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Scent | Ben Gorham of Byredo

As I’ve previously noted here, one of my favorite perfumes is Byredo’s Velvet Haze, and I also recently was intrigued by a floral scent (unusual for me!) in the line, Influorescence.  Despite this, I didn’t actually know much about the … Continue reading

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Scent: Revolution by Cire Trudon and Coven by Andrea Maack

There’s a revolution in the air. Old power structures are creaking and swaying.  More people are seeing the reality of systemic inequality and injustice in our country, as well as throughout the world. Ideas that just a few years ago … Continue reading

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Scent | Tea and Perfume (Russian Breakfast)

My coworker started a tea blog and we discussed collaborating and coordinating posts in which she would write about a tea and I would write about a perfume in the same family. Tea of course is very fragrant and can … Continue reading

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Scent | Cacti by Regime des Fleurs

I’ve been reading about empaths lately, wondering if I am one or if I am just hyper-alert to other people’s emotional states due to various childhood factors. (Empaths are people who literally feel others’ emotions, which can be a little  … Continue reading

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Scent | Merz Apothecary Fall Fragrance Event

If you love fragrances, you have to go to Merz Apothecary in Chicago. The original shop is outfitted like an old-fashioned pharmacy, complete with wood paneled walls and shelving. It was a good place to go for everything from Claus … Continue reading

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Scent | Vacation Fragrance & Oahu by Nomaterra

After too many incidents where my perfume bottle leaked all over my stuff, I learned not to bring them with me on flights. For years a little solid compact of Lush’s Karma was my go-to vacation scent. I love it, … Continue reading

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Scent | Scents of Lisbon

I spent a week in Lisbon, Portugal, over Thanksgiving week. (Highly recommended, by the way–Lisbon is beautiful, laid-back, delicious, and affordable.) While I was there I thought about and tried to pay attention to the way that smells affect our … Continue reading

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Scent | Natural Perfume Formulation with Jessica Hannah

I love the idea of custom perfumes and blending bespoke scents. So this past weekend I did a workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden taught by natural perfumer Jessica Hannah of J. Hannah Co. Jessica gave a short introduction to … Continue reading

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Scent | Silent Light Perfume Oil

You know how when you go camping in the woods, and the ground is a little damp and soft and strewn with pine needles, and the sunlight filters through the trees, and your clothes smell like woodsmoke from the campfire … Continue reading

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Scent | Garden-like Scents

I visited New York recently. I hadn’t been there for a while, and shopping wasn’t even on my to-do list. “Oh, shopping is the same everywhere now,” I thought. Silly me. I ended up finding tons of terrific clothes and … Continue reading

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