The Library of Fragrance – Sweet Pea and Vetiver

I can’t remember where I read about The Library of Fragrance, but their scents intrigue me – Fiery Curry, Holy Water and Snow being some of the more unusual. So many I want to try… xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfrdd

(That last sentence was typed by my cat’s arse. He’s four now so I’m trying to encourage his literacy skills, so I’m leaving it in).

The Library of Fragrance describe their products as colognes, meaning the perfume concentration in the product is low. Unsurprisingly, they don’t last long at all and if you want an all day scent, you’ll probably need to top up every few hours. Having said that, Jo Loves only lasts slightly longer and that’s twice the price.

The first fragrance I tried from TLoF was the Sweet Pea. Sweet peas are my favourite flower and one of my most favourite smells in all the world. I’d love a scent that smells properly of sweet peas. Jo Loves tried but didn’t quite manage it, and TLoF haven’t quite managed it either. It’s a subtle, sweet green floral, but it doesn’t smell like sweet peas. I like it very much though so I still wear it.

This pay day, I treated myself to a bottle of the Vetiver. It’s a one-note, beautiful green warm woody vetiver scent. If you like vetiver in other perfumes and you’d like to try a pure vetiver scent, this is a relatively inexpensive way of doing it.

I’m looking forward to trying more of their scents.


Police with guns on patrol? No.

Edinburgh Eye

Glock 17On a summer Saturday night in Inverness, a fight broke out between two men outside a fast-food restaurant, and three police officers turned up to stop the trouble.

All three policemen should have been unarmed: that’s the fundamental rule of British policing since 1829. Our police go unarmed except for a concealed truncheon. And that has been the rule for nearly two centuries: firearms are carried as an exception, only on specific occasions when a senior officer decides guns will be necessary.

But each of the three policemen who showed up to stop the fight in Inverness were carrying handguns, identified as Glock 17 semi-automatic pistols.

Police Scotland says that these officers – and 272 others – represent less than 2% of the total force, that armed police officers won’t routinely be patrolling the beat, and that

By having a small number of specialist armed officers available 24 hours a…

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