I’ve never been a huge amber fan, like Birgit at Olfactoria’s Travels, the “Queen of Amber”. I’ve never really been against amber, either. I like ambergris, the salty floral smell of (artificial, nowadays) fermented whale vomit; it’s my favorite feature of L’Eau de Merveilles, from Hermes. And I like the modern ingredient “amber”, which is . . . → Read More: I’d like to rough my amber up

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.

Perfume for your turkey, and a turkey of a perfume

I got a box from Sephora that was specifically chosen to be loaded with samples. (Yeah, I’m a sample whore.) I opened it up and found right on top?…

ENCHANTED WONDERSTRUCK, by Taylor Swift! That’s right, the celebuflanker more Fresh ‘n’ Tweeny than Beiber’s latest haircut!

Or Wonderstruck Enchanted, I can’t even be bothered to . . . → Read More: Perfume for your turkey, and a turkey of a perfume

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

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

Marchesa, Voyage d’Hermès, and Fame – Musings on Shopping at Sephora

HO-kay. Time to post something before I forget how this blogging thing works. I used to have a life, right?

Hate to come back with the crankies but I’m kind of peeved at Sephora because they sucked me in with a “get five samples” thing, so I ordered some stuff I truly did not need, . . . → Read More: Marchesa, Voyage d’Hermès, and Fame – Musings on Shopping at Sephora