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SmellyBlog · 4M ago

The Effect of Nasal Breathing

"Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear" - a fascinating study on the affect of nasal breathing on memory and emotional response. Not surprisingly, this is also linked to smell processi...
SmellyBlog · 4M ago

Top 50 Fragrance Blogs

SmellyBlog was recently rated by Feedspot.com as one of the Top 50 Fragrance Blogs on the Planet!Yipee! 
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Yurt Life

While waiting for our permanent home to be renovated (which, as it turns out, takes even longer than building a new home) - we've been living semi-nomadic life for close to four months now, ...
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Location, location, location...

view from one of the trails within the village, overlooking the medieval fort in the nearb...
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Coco Noir

Sometimes we get attached to perfumes because they speak to us. Other times, it is pure coincidence that creates an imprint on our minds and adds meaning to the scent that we would have otherwise not found in it.These past few months I've been wearin...
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Smoky Narcissus

Wild narcissus (N. tazetta) and paperweights (N. 'Chinese Sacred Lily') are growing in my soon-to-be garden and in the mountainous wilderness that is its backyard. The wild one smells a thousand times better, in my humble opinion.... Especially, I've...
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Wrapping Up 2016 & Welcoming 2017

Thank you for a powerful year 2016, and for being part of my perfume world!This was a rema...
SmellyBlog · 5M ago

Medicines for the Soul

On Christmas Eve my brother invited us to go with him on an urban evening stroll in Nazare...
SmellyBlog · 6M ago

Mastic

Place a piece of brittle mastic resin in your mouth. Notice how the dusty, powdery coating that happened during the commute overseas in a jar turns pliable as it comes into contact with the moisture in your mouth... Start to chew and feel the resinou...
SmellyBlog · 6M ago

Midwinter

It's the shortest day of the year, and the darkest night. So it's no surprise that dark thoughts are creeping on me. Although I was voicing them before  - that is  like why the hell did I pull apart my put-together life and drag my daughter with me i...