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RIP Vero Kern (1940 – 2018)

Today I’m paying my respects to this wonderfully creative perfumer who made a lasting  impression on so many fragrance lovers. Vero Kern was a true artist rather than a purveyor of fragrant goods. In the fragrance world there are many types of entities with different ambitions, […]

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 […]

May Day Muguet

This is a post that I had planned for earlier in the week but my house moving completely took over my life. There was a lot of physical labour involved from dawn to the early hours and a fair bit of angst over what to […]

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 […]

New Music : Sort Of … Lift from Radiohead

Radiohead released OKNOTOK 1997 2017 their 20th anniversary edition of OK Computer this year with songs from the original recordings that didn’t make the album. So yesterday another old / new track got the video treatment. It’s a little strange hearing something that essentially documents […]

June / July Favourites : Summer Is Here

Summer is with us in a huge way. Temperatures are blazing and all the tourists are in town. There are near daily trips to the beach in the late afternoon when I can just about handle the lashings of sun. Unfortunately there have been some […]