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Neroli, man. What’s up with that?

At some point in the last five years I decided I didn’t really care for neroli. I think I had smelled too many soapy orange flowers and neroli was one of those ingredients I learned to steer clear of. I have no problem with white flowers (though I am careful with tuberose); it just wasn’t… . . . → Read More: Neroli, man. What’s up with that?

Further adventures in shopping: BlueMercury in D.C.

To continue the shopping theme, I feel I must mention that I ventured into BlueMercury when I went on a business trip to Washington D.C. last month.

I thought from the website that it would be a much bigger place. Apparently BlueMercury is a chain, and some of the locations have spa areas and such.

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Random snorts

Got to try L’Heure Magique from Laura Mercier – wow, this is elegant. My Nana would have loved this, and that is no faint praise about old lady scents; there was no one classier or cooler than my Nana. L’Heure Magique does not invite dissection; it’s incredibly beautiful and blended. I can see why over . . . → Read More: Random snorts