Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part II

Here is Part II of Neil’s vanilla series, enjoy the delicious Part I here. VANILLE / MOLINARD Vanilla vodka. Less heavy and direct than most vanillas, Molinard’s refreshing scent is still vanilla-bean centered  of course, and sweet: yet it is also … Continue reading

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New Fragrance, New Idea – Parfums D’Orsay Tilleul Pour La Nuit Eau de Soin

Parfums d’Orsay is a small niche line that has some lovely perfumes. I’ve been seduced by L’Intrigante, Etiquette Bleue and La Dandy so far. Now they are launching a new scent with a new concept. Tilleul has been available as an Eau … Continue reading

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Shalimar For Beginners – Review: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

By Tara If I was forced to vote for the greatest perfume of all time I may well plump for Shalimar. The only problem is that I hardly ever wear it. It just seems very “evening-y” to me and that … Continue reading

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A Terrific Turducken and Other Torrid Tales (Of Woe)

This Sunday’s elaborate cooking endeavor has turned into a success, despite my doubtful (and not very helpful) attitude. The turducken was delicious and very well received. In addition to stuffing three birds into each other, the entire thing had to … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Ever Go Without Perfume?

Do you wear perfume each and every day? Are there situations where you can’t bear/are not allowed/won’t wear fragrance? Do you need self-prescribed perfume pauses? Or is every day a scented one? When do you go out fragrance-free? My Answer: … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part I

Editor’s Note: This series of posts is written by my friend Neil, an Englishman living in Japan, who is an extremely knowledgeable perfume enthusiast with what I suspect must be an amazing vintage collection. A warm welcome to Neil! Hello, … Continue reading

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A Requiem For Three Birds – Happy Thanksgiving!

A very happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers! Have a wonderful and relaxing Holiday! We are celebrating too (because we are Americanophiles to the max), but only on Sunday. My husband is going to cook Turducken (for … Continue reading

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A Bit Of Glamour – Review: Xerjoff Casamorati Dama Bianca

Dama Bianca is a classic case of: attractive bottle drawing in shallow perfume blogger. Aside from the eye-stabbingly dangerous looking top, this bottle and even more so the packaging are gorgeous! Or are they? The strange thing is, one moment I’m bewitched, … Continue reading

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Art Of Scent Exhibition At The Museum Of Art And Design In New York November 2012

The Art Of Scent exhibition, the first of it kind, will be opening in New York’s MAD today. It is open until February 24th 2013. 12 perfumes are exhibited, the catalogue that will accompany the exhibition only features 11 though … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Are The Most Precious Perfumes In Your Collection?

By Tara What are the shining gems of your perfume collection? Which beloved fragrances of yours were extremely hard to come by? Do you own a much loved perfume that is no longer available? Is there a perfume that you … Continue reading

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