It arrived!

My antique Edwardian sterling silver teapot arrived today from London!! It’s wonderful. *huge smile* It’s also in almost perfect condition. It seems to have been very well treated. I’ll try to do the same. I’ll also polish it a little… *huge grin*

Thanksgiving For Dummies

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It’s not a popular holiday anymore but I still associate it with families coming together, crisp fall air, cozy hearths, colorful autumn leaves covered by first snows, pumpkin pie and whipped cream, coffee, stuffing… (I’m getting hungry so I’ll stop there) …and I try to think of theContinue reading “Thanksgiving For Dummies”

Chanel No. 46 (Repost)

A deep, green, woody chypre with a brilliant amount of warm leafy loveliness, Chanel No. 46 (Chanel 1946) is rich and potent. A prominent bergamot, heady jasmine, charmingly complex orris root and a very vintage rose (almost reminiscent of Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose) create a multilayered and truly bewitching scent. And, there’s a dash of cuminContinue reading “Chanel No. 46 (Repost)”

Fracas (Repost)

I was overwhelmed when I first tested Fracas (Robert Piguet 1948)… The gardenia note is wild. It reminds me slightly of the gardenia in Tuvaché, Jungle Gardenia, which is by far the most bold gardenia note I’ve ever encountered. However, I also noted a luscious lilac, quiet bergamot, direct tuberose, quiet (by comparison) jasmine, noteableContinue reading “Fracas (Repost)”