Monthly Archives: September 2011

Just One More? – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Ambre

I am a bit of an amber fiend. Regular readers will know that, and should you be here for the first time, let me tell you – if it has amber in the name or notes list, chances are I … Continue reading

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One Out Of Three – Review: Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile, Magnolia Nobile, Gelsomino Nobile

Acqua di Parma is a house with a beautiful and stylish appearance, whose colognes – the backbone and starting point of the line – I have always admired from afar, without actually smelling them. Since they introduced a sub-section specifically … Continue reading

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I Can’t Let You Go – Review: 1000 Flowers Réglisse Noire

I ate licorice for the very first time in my life, when I was pregnant. Before that time, you could have chased me with the stuff: black, chewy and a strange combination of salty-sweet – ugh. But then, all of … Continue reading

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Learning To Love – Review: By Kilian Beyond Love, Prohibited

From the outset Beyond Love looked like a challenge to me. Tuberose – well, the most I could say about that note until recently is, I am glad when it doesn’t bother me, I am glad when I don’t smell … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Believe In Love At First Sniff?

Do you fall in love with a new perfume easily? Or do you tend to dismiss a perfume at first sniff? Does it take some time for you to commit? Do you think there is such a thing as love … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

At this time of the year, I always find myself torn between a little sadness at the passing of summer and the prospect of a long, cold winter full of muddy boots and runny noses, and a happiness, a giddiness … Continue reading

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Luxury In Black – Review: Aroma M Geisha Noire

Aroma M, an indie line created by perfumer Maria McElroy is inspired by Japanese Geisha culture. Maria lived in Japan for years and her immersion in the culture is deeply ingrained in her interesting and beautiful work. To make it … Continue reading

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Rice Pudding – Review: Calé Fragranze d’Autore Dolce Riso

A good rice note, or any rice note at that, is hard to find in perfume. There are not many such fragrances around. I adore that note and when I find one it is mostly love. Ormonde Jayne Champaca comes … Continue reading

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No Boat Rides In Disneyland – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Vanille

One of the four latest releases of Mona di Orios Nombres d’Or collection, Vanille is an atypical vanilla, a spicy ride into the darkest depths of exotic vanilla pods. A must for friends of the unusual gourmand scent. Vanille includes … Continue reading

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My Halo – Review: By Kilian Love And Tears, Surrender

Okay, let’s see what we have here – a jasmine soliflore. That is usually grounds for dismissal. Jasmine is loud and often indolic, and even if it is clean and whitest white, it is overbearing and acts like a diva. … Continue reading

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