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I thought I was in love; turns out I wasn’t.

At this stage in my perfume acquisition career, it actually is a bit of a relief if I don’t fall in love with a new perfume. I’ve noticed other folks on perfume boards saying it would take ages to sample all the samples they have in the house, and thus it is with me. It’s . . . → Read More: I thought I was in love; turns out I wasn’t.

“I enjoy fashion, but also enjoy bludgeoning”: Henri Bendel’s and happiness

I’m just going to say it: I made myself feel better by spending money.

I was having a lovely day in the city, and had the chance to swing by Henri Bendel’s uptown. This was a store I used to be terrified to enter, till I took my little brother there with me one day.

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This one is just right

I’ve been meeting a lot of people much younger than I recently who have the motto “Go big or go home.” I have to say, this is not my motto. You might find this hard to believe from a girl who’s always “More more more!”, but it’s true. I do not want my husband to . . . → Read More: This one is just right

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

@thescentsofself Congratulations! What fun! Looking forward to reading youuuuu! in reply to thescentsofself # Thinking of calling a halt to this dysfunctional ongoing relationship with vintage aldehydes I am having. # @thescentsofself I like it! But I'm probably not your target demographic; take it for what it's worth. 🙂 in reply to thescentsofself # . . . → Read More: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

“Controversy”, fandom, money, and Black Jade

Shakespeare hated his audience.

He must have. I’m sure he spent performances the way every writer spends them: hiding in the back (even in the Globe he would have found a “back”), loathing the coughers, wishing he could shoot the talkers, and watching everyone who stood up and moved from his or her seat like . . . → Read More: “Controversy”, fandom, money, and Black Jade

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?