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Best Of Lists, Favourites and Top 10’s

Smelly Interludes : Music Gigs : Top 5 Smells

Music gigs are magic. There’s nothing like hearing live music to transport you from daily life. Last week I attended two gigs which is totally out of the ordinary. I would love to see and hear more music acts but Paris gets everything and occasionally an […]

Summer Perfumes : My Top 10 : 2016

There’s no getting away from summer in the South of France. It’s hot although thankfully it doesn’t feel quite as stifling as last year. The flowers on hedges and trees are simply beautiful, adding scent and bright pops of glorious colour to the villages in […]

FIFI Award Winners 2016 : French Perfume Awards

The Fifi Awards run by The Fragrance Foundation France were held on Thursday night 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 jury of artists headed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac), […]

Frock Up Ladies : It’s The Oscars

OK here are my picks for the 88th Academy Awards in terms of frocks and yes I know it’s very un PC to even be doing this these days. I don’t watch the ceremony anymore due to the time difference however thankfully it’s possible to […]

Frock Up Ladies : The Golden Globes 2016

It’s awards season and that time to yet again check out the frocks, as well as the films of course. My pick of the best frocks was Kirsten Dunst (nominated for Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie for Fargo) in her low-cut black vamped up Valentino gown. […]

2015 Perfume Favourites

2015 was an interesting year for perfume, and for me personally as I delved deeper into  this fragrant world. I’ve swiftly moved through various stages of perfume obsession. Initially I wanted to buy everything I came across. I read every book I could lay my hands on and […]

Paris : 10 Perfumes Celebrating The City Of Light

The Paris attacks as you can imagine have dominated the news coverage in France this week. I’ve felt a combination of sadness and anger, and an acknowledgement that this will not be an isolated incident. Of course the ongoing situation is complex. And yes terrorism […]

Six Classic “Parfums Mythiques” According To Vogue Paris

The new Vogue Paris is out on shelves this week and it’s a bumper 95th anniversary edition and the best  in some time. It is bulging with brilliant photography, fashion and French icons. There are four covers to choose from. The selection is between Gisele Bündchen, Kendall Jenner, Christy Turlington […]