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A Grown-Up Fruity Floral: Teo Cabanel Julia

I might be working out of season here by taking up Teo Cabanel’s Julia solid perfume in the fall, rather than the spring, but sometimes the nose wants what it wants. I was setting out fragrances to photograph for this week’s blog posts and Instagram posts, but Julia kept calling to me, rather than the […]

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Celebrity(-scented) Skin: Britney Spears Curious

I blame the Barbies and baby dolls of our youth…

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A Legend Solidified: Tauer L’air du Désert Marocain

Andy Tauer is a legend and hero in the perfume community who needs no introduction from me. If you’re somehow not familiar with Andy and his work, have a gander at “The Happy Lonesome Rider,” the interview I did with him for Fragrantica back in 2015. I consider it my best interview and one of […]

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Madagascar Preserved: Velvet and Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery Luminous Lemurs

The Lemur is a very appropriate mascot for this incredible fragrance that celebrates the beauty of Madagascar…

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All That is Autumn: Copper + Copper Mr. Lucky

Both festive and a little bit mysterious…

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A Light and Tender Heart from Garden Botanika

One of those fragrances I feel like my “sophisticated” nose should have moved beyond, and then I can’t stop sniffing my wrist…

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Solid Colognes: Duke Cannon Light Musk + Neroli

The blog’s first post on a solid cologne designed for men

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Frugal Fragrancing with Addison and Gates

When I went looking for new solid perfumes to review for this blog, I never expected to find them (or any perfumes, really) at the place where I bought my dining room table a few years ago. But sure enough, Cost Plus World Market came up on the first page of a Google Shopping search. […]

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That Time I Liked a Solid Better: SJP Covet

A long story about how I came to love this polarizing fragrance

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Where and How to Apply Solid Fragrances

An illustrated guide featuring fine art!