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White Iris – Review: Laboratorio Olfattivo Nirmal

By Tara Laboratorio Olfattivo is an Italian store selling high-end fragrances. They released four perfumes under their own name in 2009 and now have eleven in total. I came across this niche line for the first time on a recent … Continue reading

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Saltwater Citrus – Review: The Different Company South Bay

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I know you are all heading towards Winter and Autumn has gripped the north but still Autumn can be sunlit and warm during the day. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are You A Closet Perfumista?

Are you open about your perfume hobby? Do you share your passion with casual acquaintances or are only closest friends in on the secret? Is your fragrance hobby public knowledge or is it your private indulgence? My Answer: As much … Continue reading

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Under the Boardwalk – Review: Heeley Sel Marin

By Tara Sel Marin is probably the fragrance that Heeley are best known for. An upscale oceanic scent that contains notes of lemon, bergamot, beech leaf, sea salt, algae, moss, seaweed, vetiver, musk, leather and cedarwood. It starts off with … Continue reading

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Getting To Know Dawn – Review: DSH Scent Of Hope And More

By Michael Not too long ago I read that Dawn Spencer Hurwitz was recreating Jacques Fath’s Iris Gris and I was hugely excited. So off I rushed in an iris perfume loving fragrance geeky dash to get samples. Little did … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Fall Release Are You Most Excited About?

New perfumes abound year-round, but fall is often the time to think about something new. So which of the scents released for this season catches your eye, or rather: nose? What new launch are you most interested in? Or have … Continue reading

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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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