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Would you like some Sniffapalooza?

Maria Candida Gentile speaks at Sniffapalooza lunch.

I know there are a couple of readers of this blog who don’t always get to go to Sniffapalooza (at least one because she lives on the other side of the planet!) so I want to give a bit of a wrap-up. I fear it will be . . . → Read More: Would you like some Sniffapalooza?

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.

The immediate attraction of an irresistible man

I think James Herriot, the great veterinarian storyteller, wrote that an enthusiast is appealing, but a fanatic is irresistible.

This was in one of his stories in which he is led to consume mass quantities of homemade wine and ends up very much the worse for wear, illustrating the dangers of the fanatic’s irresistibility. Nonetheless, . . . → Read More: The immediate attraction of an irresistible man

Drive-bys

What has the Unseen Censer been up to, you might wonder?

STUFF, says the Unseen Censer.

Still and all, I’m still progressing through a variety of samples, so here’s some thoughts, drive-by style, of things I’m not planning to write a fuller review of:

Comme des Garcons 2 – I must not be paying close . . . → Read More: Drive-bys

Tiptoe through the new stuff… Sniffapalooza style

Hey, you know what I’m not good at? Doing a detailed wrap-up of a Sniffapalooza. I’ve been doing this blog for a year and a half and haven’t done a great Sniffa wrap-up post yet.

A step-by-step travel report would be great… but would require too much note-taking while I’m there. I’d like to try . . . → Read More: Tiptoe through the new stuff… Sniffapalooza style