Fragrances of the Med

What is it that makes the Mediterranean such a magical place?  Perhaps it’s the quality of light that illuminates the azure water and warms the rugged cliffs?  Or could it be the unadulterated joy filling the air which attracts people from the colder climes of Northern Europe and around the world?   As a lover of…

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The Luxury of Leather

I’m walking along Via dei Condotti in Rome.  I can see the Spanish steps and la Fontana della Baraccia ahead of me in the distance and from the exclusive stores around me comes an evocative scent I initially can’t put my finger on.  It’s at the same time sexy, luxurious, expensive and evocative; it’s the…

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A rose by any other name…

From the quintessential masculinity of vetiver, to arguably the most feminine, delicate fragrances of them all; rose.  A divisive note, the scent of rose can evoke two very different images for people.  While for some it can be quite an outdated, frumpy fragrance synonymous with matronly old ladies, for others, including myself, it’s a truly…

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