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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Guide To Violet – Perfume Lovers London, The October Gallery, London, 23rd October 2014

By Tara I’m so glad Thomas’s talks have become an annual fixture at Perfume Lovers London. After a couple of fantastic Summer Specials this time The Candy Perfume Boy was back with his Jasmine Award winning Guide To Violet – … Continue reading

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Pretty But Soulless – Review: Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique

Hiya Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Imagine you are cleaning out your cupboards and you find a home made decant of something you can’t remember buying, maybe you got it as a … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfume Name Do You Find Especially Fitting?

This MQ is inspired by Undina’s post of yesterday, where she recounted her story with Serge Lutens Boxeuses, a perfume that has a name that seems very fitting to the situation she describes. What perfume name do you think is … Continue reading

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Show Time – Review: Histoires de Parfums Olympia, Music Hall

By Tara L’Olympia Music Hall in Paris was founded in 1888 by the same gentleman – Joseph Oller – who created the Moulin Rouge (which also inspired a fragrance by Histoires de Parfums reviewed here). The legendary theatre put on … Continue reading

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A Perfume Apart – Review: Amouage Memoir Man

By Michael I’m not really sure how I ended up purchasing Memoir Man. I’d never tried it and I’m not a big fan of either green notes, lavender or fougères. Yet there I found myself late one night adding it … Continue reading

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Sunday, Foodie Sunday (Yes, On A Tuesday!) – The Humble Brownie

By Val, The Cookie Queen Brownies are named for their rich, dark, chocolatey colour. Although chocolate has been paired with sugar in sweet pastries for about 400 years (it was introduced to Europe from America in the early 16th century) brownies … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Cosy Stay-In Perfume?

Nights are getting colder and longer and cocooning at home in front of a fire with a good book and a cashmere blanket seems incredibly attractive and preferable to braving wind and rain outside. Which perfumes are your best companions … Continue reading

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Intimate Decadence – Review: Laboratorio Olfattivo Daimiris

By Tara Created by the prolific perfumer Pierre Guillaume, Daimiris was one of the four fragrances in Laboratorio Olfattivo’s first collection launched in 2009. It contains top notes of saffron and cardamom, heart notes of rum, iris and daim (suede) … Continue reading

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Life Is Good When You Smell Fabulous! – Review: Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur

Hello Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse thrilled to be with you all today. I hope life is treating you all well. Mohur has been a constant in my fragrance wardrobe since first discovering it. It … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Let’s Talk Make-Up!

Last week it was fun to talk about skincare. Your responses were so interesting and I think we all enjoyed a peek into each others bathroom cabinets. So to stay a bit sideways of the perfume topic once more, I’d … Continue reading

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