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Coconut Cooler – Review: Heeley Coccobello

By Tara Not for the first time, I’m in the minority by not being a fan of coconut perfumes. I think coconut can be great when it’s in the mix (as it is in Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum or Fils … Continue reading

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Candle In The Dark – Review: 24.09.11 By Hilde Soliani

Hey Hey lovely Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. It seems I am the only person who has reviewed this lovely fragrance before. Sometimes the really good stuff gets missed in the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is The Book Or Story You Cannot Forget?

I have a non-perfume related question for you today. I know my readers love books as much as I do, so please share with me: Is there a book, novel, short story, etc. that haunts you since you have read … Continue reading

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Land of Plenty – Review: Mona di Orio Eau Absolue

By Tara Eau Absolue is said to be a fragrance Mona created for herself and embodies her love of the Mediterranean. It was launched in 2013 and is described as a Citrus Aromatic. Mona composed the formula before her untimely … Continue reading

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Bogue Profumo MAAI Giveaway Winners Announced!

Michael showed us the beauty that is MAAI last week in his review. The following commenters got lucky and will receive a sample of this enigmatic perfume. Ladywinther Nemo Ana Connie Joaquim Cynthia Mc hajusuuri Scotty Congratulations! Please get in … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday – A Travelogue

By Sandra Rome is one of the cities on earth where I feel completely relaxed and at home. We decided to take the one week of vacation that the Norwegian had, and fly to Rome for the full week. The … Continue reading

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Monday Question – WHY Do You Love Perfume So Much?

In this space we talk about which and what, how and when, if or not to wear perfume, how to store it, when and where to buy it, what we love and what we hate… Today I want to know … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winners Announced!

We have two winners to announce today, of the Roja Dove Fragrance Consultation and a decant of Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile. has spoken and chosen the following winners among the entrants:   The lucky winner of the consultation … Continue reading

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Fragrant Offering – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Fils de Dieu

By Tara The full title of this fragrance is Fils de Dieu, du Riz et des Agrumes which translates as “Son of God, rice and citrus”. It was created by Ralf Schwieger and launched in 2012. The note list appears … Continue reading

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An Exercise In Contrasts – Review: Bogue Profumo MAAI

By Michael Until relatively recently I felt that exciting releases were relatively few and far between. While the five hundredth variation on synthetic oud and pseudo Middle Eastern perfume is pushed onto the market there are exciting houses like Vero … Continue reading

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