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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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Zodiac Scents: Dark Beauty Boutique Pisces

Hey, baby! What’s your sign? Proud Pisces here! Let’s go for a swim! Cheesy pick-up lines aside, Astrology is a serious matter for some people. I do read my daily (and sometimes monthly) horoscopes, mostly for fun and sometimes as food for thought, especially during these troubling times, but I’d describe myself as being in […]

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Frugal Fragrancing with Wanderer Beauty

On Monday, I wrote about a solid perfume from esteemed French niche house Diptyque. On Thursday, I’m now writing about a budget line of solid perfumes available exclusively at Walmart. I’m all about mixing the high dollar and the low dollar, baby–in fragrances and in life. These may seem like an odd choice, but I […]