Let Me Smell You, So I Can Know You

When I smell a perfume, I am also smelling who the perfumer really is. The type of fragrance which a perfumer does best and the sorts of ingredients they choose to use tell the tale. For instance, Bandit (the astounding chypre) by Germaine Cellier from the early 1950s...

5 Years Later in Cincinnati…

It has been 5 years since I really went downtown in Cincinnati. Last time I was there it was struggling to be hip, struggling to be solvent, struggling to keep from dying. This time things felt way different. If there wasn’t loads of mad hilarity about how...

Last Day Of The Possets Sale.

There is very little which is sweeter than a sale, my friends. Possets has been having a good one: buy 4 bottles and get a 5th free. This is the last day of that sale, so hurry on over to take advantage of the goodness. The 5th bottle is 6ml but all the rest can be...

The Truth About …

Tarot Cards. I am sure you have tried to work the tarot, all those great arcane images which bring all sorts of things to mind as you dole them out and try to make them fit into your life and what you have done and what you hope. They are infallible, consistent, and...

Carry Me Back To Old Virginia…

Well, one of my favorite perfumes, Virginia-Humidity, is going to have to be reformulated. Drat. Here is what happened: I was mixing up another batch and didn’t realize that I didn’t have enough of one key ingredient to finish the batch. As I was almost...

The Windmill At Rijk

I have been very interested in this image ever since I saw it first. There was something about it which was far more than the simple picture of the cute little windmill and sea (not that either are cute or little, surely there is more to both in all cases). If the...

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