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...

Apologies for the late start (I have just returned to civilization, or at least, to wifi) but here is our usual open thread poll: talk about anything you like — the perfume you're wearing today, the perfume you wish we (or someone) would review, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance,...

The usual routine for an open thread poll: talk about anything you like — the perfume you're wearing today, the perfume wish you'd stocked up on before it disappeared, the latest bad reformulation you discovered, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked...

When I can't take a weekend off and am working late, I sometimes splurge in lieu of the fun (or at least rest) I should be having. (I am at work as I write, putting off drafting yet another dreary letter). My worst purchase was a "my first perfume" package of Lulu Guiness bought at a flash...

reviewed the Kona Coffee lotion back in 2008, and I bought some right away; I'm on my second bottle now. It's strongly scented, and the smell does linger. Perfect for summer afternoons when you don't really feel like wearing perfume. Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid Lemongrass &...

. Back in 2009, I said that I used to try (almost) everything 3 or more times before I gave up, but that because of the number of new releases, I was giving up sooner than I had used to. Now, forget it. Some fragrances get a few minutes on a blotter and that's it. There just isn't time to...

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

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 open thread: talk...

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 answers: Parfum...

Note: top image is AYP0850084 by miyukiutada at flickr; some rights reserved. 1. Sakay is a hot pepper condiment from Madagascar. Madécasse was founded by two former Peace Corps volunteers who worked in Madagascar; they source and produce the bars there, which is rare even with companies...

 

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