Monthly Archives: January 2012

Close Your Eyes And Follow Me – Review: Neela Vermeire Créations Trayee, Mohur, Bombay Bling!

Something has been buzzing around the perfume community for some time now. A new line, three perfumes, one perfumer, a creator with roots in our very community and an hommage to a country many of us find mythical, inspiring, beautiful and full of … Continue reading

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Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Gourmand, Green, Incense, Jasmine, Neela Vermeire Creations, Oriental, Rose, Spicy, Tuberose, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 65 Comments

Monday Question – How Do You Organize Your Samples?

How do you store your sample stash? What system have you found that works for you? Are you happy with your sample storage? What would you wish for? What would you like to change? Or did you develop the perfect … Continue reading

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A Little Something For The Eye – A Sneak Peek Into My Perfume Closet Part IV

Here we go again, Part IV of my collection posts is here. (Parts I-III are here.) This time, let us see why some call me the Queen of Amber, there is a good reason for that, I believe… All my … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Annick Goutal, Armani Privé, Collection Photos, Dior, Frapin, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Parfum d'Empire, Ramblings, Serge Lutens, Teo Cabanel, Tom Ford | Tagged , , , , | 44 Comments

“Whoever Loves Me Will Follow!” – Review: Guerlain Insolence

I never even bothered with Insolence. Truth be told, I roundly dismissed it as not worthy to be smelled. How snobbish is that? But to my defense, it comes in a highly questionable bottle (by Serge Mansau – he and I will … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Gourmand, Guerlain, Iris, Powdery, Rose, Violet | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

The Good Old Days Are Here Again – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie

For some time now, I have debated with myself whether to go down the vintage road to heartbreak or not. I feel the need to expand my fragrant knowledge and smelling tiny samples of vintage classics is a necessary part … Continue reading

Posted in Chypre, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Jasmine, Mimosa, Rose, Sonoma Scent Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

Perfume’s Little Helpers – What To Wear With Your Scent

For fragrance fanatics deciding what perfume to wear is an important question every day. We decide according to our moods, our schedules, our desires, our dress even. But what about the other things we apply to keep ourselves healthy and … Continue reading

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Down Comforter – Review: Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu

A year-round comforter that is both easy and intricate, rich and wearable, Sacrebleu is one of the long-time friends in my perfume closet. It has its place there, but the awful bottle has kept me from getting more than a … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Who Influences You In Your Perfume Decisions?

Do you have a perfume role model? Is there someone whose opinions you respect and whose tastes you admire? Are you influenced by someone’s fragrant loves? My Answer: There are several bloggers whose opinion I value highly, first of all … Continue reading

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A Little Something For The Eye – A Sneak Peek Into My Perfume Closet Part III

Here comes Part III of the weekly peeking into my perfume closet (see Part I and Part II). The advantage of this series of posts is that I have developed a new sense of pride, rather than shame about my … Continue reading

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Killing Me Softly – Review: The Different Company Osmanthus

Although The Different Company should be totally my kind of thing, I have only reviewed two perfumes by now, the lovely and ethereal Bois d’Iris here on OT and the somewhat disappointing Sublime Balkiss over on PST. Perfumes by Jean-Claude Ellena, minimalistic, … Continue reading

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