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  1. 31 Days of Iris: Day Two and Impossible Iris

    There are not a lot of perfumes from Ramon Monegal that strike me as indisputable classics, but there are a few that really stand out—Cuirelle, Entre Naranjos, their magnificent Amber, and Impossible Iris, an iris perfume so lovable and good natured that it almost disproves Iris’s reputation as the difficult Mean Girl of perfume ingredients.
    This despite its undeniable and perceptible high content of rich but delicate orris butter.

    Because orris is the first thing you smell ...
  2. Essence de santal des Indes orientales de Macassar

    Many years ago (20/25) I bought a can of Sandalwood Essence that said on the label. "Essence de santal des Indes orientales de Macassar" distilled in Holland, from the Naarden brand, does anyone know this product or can you tell me what type of sandalwood it is, is thick and has a honey color, but I don't know natural sandalwood from Mysore.
    I also have a Patchouly essence bought at that time but it is almost black, is that natural?
    I am a perfumery unknown, ...
  3. 31 Days of Iris: Day One and Iris 39

    My spring rotation is not made up exclusively of iris perfumes, but between its large selection of iris options, and all the other irises I have in FB and samples, I think I can manage an iris a day. So I will use this space to post some sort impressions or thoughts, as best I can, from day to day.

    Today's choice is Le Labo Iris 39. It is a green iris, with a very attractive cold musk providing a base coat. Everything smells like "iris," the green iris queens like ...

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