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Two weekends ago I went to London with a good friend I’ve known since I was in my 20s – that’s her in the photo with me – Sam who writes the I Scent You A Day blog. We went to hang out and drink tea with a group of perhaps twenty people, many of whom we hadn’t physically met…

Half an hour into Rudis by Antonio Alessandria for Nobile 1942 and I’m willing to sell my soul for it. I can’t remember the last time I was so bowled over by an opening of a perfume. It smells like expensive whiskey at first, its sheer booziness giving Lubin’s Idole a run for its money, followed by luscious red berries,…

I’ve noticed lately that, as I go further and deeper into my perfume journey, I feel more and more attracted to subtlety, finesse and a certain discreet depth. I’m still, always will be, in love with the brazen creatures that form the most of my collection but I’ve discovered a newfound appreciation for intricate delicacy, whispered suggestions, gentle but nevertheless…

Winter is a-coming, and I be a-laying down fat to keep myself warm. Ambers, dark musks, spicy orientals, creamy gourmands…..I’ll take one of each, please. But the perfect vanilla has always eluded me. I mean, yes, there’s Shalimar, and Shalimar is pretty much the perfect everything. But Shalimar is an awful lot more than pure vanilla – there’s leather, incense,…

CoSTUME NATIONAL 21 is what you’d imagine robots in a lab in far future would come up with if asked to produce a cashmere sweater scent, and they only had access to a boatload of synthetics and a handful of ‘vintage’ natural materials. On the surface, it’s warm and fuzzy, but there are dark currents and sharp edges underneath. I…

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