Tag Archives: Niche fragrances

Fragrant Encounters In The Real World

I’m standing in the checkout line at the supermarket tapping my foot, because it’s the slowest line– it always is if I pick it.  I’ve got the Sunday blues even worse than usual because yesterday I spent the day in … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors (Slumberhouse Jeke Review)

Growing up in New Jersey does things to you. One of them is becoming acclimatized to peculiar smells. (The word peculiar these days has a negative connotation, but I mean it in its original sense, which is unusual, strange, unconventional … Continue reading

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Les Nereides Oriental Lumpur Perfume Review

There is a story in my family that when my mother was in high school, she won a scholarship based on not false but mistaken pretenses and faulty translation.  Her maiden name was two syllables featuring staccato vowels.  This was … 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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