Tag Archives: Parfums de Nicolai

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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Keepers

The world of perfume blogging dearly loves a list.  Who knows why we are so very fond of these sequential processions of names and titles, but I do know that nobody who loves perfume can resist them.  I thought it … Continue reading

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Twelve Smells of Christmas – Day Three: The Gift of the Magi

There are so many incense fragrances out there now, it’s difficult to remember a time when incense was not thickly represented on perfume counters.  But once upon a time it was so.  You had forests of florals and thickets of … Continue reading

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That’s Another Fine Bottle You’ve Gotten Me Into

To misquote the immortal Oliver Hardy, who was generally accusing his comedy partner Stan Laurel of being the prime instigator of their continual disasters.  With me, it’s my brain. Why? Because my Brain thinks it’s intelligent. The Brain thinks it’s … Continue reading

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Can Grownups Wear Candy?

Sounds like a Project Runway challenge, no?   The gourmand scent category has been so successful of recent years that it has branched out into all sorts of unexpected directions.  Those with more sophisticated tastes may deplore it, but then, the … Continue reading

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The Basil in the Bottle

Foodies have a built in problem with perfume in that many scents just clash with whatever it is you’re cooking.  In fact and to get specific about it, perfume often squares off, in the nose, against the whole process of … Continue reading

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The Specialists

Ever notice that some perfume firms simply are better at certain kinds of fragrance?  I’m thinking of the fact that if you want a wonderful oriental, Guerlain still is pretty hard to beat (Shalimar, L’Heure Bleue), or that gourmand scents … Continue reading

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The Drill Sergeant Perfume

Among the many tasks I have passed off to perfume in the recent decades, one is undeniably odd: the reinforcer of sagging will power. It does sound peculiar and admittedly most people probably don’t associate perfume with effort but consider, … Continue reading

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