Top 10 Fall Fragrances 2016

Acer saccharum - Sugar Maple fall leaves

To give you a thoughtful top ten for fall, I went to the experts: Tracy and André at Fumerie. Both of them used to work at Portland’s Perfume House and amassed years of experience with the classics. Then, seven months ago, Tracy opened Fumerie to focus on niche fragrances, and André joined her.

To give you an idea of their tastes in fragrance, Tracy has a tattoo on her forearm of her favorite perfume notes: patchouli, hay, tobacco, cocoa, and leather. When she thinks of fall, she thinks of comforting scents that remind her of riding her horse as a teenager through the leaves, and the smells of Oregon’s crisp autumn air, sweet alfalfa, saddle leather, grain and the horse itself.

André loves vintage fragrances and has a nose for classically constructed perfumes…

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Scented body products ~ 3 summer favorites for 2016

Quick reviews of three scented body products I’ve enjoyed using this summer, and do add your own recent favorites in the comments!

Tauer Perfumes Rose Delight Body Oil

Tauer Perfumes Rose Delight Body Oil

Tauer Perfumes introduced Rose Delight Body Oil early this summer, and I was sent a bottle for review. Normally when I am sent a full bottle of something, I try it, then give it away, but I’ve used so much of this particular bottle that at this point I might as well keep it, so I will.1 It’s essentially jojoba oil (90%) scented with rose. Tauer describes it as “rose petals on a gourmand base”, and it is lightly sweet…

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