July 2014

Charleston Blog Society

July 31, 2014



I’m looking forward to an affiliation with a new network of Charleston professionals: Bloggers!  Great stuff here, headed by Gillian Ellis, one of my favorite up-and-coming photographers.



It seems there are just as many fragrances out there for men as there are for women.  And therefore, just as many opportunities to leave a lingering scentpression.  Shamelessly, these are some of my all-time faves:

Ralph Lauren’s Polo Cologne.  Classic.  Enough said.

pPOLO2-1433884_standard_v360x480Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvauge.  A bit more obscure, but referred to in The Preppy Handbook, nonetheless.  Understated.  Kennedy-esque, Cape-Cod clean.


Halston Z-14.  A clubbing must-have fragrance for a man on the prowl.  Totally Limelight.


Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche.  Wow.  I think I preferred this one in an after-shave formula.  Good times.


And that’s it for my olfactory-walk down Memory Lane.  I hope this stirred some memories for you, too.  Can’t wait to hear what men’s scents make you remember. . .



Smells are Songs, Part 2

July 27, 2014

Estee Lauder in the 1980s, had a fragrance lineup that was undeniable, unbeatable, and so pervasive that most high school and college girls (that I knew) had at least a couple in her arsenal of colognes.  Cinnabar was one of my favorite autumn fragrances.  Brings to mind Friday night football games, hot cocoa, dances after […]

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Smells Are Songs, Like Time Machines

July 22, 2014

One morning spent Pinning (Pinteresting?) former perfume-loves of mine led me to the idea for this blog.  I expect it to morph into several things, but here’s where I’ll begin:  Scents.  Perfumes.  Colognes.  Aromas.  Smells. “. . . Smells are songs like time machines. . .” is a quote that was recently written on my […]

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