Sometimes we root for underdogs. Sometimes we have them in our perfume collection. Sometimes we are them… Continue reading A month older and a tiny bit wiser
Traditions, projects, perfumes… all have their place in keeping us focused and happy. Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year of the Rabbit!
Want to slow down time? Try paying close attention to a different perfume each day. Continue reading First week of 2023 told in fragrance samples
May we bring the best of 2022 with us into 2023 and leave the rest behind. Continue reading A perfumed year: 2022 retrospective
Any perfume is perfect for the holidays, depending on what either means to you. Continue reading Holidays are in the nose of the beholder (Magie Noire by Lancôme)
Strong stuff in… what stuff out? Continue reading Basic Basis
Originality is in the details to indulge the senses—not perfume, but the nose gets to enjoy it too. Continue reading Creativity in cocktails and fashion design
A very subjective summary of attending ScentXplore 2022 in person. Continue reading Sniffing at the International Niche Perfume Convention: ScentXplore 2022
It depends whether you are outside or inside on a winter day. Continue reading Warmth is relative (Berlin im Winter by Baruti)
Animals seem to have opinions on perfumes too. Continue reading Animals and perfume—which ones mix?
While the perfumes were not muses, they were suitable companions during this artistic endeavor. Continue reading Wire handbag—and perfumes I wore while making it
Well, after biting into a seed pod for the first time, I’m convinced I was… Continue reading I Was Wrong About Cardamom
This perfume brings me down, deep down… but the basement has a window letting in sunlight. Continue reading Roots under the town square (Racine Carrée by Anatole Lebreton)
Visual and gustatory perfumes count too, right? Continue reading My sniffing and sipping tour of Toronto
Warm and cool, with creamy comfort at the intersection. Continue reading A fill for the nostrils (Feu Secret by FZOTIC)
Count the ways to be sweet… you may find yet one more. Continue reading How do I love thee? Let me sniff the ways (Blyss by Perfumology)
Novelty for the win yet again! Continue reading Ceci n’est pas bacon (Wright N°100 by Wright Brand Bacon)
An art installation in which time is a catalyst to transform physical objects into fragrance. Continue reading Fragrant bukhoor in art at the MIT List Visual Arts Center
A delicate, understated, floral leather. Continue reading A fleeting choreography (Cuir de Russie by Le Jardin Retrouvé)
Exactly that. Continue reading I know what I’m smelling now.