Monthly Archives: November 2011

Coming soon — Nostalgie

The vintage-inspired scent that I’ve mentioned from time to time over the last year is nearly ready. Here is the first post I wrote about it, back in Oct 2010. I worked on it last winter and then put it … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wanted to give my wishes for a great holiday weekend. We aren’t celebrating until Friday when my brother and his family can come up, but I’m looking forward to that. The photo above shows one of my Japanese maples in … Continue reading

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Some New Reviews, and a Weekend Update

Thank you, Birgit, for your poignant review of Tabac Aurea on Olfactoria’s Travels. And thanks, Kelsey, for including SSS Champagne de Bois in your YouTube video review of current 5 fall favorites along with Lanvin Arpege, Guerlain Tonka Imperiale, Parfumerie … Continue reading

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New Fig Tree Reviews, and Update

Reviews of Fig Tree perfume and shea cream were just posted on The Non-Blonde and Perfume Pharmer. Thanks Gaia and Monica! I spent over half the day going to Best Buy to replace my failed internet connection — my mifi … Continue reading

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Fig Tree Bottle Draw

There’s a half oz bottle of Fig Tree up for grabs on Cafleurebon’s 11/11 post of predictions for next year. Not too many entrants yet, so you may want to toss your name in the hat if you like fig. … Continue reading

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Link to Interview with Guerlain’s Thierry Wasser on Basenotes

Marian Bendeth’s in-depth interview with Thierry Wasser of Guerlain is now up at Basenotes. He discusses sourcing ingredients, including sustainable sources for sandalwood in Sri Lanka where three trees are planted for every one that is cut. He also talks … Continue reading

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A few IFRA-related notes on massoia bark and oakmoss

I noticed a few IFRA-related things in the news recently that I thought might be of interest. Hermes is releasing a perfume by Jean-Claude Ellena called Santal Massoia. The notes sound delicious, a milky blend of sandalwood and massoia, which … Continue reading

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