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2023: Starting the Year with Beauty

A quick update and a discount code offer for my readers

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What’s in a Name: Beaumes de Cassis from Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

There was a lot to parse and ponder in this little gem…

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Seeking (Almond) Joy: Custom Solid Perfume from Dark Beauty Boutique

My capricious little blend shifts between dark and light, sweet and spicy, juicy and powdery…

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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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Mother’s Day Musings

I am scared and angry this Mother’s Day…

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Comfort and Beauty with The Lovely Muse Apothecary

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

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Celebrating 1,000 Followers on Instagram

Your odds of winning my giveaway are pretty good!

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New review format ‘Swipes’ & review of Dinosaur Toes No. 6

A new abbreviated-format review of this cheerful ray of sunshine

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My Non-Traditional ‘Best of 2021’ List

Good grief! It’s December 31st already? When did that happen? I don’t know about you, but for me 2021 has been a mixed bag and not quite the year I thought I was going to have. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I was able to enjoy, though many plans were also postponed […]

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So Much Catching Up to Do!

A quick rundown of recent important events and what I wore…