Author Archives: Olfactoria

About Olfactoria

I'm on a journey through the world of fragrance - come with me!

One Hundred Pleats – Hermès Cent Plis De Miao Cashmere And Silk Scarves

Today I want to show you the first large size scarf in this series. Cent Plis de Miao (One hundred pleats of Miao – a province in China) was designed by Aline Honoré and first released in 2010. Cent Plis … Continue reading

Posted in Hermès, Scarf Collection, Scarves | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

Honey Trap – Review: Ramon Monegal Cuirelle

By Tara I’ve been curious about Cuirelle ever since I heard that it was a different, softer, take on leather compared to the usual animal hide. So I was grateful when the Cookie Queen kindly sent me a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in By Tara, Fragrance Reviews, Honey, Leather, Ramon Monegal | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

Perfume Shopping In South Africa: A Guide To Not-So-Hidden Beauty!

Editor’s Note: Today I am happy to present a post by regular reader and perfume lover Johanob, who lives in South Africa. He is showing us his home turf and the many (many!) scent-related treasures to be found there. Johano … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping, Travels | Tagged , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Monday Question – How Was Your Weekend (And What Perfume Did You Wear)?

What did you do this weekend? Have you worn one perfume or five? Which one(s)?    My Answer: I got a sample of Hermès’s latest launch Le Jardin de Monsieur Li on Saturday morning and have worn it ever since. … Continue reading

Posted in Monday Question | Tagged , | 53 Comments

Perfume Bottles And Scarves – Hermès Quadrige And Circuit 24 Faubourg

Perfume bottles and scarves – my two loves go together well, showing you how well, is the aim of this post. The first scarf of my collection that I present today is called Quadrige. It is an old design, first … Continue reading

Posted in Hermès, Scarf Collection | Tagged , , , , | 46 Comments

Pin-Up Perfume – Review: 4160 Tuesdays Tart’s Knicker Drawer

By Tara British brand 4160 Tuesdays has quite a number of fragrances that are brim full of wit. In a world where perfumers can be painfully pretentious or rudely arrogant, the approach taken by indie perfumer Sarah McCartney is refreshing. … Continue reading

Posted in By Tara, Fragrance Reviews | Tagged , , | 32 Comments

Review: Jean-Louis Scherrer by Jean-Louis Scherrer

Hey Hey Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Today I’d like to go back to 1979 and on into the 1980s. I was horse mad and went every weekend to have riding lessons and to help … Continue reading

Posted in By Portia, Fragrance Reviews | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

Monday Question – What Are Your Secret Single Behaviours?

When you are home (or away) alone, is there anything you love to do you wouldn’t do in the presence of your loved ones? Do you indulge in so called secret single behaviour or are just the same as in … Continue reading

Posted in Monday Question | Tagged | 31 Comments

The Circle Of Life – Hermès De La Mer Au Ciel Scarves

Today I want to show you two scarves – sisters – that share the same design in a different colourway. It shows very well how completely different two scarves of the same design can look, depending on the colours. De … Continue reading

Posted in Hermès, Scarf Collection, Scarves | Tagged , , | 46 Comments

I Left My Heart In Vienna: A Trip to Austria – 28th February to 5th March 2015

By Tara After knowing Birgit (Olfactoria) for 4 years now, I was beyond excited to accept her kind invitation to come and stay with her family in Vienna, Austria at the start of this month. The city was everything I … Continue reading

Posted in By Tara, Travels, Vienna | Tagged , | 46 Comments