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A Deconsecrated Church: An Open Letter To “Queen” Plus Review of Etat Libre d’Orange Rossy de Palma

Dear “Queen,” You are not Queen without Freddie Mercury. No one is Queen without Freddie Mercury. Mr. May, I used to have the utmost respect for you. After all, you are the only person in the entire world that I … Continue reading

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Another Rock Star Story (Loree Rodkin Gothic I Eau de Parfum Review)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story accidentally published the other day with half the blog post (the part that actually reviewed the perfume) missing. My apologies for the technical difficulties. All of my best stories involve rock stars. I’m the girl who … Continue reading

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The White Queen: House of Matriarch Coco Blanc Review and Draw on Cafleurebon

If the winter’s been treating you poorly, it’s time to check out my review of House of Matriarch’s Coco Blanc over on Cafleurebon, along with a draw for 3.3 ml of this precious nectar open to readers worldwide. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Red Carpet Redux/Grammy “Style” Swag Bag Draw

Red carpet moments come few and far between for most of us who inhabit the real world, though I’ve had a couple of them because of the industries I’ve worked in (I was part of a team that won a … Continue reading

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Five Highly Improbable Things I’d Like To See Happen In The Fragrance World In 2014

It’s Christmas Eve and as I get the rest of my commitments in order for the holiday I am already looking ahead to resolutions for 2014. This year, instead of making them for myself, I have decided to make them … Continue reading

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In Memory Of Maeme (Happy Hanukah With A Full Bottle Draw of Jovoy Les Jeux Sont Faits on Cafleurebon)

  I haven’t seen her since 1974 but she had one of the most profound effects of anyone in my life.  I remember her voice, and her scent (lilac), and most of all her hand gripping mine tightly to make … Continue reading

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Divine Duality (Jardins d’Ecrivains Orlando Review)

New York is my first love, and it is the only love that has never once disappointed me.  From auction houses to Rockefeller Center to dive bars on the Bowery to the Port Authority bus station, I love every inch … Continue reading

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