Pandemic Perfume Diaries (Week 8)


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Greetings — and much gratitude to everyone who attended my live lecture with the Brooklyn Brainery on April 30! It my first online presentation and I felt so happy to be able to talk about perfume and connect with a few of you.

I’m still wearing some office-inappropriate fragrances during my work-from-home time, including these picks from last week…

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On Another Note: Poppy King Lipcentric Lipstick in Silver Bullet



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Once in a rare while, I like to dedicate a post to something other than perfume. If you’re a regular reader of my monthly “Passing Fancies” posts or this blog in general, you might know that I’m also fairly obsessed with lipstick and I’m a longtime admirer and customer of Poppy King’s various lipstick brands — the original Poppy, Lipstick Queen, Femme de Poppy

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Pandemic Perfume Diaries (Week 7)

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Hello, out there…!

The past week had some ups and downs. One high point: I offered an online talk via the Brooklyn Brainery and spotted a few of you there! But I’ve had some slightly gloomy days as well, especially when it was raining and I couldn’t go out for fresh air.

Not coincidentally, I found myself choosing perfumes that were familiar and very “me.” Here are some of them…

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Online Talk via Brooklyn Brainery: Perfume, Art, and Advertising


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Hello! Apologies for the last-minute notice: I almost forgot to post about this online talk I’m giving tonight (April 30) through the Brooklyn Brainery. This is an experiment for me so we’ll see how it goes!

If you’re interested, you can find more details and a registration link here, on the Brainery site. There’s a small registration fee, and registrants will receive an email with the Zoom videoconferencing link.

Fingers crossed that all runs smoothly!

Pandemic Perfume Diaries (Week 6)


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How are you doing today?

On Saturday the sun appeared over the New York City metro area and I was able to sit outside for a couple hours, just reading and drinking coffee and editing a PowerPoint on my laptop. That was a treat.

As I’m writing this post, it’s raining again. All the same, I’ve been trying to welcome Spring through my recent fragrance choices…

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Pandemic Perfume Diaries (Week 5)


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Greetings! As we head into Week Six of isolation (or shelter-in-place, or lockdown — I still can’t remember what our official status is), I’m managing to work out a new routine. Every day I work remotely from about 10 AM to 6 PM, with a break for lunch and some shorter pauses for coffee and chats with the cats.

Sometimes I put on a dress and jewelry and do all my makeup. Sometimes I’m attired a little more…casually. The one constant is still that I’m always wearing perfume. Here’s a sampling of last week’s choices…

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