Scylla–The Myth

The beautiful Scylla was the daughter of a river god and a naiad (a goddess of a small body of fresh water). She was seen by a gentleman (a god, really) named Glaucus who at one time had been a humble fisherman but who consumed an herb which caused him to become a...

Making Scents Of Sicily-Part 2

Today we are going to explore more typical scents which inspired the Sicilian Collection at Possets Perfume. Coffee-Everyone loves the particular smell of fresh ground coffee and Sicily is awash in espresso machinery of all types. From the classic upended tank with an...

Making Scents Of Sicily-Part 1

At Possets we were determined to make a perfume collection based on the glorious island of Sicily. That is a pretty big ambition. Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and has so much to choose from. I decided to go with the lush notes I remembered there....

Caravaggio’s Mistakes!

For a closer look, click on the images and you will be taken to a bigger version of them so that you can see the detail. Everyone I know likes to oo and ahh over every work of Caravaggio. He is the GRRRRREAT MAAAASTER! OK, he is wonderful BUT I started to notice a...

Art In Sicily—The Shocking Truth!!!

Once or twice I was solemnly told that nothing at all went on in art south of Rome during or after the Renaissance. Wrong, very wrong. You will be delighted to know that there is a whole wonderful world waiting for you to discover it! In the next few weeks I am going...

Try This At Home–Nigella (Love-In-A-Mist)

I have never been a big fan of caraway seed. I find it too sharp and volatile for my taste. One day, I tried some Armenian String Cheese. The neatest thing about it were these little black seeds running through it. I found out that they were called...

Sicily And Beyond, Our Thing

One of the most famous aspects of Sicily is the Mafia, or Cosa Nostra. Aside from The Godfather, most people don’t know much about the Cosa Nostra and its offshoots. The Mafia actually started during the middle of the 19th century as a reaction to the breakdown...

Bigger Samples At Possets For a Limited Time

I ordered empty vials and when I opened the box I saw they were the next size up of vials (about 1/3 larger). Rather than go through the hassle of sending them back and delaying making samples, I decided to use them up. So, the following samples will be going out to...

Sports Drinks

When I work out hard I get very thirsty, that is normal. To slake my thirst I used to buy all kinds of sports drinks, the diet variety. Unfortunately something always went wrong somewhere along the line. First, a green tea drink I used to get from my local grocery...

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