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Brides And Freshly Made Beds – Review: Chanel N°19 Poudre

Hiya Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I don’t know if you remember when today’s fragrance was released. The scentbloggosphere went ballistic. Lovers, haters, blamers and baiters all came online and there was … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your “Back To School” Perfume?

Fall is here! The weather turns decidedly more unpredictable, rain, wind and cooler temperatures take over. School starts again and there is whiff of new beginnings in the air. Fall for me is always a time to start over, a beginning … Continue reading

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Summer In Italy – Scented Travels

We started our yearly trek to Italy once more in the city of Udine. It is very convenient to spend the night there, before venturing further south, since five hours of car travel are plenty for two young children. We … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Perfumery at Roullier White, London – Sunday 10th August 2014

By Tara Recently I finally visited the perfumery at Roullier White in south east London for the first time. It took me so long because if you live north of the Thames, it’s not the most straight-forward place to get … Continue reading

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Iris In Disguise – Review: Hermès Paprika Brasil

Editor’s Note: I want to welcome Michael today. He is an Australian, living in Sydney and I met him in person last January when he and the inimitable Portia of Australian PerfumeJunkies visited Vienna. Michael has a great nose and an … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Love Scented Soaps And Other Bath Products?

I am back from a long absence, first in Italy, then in our country cottage and hope to share more about it all with you soon. Today let’s start with a Monday Question, I want to know: Can you be enticed … Continue reading

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Evergreen – Review: Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa

By Tara Released earlier this year, Corsica Furiosa was the first new launch from Parfum d’Empire since 2012’s Musc Tonkin. Perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has based the fragrance on an overdose of the natural material, lentisque (or mastic resin), using it in the form of oil, absolute and extract. The resin is obtained from an evergreen shrub, Pistacia lentiscus, which is native to Corticchiato’s picturesque homeland, the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Notes for Corsica Furiosa include lentiscus (mastic) oil, nepita (a local variety of wild mint), lentiscus absolute, … Continue reading

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Portia’s Summer Fling – Review: Tocca Giulietta

Dearest and most delightful Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I wanted to show you a perfect summer fragrance this week because you all are coming to the end of summer up north … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Tuberose – Review: Nasomatto Narcotic Venus

By Tara “The fragrance is the result of a quest for the overwhelming addictive intensity of female sexual power” say Nasomatto about Narcotic Venus. How’s that for a mission statement? I tend to find tuberose more than a little overwhelming. I feel like it’s trying to dazzle me with its intensity rather … Continue reading

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Perfume Free – A Trip To The Alps

By Sandra Giving my nose a much needed break from perfume never crossed my mind. For as long as I can remember I have worn perfume at some point in time during the day or night. The only obvious exception … Continue reading

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