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Here’s an interesting interview Nathan did with Franco Wright of Luckyscent and Indie Scents. Nathan has been doing a series on artisan perfumers, and this installment looks at the market from the niche retail side. I found it interesting that they’ve seen growth in gourmand and unisex scents but a decline in interest in big…

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Upcoming new FM rose scent

Here’s the first review I’ve seen of the new Frederic Malle rose scent called Portrait of a Lady.  It’s by Dominique Ropion and the listed notes are Turkish rose, cassis, raspberry, cinnamon, clove, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, Ambroxan, and white musks.  Sounds interesting! The last rose/patch scent I fell in love with was Francis Kurkdjian’s Lumiere…

Fun Vintage Find

My SIL went to an estate sale with a friend and found this vintage Piguet sample set dated 1964, practically free. I’ve always loved Fracas parfum (but not the edt). I’ve tried the remakes of Visa and Baghari and didn’t fall for either one, but I’ll enjoy trying the originals. I tried the Calypso vintage…

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Some links

This review of Boxeuses sounds good! A new Lutens in the older style. And another reminder about Robert Tisserand’s blog with info on why so many small companies oppose the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010. My wrists have made good progress but still have more to go. l’ve been working on a strategy for selling…

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Tabac Aurea on blog’s top 10 tobacco list

Tabac Aurea was named in yesterday’s list of top 10 tobacco/smoky scents on the blog Perfume da Rosa Negra. It’s wonderful to have TA included with classic greats like Caron Tabac Blond as well as popular niche scents like Serge Lutens Chergui, Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque, and Tauer Lonestar Memories. The post has lots of ideas…

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Study on Bug-Fighting Properties of Essential Oils

Dr Weil’s newsletter today reports on a study by Greek researchers that tested the antimicrobial activity of eight essential oils and found thyme to be most effective. Weil’s letter says it “almost completely eliminated the bacteria it was pitted against within an hour” and it was even effective against the so called superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus…