A New Day has come…


New Year in a Cambodian Forest.
Photo: Jordan River

Good Morning Perfumistas,

A New Day has come – I wish you, and you, and you, a sparkling year ahead as we sort through a Jumble of Juices in 2014. Or should that be a Jungle of Juices?

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My head is still sparkling from last night! How are you feeling?

A Scented Belt
I stepped out on the last night of 2013 wearing a scented belt, and a scent on each wrist. One was composed by the son of Edmond Roudnitska, Michel and the other by Sandrine Videault. I am not reviewing these yet as I have so far only had one night with them and a wonderful night it was. A couple more nights and I will be ready to write up some impressions of these much anticipated Magnolia Grandiflora ‘fumes.

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Today, the first of 2014, my wrists and elbow crooks have turned blue and green. I will only give you the notes as a teaser for some upcoming reviews from a house that captured my complete attention recently called Fragrance du Bois. Well, I love a walk through the woods, especially where the agarwood grows wild. There are so many trees here it may even be a plantation. The Blue one is how I imagine I would like to smell at a skin scent level but it hovers at a higher dimension than that. Let’s call that diffused dimension, serene.

I have listed the notes but not under the real name of the ‘fumes.

frankinsence, ciste,
cardamon, nutmeg, mandarin,
myrrhe essence, amber and a certain wood


bergamot, ginger, cardamon,
coriander seeds, nutmeg, geranium,
vetiver, cedar wood, musk and a certain wood

As it is Holiday time I thought we would start the year with some reading. The next post which will follow shortly is a book review. Let’s start this New Year with Perfume.

Are you ready?

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New Year – The Millennium Dawn – 2000 – Siem Reap

Further Reading
Sandrine Videault
Magnolia Grandiflora
Saskia Havakes Interview

Perfume: Best of 2013 Lists

This list now includes a list by The Husband of The Non-Blonde







Nero Profumo

Grain de Musc

Bois de Jasmin

Perfume Posse

Perfume Shrine

Now Smell This

The Non-Blonde

Smelly Thoughts

Eyeliner on a Cat

The Fragrant Man

Fragrant Moments

Ayala’s SmellyBlog

Olfactoria’s Travels

The Scented Hound

Parfumistan’s Blogg

Chemist in the Bottle

I Smell Therefore I Am

Another Perfume Blog

The Alembicated Genie

Bonkers about Perfume

The Candy Perfume Boy

Australian Perfume Junkies

The Husband of The Non-Blonde

15 responses to “A New Day has come…

    • Moderator please!

      Right, I will translate out of Australian into English; mainly as it took me a long time to figure it out myself.

      She means;

      She should get herself to Kings Cross in Sydney for the perfume, Magnolia Grandiflora from the florist shop called Grandiflora which is where it was dreamed up and is now available.

      Sounds like a great mission to me Portia. You have been moderated! Lol.

  1. Happy New Year Jordan!
    To many fragrant discoveries that await (with a glass of champagne in hand)! 🙂

    I love the sound of Blue and Green and can’t wait to read more.

  2. How did you do that? Pretty accurate, especially in college, lol.
    Nice Best of the Best of List!
    Trying to obtain Magnolia Grandiflora…

  3. Pingback: Magnolia Grandiflora – Giveaway | The Fragrant Man·

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