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Men’s Colognes That Smell Clean, Manly & Good. Also, Men’s Colognes Women Can Steal.

I get asked for cologne advice all the time, so I figured I should share some of my favourite suggestions. I always feel a little nauseated when I peruse the men’s fragrance counter. Men’s scents have gone the same direction…

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Floris Rose Geranium, Marilyn Monroe’s Other Perfume

Marilyn Monroe is famously known for wearing Chanel No5, ‘What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.’ Maybe she had a deal with Chanel, who knows? Because it would seem that she also loved another perfume, and she…

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The 7 Virtues Middle East Peace & Vetiver of Haiti Perfumes

I’m reviewing these together because layering them smells sooooo wonderful! You can read more about the wonderful perfume house The 7 Virtues and the inspirational Barb Stegemann here. I wrote about her sweet & lovely Afghanistan Orange Blossom scent here, and…

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Sweet Scented Memories

Scent is our strongest memory trigger. I know my earliest memories involve scent….being a wee sprog and getting into my mum’s make up. Her luxe cake mascara and those 60s lipsticks had a distinct rose scent that has been reproduced…

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Keep Your Cologne In the Fridge

Roger & Gallet is a classic French perfume house that offers lovely and elegant products at a very reasonable price. In France it is available at pharmacies everywhere and is as ubiquitous as any body mist or soap collection available…

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