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  1. Frédéric Malle will be at Holt’s Bloor St. in Toronto on May 5th.

    Frédéric Malle, his own self, will be at Holt’s Bloor Street in Toronto on May 5th. The time and length of the visit is still to be determined.
  2. Bond No. 9's Wall Street -- I LIKE IT!

    I just got a sample of Bond No. 9's Wall St. From just smelling it in the vile, I really (REALLY) like it. Looking forward to giving it a proper try. This could be my go-to work scent for the spring. :-)
  3. SotD - Saturday the 12th of February

    by , 12th February 2011 at 05:12 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Edgar Degas, 'False Start' circa 1872
    Creamy, mellow floral chypre
    with all the sport and flair of
    a day at the races. All the while,
    green grass of the fields
    beckon for a last carefree romp.

    Notes: artemisia, bergamot, lemon, peppermint, jasmine, mace, pepper,
    pimento, rose, leather, oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver.
    Tags: derby, guerlain
  4. Sales counter fun

    Every Thursday I've been hanging out @ the mall for about an hour & a half before my personal training sessions. I always love sniffing @ Nordies, but there always seems to be the same stuffy SA's @ the counter. Last night, there was a new kid. He was very very helpful. I was trying those new-ish Polo fragrances. I had just sprayed the "energize" & some lady came over & asked what smelled so good. I gave her the strip I just sprayed & she loved it. She asked the ...
  5. Twang

    I think it's unfair to the art to sample more than one perfume at a time. It's distracting. One ends up comparing and contrasting rather than getting intimate with a perfume. Like a kid eating candy before dinner, when I got samples of Balenciaga's Talisman and Serge Lutens' Sa Majeste La Rose in the mail yesterday, I couldn't wait to try them individually.

    This morning I'm wearing Sa Majeste La Rose on its own. Like yesterday, it opens with rose, rose, rose. It's not thin, ...

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