Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Congratulations to Nancy, known to many of us fragrance lovers as Fishbone96. She is now selling decants directly from her blog, you can check out her inventory here: Fishbone96

Best wishes Nancy!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Where have I been?

Well, I have been on an extraordinary journey through tea. Starting slowly when I moved away from coffee. I went back to the teas I knew from my youth. Still loving my black teas I somehow stumbled onto whole leaf then oolongs. I have to tell you the experience was amazing. The tea world opened to me just as the fragrance world opened when I found Perfume of Life. The whole experience of it, the aroma of the dry leaves, the warm steam, the scent of the tea, and the taste - sometimes delicate, sometimes bold, the sensual art of making and drinking tea captured my heart. I suddenly found myself bouncing from supplier to supplier buying samples and feeling compulsive and crazy to experience it all.

And now I think I have come to a peace. As I did with perfume, to enjoy the teas that come my way, rather than to make it my mission to try everything. And now I feel calm and centered surrounded by my perfumes and sweet enjoyment of my tea.

Never would I have believed or understood so fully the kindred spirit between perfume and tea, the bond of the senses, had I not taken the journey. Ah life is sweet indeed!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere - Chanel - Review

Oh Chanel, your very name evokes fashion couture and legendary fragrance. And nothing more so than that famous number; No. 5.

With all its marketing strategy and hype, No. 5 Sensual Elixir somehow managed to miss the mark, smelling not quite the same as the original formula, yet not different enough to be remarkable. Too bad because the smooth scented gel was a sensual delight. The gel concept and the way it melts into the skin still makes it a popular choice for those seeking a more wearable No. 5. Yet still, it's not quite right.

But where the elixir missed the mark, Eau Premiere is right on. A sexy contemporary version of this classic fragrance. Those old school, die hard original formula lovers won't budge an inch here, but then it's not meant to move them. This is created for the new legends. Turbulent, wild and fresh this is the fragrance that suits Nicole. It is vibrant and alive with sexy under currents that pull you in for a closer sniff.

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere is in limited release to Saks only right now. I'm hoping it will open with wider distribution soon as I have a gift certificate saved away and the $125 price tag is worth the wait.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nothing like a lovely cup of tea and a late sleep in to relax from the work week!
Today I'm wearing my new Montale Ginger Musk and drinking a combined brew I made from a Milk Oolong and Osmanthus Oolong. Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Wishing you all the very best in 2008!
Thank you to all who stop still stop by, I'll try to end my haitus soon. My format may be changing to better reflect my current interests. Which of course still includes fragrance! Best wishes to you all, I've had a great 2007 and I just know 2008 will be even better! - Victoria