Monthly Archives: October 2011

One Year Of Fragrant Travelling – Olfactoria’s Travels’s First Birthday

One year ago today, my first post appeared to an audience of nine people. I still wonder how those other seven that were neither my husband nor myself, ever found it. Now 450 posts and over 150 000 pageviews later, … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned This Week… Final Thoughts On The Lubin Incident

This week my naive idea of a Perfumeland where the sun is always shining and the birds are always singing, was rudely shaken and set straight. My post about Lubin’s Black Jade, already published on October 4th, somehow found its … Continue reading

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Chicago, Illinois – Review: Le Labo Baie Rose 26

Baie Rose 26 is exclusive to the city of Chicago and the most recent release in the Le Labo line. Baie Rose means pink pepper in French. But I believe that name is also a play with words, because rose, the flower … Continue reading

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Indian Summer – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois

The lovely Dee of Beauty on the Outside sent me a sample of Champagne de Bois a very long time ago, shame on me that I never got around to properly wearing it until recently, when To Dream by the same perfumer, … Continue reading

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London, England – Review: Le Labo Poivre 23

Poivre 23 has the distinction of being the one Le Labo city-exclusive I have ever seen in person. At the freestanding Le Labo store in London as well as the counter at Liberty’s. And you know what: once it is … Continue reading

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Paris, France – Review: Le Labo Vanille 44

I expected Vanille 44 to be my favorite out of the bunch of city-exclusive samples I ordered from Le Labo. Let us see how we got on… Vanille 44 was created by Alberto Morillas and includes notes of bergamot, incense, mandarine, … Continue reading

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Monday Question: What Would You Tell A New Perfumista?

What perfumes would you say are must-tries for any newborn fumie? What mistakes did you make in the beginning that can be avoided? What would you do differently if you could start over? What advice would you give a new … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

I never thought of myself as a country person. I love the city, I would never, ever move away from Vienna, and that is why it took me by surprise how much I enjoy our Little House on the Prairie. … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin’ Things

I am posting again on PST today. Duchaufour anyone? I hope to see you over there!

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Los Angeles, California – Review: Le Labo Musc 25

Musc 25 is Le Labo’s Los Angeles exclusive, available at all Le Labo stores and online, as well as at Luckyscent, throughout the month of November. Created by Frank Völkl, Musc 25 includes notes of aldehyde, ambergris, musk, lily of … Continue reading

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