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Juniper Ridge: It’s Like Being There

06 Jul 2013 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

The last couple of weeks I’ve been pondering my past visits to the more obscure national parks like, Lassen Volcanic, and Canyonlands, and I remembered how both the harshness and stunning beauty of these landscapes can be equally challenging to the mind and body. As…

Fueguia 1833 Patagonia, Thays

17 May 2013 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When I heard the word Thays, I thought that it was short for the Spanish word for tea, considering this fragrance is inspired by Mate Yerba. I quickly learned that Thays is named after the French-Argentine landscape architect, Carlos Thays, and soon the story behind…

Snapshot #8, Maria McElroy, aroma M

11 May 2013 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

Maria McElroy is one of the few deeply glamorous people that I know. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit her studio, and experience her keen eye for detail, reverence for ceremony, and infectious laughter. I first met Maria earlier this year at…

PARFUMS LALUN: If Fragrances were Portraits

28 Apr 2013 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

I am a fan of Maggie Mahboubian, an architect and perfumer. I have long admired her blog, Architecture of Perfume took me a while to realize that besides being an exquisite writer, Maggie’s expression also spanned the world of natural skincare, and in September 2012 Parfums…