Elixir by Penhaligon’s ♥ My B-Day SOTD

Hugs & Roses! I love December for many reasons, and one of them is too obvious - it's my birthday month. Penhaligon's Elixir is going to be my SOTD for the celebration - I feel that the richness of roses and color red are going to set a trend for me this December. Overcast sky and constant drizzle here in Seattle makes... Continue Reading →

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My Tips on Choosing a Perfume According to Your Skin Temperature

Have you ever tried to work out a strategy for choosing your new favorite scent easily and perhaps even doing a successful "blind shopping"? I personally often "blind buy" perfumes (meaning that I buy them without smelling, and go by verbal description only), and I am pretty happy with those types of purchases. One of my strategies for predicting how a certain fragrance... Continue Reading →

Black Afgano by Nasomatto

For over a year now this perfume has been my choice number one for "black is my happy color" type of days (and nights). It's mind-melting hashish, coffee and tobacco composition with the mantle of deep smoke is a decadent narcotic seduction, and as stated by Nasomatto, "it is the result of a quest to arouse the... Continue Reading →

La Religieuse by Serge Lutens

Bright dominant jasmine over heavy musk and incense base. It leaves a feeling of a missing link between the highs and lows, no middle tones, just like the lonely ray of bright light passes through the forlornness of a decrepit cathedral black with soot and dust. Irresistibly beautiful and graceful (just like all of Serge Lutens' creations) La Religieuse is... Continue Reading →

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