Memories Are Scent From Heaven

Taking my dear old mother in law out for a quick birthday lunch is not as easy as it used to be.  We would tootle off to a nearby eatery and make for a really good fun lunch time.  Sadly this is challenging now as she suffers the dreadful dementia.  Her mind wanders in and out of normality with terrifying speed.  I try to remind her of the now, today as often as I can but it’s now hopeless.  Perfume products are the way forward now though – she recalls happy times when she was courting my father in law.  […]

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2019-11-07

Staying With The Same Make Up Keeps Me Going

When you are wanting to get a new perfume, it can be quite daunting to visit one of those large sweet smelling department store franchises.  Those overly made up ladies waiting to pounce on me the minute I stepped through the door was always a bit off putting for me.  I didn’t mind having my face made up, so long as there wasn’t too much face make up.  Or lipstick.  I still feel uncomfortable when I see any woman with foundation and powder that looks all the same matt colour.  My skin is pale and a little shiny in different […]

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2019-09-13

Sourcing Safe Perfumery Products Online

I had a really fabulous christmas and new year period this time.  Some years it hasn’t been such a joy, being single now and no family left at home, there is a tendency to be rather inward looking and a right bah humbug where christmas spending is concerned.  However the other year a younger relative starting selling perfumery products from an online source – it was one of those pyramid schemes where the seller/agent at the bottom sells like crazy and gets a small commission, and above are other levels, all taking their cut.   However with a little savvy, it […]

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2019-08-03

Getting The Perfumery Gen From One Who Knows

Ah the lure of the shopper into the store – particularly husbands, partners, loved one. . . . Admittedly it can be a complete mystery, knowing what can suit one person or another.  This was a problem for me for most of my adult life until I had the good fortune to work with someone who had actually worked for a perfumery supplier and was ale, and very happy, to give me the benefit of his knowledge.  There was much discussion about high notes and base notes.  Florals tones and musks.  There are so many variables that what I deduced […]

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2019-07-13

The Magic & Mystery Of Perfumery Products

Some of the most memorable birthday and Christmas presents to come my way have included scent, body products etc.   There is something very satisfying about opening a beautifully packaged carton and seeing the choice that this person has made for me.  I must admit that I have never been very knowledgable about perfumes or how they are manufactured and it was only when a young acquaintance of mine started a perfume based party scheme that all this wonderful science came to my attention. I was handed leaflets that explained the make up of the scents – there being head notes, […]

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2019-06-07

Experimental Perfumieres End Up Covered In Roses

Oh how it must be fun to be the nine year old birthday princess of the family these days.  I do know one youngster who will be celebrating reaching another year . . . it’s not so worrying at that tender age though.  None of the panic about trying to keep the lines at bay – not, it’s more a case of opening up all the presents, selecting the favourites and discarding the boring looking stuff.  I remember one year when my sister got a beauty kit – it inolved test tubes and stuff in little packets that we mixed […]

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2019-05-18

The Interesting Science That Is Perfumery

There are some really interesting ingredients in perfumery products – today they include weeds and wild flowers.  This is not quite the new innovation that they’re being advertised as currently in all the womens’ magazines.  When we think back to the days of monks and monasteries, they did have only wild flowers and herbs to rely on.  There were no other products to use.   Some of their products were then used in preparations to care for skin and hair.  Although bathing was for centuries considered to be very bad practice – folk were definitely worried about you catching something if […]

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2019-04-16

Room Diffuser Gives Off Powerful Scent

We have a plethora of products for the freshening up of our houses and fabrics around us.  I was absolutely amazed to see the range in my local budget superstore.  I had actually popped in to get another roll of kitchen foil and some kitchen cleaner spray.  That part was quick, but my eye was drawn to a new display rack containing their new range of home diffuser products.  The bottles of scent came with several bamboo sticks of about 20cms each.  The idea is to take the lid off the container, push a small number of the sticks into […]

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2019-03-20

Spring Heralds Recharge Of Perfume Collection

Now that christmas and the new year period is over we can get down to some serious spring like activities.  Having a turn out of the wardrobes and swapping heavy winter garments for some lighter, more cheery little numbers is high on my list of ‘to dos’.  The same goes for the make up and perfumery products in my ensuite bedroom.   It’s so easy to fall into the habits we do.  I tend to get up quite early, popping out of bed and into the shower.  My routine rarely differs, apart from some days I also shampoo my hair.  […]

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2019-02-12

Perfume Comes In Phases – Heady To Musk & Back

Well, last year seemed to be going pretty well for me – I don’t recall anything too startling about the previous Christmas & new year period to cause any alarm throughout the coming year.  I was given a nice little selection of smelly products – there was the usual gardener’s favourite hand wash and matching hand cream with a mainly bergamont background with a variety of pretty sounding plant names included.  I do love those products – using them every time I go near the clippers.  Then I also recall getting a couple of packs of shower and bathroom luxuries;  […]

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2019-01-13

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