Tag Archives: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Chocolate Irises to Love: Iris Ganache and Dimanche

Nearing the end of February I find that I have not gotten around to one of my favorite topics: chocolate. Perhaps it came to mind because last weekend I was in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and you can’t go far there without … Continue reading

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The Feel Good Factor

 Next spring I will have been at this for three years but have never discussed what is to me, the decisive reason for either wearing and keeping a perfume or letting it go: how it makes me feel. Just to … Continue reading

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Annunciation Lily

People get tangled up in lilies.  Half the time they confuse little lilies of the valley with towering Regale lilies, and that is why you sometimes notice posters on perfume  websites complaining that a “lily perfume did not smell like … Continue reading

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Mount Hymettos in November

Sometimes a favorite note goes off your wrist until another season.  This happens to me every fall after Hallowe’en. My favorite green perfumes get banished until March, and it seems like a long time to me. Let’s face it, I’m … Continue reading

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Pricey Niche

There’s a very odd thing going on out there in the world of perfume: niche fragrance prices are rising.  This year the cost of a 50ml. bottle is well over a hundred dollars US.  In fact, and in the interest … Continue reading

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Twelve Smells of Christmas – Day Eight: Wholly Myrrh

Most of the incense scents out there have a habit of replicating the experience of being in church for many of us, but some of them have a habit of reproducing particular churches at particular times. Now, a disclaimer-  for … Continue reading

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Missing Emeralds

“Aunt Alicia slid the great square emerald onto her slender finger and was silent for a moment. “Do you see…that nearly blue fire which burns at the heart of the green light…only the most beautiful emeralds contain that miracle of … Continue reading

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(Rose 13) – Roses, Take a Bow!

Since there have been a dozen rose posts, this might a good time to take a breather,  go back, and re-cap. For all the complaining that perfume consumers do about the industry these days, one thing is inescapably true: there’s … Continue reading

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(Rose 12) – Lovely Rose Pudding for Dinner…Again

What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s perfectly well, and she hasn’t a pain, And it’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again! What is the matter with Mary Jane? A.A. Milne Some perfumers put a decidedly sweet spin on … Continue reading

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(Rose 7) – La Bee en Rose

“When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment;” Shakespeare on beauty, probably human beauty, since it seems to have been a frequent melancholy observation of his that it’s fleeting. However, the observation’s just as … Continue reading

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