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  1. Interview With Indie Perfumer Jane Cate

    This summer, I was delighted to take part in the Mystery of Musk project, which featured natural, musky perfumes created by radically individualist, indie noses. My most-worn of the group was Jane Cate’s “Tallulah B2”, a luxurious, yet cheerful floral with a sensual, musky base. Intrigued, I contacted Jane. Her perfumery is called “A Wing and A Prayer Perfumes”, and she runs it with her daughter, Sarah, in Northern California. Here’s our conversation:

    Marla: For many centuries, ...
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  2. Recommended websites for Tom Ford Private & Frederic Malle


    Hi there - I am a big fan of the above and would like to receive recommendations as to reputable and competitive sites that are legit and trustworthy for obtaining these treats?

    Many thanks - Nolaig
  3. New Wardrobes (Part 1)

    Here's a pic of the wardrobe V.4 that I'm working on. It's basically the same as before, but editing things will be a little easier.

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  4. SOTD Monday 20 September 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Heeley-Verveine
    Summer seems to have made
    one more curtain call.
    Another glorious day in the sun calls
    for a tart green delight such as this.

    Dancing, darting among the flowers;
    tangy tomato leaves and sassy musk
    leave a perky contrail of energy behind.

    Notes; blackcurrant, tomato leaves, verbena,
    fig leaves, white musk
    Tags: heeley, verveine
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  5. S O T D September 18, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    John Singer Sargent, 1911
    Mona di Orio-Chamarré
    Swirling, dark;
    a crushed lavender sparked
    with sweet wood,
    kindles a fire
    on this gray day.

    Smooth as satin;
    a tapestry is woven
    in dense colors
    and calm repose.

    Topnotes; Lavender, clary sage, aldehydes
    Heartnotes; Turkish rose, iris, violet
    Basenotes; opoponax, cashmeran, ambre gris

    Updated 14th January 2012 at 08:31 PM by kumquat

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