Monthly Archives: November 2010

How To Approach A Genius? My Struggle With The Work Of Andy Tauer

When I first became aware of the niche perfume industry, one name popped up again and again – Andy Tauer. Hailed as a genius, revered by almost everyone out there, I was immediately intrigued. His biography (IT-man turned self-taught perfumer) does … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Woods – Review: Tauer Perfumes Incense Rosé

Incense Rosé by Andy Tauer is the first Tauer perfume I fell in love with. Tauer fragrances and I have a complicated relationship, but more on that this afternoon, when I will devote an entire post to my experiences with … Continue reading

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Monday Question: Do You Have A Favorite Note?

Is there a note in fragrance that you love especially? That makes you unable to resist a perfume that features it? My favorite note, or better notes, because, typically I cannot name just one, are incense and that sweet, chewy, … Continue reading

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Following My Nose – The Sensory Questionnaire

Glass Petal Smoke first devised this beautiful questionnaire, I then saw it on Scent of the Day. I hope it is alright if I take a page out of their book and complete it too. Here are my answers. 1.  … Continue reading

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A Starter Musk – Review: Serge Lutens Clair de Musc

We are coming to the end of Lutens week today. It was great fun, but all good things must end. That is certainly not my last Lutens review, but we can´t have them all at once, can we now? Next … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

This last week saw several very interesting articles throughout the fragrant blogging world. Take a cup of coffee, sit back and join me for a little afternoon stroll through the blogosphere… First, we’ll have a peek at the excellent tips … Continue reading

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The Greatest Flour Ever Made – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

I would like to review most of L’Artisans creations on my blog eventually, since it is a house that suits me. L’Artisan Parfumeur is about subtlety and elegance. Qualities I would like to cultivate in myself. I already mentioned several … Continue reading

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Encountering The Sublime – Review: Puredistance I

I am a cynic. Oftentimes I wish for a more positive worldview, and sometimes I even succeed, but there is no denying my nature, I am a real cynic. So the way I approached Puredistance was with a sneer of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all Americans, I wish a very happy Thanksgiving! I used to spend many Thanksgivings in the US (in the pre-motherhood era), and I wish I could be there this year too. Especially for Black Friday ;) But the spirit … Continue reading

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I Want, I Need, I Have To Have – The Trouble With Impulse Buys

Do you recognize the following scenario? You innocently walk into a store (one of the perfume carrying variety of course), intending to browse a little, checking what is in stock, maybe sniffing two or three perfumes on your list, but … Continue reading

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