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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Perfumes : My Top 10 : 2015

Summer has hit the South of France with a vengeance.  It’s stinking hot already and I live in a non air conditioned house so have become a dab hand with a bottle of Evian Facial Spray while standing in front of the fan.  And no we […]

Top 10 Perfumes : Chosen By French Perfumers

I kept a perfume article from Grazia France magazine that I read a while back and here is a summary of its contents. Grazia had six French perfume creators (or ‘noses’ as they’re called in the industry) each compile a list of their Top 10 perfumes, excluding […]

Top 10 Favourite Winter Warm Up Perfumes

February is my least favourite month in France.  It’s cold and quite frankly a tad dull.  But to be fair the South of France is really nowhere near as cold as other parts of the world in winter and in fact it has the odd […]

Valentines Day : My Top 10 Rose Perfume Picks

So the day of LOVE is rolling around.  An old flame disdainfully described going out to dinner on this evening as akin to the couplings on Noah’s Ark. Anyhow I’m always up for a mini celebration, whatever it may be and for many it’s a good excuse to […]

Golden Globes : Frock Up Ladies

I really like having a peek at the frocks at the Golden Globes, Oscars, Baftas and other award season events.  Of course I like to note the awarded films, actors, actresses, TV shows etc but there’s also action on the red carpet.  I do find […]