Tag Archives: Calyx

Ballgowns or Jeans?

“Some of the most beautiful perfumes are like a ball gown, but sometimes you just want to wear a comfortable pair of jeans.” Christopher Brosius At this time of year, the ball gown analogy, though apt, breaks down to “the … Continue reading

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Magical Marigolds: Lauren, Flor Y Canto, Sleeping with Ghosts

Yes, the same little annuals you have planted in your vegetable patch to discourage insect predation, those are the ones used in perfumery, or to correct myself, they were used in perfumes.  Tagetes (which is their proper surname) seldom put … Continue reading

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Ante-Meridian

Generally, I don’t mess with perfume until the afternoon.  This is not a hard and fast rule so much as it is habit.  There is simply no point in trying to get yourself completely turned out at seven a.m. or … Continue reading

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