Come to my Party & Giveaway!

Let's be kids for a day! I usually don't post about my birthdays, but I just had to share the wonderful surprises I received today from my best friend Janet at FrenchBlue. AND, to make this day even more fun, Janet is having a birthday "giveaway" on her new blog, FrenchBlue. Come celebrate, open the presents with me (below), and then mosey over to FrenchBlue to enter the giveaway and you too can receive one of her wonderful gifts...

My husband displayed the presents in a Dorothy Draper chest. Cute, huh?

Janet and I love candy. Here are some delicious treats; watermelon sour balls, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, Laduree candies in a carriage and a glittery faux cupcake!

Vito had to get in on the fun!

I am going crazy over this custom stationary that Janet made for me using images from Paris Hotel Boutique. Love it!

How clever is this? Janet took a box of leopard-printed stationary and added an "I Married Adventure" sticker to make it look like the image of the vintage book that we're all so fond of. She is so creative.

Amazing large, lavender-scented candle in a lavender-colored bisque jar from my favorite, Bergdorf Goodman! (hint, hint...there is one in the giveaway!)

For the sweet lover...Juicy Couture candies in pink plastic cupcake holders. Actually you can use these plastic cupcake holders in the oven.

You can't take the 80's out of me. Love the glitz on this softest cotton shirt with faux jeweled embellishments.

Not one, but two pairs of metallic sandals from Steve Madden. Janet, you're crazy, but I love them!

This unusual silver-coated horn can actually hang on the wall. So unique!

Thanks to all of you for sharing my birthday with me and to you Janet for the most special birthday gifts! You are a treasure!


The Waldorf Goes "Mod"

There is nothing more fun than thumbing through old magazines. This spread in the November 1970 issue of House Beautiful features a custom-designed celebrity suite at the Waldorf in New York City. Is history repeating itself? Of course it is. Note the candy-colored and mod furnishings that we see so much of now. (Please click on the images for detailed, enlarged views).

(above) "This suite was created for special visitors; entertainers appearing in the hotel's Empire room, State Department guests, U.N. dignitaries. Peggy Lee might relax with old friends, or Diana Ross give an interview from a silk sofa." (18-century furnishings blend with the steel and plastic of the 70's). The background of neutral shell tones is punctuated with sharp, pure color contrasts in the mode of Matisse."

The foyer has a stenciled floor design executed by Cile Lord. To quieten the sound of lively greetings, a Wallscape of Verel modacrylic carpeting-texturing a soft background for the Wendy Vanderbilt painting over the shell-motif table. (Love the chrome benches)

"By day, the dining room is an airy pastoral, mellow, timeless, as if the basketed flowers had grown just beyond the hotel windows. At night, the room becomes a vibrant art-filled cloister behind silk curtains inspired by a Truman Egleston painting. Albrizzi candlesticks and shells from Karl Springer, Ltd." (Interesting...there are the faux bamboo chairs that have made a huge comeback)

"A Flowered Retreat for Private Hours." Bright 1970's florals. Do you remember those? I think I had a set of those exact sheets. Note the zig-zag curtains. Back in style again.

Well, I don't think that celebrity suites look quite like this now, but it's fun to see what was "in vogue" in the 70's.

Photos from House Beautiful, November 1970

Displaying Treasured Calligraphy

In this photo Martha groups 19th century calligraphy in all white frames. Makes a nice display, doesn't it? (Photo from Martha Stewart Living)

I was thumbing through my February issue of Martha Stewart Living and enjoyed her feature on calligraphy and some nice ways to display it. Sad that penmanship is slowly being replaced by the computer, but the good news is that penmanship classes are in demand again. I've posted about calligraphy before, but thought I'd share some photos from "Living," as well as some recent calligraphy acquisitions on my website.

Pages from student's copybooks with images, calligraphic scrolls and ornamental swirls are now appreciated as art. (Photo from Martha Stewart Living)

This 19th century hand calligraphy is from Paris Hotel Boutique. I love the detailed birds.

19th century French calligraphy pens from Paris Hotel Boutique look great on a desk or stack of books

Interesting fonts from this 19th century French calligraphy print from Paris Hotel Boutique

Masterpieces and Doodles --"Penmanship reflects a dynamism and wit far beyond the alphabet. Birds, including eagles, falcons, peacock, and doves, were a favorite subject, as were mythological figures." (from Martha Stewart Living)

Pages from calligraphy manuals and antique copybooks are treasures worthy of framing (from Martha Stewart Living)

A grouping of antique calligraphic sketches can add a charming accent to a room...small works of art. You can find antique calligraphy from $5 for a printed calling card, to thousands of dollars for a detailed mid-19th century animal signed by the penman. Purchase an inexpensive frame, and walla! You have a unique piece of art that is not mass-produced.

Just in at Paris Hotel Boutique...

  • 19th Century French Calligraphy Prints &

  • Antique French Mannequins

  • Vintage Dog Paintings

  • English & American Bus Signs

  • Vintage Eye Charts

  • Dorothy Draper Style Chest

  • 1940's Leather Library Chairs and much

Catanduanes Philippines Best for Nature Lover

Catanduanes is for those who love nature at its best. The whole strip of this pearly island in the Pacific is virtually untouched, unspoiled and unexplored. It has a long string of palm-fringed beaches backed by jungle-covered mountains and crowned with jewel-like islets. It offers a totally laid-back rural charm, a beautiful natural environment and plenty of easy action at a pace that’s always relaxed. The island province is ready and poised to take on the future. In Catanduanes, it’s easy to keep in touch with the rest of the world. The mod cons of communication are all available for you. If you’re interested in outdoor pursuits, an easy lifestyle among warm and friendly people and a general escape from the frantic pace of urban life – Catanduanes is the perfect hideaway. It is a place where you could go back to simplicity and revel in the absence of man-made preoccupation and self-made entrapments; a total escape, they say. Come, experience and enjoy the richness and wonders of nature in Catanduanes Island, Philippines! Truly, a Wealth ofWonder in this side of the Pacific.

Bato Catholic Church – Constructed in 1830, this massice structure of mortar and coral stones, has withstood the test of time, wars and ravages of natural calamities. The historical and magnificently situated edifice is the only remaining complete structure of its genre in the entire island. Bato’s St John the Baptist Church took 53 years to build. It was started in 1830 and finished in 1883 under six different parish administrators.

Batong Paluay – The face of Our Lady of Sorrows colorfully imprinted in a piece of stone that has progressively increased in size. The replica is enshrined in a chapel at barangay Batong Paluay, San Andres.
Luyang Cave – A mute witness and tomb of the massacred natives who fled from pirates during the 17th century. To appease their trouble souls, a mini grotto and altar was built inside. Visitors can feel the cool damp air inside and wonder what is in the other chambers that the locals fear. It is one of many destinations in San Andres and is located in barangay Lictin.

Solong Falls Nature Park – The mountain resort located in Solong, San Miguel is fast becoming a popular recreation area for nature lovers and mountain hikers. A tastefully conceived park along the breadth of the Solong river channel amidst the surrounding thick forest of giant ferns, trees and a host of indigenous flora is proposed for immediate construction. Solong has several cascading waters flowing into natural pools. With its elevation of 100 meters, it is ideally suited for adventure treks.
Balite Beach - The whole stretch of Balite and Mamangal continues to beguile visitors with its unspoiled beauty-an asset which the locals within the area are guarding zealously. The sprawling beach is covered with cool and shady trees and blessed with fine white sand, both in the shorelines and in the swimming area. Provides an alternative area for recreation, fun, relaxation and picnics.

Twin Rock Beach Resort (Igang) – Pockets of white sand beaches sandwiched between coves, where one can explore caves after swimming; the underwater coral formations offer added adventure for spear fishing and snorkeling in this resort found in Igang, Virac.

Kosta Alcantara - Its shoreline is covered with fine white sand and its pristine azure waters never fall to lure visitors to take dip. It faces the mainland Bicol where one could take a full view of the breathtaking Mayon Volcano. Accommodations are truly class and elegant. Quality and class best describe this place.

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Best Summer Destination in the Philippines

Philippines is known for its 7,107 islands with a lot of magnificent beaches and natural resources that will truly pamper you for a best vacation destination in Asia. Philippines has a world class paradise that truly boast its name to welcome everyone for a best vacation destination this summer.

If you are planning to spend your summer in an affordable budget yet truly satisfying then Philippines has to offer you a lot of vacation spots that will make you feel the natural beauty if nature. Below are just highlights are those wonderful destinations that tourists commonly visit.

Luzon Area
Baguio is considered as the “Summer Capital” in the Philippines that tourists often consider to take a first vacation stop. This place is located in the northern part of the country and is known as the summer capital of the Philippines. The Philippines is known for being a tropic land thus, going to Baguio will set you to a relaxing and refreshing vacation especially during summer season. The Mansion, Burnham Park, Mines View, these are some of those beautiful spots that you will see in Baguio. This is a 5 to 6 hour drive from Manila the capital of the Philippines. You will find cheap hotel rooms all around the vicinity of Baguio. February is the best time of the year to go to Baguio and witness its beauty. An annual celebration of the Panagbennga Festival or flower festival is being held in this season of the year.

Tagaytay is located in Southern. The place is considered as one of the most affordable Philippine vacation spots in the country. This city is also similar to Baguio with its refreshing environment and breathtaking beauty. If you go to Tagaytay, you will see the Peoples Park, Tagaytay Highlands and a lot more that your family will surely enjoy on their holiday.

Subic suits if you want to have a relaxing day at the beach. Subic is a famous tourist destination in the Philippines with its accessibility and a lot of different options to choose from. If you love adventure then going to the Subic Safari Zoo or do trekking can be a fun option. You can also watch live dolphin performance at the Ocean Adventure. If you want to relax in the beach or see beautiful schools of fishes then going to a resort called Camayan Island is the best place to be. Camayan Beach resort is the famous resort in Subic with few walks away from Ocean Adventure. You can also go to Long hands beach resort and other budget travel resorts in the city.

Pangasinan showcases the famous hundred islands answers why you must visit Philippines for a best vacation destination. This paradise has literally hundreds of islands like the Governor's Island, Children's Island, Romulo Island and a lot more that you can discover through island hopping. You can choose to stay for an overnight at these islands and experience the feeling of living and staying in an island with no electricity. You can go snorkeling or just simply bathe yourself in the beautiful white sand beaches.

Visayas Area
Boracay is the world famous island as great tropical white sand beach destination in the Philippine. Located in Western Visayas and South of Manila, Boracay is great when you are looking for those who want to achieve the best tanning look ever and feel the beautiful white sand beach and blue water. Boracay is just one of the hottest travel destinations in attracting thousands of foreign travelers in the country every season specially during summer. This beautiful island is surrounded by coral reefs wherein its best part is a "White Sand Beach", also known as the Long Beach by its residents. It is located at the West Coast between the villages of Balabag and Angol, and some experienced travelers claim it to be the "Finest Beach of all Asia".

Palawan surely offers a worthwhile vacation destination and considered premier tourist destination in the Philippines. Palawan is a one stop site for great nature adventure. Among the place best tourist spots in Palawan in Calauit Game Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary, a unique game reserve and wildlife sanctuary of exotic African animals and endangered endemic animals of Palawan. Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (formerly Crocodile Farming Institute) that aims to preserve and conduct further research studies on endangered species of crocodiles. Tubbattaha Reefs, a marine sanctuary southeast of Puerto Princesa City and declared a World Natural Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 1993. Coron Reefs, Coron Bay, Busuanga is a seven enchanting lakes surrounded by craggy limestone cliffs attract hundreds of nature lovers to Coron Reefs in Northern Palawan, near the town of Coron. El Nido Marine Reserve, a 96,000 hectares diverse ecosystems such as rainforest, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs, and limestone cliffs. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a world heritage site, this natural wonder features an 8.2 kilometer navigable underground river, reputed to be the world's longest, that winds through a spectacular cave before emptying out in to the South China Sea. And many more extraordinary natural scenery.

Mindanao Area
Camiguin Island is famous for its ancestral homes gracefully dotting the streets all over the island. The white sandbar just across Paras Beach Resort in Barangay Yumbing, ideal for sunbathing and snorkeling. This uninhabited sandbar changes its shape according to tide. Camiguin owes its monicker, “Garden of Eden,” to the presence of beautiful beaches and majestic waterfalls in this island-paradise. Agohay is one of the favorite sandy beaches in the island Likewise, Agohay has a good camping area for Mt. Hibok Hibok mountaineers. Camiguin island most famous and accessible falls is Katibawasan, with 160 meters drop of a slender stream of water. A shallow basin with its icy cold water is surrounded by wild ferns, trees, and boulders.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort nestled on the quiet side of Samal located in the southern part of the Philippines. It is an archipelago consisting of nine islands which stretch out over a land area of 28,000 hectares. Samal is a beautiful, tranquil and exotic island with a coastline adorned with white sand beaches, abundant marine life, rock formations, mangroves, and landscape elements of coconut palms, flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees. The area is blessed with various natural attractions and flourishing flora and fauna.

