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Best Of Lists, Favourites and Top 10’s

Favourite Perfumes From 2018

Hello fragrant friends.  I do hope that 2019 is going well for you so far. 💥 It’s that special time of year again, (although I admit I’m fairly late to the party and am sneaking this in before the close of January), when it’s time to reflect […]

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Happy New Year 2019

Hello dear readers I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. One in which you can follow some of your dreams and also enjoy the moment. 2019 really rolled around so quickly and I do hope there were good moments in there for […]

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Aretha Franklin : Respect : 1942 – 2018

Aretha is one of the greats and I’ve been feeling reflective while listening to her music this week.  I’ll keep it brief but The Queen of Soul has an incredibly powerful musical legacy that starts in the 50’s. Her voice had the ability to touch […]

World Perfumery Congress : Here We Come

Just a quick note to tell you that I’ll be heading along to the World Perfumery Congress today. This event is held in Nice France this time around and I’m looking forward to experiencing everything it has to offer. There are a number of conference […]

Mood Scent 4 : Scents of Place

Welcome to another edition of Mood Scent 4 with my perfume blogging friends, I Scent You A Day and A Bottled Rose. We’re here to scent moods and occasions and today we’ll be writing about Scents of Place. L’Esperessence is currently taking a break but […]

Fifi Award Winners 2018 : French Perfume Awards

The Fifi Awards run by The Fragrance Foundation France were held last Wednesday evening, the 11th of April in Paris. It’s the  major perfume award ceremony in France and there are a range of prizes to be won. There is the Fifi d’Or (judged by a panel of artists), the Prix […]

80’s Perfume Advertising

I live in an old house – not for much longer mind, but one that has a lot of treasures contained within. Last weekend I unearthed a pile of 1980’s Madame Figaros and found some great perfume advertising images in their dusty pages. Now I […]

Top Tunes 2017 + A Spotify Playlist

I read Caitlin Moran‘s Manifesto last year and she described her fervour for Get Lucky by Daft Punk, where she became obsessed by the song and played it over and over to a ridiculous extent. Star Roving was my Get Lucky  for the year. The shoe gazer […]

October and November Favourites and Musings

Sometimes I feel like time is whirling by so quickly that I just can’t get a grip and in my lower moments often need to remind myself that today is the best I’m ever going to be. I’ve had the occasional sleepless night reading about […]

Saturday Sounds : Deadly Valentine from Charlotte Gainsbourg

My music posts have dwindled it would seem BUT here’s a track I love from the album released yesterday by Charlotte Gainsbourg called Rest. The album has plenty of well-known collaborators including Paul McCartney, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Kiwi Connan Mockasin. Charlotte is probably […]