The Rich Textures and Tales of Galleria Parfums

In the latter half of 2020, Galleria Parfums debuted a line of fragrances, each created by noteworthy noses in today's perfume world, with fragrance briefs imagined by creative director Ashton Kirkland. Some of you may know Ashton from his successful and far-reaching YouTube channel, Gents Scents. With over 135 thousand subscribers, his impact as a reviewer and "font of knowledge" about perfumes ... Read full article: The Rich Textures and Tales of Galleria Parfums from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
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Sunday Firesides: Contentment Through Contrast

A question that has been oft contemplated and discussed, is why it is that Scandinavian countries routinely report some of the highest happiness levels in the world, and especially, how these peoples manage to endure a particularly long, dark, and cold winter while remaining relatively cheerful. Some say it’s because of the popularity of saunas in these countries. Others theorize it has to do with their embrace of “hygge” — or cultivated coziness. Yet the resilience of Scandinavians is arg...
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Sisley Izia La Nuit

Izia La Nuit, a new version of Sisley's perfume Izia from 2017, is premiering in late January 2021. While the original is a modern version of bright and airy aldehydic rose fragrance, the new Izia La Nuit is mystic and nocturnal, inspired by a rose grown in Countess Isabelle d’Ornano's garden (founder of the Sisley house). This rose blooms once a year for a very short period of time. The ... Read full article: Sisley Izia La Nuit from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Intimate Parites Group (IPG) Hotel Takeover Review

On March 7, 2020 we attended the Intimate Parties Group (IPG) hotel takeover in New Jersey.  We wanted to attend one or two more of their takeovers prior to writing this review, but since we do not know when that might be we decided to share this now.  Of importance and to put this event into context, this was about a week prior to everything being shutdown due to Covid and it was our impression that attendance was suppressed as a result.  Going into the takeover we had heard mixed reviews from ...
Tags: Sex, Star, New Jersey, Unknown, Clinton, IPG, COVID, Intimate Parties Group IPG, IPG Hotel Takeover Review, Joe MaddyIPG BABY

Acqua di Parma Mirto di Panarea (Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Edition)

  Acqua di Parma launches its famous fragrance from its "blue collection" Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea in a limited edition bottle for Chinese New Year. Mirto di Panarea Chinesse New Year Limited Edition is available in a blue bottle with a red cap, packed in a red cylindrical box with glossy, golden dots. The composition of the fragrance remains unchanged. The marine-aromatic fragrance ... Read full article: Acqua di Parma Mirto di Panarea (Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Edition) from Fra...
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Santos de Cartier: Gold And Steel

The history of Cartier fragrances began back in 1938. It was then that Louis Cartier, inspired by the success of the couturier perfumes, began to develop ideas about his own fragrances. He registered the name Cartier as a perfume brand, considered the shape of the bottles in the form of diamonds, and imagined their first names - but any further implementation of these plans was interrupted by th... Read full article: Santos de Cartier: Gold And Steel from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
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Mumbai: Parsis aggrieved as BMC plans to relocate Parsi Gate to facilitate coastal road project

Mumbai: Members of the Parsi community are aggrieved with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as the fate of the iconic ‘Parsi Gate’ continues to remain uncertain. In order to facilitate the ongoing construction work for the Coastal Road Project (CRP), the civic body had approached the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), seeking its approval to relocate the 100-year-old structure. Article in Free Press Journal On Wednesday, a group of concerned citizens from the Parsi community went to t...
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‘You've got to stay silly’: secrets of joy from the over-70s

Older people have had it hard over the past year, yet countless surveys have found they are the happiest generation. Here are their tipsIrene Lewington, 92, London Continue reading...
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Tehmina Kaoosji Creating a Platform for Women in Malaysia

A platform for women Media personality Tehmina Kaoosji is creating content to highlight the views and aspirations of women INDEPENDENT broadcast journalist Tehmina Kaoosji is the new face of Money Matters, a financial talk show that focuses on economics and business-related affairs. Recently, she produced and hosted Tea With Tehmina, an online talk show that solely focuses on women’s issues, from sexual harassment to mental health. The show also highlights business e...
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The Legal Effect Of Declaring A Statute Unconstitutional; Revisiting The Pesikaka Case

What happens to a statute when the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional, either in its entirety or in part? Does it vanish like a disappearing message on WhatsApp or does it get temporarily eclipsed due to a declaration by the Lords? The question was the subject matter of a detailed judgment delivered many moons ago by the Supreme Court in Behram Khurshid Pesikaka v. State of Bombay[1] (hereinafter referred to as “the Pesikaka case“) which is an authority on this point of law. The author t...
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La Biosthetique Heat Protector Review

Here’s a story for you. A couple of years ago, I went to Berlin with my sister. It was a quick trip and made for some excellent sister bonding time. One of the things that we love to do when... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Lady Phyll: ‘When Gloria Gaynor played, I danced as if I never would again’

The co-founder of UK Black Pride, 45, on articulating her identity, rejecting an MBE, and bowing to no oneAt 11 I learned the colour of my skin would dictate the way I was treated. A school friend and I were out in Enfield Town, when a woman pulling a tartan trolley told us the BNP and National Front were marching, and I should hide inside a shop as they didn’t like my “sort”. Right then I realised I’d have a different experience in the world to my blonde-haired, blue-eyed friend.The “Lady” in m...
Tags: UK, Life and style, LGBT rights, Bnp, Gloria Gaynor, National Front, Enfield Town, Lady Phyll, Phil Continue

My lockdown meltdown drove me to try therapy – did it help?