Dakak Park Beach Resort nestled on the tip of Northern Zamboanga, Dakak faces the Sulu Sea in the west and is surrounded by mountains on its east side. North of Dakak are Negros, Cebu and Bohol. To its south is the Mindanao mainland with Borneo and Sarawak beyond the Celebes Sea. Conveniently encircled by all these alrge island, Dakak tactfully evades the typhoon belt, making it the perfect all-season destination. Natural spring water and tumbling waterfalls feed the resort's two pools, whilst the ultimate hideaway is provided at a private open-air jacuzzi where you can relax in the sauna and whirlpool midst an atmosphere of blissfull solitary.

Truly, the Philippines have a lot of wonderful vacation destination and is rich with natures resources.

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Non EU Holiday Destinations: Istanbul, Turkey

I've already previously mentioned Turkey as a top non EU holiday destination, but I would not be doing justice to this great country if I did not talk about it in a bit more detail. Istanbul is definitely one of the hottest locations in Turkey, it has a cosmopolitan atmosphere but at the same time remains relaxing and therefore you do feel like you are on holiday.

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Victorian Tokens of Love

Victorians were exceptionally sentimental and romantic, and were fond of showing it in special ways. Items of apparel such as fans, gloves and handkerchiefs were given meaning as were objects given called 'love tokens' which included flowers, painted miniatures and jewelry. The Victorians romanticized love as well as tragedy. They revered courtship and love, despite their strict moral code and rules of etiquette.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, coins were used as love tokens. They were handmade by men to give to their sweethearts, and in some instances, were given by soldiers and sailors before they went abroad in case they were to die.

In Victorian times a variety of love tokens were introduced. One would rub down one side of the coin and engrave the other side. The engravings varied from finely designed examples, down to very crude ones. They included symbols of romance, such as hearts pierced with arrows, Cupid's bow and arrow, flowers, love birds and lovers' knots, with either the initials or name of a loved one.

This necklace shown in the photos is a masterpiece designed by my friend Karen. It consists of 22 solid silver love token coins that Karen collected over a year's time. Some have special meaning to her with names or initials that happen to coincide with a friend or relative, or simply a cute token that says "1st Prize." Karen had her jeweler custom design a chain--each a separate link--and add the coins on. It is really stunning in person!

Love tokens bring us back to a bygone era of symbolic love, demonstrated by the gifting of such small and simple coins, yet, with great meaning. You can read more about Victorian love tokens, customs and etiquette here and here. Happy Valentine's Day!

Cire Trudon

Cire Trudon is the oldest candlemaking company, dating back to 1643. Candlemakers to the kings of France, the Trudon candlemaking process was considered the most exclusive, using solid beeswax.

Trudon has a rich history and is still in existence today. Founded by merchant Claude Trudon, the company has built a solid reputation dating back to the time of Napoleon and throughout the revolution and final hours of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. There are so many delicious fragrances to choose from.

The 'Trianon' candle, which was inspired by Marie Antoinette is described as follows, "The picking of jacinth, roses, white flowers, wild herbs from the meadows and graminaeceous plants, this bunch of flowers reminds us of an ideal nature, that of the Nouvelle Heloise and the country life dreams of Marie Antoinette. Vibrating with the memory of a summer evening and the warm musk scent of torches, this candle is a homage to the Queen of taste who inspired so many candles to Maison de Cire Trudon."

What a beautiful Bergdorf Goodman ad showing the bust and pillar candles, with weathered papers, a top hat and antique candleholders. Such a dramatic look!

I love the "Les Bustes de Cire" molded wax bust candles of those who marked the history of France, such as Napoleon, Marie Antoinette and L'esclave. Expensive? Yes, but beautiful with a rich history.

