Monthly Archives: January 2011

Into The Blue – Review: Guerlain L’Heure Bleue

I actually never expected to particularly like the old Guerlains. Of course I wanted to try them, own them even, because I think a collection should have such important “founding fathers” of perfumes present and accounted for. Like Shakespeare belongs … Continue reading

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Monday Question: What Are Your Fragrant Regrets?

Perfumes are the love of our lives, but none the less there are probably a few mistakes in our cupboards. Are there any full bottle purchases you regret? Did you ever change your mind totally about a perfume? Do you … Continue reading

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Where Is Heaven? – Turns Out It Is In Belgium!

Through a post by Dimitri on Sorcery of Scent I became aware of Place Vendome Haute Parfumerie. A place every perfume lover should know about. On my quest to explore the House of Guerlain in its entirety (I know, quite … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

It is the end of the month again, January went by quickly and by now we are comfortably settled in 2011. Take a cup of tea (I hear Mandy Aftel has wonderful perfumed teas I need to try sometime) and … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin’ Things

I am posting again on PST today. This week I am doing something totally out of character, some would say ;) I hope to see you over there!

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Sharing The (Perfume-) Love – A Care Package From America

My son calls her the “nice American Lady who must be very rich” and he is right. Dee is a very rich woman indeed when it comes to generosity and friendship. Last week another big package arrived and had me … Continue reading

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A Perfect Iris? – Review And Rant: Chanel 28 La Pausa

In iris I have found a note I truly love. Its complicated range, its versatility, its many incarnations and interpretations that are all united by one descriptor – elegance – has made me a fan of this note. Have I … Continue reading

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Conversion – Review: Puredistance M

Initially I was not terribly interested in Puredistance’s third perfume, a release clearly geared towards men. Created by Roja Dove in 2010, the fragrance comes in a matte grey flacon that evokes metal, its box is black and grey, it … Continue reading

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A Reaction From The Founder Of Puredistance

I recently recounted my visit together with a friend to the Puredistance Perfume Lounge in Vienna.  Today I received a comment by Jan Ewoud Vos, the CEO and founder of Puredistance. I wanted to publish his input here, because I … Continue reading

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Amuse Bouche – Review: Guerlain Iris Ganache

I love Guerlain. But when it comes to attempting to review one of their perfumes, I am having the hardest time. I dither around, wear it for weeks, trying to get it right. I am afraid of saying something stupid, of not … Continue reading

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