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Why Do Perfumes Change? It Used To Be So Wonderful, But Now…

Everyone who is a scent lover has had the experience of having an affair with a perfume and somehow losing touch with it. You bob along for months and years and then all of a sudden, it strikes you that … Continue reading

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The Solution To Overly Sensitive Touchpads.

I bought a new computer, a mini Dell Inspiron. Cute little bugger, screen of about 11.6″ and it whips around to become a tablet (like the much more expensive Yoga). At about $350 I was real happy about it UNTIL … Continue reading

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Great Mother Of Pearl, what IS it with hardware stores? Why is it that independent or quasi-independent ones are filled with the creepiest of people? Why? WHY? This has been the case forever. Back in “the day” there was only … Continue reading

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Typical Menus of Georgetown Cocktail Parties (Part 2)

Now it’s time to get down to the victuals served. Canapes were quite important but frequently ghastly. Usually they were centered around being little lumps of fat on greasy Ritz crackers. Garnish with anything from a bit of cod to … Continue reading

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Typical Menus of Georgetown Cocktail Parties (Part 1)

There were two things one needed for a good party: food and drink, and what appealed back in the halcyon days of G’Town would not be considered today’s fare. Read on and find out how tastes have changed. First, the … Continue reading

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The Scene Of The Last Great Georgetown Cocktail Party

The address was 3336 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. It’s a town house, more narrow than it is long. A great piece of property which my mother bought for around $20,000 in the good old days. There were some rip-snorting … Continue reading

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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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How I Make Cambienne

I love making a new Cambienne. Mind you, it is a challenge but it makes me feel that I have done something daring and risky and pulled it off. First, let me explain briefly what Cambienne is, it’s a perfume … Continue reading

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