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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

FIFI Award Winners 2017 : French Perfume Awards

The Fifi Awards run by The Fragrance Foundation France were held on Thursday night, the 8th of June 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, the […]

April Favourites : A Mixed Bag

To be honest I was a little preoccupied with the French elections in April and engaged in much reading and TV viewing to better understand the system.  Relief was palpable as Macron saw off Le Pen in the second round, although he has a hard road ahead. In […]