Sniffing Around: Liberty of London

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Today my Perfume-Partner-in-Crime and I popped into Liberty of London for a bit of sniffing around…

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The Institute for Art & Olfaction at The Wallace Collection for Froth and Folly: Scent in the 18th Century French Court

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Today was one of those rare days when it’s like the heavenly bodies align to bring together so many things I love – perfume, 18th century France, The Institute for Art & Olfaction AND The Wallace Collection – into one gorgeously fragrant gift from the gods… Continue reading

Marie Antoinette’s Olfactory Legacy

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It may be somewhat telling that on 1st November 1755, one day prior to her birth, an earthquake, which today is estimated as having been somewhere in the range of magnitude 8.5 – 9, known as the Great Lisbon Earthquake struck Portugal causing massive devastation and sending shock-waves throughout Europe which were felt as far as Finland and North Africa.

Way to make an entrance, girl.

Marie Antoinette by Christine Comyn

Marie Antoinette by Christine Comyn

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