Monthly Archives: August 2012

The smell of liquid gold for an Olympian

Sigh, I have now had some time to recover from the emotional highs, lows and drama of part one of the Olympic Games.  Intoxicating tension, inspiration and amazing  demonstrations of courage, strength,  determination and skill, virtues indeed for all of us … Continue reading

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Stench and the City

“.. there reigned in the cities a stench barely conceivable to us modern men and women. ….The rivers stank, the marketplaces stank, the churches stank, it stank beneath the bridges and in the palaces.” Perfume-The Story of a Murderer (Patrick … Continue reading

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It’s ‘National Book Lover’s Day’

  If you can bear to drag yourself away from the Olympics coverage, why not take a break in a sunny spot and get your nose stuck in a book – new, old or swapped!   In need of new … Continue reading

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Led by the Nose – ‘The Seven Noses of Soho’ Walk

Ok, this is a bit tenuous, no perfumery whatsoever but any opportunity to take a walk and discover idiosyncratic oddities of London and I am the first to sign up!   I had heard about these so-called Nose sculptures, themselves subject … Continue reading

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