English Lavender

Compared to Potter and Moore English Lavender, Yardley English Lavender (Yardley 1873) is not as crisp, and with much less emphasis on citrus.  It’s still refreshing but where I envision Potter and Moore’s lavender bouquet being suitable for a warm day outdoors, Yardley’s seems much more suitable for the indoors.  Matter of fact, it almost…

April Violets

April Violets (Yardley 1913) is a bit like Choward’s Violet Mints or Devon Violets in its clear violet note but with a certain green woody tinge it could almost be described as a chypre.  There’s an elegant complexity at first to this slightly sweet retro violet.  It’s very pretty. But then, with notes of pelargonium,…

Red Roses

Last night I had a delectable Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband.  🙂  We ate at a local mansion from the late 1800’s that has been turned into a restaurant.  We sat in the second-floor parlor next to a large corner cabinet and a fireplace. I tried out a few new products I’ll be reviewing…