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Parterre Gardens Amboise

As many perfume lovers can attest, there is value and joy to be found in exploring an entire collection of scents from a fragrance house. It helps give the end consumer a more complete picture of a brand’s concept, a collection’s cohesiveness and/or an individual perfumer’s style and artistry. I find it especially helpful when […]

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Swipes: BLK MKT Brand Indigo Fragrance Balm

Store this one with your “easy reach” scents for rushed mornings…

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Solid Fragrance Sampling: The French Garden Collection plus limited editions from Parterre Gardens

Mystery is part of the allure, and a perfumer is allowed to have secrets…

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Swipes: Sea Witch Botanicals Fae Ring

For the Patchouli lovers…

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Swipes: Mélange Perfume Amber, Chocolate & Tuberose

A brand for which solids are a pillar and blending scents is by design!

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Swipes: Lush Shade and Lush Junk

Both solids are rated higher than their liquid counterparts on the brand’s website…

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Mother’s Day Musings

I am scared and angry this Mother’s Day…

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Swipes: Glossier You (2022 version)

A likable scent in a lovable package…

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Givenchy L’Interdit and Irresistible: Solid Perfumes vs. EDP

Prepare to be surprised!

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Comfort and Beauty with The Lovely Muse Apothecary

Both comforting and beautiful? That’s a hard space to hold…