The Accords | Australian Scent Selectors
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The Accords | Australian Scent Selectors

The Accords

Quite proud of this bouncing new baby –  The Accords, home to all my fragrance related ramblings and Laura Reid’s incredible photography. Cath Beaton from Live By 5 worked juusssst a little beyond her advertised hours of operation to create this beautiful fragrance finder page, so reviews are searchable by your favourite smell.   Heaps … Continue reading

Skin Scents

AKA Hotness in a bottle: perfumes that heighten your pheromones Published: Body+Soul Back in the ’80s, an anonymous financier (I’m getting Jonah Hill in Wolf of Wall Street) paid for a bunch of studies into human pheromones. You can guess what he was hoping for, right? Hotness in a bottle, like, science harnessing the power … Continue reading

8 Perfumes So Sexy They Practically Guarantee a Second Date

In case you didn’t get the memo, jasmine is here to notify you that spring has officially kicked winter in the butt. If you ask me, there’s nothing sweeter than those first wafts of the tiny blossom’s hypnotic scent lingering on a suddenly not-icy evening. (I like to think of them as giving an olfactory high-five to frosé, playsuits, … Continue reading

Secret Weapons

The Purist Jojoba Company 100% Natural Jojoba + Rosehip Oil, $24.95 But that’s not a serum, you cry! Geez Louise, yes it’s an oil, obvs. But my loves, if palmitoyl pentapeptides put you into a spin, the best way to get awesome skin superheroes into your skin naturally is through a high quality blend of oils … Continue reading

Confessions

These posts ran on the KIDsized Living website and Facebook page (currently at over 2600 members) from April 2012 to November 2013.   Sunday, 29 April, 2012 In those early, mindbending weeks after the birth of my little girl, I got hassled by a good friend. She was merciless, really. On my back all the … Continue reading

Take a Whiff

Until we sort out scratch and sniff pages, Rosalind Thomas reviews some sweet scents. Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT 50ml $90 Smells like: A romp in the strawberry patch, or a bike ride at dusk just as the jasmine’s coming out. Suits: If your fantasy getaway car’s a tandem fixie (or a white pony), Daisy is … Continue reading

Back to Basics

It might sound crazy, being told to eat as your prehistoric ancestors would. But in a world of processed food with a diabetes and obesity problem, fans of the Paleo diet see it as a back-to-basics approach that will make you feel good, be healthier and even live longer. So is Paleo all it’s cracked … Continue reading