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...

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...

Our fifth annual holiday gift poll (see 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). 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...

Hope everyone is having a relaxing long weekend. I'm looking for a rose scent that dances between the rose and something spicy, smokey, woody and/or with incense. My daughter and I both tried FM Portrait of a Lady. On her the rose was tempered by this lovely spicey, woody base. On me it was...

Try to come up with some system to remember what you have sprayed where. Write it down if necessary. If I try several things at once, I will often put them in alphabetical order. 4. If you are not quite sure about something, but want to try it on skin, put it on the back of your hand. It...

Related poll: Lazy Friday poll ~ shaken, not stirred. Note: top image is televisión lado A by angelrravelor at flickr; some rights reserved.

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Coming up next weekend, a haiku challenge with a twist: write a haiku about a celebrity fragrance, real or imagined. For this weekend, the standard open thread routine: talk about anything you like — the perfume you're wearing today, the perfume you liked better than you thought you would,...

Today, a twist on our Haiku Challenge: write a haiku about a celebrity fragrance, real or imagined. Pick a celebrity, any celebrity, write a haiku about their perfume. Use the simplified English form — your haiku should have three lines, the first line with five syllables, the second line...

Before we begin today's poll, a couple quick pieces of business. First, no posts tomorrow or Monday. (Happy 4th of July to everyone who is celebrating!) We'll be back on Tuesday, and the 2nd quarter damage poll will be coming up on Thursday, so dig out all those receipts. Today, the usual...

 

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