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June 2012

Memories of Beauty

If you read this blog semi regularly, you have likely noticed I’m a huge fan of vintage beauty ads. Lately, I was thinking about some products that I loved as a teenager. That sent me off on an internet adventure…

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Does Kiehl’s Musk Smell Like Perfume? Or Just Skin?

I love a good musk perfume. They are soft and stay close to the skin, and are perfect when I don’t really want to wear an actual perfume, but when I just want to smell good. The beauty of a…

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Body Oil For The Senses

  Lierac is a French beauty line created in 1975 by a French dermatologist, Dr Leon Cariel, and is designed to help with aesthetic skincare issues.. I’d read about their products  and had been keen to try them, but the one…

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Fragrance For Dads That Hate Cologne

I suppose I could just compile a list of colognes that you could simply go get for the dad in your life, but that would be boring and likely leave that dad with something he won’t use. Especially if he…

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Perfume Infused With Air and Mystery

One of my favourite heady sandalwood scents is the divine Guerlain Samsara. I prefer the vintage formulations as they contain almost nuclear levels of the precious and now *restricted sandalwood and jasmine. But mostly sandalwood. I have both the eau…

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Does It Smell Like Perfume? Or Is It Just Skin?

I love a good musk perfume. They are soft & stay close to the skin, and are perfect when I don’t really want to wear an actual perfume, but when I just want to smell good. The beauty of a…

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Lierac Sensorielle: Body Oil For The Senses

Lierac is a French beauty line created in 1975 by a French dermatologist, Dr Leon Cariel, and is designed to help with aesthetic skincare issues.. I’d read about their products  and had been keen to try them, but the one…

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Iris in Perfume: Refined, Relaxed and Calm…

I love iris. It can be a challenging scent, and not every iris perfume is for every lover of iris. It can smell like dirt, paper (Hermes Hiris!) or even a bit medicinal if it isn’t blended with notes that…

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Chanel 28 la Pausa: Refined, Relaxed & Calming Iris

I love iris. It can be a challenging scent, and not every iris perfume is for every lover of iris. It can smell like dirt, paper (Hermes Hiris!) or even a bit medicinal if it isn’t blended with notes that…

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Guerlain Apres L’Ondee…. Perfume For After The Rain

It’s been raining a lot lately. You know, those heavy, ozonic rain storms.  They only come after intense heat and humidity, when you can barely see a few feet ahead, there is such a deluge. So of course, this brings…

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