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  1. 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.

  2. SOTD Monday 20 September 2010

    by , 20th September 2010 at 04:52 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    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
  3. S O T D September 18, 2010

    by , 18th September 2010 at 06:53 PM (Scent of the Day)
    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 07:31 PM by kumquat

  4. Azzaro Acteur: Nearly Time to Wear a Classic.


    With September growing long in the tooth, and October on the horizon, I'm eyeing my recently-procured bottle of Azzaro's discontinued masterpiece, Acteur. Very soon it will be time to use this beautiful little gem of a men's fragrance, and revel in its unbelievable execution of incense, tobacco, woodsy cedars and dry florals, all capped with an amazing red apple top note that pervades through the entire body of the scent.

    Why the suits ...
  5. Dilemma In Aisle Twelve

    Every time I run out of fabric conditioner and make the trek to aisle twelve to restock, I seem to be faced with another row of new and fancy softner smells. From the days of picking between 'blue or 'white' (or if feeling daring, 'yellow'), the choice is exploding. Himalayan Melon & Jojoba vies with Emerald & Olive Blossom, and even a black clad range that looks pitched firmly at the 'twimoms'.

    All this when I'm just making my peace with the traditional 'laundry musk' note. ...

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