The Perfume Society

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Last week I received this wonderful little parcel from The Perfume Society

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A tiny treasure trove packed with samples of Versace Crystal Noir, Paco Rabanne Lady Million (arguably one of my favorite commercials of all time), Nina Ricci L’air du Temps, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir, Chloe eau de parfum, Salvador Dali Wild, Atkinsons 24 Old Bond Street, Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel, and a handbag sized Crabtree & Evelyn Lily ultra-moisturizing hand therapy.  There is a specially printed card to accompany each which details each sample’s fragrance family, top, heart, and base notes, a bit of history about the fragrance, and some ideas to consider while you are trying each sample.

Also included the box is a book of perfume blotters which is very useful when out sampling fragrances, and an adorable robin’s egg blue Perfume Society note book.  What can I say??  I love stationery.   🙂

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4160 Tuesdays Rome 1963

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Last Saturday at the 4160 Tuesdays studio, where I attended a white florals workshop, I overheard Sarah McCartney telling one of other ladies there how she was asked to base her Rome 1963 perfume on Federico Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits. My curiosity was immediately piqued. While La Dolce Vita and 8½ are probably the films he is most famous for, Juliet of the Spirits is the one film of his I have seen that really spoke to me.

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