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A Gourmand's Guilt

To Food, the Prime Obsession

Tomato gravy and mushroom curry,
Blueberry cheesecake and raspberry.

Why do you, O Food, sound so delicious?
You seduce my tongue, you are pernicious! 214 more words


Sweet, Powdery Amber: Mazzolari Patchouli

A bit more patchouli sniffing as I work my way through samples…

Uninformed Sniff:

Up front: Boozy vanilla patchouli! I don’t detect much dirt or dankness in this, just a smooth, powdery opening. 222 more words


Collector's Recipes by Linda Crow, 1985, Vintage, International Recipes

Collector’s Recipes is a paperback cookbook full of treasured recipes. Linda Crow gathered them while doing missionary work all over the world.

Soft cover, 180 Pages… 107 more words


Lolita Lempicka's Lolita Lempicka (1997)

Eve of Eden had eaten it before and so did Snow White. Now it’s your turn to eat the “apple”, the life-changing symbol of temptation, but just like e-cigarettes, it only looks like the real thing and you shouldn’t feel too ashamed taking a bite of it; it’s supposed to be fun and “harmless”. 226 more words



Lolita Lempicka

On old favorite for fall, and one of my favorite bottles ever.


Gourmandises françaises! French delicacies!

Petit passage gourmand ce weekend par la maison Ladurée. Ma préférence? Moi qui adore boire du thé je trouve que le macaron à la rose est un vrai délice, il se marie très bien avec un bon petit thé. 39 more words

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The Gourmand Apocalypse


The ‘foodie‘ focus of modern perfume started in the late 19th century, coincidentally at the start of chemically synthetic perfumery.   We tend to highlight the abstract perfumes from this era, such as the fougère, the chypre and the oriental.   1,038 more words