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Lemon Fresh – Perfume Review: Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant

By Tara Cédrat Enivrant (“intoxicating Citron”) Cologne Absolue is the most recent release from Atelier Cologne and has a 15% concentration. It contains notes of cédrat, lime, bergamot, mint, basil, juniper berry, tonka bean, vetiver and elemi. As you may … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Carrie Meredith Of Eyeliner On A Cat

Carrie of the beauty and perfume blog Eyeliner On a Cat was one of the first people in Perfumeland I had contact with when I started out and she was so welcoming and such a warm person I felt I … Continue reading

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Carnations For Louis – Review: Oriza L. Legrand Oeillet Louis XV

Hey Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse to chat about a fragrance house that I discovered properly on my trip to Europe. It is, in the fashion of the day, a resurrected house from history and … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Your Top Five Part I: Books

Today is the first Monday question in a series of five where we share our Top Five lists for several things. First up are books. (Advance warning: perfume will be last, so we have some time to pick our five … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! – And A New Old Perfume Love

We are busy with family visits and easter bunny watching so I want to wish you a relaxing and lovely few days and a very happy Easter!See you again after the weekend! I’ll leave you with this link to an … Continue reading

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A Spanish Guitar – Review: Parfums MDCI Nuit Andalouse

By Sandra Parfums MDCI is a perfume house which exudes elegance and style with its beautiful perfumes. I was eagerly awaiting the two newly launched perfumes from 2013 – Nuit Andalouse and Cuir Garamante. Today I want to tell you … Continue reading

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Vero Kern At Bloom Perfumery, London on Wednesday 9th April 2014

By Tara Vero Kern is one the real gems of the perfume world. She is an amazingly talented and inspiring woman who proves that you can make your dreams a reality at any age. Her perfume line, Vero Profumo, is … Continue reading

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Roses In Milan – Review: Vero Profumo Rozy Eau de Parfum

By Val, the Cookie Queen .rozy. is the fifth creation in Vero Profumo’s unique collection. Vero Kern has fulfilled a long-cherished wish with her own unique interpretation of a rose scent. It is a tribute to Anna Magnani, the great Italian … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Vetiver Perfume?

Today it is time for another Favorite Note question. Let’s hear your vetiver recommendations! Is vetiver among your favorite notes or do you tend to avoid it? Which perfume that prominently features vetiver is the best in your opinion? Do you … Continue reading

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Take Note – Smythson of Bond Street Makes Writing Luxurious

When I was in London I found myself entranced by something I normally don’t tend to spend a lot of money on – notebooks. I have been carrying around my trusty Moleskines faithfully for years, they are black and unobtrusive … Continue reading

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