Visit the Cire Trudon website here. Candles are available in the US, here and here.

Photos courtesy of Cire Trudon

Poodle Party!

Ever since I got my poodle Vito, I always wanted to have a "poodle party." Imagine all of these silly French poodles dancing around (Can-can style)! I was so jealous when I saw the Dauschund meetup group at the park a couple of weeks ago that I had to start a San Francisco Poodle Meetup group.

Maxie, Vito & KoKo meet

Today was our first "meetup." Unfortunately it was cold and rainy, but the doggies endured. Vito met his first two Poodle friends, KoKo the Cockapoo and Maxie, who is a teacup. They had lots of fun at the park. If you live in the Bay Area and have a poodle, please come to one of our meetups. Hopefully we'll have better weather next month. You can join here.

Jeany & Rie holding Maxie

Romantic Holiday Destinations

Valentines Day is rapidly approaching, you still havn't booked a restaurant and the presents you ordered off Amazon still havn't come yet...looks like the doghouse for you son. But wait....perhaps the promise of a nice romantic holiday would solve all your problems and earn you plenty of brownie points. But where to take her? There are just too many romantic holiday destinations to choose from, the last thing you want is to end up back in the doghouse after she finds out you've taken her to Grimsby.

So what are the most romatic holiday destinations? Below are a few suggestions of places to take your loved one for a romantic break.

Paris - the ultimate city of romance. If the beatiful river, the stunning architecture, the delightful food and top-notch wine don't bring out the love in you, then a trip up the Eiffel Tower probably won't either- you might as well go to Grimsby after all.

Rome - Italy has a certain charm to it that is certain to appeal to a couple in love. The cafes and restaurants shout out romance. One tip - don't go in August - the heat could cause you're partners make-up to run. Avoid such disasters by sticking to slightly cooler summer months.

Morocco - there's something incredibly exotic and mysterious about Morocco that gives it alot of appeal as a romantic holiday destination. Casablanca and Marrakesh are good places to visit - the sounds and smells of these cities should have you in each others arms.

Bali, Thailand - this beautiful coastal resort could easily be the backdrop for any romantic movie. Aside from the idyllic beaches, there are a host of other activities to partake in as a couple, like snorkeling, skuba diving and kayaking. Thailand's tropical climate only helps cement its appeal as a romantic destination.

Bahamas - another classic romantic destination. Nothing but white sands, blue seas and warming sunshine to distract you from your other half - pure relaxation. Take your pick from the 700 islands.

These are just a few of the best holiday destinations for romance that you could go to as a couple - just do some research before you go to ensure your romantic trip doesn't end in a disaster.

Best Beach Holidays - Fernando de Noronha BRAZIL

Beach holidays are by far the most popular type of holidays - the words 'beach' and 'holiday' go hand in hand. The trouble is, there are so many destinations to choose from so deciding where to go is tricky.

Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil, is regarded as one of the top beach destinations. The fact it is not well known and barely spoken about adds an air of mystery to the location. It is an archipelago comprising of one large, 11 square mile volcanic island, as well as 20 smaller ones. The main island is reachable by plane from inland, and is definitely worth the effort. As your plane descends from the sky, you can see the beautiful turquoise sea and golden beaches and you just know this is somewhere very special.

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Scuba diving and snorkeling are two must-do activities here, as well as the sun bathing obviously. The range of aquatic life is spectacular - there are more species of animal here than you can shake a stick at. The dolphins are also a highlight of the islands - the 'spinner' species present here can be regularly spotted leaping from the depths acrobatically.

A holiday here is probably out of the price range of the majority of tourists, but would be excellent as a romantic holiday destination or for in love honeymooners. The best time to go is between September to March, when the weather is best. Brazil's Fernando de Noronha is certainly a top beach holiday destination and a jewell in Brazil's crown.

A Favorite: The Perfumed Court

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a lot of us are thinking of flowers and perfume. I couldn’t think of a better time to blog about my one of my favorite online discoveries, The Perfumed Court. Its proprietresses, Diane, Lisa and Patty, specialize in offering samples and decants of just about every fragrance you could imagine, from vintage and discontinued, to limited editions and classics.

How many times have you purchased a perfume, worn it once or twice to find that you don’t care for it? Well, these gals have made it easy for us to test and try. I recently purchased about 9 different samples and am having fun trying them out!

