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April 2007



She Smells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

Monday, 30 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The weather is getting warmer, finally, and I know people are already starting to think about the beach.  Not me.  Although I live on the East Coast and am not far from the Atlantic Ocean, I'm not one to long for the smell of the ocean
Category: Everything Else

Hello, Kitty!

Thursday, 26 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Hello Kitty's signature fragrance sold at Bath and Body Works wasn't quite enough for that ambitious cat, so she's come up with a new one sold at upscale department stores and Luckyscent.  This one is called Momoberry, "sunshine
Category: Reviews

Bill Blass by Bill Blass

Wednesday, 25 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
neroli petals, galbanum, green mandarin, white hyacinth, lily of the valley, tuberose,  jasmine
Category: Reviews

Creed Virgin Island Water

Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: bergamot, lime, mandarin, coconut toddy, copra, jasmine, hibiscus, ylang-ylang, ginger, tonkin musk, white rum, sugar caneTart citrus, a little bergamot, a lot of lime, suddenly sweet like lime sourballs.  Then a subtle bit of coconut waf
Category: Reviews

Tres Bon!

Monday, 23 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: bergamot, citron, green fruits, mountain lavender, rose de mai, ivy, lily-of-the-valley, rose petals, woody pine, fruity carnation, green woods, amber, moss, vanilla, muskA warm and comforting woody floral fragrance, Tres Bon bombards one with
Category: Reviews

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie

Friday, 20 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Why fork over $72 hard-earned dollars to a snooty SA at Saks when I can order it from a discount e-tailer for $40?
Category: Reviews

Keiko Mecheri

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
One of the reasons I was interested in going to Takashimaya during the Sniffa Spring Fling was to sniff all of the Keiko Mecheri line.  I had gotten a sample of Sanguine in my very first sample order from LuckyScent, and wasn't at all impres
Category: Reviews

Montale Black Aoud

Tuesday, 17 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: red rose, aoud, labdanum, sandalwoodFrom all I've read about this scent, I thought it might be too dark and overpowering for me.  The word "black" is a bit forbidding.  But I had nothing to fear.  The opening no
Category: Reviews

Top 25

Monday, 16 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The fragrance board of Makeup Alley is currently voting on the Top 25 scents from the year.  Borrowing a page from Columbina, I am also posting my Top 25 favorites.  Mine are in no particular order.  I don't have a most favorite o
Category: Everything Else

Vertigo Parfums

Friday, 13 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
VertigoNotes: "Tear of Venus," jasmine, white cedar flowers, white roses, white musk, galbanum, ylang, vanillaHypnoticaNotes: seringa, water fruits, blackcurrant, patchouli, gardenia leaf .
Category: Reviews

Safran Troublant

Wednesday, 11 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: saffron, vanilla, sandalwood and red rose Olivia Giacobetti has created many a wonderful scent for L’Artisan, including Tea for Two and Premier Figuier; Safran Troublant continues that tradition. The unique scent of saffron, exotic and a
Category: Reviews

Parfums MDCI

Tuesday, 10 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I have to thank Nancy of Fishbone Fragrances for getting a set of MDCI samples into my hot little hands. You rock! When I first dabbed on each of these fragrances, I thought, "these are not worth $600! There is absolutely nothing special about a
Category: Reviews

A Future Perfumeo?

Monday, 9 April 2007 7:23 A GMT-05
After Easter's feast of braised lamb and pierogis, I had a nice chat with my brother and brother-in-law.  The subject of fragrance came up, as it did several times during the day, as everyone knew I had attended the Sniffapalooza Spring Flin

Sniffa Sunday

Thursday, 5 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The first stop was Bond No. 9, the place I was most interested in visiting. I must say I was not at all disappointed! The two of us gobbled a quick breakfast at their buffet and quickly moved on to sniffing the many wonderful wares available to us.
Category: Everything Else

Sniffa Saturday

Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:56 A GMT-05
My friend Andrée and I set out from Baltimore by train very early on a chilly Saturday morning. We arrived too late to attend the breakfast at Bergdorf’s, but in plenty of time to peruse the huge selection of perfume and cosmetics there
Category: Everything Else

Sniffa Purchases

Tuesday, 3 April 2007 7:12 P GMT-05
I'm still trying to gather my thoughts to make a couple of coherent posts about Sniffapalooza.  It's difficult!  There is so much to say!  I did write up my thoughts about the meals we had in NY (yes, food is always in the fron

Sniffapalooza Overload!

Tuesday, 3 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I'm still organizing my many thoughts, samples, and purchases from the weekend's Sniffapalooza event and will post on the trip during this week.  Right now, however, I am still a bit overwhelmed!

Maryann...or Ginger?

Monday, 2 April 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
MontaleGinger MuskNotes: blackberries, ginger, white musk, red berriesStarts off cloyingly sweet and a bit powdery.  I notice a rather off-putting harsh scent next, reminding me of male dog urine a bit (oh, Montale and that pee-scented musk!&nbs
Category: Reviews