Category Archives: Woody fragrances

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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California Dreaming (Diptyque Tam Dao EdT Review)

Before my first trip to California I had a skewed image of it based partially on 70’s TV shows like Three’s Company and Charlie’s Angels, and partially based on stories I heard of my grandmother’s single visit circa 1974.  To … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sonoma Scent Studio Wood Violet review)

There are three things in this world that still have me believing in magic: music, fragrance, and summer. Any one of these can lift me out of the worst of moods and if that isn’t magic, there is nothing in … Continue reading

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The Phantom Vacation (L’Artisan Poivre Piquant Review)

My father-in-law died in 2007 after a twelve year battle with cancer.  Before this, my husband was turning 40 in 2007 as well, and to commemorate the latter I was planning a whopper of a family vacation.  We were going … Continue reading

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Ava Luxe Bois Exotique Perfume Review

When I heard raves about indie perfume house Ava Luxe and learned that it was hand-blended in Boston by a fellow Italian girl, I just had to try it.  After spending weeks drooling over the descriptions of her many fragrances … Continue reading

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