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COCOA SANDALWOOD by SONOMA SCENT STUDIO (2013)

  via THE TREE THAT SOOTHES…………………….. COCOA SANDALWOOD by SONOMA SCENT STUDIO (2013)

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THE TREE THAT SOOTHES…………………….. COCOA SANDALWOOD by SONOMA SCENT STUDIO (2013)

  It is exam season in Japan, or as the locals call it, ‘exam hell’: students and teachers cramming and exhausting themselves into high schools and universities; an impressive, if sadomasochistic, demonstration  of Japanese will power and conformity. Some of … Continue reading

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LUST by GORILLA PERFUME (2010)

                  God this scent is fascinating.                     I had actually briefly sampled the solid perfume on previous occasions, with its carnal, but slightly … Continue reading

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AFTER EIGHT

        I am a great one for natural remedies. I have been for decades. The strange thing is, I often intuit something first, check it afterwards, and then find my instincts about my imagined effects of certain … Continue reading

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“ SUCCESSFUL FAILURES ” (aka THE GOOD DIE YOUNG) vol 1:: : : THEOREMA by FENDI (1998 )

          We live in a crass, capitalistic, interconnected world of hype in which we are at the mercy of conglomerates and advertising, an ingenious science that taps into the base needs of human beings  – and … Continue reading

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FIVE SWEET INDULGENCES: ANIMA DULCIS by ARQUISTE (20I2) + L’HISTOIRE CHARNELLE by CREATIONS HUBERT MAES (2007)+ CARA by FARMACIA SS ANNUNZIATA + GOTHIC II by LOREE RODKIN (20I3) + NOIR TROPICAL by MARIA CANDIDA GENTILE (20I3)

A strange thing has happened to me. I have gone off vanilla. And although I think I can trace the moment this happened (and some of you were there with me), it still kind of shocks me, having spent the … Continue reading

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BOTANICA OSCURA: : : THREE GREEN NATURAL PERFUMES by PARFUMS LALUN : : PHENOMENE VERTE + BLANCHE DE BOIS (20I2) + PHENOMENE VERTE II (20I4)

                    I love a green scent, and am ever intrigued by naturals. Always there is that extra element of stimulation knowing that every constituent of a perfume has been extracted from … Continue reading

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MDCI PARFUMS’ LA BELLE HELENE (20II)

                                  by Olivia           Like Chinese Whispers, ideas that pass through different hands undergo a metamorphosis; their stories morph through … Continue reading

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1970 BELLA FREUD ( 2014 )

                                          by Olivia         I once knew a man named Tree. Balloon bellied and bearded, Tree had … Continue reading

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON FRAGRANCE TESTING AND HAND MASSAGE AT JO MALONE, TOKYO

                                                                                 Like … Continue reading

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