I had so many questions about the decanting process that I was thrilled when Lisa and Patty let me ask them a barrage of questions. Read on for some fascinating info…

How did you start? (your love of perfume, decanting, eBay, then The Perfumed Court)

Lisa - I’ve always loved fragrance. For as long as I remember I sniffed my mother’s fragrances, which she kept on a tray on her dresser. I purchased my first real fragrance (not counting Love’s Baby Soft Musky Jasmine or Avon’s Sweet Honesty) when I was 19 and it was Molyneux Quartz.

I started decanting while on Make up Alley (I became a member in the beginning of 2003) and could not believe what a wonderful idea it was to be able to try so many fragrances without having to invest in full bottles which were difficult to use up as I never was a “signature scent” kind of person. I then moved onto eBay and did that for a number of years before it was stopped by eBay. The Perfumed Court was Diane’s vision and she asked me to be a part of it and I gladly agreed.

Patty – I’ve always loved fragrance as well. Growing up on a farm, it was part of my life, the rich smells that surrounded me, and smell has always been a powerful pull on my emotion – from the way my daddy’s pillow smelled of him, to hanging out with my friends at the drugstore and trying on all the perfumes. Eventually my perfume habit became very expensive, so I started decanting and selling on eBay until Diane asked me to join her also in a website.

What was your first perfume?

Lisa - Avon Sweet Honesty – it was a Christmas present and I felt very grown up!! Charlie followed soon after along with Jontue, Babe and Jovan Musk. My sister and I shared a room and shared our fragrances too.

Patty – Stephen B was my first. My friend tracked down a bottle of this discontinued fragrance for me a while back, and it takes me right back to being 17 again.

What fragrance did your mother wear?

Lisa - She wore Chantilly, Youth Dew and Chanel No. 5 when I was growing up. As I got older, I remember my father buying her one bottle a year (at Christmastime).

Patty - My mom really didn’t wear perfume, she just always smelled of soap and Jergen’s lotion.

How do you decide what to wear every day?

Lisa - It’s based on my mood and the weather. Sometimes I lie in bed and decide and other times it’s a quick decision out the door. I actually work at a garage (our local government) and I’m the only woman. It’s amazing how many of the guys will comment on what I wear (and I never would have expected that).

Patty – It’s always a mood thing. I just stand in front of the collection and think of what sounds good, and something always occurs to me. If it doesn’t, I wear nothing.

What’s the process for decanting?

Lisa- (for all of us) - I decant from the original bottle either by spraying, pouring or using sterile pipettes into whatever size sample or decant that has been purchased. Pouring and pipettes are the easiest way to decant. Spraying can be quite an exacting science as it can splash back out of the decant bottle and make it difficult to get small items (like the 1ml vials) filled exactly. Then labels are made for each decant.

How do you smell all of the different scents? Coffee in between?

Lisa (for all of us) - I always test on the skin; never on a paper tester. I use coffee in between which works wonderfully for me (and has been scientifically proven). I have also heard that you can also inhale into fabric such as wool but I’ve never tried that.

The Perfumed Court Team: (left to right) Lisa, Patty, Diane and Shirl

How often do you travel and what’s the last trip you took?

Lisa - I usually travel outside the US two to three times a year. I go to Chicago once a year and New York once a year for perfume shopping as well. I just got back from Paris. I traveled with one of my partners and met the other partner and our customer service rep while in Paris.

Patty – I usually travel outside the country 1 or 2 times a year. I try to get to New York once a year, if possible and another place or two, if I can.

If you had to pick the most requested scent or perfume, what would it be?

(for all of us) - Consistently it is Andy Tauer’s, L’air du Desert Marocain. Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower runs a close second.

How many of your scents are not available in the US?

Lisa - To the best of our knowledge, we carry about 350 fragrances not available in the US.

About how many perfumes does the Perfumed Court carry?

Lisa (for all of us) -I would estimate somewhere around 3,000. We currently have well over 4,000 individual listings but that includes all of our samplers, our decanting supplies and large decant specials on fragrances that are already individually listed.


Thanks to Lisa and Patty for taking the time to share this great information with us. It's been quite enlightening!

For all of you reading, please visit The Perfumed Court here. You'll have fun perusing through their thousands of fragrances!