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  1. L'Heure Bleue, finally!

    I have a problem with heliotrope in fragrance. Anise is a difficult note for me, too - I often like it on others, but not myself, while heliotrope just makes me take a cautionary step backwards either way. Hence, I suspect, my troubled history with L'Heure Bleue, which used to make me recoil in horrified fascination from the scent strip, literally. I have yet to put it on my skin. It was my fragrant nemesis for years.

    I kept going back every once in a while to try it again, of course, ...
  2. Three Days before Easter

    It is the end of the period of Christian observance known as Lent. The last of those six weeks, this week, is known to Christians of traditional liturgical observance as Holy Week. And the last three days, starting today, are known as the Holy Triduum. (Don't be frightened of the Latin, triduum just means "three days.")

    Today is the first of those three days. It's Maundy Thursday. The name "Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, "commandment," referring

    Updated 2nd April 2010 at 05:33 AM by JaimeB

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  3. SotD Wednesday 31 March

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Acqua di Parma Profumo
    Baah Baah, March. It's time for a warm, green chypre.
    This is an ideal transitional fragrance.
    Snappy, fresh. Woody, yet gently floral,
    I am carried to meadows bordered by woods in dappled light.

    Top: bergamot, ylang-ylang and peony
    Heart: jasmine, rose, French labdanum and amber
    Base: oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and musk.
  4. SotD Tuesday 30 March

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    Ormonde Jayne - Woman

    Deep green woods, dark earth welcomes young violets.
    Black Hemlocks sway and sing.

    Top: Cardamom, coriander and grass oil
    Heart: Black hemlock, violet and jasmine absolute
    Base: Vetiver, cedar wood, amber and sandalwood

    Updated 9th February 2012 at 05:16 PM by kumquat

  5. She's Alive

    I know I've been very out of touch lately but I am hoping to remedy that soon. I have accomplished some professional goals that have kept me distracted and now I can relax a little.

    I am soooooooooooo excited I could scream right now! Several months ago I booked a trip to NYC for my birthday and alas...Thursday I depart. It crept up on me and now I am overwhelmed with the fragrant possibilities that await. Wish me luck! Hugs and best wishes!


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