Category Archives: Art History

Taking a look at various works of art which supply inspiration to the works at Possets Perfume.

Making a Medusa Headdress

I got it in my head that I had to have this headdress. Who wouldn’t want to be the Medusa? Great for Halloween, fun for a winter hat. Great idea. It was by a woman called Ruth From Ohio. She … Continue reading

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What Do I Do With The Retired Possets?

One of my clients asked me what I do with the Possets that have to retire and are not chosen to be part of the Permanent Collection. Good question, here is the answer: Dear XXXX-You asked me what I do … Continue reading

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Spikenard-The Anointment Of The Magdalene

Today marks the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. It is Ash Wednesday and with it comes quite a few arcane rituals involving unusual items, many of them scented. One of the most famous of all the Lenten perfumes … Continue reading

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Fitness Myths Which Need Debunking-Toning and Spot Reduction

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to tone their muscles (not develop them, mind you, but just tone them *prissy face*). Then if I had a dollar for every time I was asked … Continue reading

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Fitness Myths Which Need Debunking-Muscles Turning Into Fat

The other day, a normally sensible person solemnly told me that if I developed good strong muscles I had to work out for the rest of my life because if you stop working out muscle turns to fat. Really? No, … Continue reading

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Better Fitness Drinks!

OK, I thoroughly trashed the “fitness” drinks so popular out there. Take that, Gatorade! So, what do I drink when I am hauling around the 32 oz. Nalgene cask on the gym floor? Water? Well…I get so very bored with … Continue reading

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“Fitness” Drinks

We are constantly pelted with the latest miracle sports drink. There are protein powders which promise to pump you up with no work on your part, just drink and be strong. Then there are refreshing drinks which are filled with … Continue reading

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Amber-What Is It?

Amber is a great ingredient in many perfumes. It’s very feminine, almost foody, very smooth, not quite vanilla, will beautify just about any blend in a deep honey-like way. A lot of people think it is liquefied amber (the semi-precious … Continue reading

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Chyribdus

I told you the sad story of Scylla, the beautiful maiden who was transformed into a hideous monster. There is another side to the tale. In the strait of Messina, the channel of water which lies between the toe of … Continue reading

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Scylla–The Myth

The beautiful Scylla was the daughter of a river god and a naiad (a goddess of a small body of fresh water). She was seen by a gentleman (a god, really) named Glaucus who at one time had been a … Continue reading

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