When my Spice Girls-related coping mechanism stopped working, a friend suggested cognitive behavioural therapyTips on finding the right therapistColour me kooky, but I have not enjoyed living through a pandemic. For me, it’s basically been a social experiment in what happens when you take an already neurotic person and strip them of all semblance of routine. The results have been roughly as chaotic as Big Brother’s fight night, had the housemates been given hallucinogens.Initially, I did what I ...
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"Happy New Year, All Risks Paid Off": Adar Poonawalla On Vaccine Approval

All the risks taken by Serum Institute have finally paid off, tweeted Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer, shortly after the country’s drug regulator cleared its Covishield vaccine for emergency approval in India. Mr Poonawalla reiterated that the Covishield vaccine — developed by Serum Institute of India in partnership with the Oxford University and pharma major AstraZeneca – is “safe and effective” against coronavirus and added that the vaccine “is ready...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: “Live Not By Lies” – Whether Right or Left We will not win the battle against the left’s lies by believing and coddling liars on the right. Does Hebrews 10:24-25 Command the Whole Church to Gather on Sunday? Does Hebrews command the church universal to meet on Sunday morning as a whole gathered body? And if it does, then would that command be at odds with submitting to governmental mandates that temporarily restrict or prevent regular Sunday mo...
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‘It’s better than worrying about the state of the world’: how to get politically active this year

From grassroots campaigns to momentous movements, there are multiple ways to help bring meaningful change There has been a lot of research on the , the economic rewards it can store up for the people who do it as much as those it’s done for. But I’m not really interested in the economy; I’m interested in what makes a person feel alive. And getting involved with a campaign, no matter how big, can make you feel much better, much more engaged – even energised – than just sitting and worrying about...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Activism, Environment, Life and style, UK News, World news, Bulgaria, Black Lives Matter Movement, Extinction Rebellion, Alena Ivanova

Billy Porter: ‘My church said I would never be blessed if I chose to be gay’

The actor and singer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, learning how to be loved, and why no actor could play him in the film of his lifeBorn in Pennsylvania, Billy Porter, 51, studied drama and moved to New York in 1991 to appear in Miss Saigon. He went on to star in Kinky Boots, winning the 2013 Tony award for best actor in a musical, and a Grammy for the soundtrack. In 2018, he was cast in Netflix’s Pose, which will return for a third series. He is married and lives in New York state.What is your greates...
Tags: Music, New York, Television, Life and style, Netflix, Culture, Pennsylvania, Television & radio, Stage, LGBT rights, US theater, Tony, Rupaul, Kinky Boots, Billy Porter

Can you hack yourself happy? Five DIY health crazes put to the test

From cold baths to burning sage, there’s a self-improvement hack for everything. But do they work? This is a productivity fad that has become popular with Silicon Valley types, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Dopamine is the brain’s “feelgood” neurotransmitter, released when we experience pleasure. The theory goes that we are constantly mentally aroused and so unable to focus. By denying ourselves such stimuli, we may be able to improve mental clarity and better appreciate pleasure when it co...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Meditation, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing, Beauty, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey Dopamine

The big sniff: why changing the smell of the room you’re in could boost your mood

Introducing a pleasant ambient fragrance is one of the most effective ways to enhance wellbeingEvery home has its own BO, or building odour. But we all become so used to it, we don’t realise it is there, except perhaps, fleetingly, when opening the front door on returning from a long trip away.Sometimes the smells we don’t notice – the ones present at such low concentrations that we are not even aware of them, such as a faraway rubbish bin – turn out to exert the biggest impact on our mood and w...
Tags: Life and style, Harvard, Health & wellbeing, Homes, Joseph Allen

Gourmand and Beyond: Coffee Addict by Theodoros Kalotinis

The New Year has brought along a new fragrance. An offer of  -40% for the bold, warm, sensuous and addictive, newest COFFEE ADDICT which includes vanilla and  caramel in combination with explosive coffee notes. A new addiction for men and women which makes heads turn! That's the way the young Greek entrepreneur Theodoros Kallotinis presents his newest launch in his collection of numerous fragra... Read full article: Gourmand and Beyond: Coffee Addict by Theodoros Kalotinis from Fragrantica Per...
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My wife wants to adopt a dog to live on our farm | Tim Dowling

I was worried that 2021 would be a rerun of 2020. Now I’m suddenly worried this year will bear no resemblance to my former lifeIt’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when I stopped being excited about the prospect of 2021. Up until a few weeks before Christmas, I was at least looking forward to 2020 being over, but I realised this was a bit like looking forward to flood waters finally receding: once they’re gone you’re left with a lot of ruined furniture and a foot of mud in your kitchen. The be...
Tags: Family, Television, Drama, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, US television, The Wire, TV crime drama

Blind date: ‘I showed him my wedding dress’

Lynda, 63, forensic social worker, and Roy, 61, artist/teacherWhat were you hoping for?“The one”. Failing that, a pleasant break from the awful news. Continue reading...
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Montale Oud Pashmina

  Montale Parfums Paris starts 2021 with the newest release: OUD PASHMINA in an ombré-style black and violet flacon (same as Dark Vanilla from 2020), celebrating oud in a new way. While the 100ml flacon favors the ombré style, the 50ml flacon is colored in all gold. As stated by the brand, "Oud Pashmina reveals the mesmerizing magic of a darkly woody, leathery and softly ambery Oud, who... Read full article: Montale Oud Pashmina from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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