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Five Jasmines for June

Redoute Jasmine

Every year there seem to be too many jasmine perfumes on the planet. You would think that something would come  along to thin out their population, but they proliferate anyway, though the truth is that there are better ones and worse ones out there.

There is something about jasmine that makes it special, apart I mean from being the queen of perfume ingredients, and that is the fact that even those who love their perfumes heavy and full of resins can trend lighter with jasmine and not feel dissatisfied. Jasmine is the one floral that even customary Oriental wearers can love. Here’s my list of five favorites. Continue reading

Interview with Charna Ethier of Providence Perfumes

    star quilt  Do you have a smell from childhood that you loved-anything from your Mom’s perfume to your cat’s paws-and what was it?

I grew up in rural New England on a farm in the woods.  My fondest childhood scent memories are of the smell of wood smoke, wet wool, hay and blackberry bushes. 

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