Monthly Archives: May 2011

Peonies of Memory

This weekend, which is Memorial Day weekend not coincidentally, all the peonies are out in our neighborhood.  They are absolutely wonderful with their outrageous flowers as flamboyant as a Can-Can dancer’s petticoats in mid-kick.  I used to grow quite a … Continue reading

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A Burst of Springtime

The career of Pierre Bourdon ended just a couple of years ago.  It is a shame in a way, because he was the greatest advocate for the use of synthetics in perfumery ever to charm millions of noses out of … Continue reading

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Come Into The Garden, Maudlin

We all like lilacs.  They are lovely and bloom for about two weeks in April and May and that is that, but as everybody likes lilacs, there should be a large number of lilac perfumes out there. Right? Nope. There … Continue reading

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