Monthly Archives: December 2013

We Interrupt This Blog

…for this important message. We regret to inform  our few readers, that we are unable to continue our series of reviews, Letters to Primrose.  We may resume reviews of these scents at some time in the future, but due to … Continue reading

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Heavy Prada

A tale of two Pradas.  Both heavy.  Both rich.  Unlike lighter fare that we have come to expect lately, these two Pradas – one old and one new – are heavy, heavy, heavy.  And great, great, great.  Primrose sent me … Continue reading

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Goldilocks and the Three Leathers

“Once he hears to his heart’s content, sails on, a wiser man. We know all the pains that the Greeks and Trojans once endured on the spreading plain of Troy when the gods willed it so— all that comes to … Continue reading

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Cuir d’Iris: Pierre the Purse Snatcher

Panic turns to joy Pierre didn’t steal her purse Just its quiet song _______________________ Noses:  http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129765.html Fragrance:  http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/34531/brand/Parfumerie_Generale/Private_Collection%3A_Cuir_d%27Iris.html

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Heterodoria iridum

Good irises come in pairs.  At least, it sure seems that way.  Two of my favorites are the matched Prada pair, Infusion d’Iris and Infusion d’Homme.  They’re even better in French – as member JaimeB taught us on Basenotes.  Most … Continue reading

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Labdanum 18 – Love Notes from the Master of Musk

Labdanum 18 – which I tested as the oil – is a very interesting scent.  It wasn’t until I loved the base, that I started to understand why I didn’t like the opening.  Because when I got to the base, … Continue reading

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Iris 39 / 3

Longing for spring rains Even flowers with no scent Promise their perfume

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Patchouli 24 / Patchouly 1974

Well, here I am again – late for the second time in just three attempts to blog in an advent calendar format.  Only a month of Primrose’s samples to go!  I did actually sniff #3 yesterday.  I had all day … Continue reading

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Sandalwood Oil Face-Off – The Niche, The Cheap & The Hippie

Wow – only the second day, and I’m already late to post.  December 2nd’s entry goes in on December 3.  This is completely analogous to those days that you forget to open the advent calendar on time.  Well – not … Continue reading

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Dear Primrose (in the Steampunk Universe)

Dear Primrose, Please forgive the tardy nature of this correspondence.  It approaches Christmas in the Electrical Universe, and I am therefore quite busy.  Compounding the busy season, there is a curious tradition here, in which all presents for Christmas must … Continue reading

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