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Yay! My Sweet Anthem bottle of Mary is here!

I was starting to think maybe she’d died or something. She does not rush. To her credit, she says right on her site that if you order something she doesn’t have made up (and Mary’s on the “backlist” of products) then it may be a while before it’s done. For a handmade, vegan, and really . . . → Read More: Yay! My Sweet Anthem bottle of Mary is here!

The long cold spring

What could be a more boring perfume observation than that I am exploring lighter, fresher fragrances for spring? But I am, and it’s surprising at least to me. I’m not really much of a light, fresh fragrance girl, though. Or at least I haven’t been for a long time.

There was a time when I . . . → Read More: The long cold spring

Heresy and oil

I sent a friend of mine a set of samples recently, because she’s one of the few people I know who’s also interested in smelling perfumes. I sent a Top Hits according to me: Moroccan Mint Tea from Ava Luxe Tihota from Indult 24, Faubourg from Hermes Tocca’s Cleopatra and The Different Company’s Sel de . . . → Read More: Heresy and oil

Just be natural

There’s a project afoot to create “banned” perfumes from all-natural ingredients banned by IFRA, the international group of perfume. Gaia at The Non-Blonde describes it best, and has described it already, so there, I don’t have to.

I am developing kind of a fraught relationship with natural perfumes (or “naturals”). I eat organic food, I . . . → Read More: Just be natural