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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Mancera – Aoud Café

The smell of good coffee in the early hours is dear to every Seattleite's heart, and the golden bottle of Aoud Café is my favorite medicine for overcast days - it's a festive joy of velvety dark roast bitterness with woody undertones and just the right amount of fruity and floral hints. Actually, its sweetness... 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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