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Chainlinks And A View From The Top – Hermès Scarf Collection Part 2: Pochettes Circuit 24 And Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

Welcome to the second part of my scarf collection posts. Today I have two more small sized scarfs to show you. The first pochette (45x45cm) is called Circuit 24 Faubourg. It mentions the address of Hermès’ Paris flagship store of course, … Continue reading

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Cleansing Smoke – Review: Naomi Goodsir Bois d’Ascese

By Tara I really enjoy smoky aromas but I fully expected not to take to Bois d’Ascese (Ascetic Wood) because it sounded like the equivalent of a bushfire on the smokiness scale. However, while I may not be about to … Continue reading

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Perfume Around The World – Niche Perfume Shops In Prague

By Ana-Maria Melnicky Calin Editor’s Note: Today I am happy to introduce you to Ana (read a bit more about her at the end of the post), who will take us on a trip to beautiful Prague to see what the niche … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Would You Like To Buy My Perfume? Perfume Sale Spring 2015

Something different today: I need to spring-clean my perfume closet and wondered if maybe you would like something… a perfect opportunity to treat yourself. It works like this. From the list below choose if there is something there you would … Continue reading

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Starting Small – Hermès Scarf Collection Part 1: Pochettes, Mademoiselle Soie

To start showing (off?) my scarf collection I thought to begin with the smallest formats I own, the silk pocket squares or pochettes, also called gavroches in Hermès-speak. I like these small scarves (45x45cm) for a pop of colour underneath … Continue reading

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What’s Your Poison? – Review: By Kilian Addictive State of Mind Collection

By Tara While recent collections from By Kilian have left me cold, I was still interested to try this set of addiction inspired scents because they seemed to mark a return to a darker mood. The  collection was released in … Continue reading

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Absolute Aphrodisiac – Review: Introducing Initio Parfums Privés

By Sandra Taking a stroll through the city the other day I stopped in a perfume store and asked if they had anything new. Spring is thankfully fast approaching and I love sniffing the new releases for spring as they … Continue reading

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Different And Good – Review: Papillon Perfumery Angélique

Darling Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and today I’m trying a new-to-me house for you all. Not so long ago Karen Gilbert was in Australia and she left me three samples of the Papillon range, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Favorite Things Winter 2015 Edition

What are your favorite things right now? What are your current mini-obsessions? What has captured your interest lately? My Answer: Reading: I have been reading three books lately that couldn’t be more different, but all of them are very interesting. … Continue reading

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Free Spirit – Review: Vero Profumo Kiki Voile d’Extrait

By Tara Vero Kern is steeped in the classic fragrances from Guerlain and Caron which she wore for many years before becoming a perfumer. This knowledge, love and appreciation of old-school French perfumery comes through in her artistic creations time … Continue reading

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