It's time for the weekend poll — Aunt Violet: "What's a weekend?" — and this weekend, we're scenting the cast of Downton Abbey. Scent as many or as few as you like, and please, there is no need for historical accuracy — Julian Fellowes has not been stifled by such considerations, so neither...

Last night I went out with my partner to our local bar and we had a few beers while enjoying the music and video clips when someone leaned in and inquired to know what fragrance we were wearing ! My ears pricked up and I was ready for the compliments as I told him it was the one and only...

Never too late to celebrate! Meantime, we're doing our same old open thread poll: talk about anything you like — the perfume you're wearing today, the perfume you wore the most in the last week, the perfume that smelled great on someone else but not on you, whatever. Or, ask a question...

present day A genetically engineered fast-food server in a post Korea futuristic state who is chemically 'ascended' from naievete and effective slavery by freedom fighters and becomes a messiah figure And one the last survivors of western civilsation in a distant post apocalyptic future, who...

Here are the three questions: What is the fragrance-related gift you'd most like to receive this year? Let's say you were going to ask for just one unsniffed fragrance this year, what would it be? Are you giving any fragrance items for gifts this year, and if so, what? My...

Our fourth annual holiday gift poll (see 2008, 2009 & 2010). Here are the three questions: What is the fragrance-related gift you'd most like to receive this year? Let's say you were going to ask for just one unsniffed fragrance this year, what would it be? Are you giving any fragrance...

canceled last year. We've watched the first half of the first season so far. Great fun, and it's nice to find something that already has three seasons available on DVD. Matching perfume: something postmodern, hip & lightweight. I'm going with Comme des Garçons Series 4: Cologne...

SOTD: R'Oud Elements (Kerosene) Tried Clive Christian V last weekend in Nieman Marcus, the opening seemed a lot like R'Oud Elements but quickly diverted. I wish I had asked for a sample or small decant so that I could wear it a few more times, but from what I remember it was lovely. The ending...

The first three questions are poll suggestions from readers, the last two questions cover my own personal concerns — after all, man cannot live by perfume alone. Answer as many or as few as you like. 1. Name a great perfume for a first date. 2. Name a great perfume to wear to church. 3....

Another "used" poll returning by popular demand — this one originally appeared in 2009. The question: name a perfume that you disliked on the first try, loved on a later try. How many tries did it take? And tell us how you decide what will get another chance. Back in 2009, I said that I...

 

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