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Three ways to stay warm this season.
Saturday, December 22, 2007

It's been a bit of a challenge keeping warm sans the endless will-sucking, mind-sapping, seven-month season we called Summer back home in the South. In the San Francisco Bay Area, unless you have ... [more]
Beauty Notes: the ever-elusive signature scent
Friday, September 28, 2007

I'm anxiously anticipating my Montale samples. Was tempted to go ahead and request the other Montales I wanted to try, since different places carry different Montales (there are a whole bunch of ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Perfume recap
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It all started with an Etro sample...about a year ago. I still haven't bought a bottle of perfume. Still contemplating. I had considered buying Annick Goutal's Passion, a beautiful dusky tuberose, ... [more]
Beauty Notes: perfumes part 6
Sunday, August 19, 2007

(see part 5) I'm now thinking in terms of buying an actual bottle of perfume. I feel, as long I'm using samples, I'm getting...soft. It's easy to like something in its (relatively inexpensive) ... [more]
Diptyque Tam Dao
Saturday, August 18, 2007

This is nice. From the Diptyque site: Rosewood, cypress and ambergris, in the heart note the sandalwood from Goa I'm getting mostly sandalwood from this, although it does start out with a small ... [more]
Beauty Notes: In Search of Wisteria in the Bay Area
Thursday, August 16, 2007

This was a complete and total bust. The image above is from Wikimedia Commons. There's one place around here I know has wisteria (the nurseries don't generally carry it, maybe they have it, ... [more]
Diptyque Jardin Clos
Sunday, August 12, 2007

JARDIN CLOS Anno 2003 Hyacinth, white lilac, mimosa, water melon I wore this on Saturday. When I first put it on, it was almost a dead ringer for a floral scent that was exceedingly popular, I'd ... [more]
Diptyque Eau de Lierre
Saturday, August 11, 2007

I tried this again today, instead of retrying Etro Vicolo Fiori as I'd planned. I was going somewhere hot (known as "inland" around here); I knew it would be at least ten degrees hotter, tank-top ... [more]
Beauty Notes: perfumes part 5
Friday, August 10, 2007

(see part 4) A definite "nay" to Annick Goutal Songes. I tried it again a few days ago. This is the eau de parfum form; it has the strength, no doubt about it. A few good dabs were good to go all ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Diptyque
Thursday, July 26, 2007

google street view of the Diptyque shop on Maiden Lane I'm slowly wending my way through my Diptyque samples. It's a different experience from, say, going to Nordstrom and spraying a few perfumes ... [more]
Diptyque Do Son
Saturday, July 21, 2007

Since I wouldn't know a tuberose if it fell into my soup, I did some brief google image searching to get a firmer concept of this lovely bloom. I retried my Diptyque Do Son eau de toilette ... [more]
Update on Annick Goutal and Diptyque
Friday, July 20, 2007

I'm trying to be more organized about my recent Annick Goutal and Diptyque sample vials. (For that matter, I'll likely revisit my previous Etro ones as well.) I tend to be lazy. If I get an even ... [more]
Updates on Diptyque
Sunday, July 15, 2007

I've been a bit busy as of late, so I've been trying out my Diptyque vials slowly. Philosykos. I suspect this is one of those scents you love or hate. I'm a bit more in the latter category, ... [more]
Diptyque reviews on the way...
Saturday, July 07, 2007

I just got hold of a mess of vials of these. :)Labels: diptyque, perfume
 

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