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Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

Natural Beauty and Care at Home with Essential Oils

If you wanted, you could easily spend your entire stimulus check on some expensive care and beauty products. Or, you could take the extra time you may have on your hands and try one of these easy home-made options. All you need are some pretty basic ingredients and...

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Garden of Perfume

Garden of Perfume

The other day, my mom told me that when she bought her first house, she immediately planted hyacinth bulbs so she would know when winter was over. That got me thinking about how the plants in her garden became a prominent part of the backdrop at home, the way that...

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Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

Turning a Dead, Aromatic Plant into Incense

  I love incense just as much as I love perfume. There are packages of it scattered throughout my apartment and a big treasure trove in the living room. I’ve got Japanese incense, Indian incense, Mexican incense, incense made from ethically foraged plants in the...

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The Black Plague: Lessons in What To Do and What Not To Do

The Black Plague: Lessons in What To Do and What Not To Do

Wearing a mask and seeing masked faces looking back at you everywhere you go takes some getting used to. It’s a jarring and constant reminder of life in the context of pandemic. But imagine, if you will, that instead of seeing surgical masks, homemade masks, and...

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Lavender in the Time of COVID19

Lavender in the Time of COVID19

Things right now are weird. Scary. Confusing. Overwhelming. Our normal routines — so often a tool for grounding and maintaining a clear head — have been ripped away from us as we’re asked to stay home for the safety of ourselves and others. With more time to spare and...

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Azaleas and Rhododendrons in “Rebecca”

Azaleas and Rhododendrons in “Rebecca”

I’m a sucker for books set on fancy coastal estates in England, with characters who sit around thinking and worrying, who take tea at a regular time each day. I just finished rereading on such novel, “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. I hadn’t read it since college, so...

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Possets’ Solid Perfume

Possets’ Solid Perfume

Perfume is any mixture of oils and aromatic compounds that give a special, pleasant scent to the wearer. This concoction can be delivered in many ways, be it a diffusing spray or a stick of rich incense. At Possets, we have always bottled our perfumes in liquid form,...

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The Osmothèque: The Biggest Collection of Scents Old and New

The Osmothèque: The Biggest Collection of Scents Old and New

“Do you ever wish you could take a scent and bottle it up so you could remember it always?” asked the romantic while she sat on the edge of the spring grass and dipped her toes into the soft water. Perfumers are responsible for bottling scents, of course, and some of...

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How to Make Your Scent Last Longer

How to Make Your Scent Last Longer

It’s always disappointing when your favorite scent seems to evaporate from your skin before you can even arrive at your destination. While staying power sometimes depends on the perfume itself, you might be able to increase longevity by learning a little more about...

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French Fashion, Dangerous Scents, and Female Perfumers

French Fashion, Dangerous Scents, and Female Perfumers

Taurus season is here, and so is the birthday of Robert Piguet. The Swiss-born fashion designer had a handsome look about him, a charming smile with perfect white teeth, dark eyes, and a nose full of character. He looks like the romantic interest in an Ernest...

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