Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday Question- How Do You Restrict Your Full Bottle Purchases?

By Tara   What rules do you have in place to limit the number of bottles of perfume you buy?   Do you have a perfume budget or allow yourself a certain number of bottles a month or year?   … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month – April And A Giveaway

The bottle for the month of April came from the beautiful Belgian haven/heaven of perfume called Place Vendome. Guerlain Cuir Beluga is such an elegant and comforting as well as comfortable scent, I just had to have it. Since Cuir Beluga … Continue reading

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You Have Chosen! – By Kilian vs. Parfumerie Générale: The Statistics

The last Monday Question pitched two houses against one another – the luxurious By Kilian and the prolific Parfumerie Générale. The lovely Undina, uncontested statistics champion of Perfumeland, was kind enough to devote her time again to make to amazing graphs … Continue reading

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Perfume On Mount Olympus – Scenting The Greek Goddesses

By Guest Writer Alexandra Editor’s Note: Please let us welcome regular reader Alexandra, who graciously agreed to write a post on scenting Greek Goddesses. Alexandra is a museum professional and lives in London.  A few weeks ago Birgit offered some … Continue reading

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What Would Casanova Wear? – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

1725 Casanova is part of the masculine side of the Histoires de Parfums line up, but since I had great success with another masculine offering – 1740 Marquis de Sade – the gender assignment barely registers. And by the way, … Continue reading

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A Name Is A Name Is A Name – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces

I have so often said how little I like the approach of Etat Libre d’Orange, that I sound like a schoolmarmish prude, so I will shut up about the name of this perfume and not even translate it, in case … Continue reading

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Are You Her Type? – Not A Review: Guerlain Mitsouko

I have been working on this non-review on and off for almost a year now, and since I realized things are not changing at least for now, I decided to finally get it together and post it. Mitsouko is arguably … Continue reading

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Monday Question – You Must Choose: By Kilian Or Parfumerie Générale?

The You Must Choose question where I pitched Chanel against Guerlain was great fun, so I decided to do something in that vein again. In my mind By Kilian and Pierre Guillaume’s Parfumerie Générale are somehow linked. Black designs, beautiful … Continue reading

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Katie Puckrik Smells And How! – Perfume Lovers London Meetup Thursday 19th April 2012

By Tara Perfumes Lovers London is a Meetup group that was launched earlier this year by Lila Das Gupta, with support from Basenotes.net and Escentual.com. Fragrance fanatics convene at the New Cavendish Club in London’s West End to hear a … Continue reading

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An Amber To Be Reckoned With – Review: Kerosene Copper Skies

Kerosene Trewthe aka John Pegg is a perfume fiend like us, a You Tube reviewer who has decided to make his own stuff. And like a certain Swiss guy we all know, Kerosene seems to be a natural. I must … Continue reading

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