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Introverted Incense – Review: Serge Lutens L’Orpheline

By Tara The recent Serge Lutens release L’Orpheline (the orphan) is the sort of airy fragrance I generally get on better with than the dense creations which make up a good proportion of the house’s output. It gives you a … Continue reading

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Atelier Cologne Discount Codes Now Available Worldwide!

A quick public service announcement: Atelier Cologne just let me know that they made the two discount codes – OLFACTORIASAMPLES and OLFACTORIACANDLE, see sidebar – available worldwide. Now also US readers can benefit! Just in time for Black Friday! ;)Continue reading

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Close To Perfection – Review: Caron Infini

Hiya Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse back on the OTs. A while ago I found a small bottle of vintage Infini parfum on one of the Facebook pages For Sale lists and though there was … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Up, Up And Away! What Perfumes Do You Bring On A City Trip?

I am flying to NYC this week and I can hardly wait to get away. A few days just with my husband but without work and family pressures – ah. (For New Yorkers: I will be at Osswald on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Graveyard Rose – Review: Frapin Nevermore

By Tara Nevermore is the beautifully wistful name of the latest release by Frapin. It comes from Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem, “The Raven”, which was first published in 1845. In it, an increasingly distraught narrator pines for his … Continue reading

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Colour in My Life Please! – Review: Nobile 1942 La Danza delle Libellule

By Sandra I do not usually pay attention to the name of a perfume. But when one as beautiful as La Danza delle Libellule comes my way I sit up and pay attention. It means The Dance of the Dragonflies. … Continue reading

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A Holiday Surprise From Atelier Cologne And Other Announcements

Hello all, instead of a Monday Question this week, I wanted to make a few announcements. 1) First of all, and with a lovely timing for the Holidays, I teamed up with Atelier Cologne who kindly created two discount codes … Continue reading

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Chocolate Trio – Review: En Voyage Perfumes Souvenir de Chocolat Indigo Vanilla, Captured in Amber and Café Cacao

By Tara Shelley Waddington, the super talented perfumer behind En Voyage Perfumes, won many new fans last year with her stunning, vintage-inspired scent Zelda.   This year her collection of three chocolate based perfumes “Souvenir de Chocolat” has already won … Continue reading

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In The Harem – Review: Dior Collection Privée Oud Ispahan

Woop Woop Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia here today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Funny how sometimes you are so enraptured by a scent that you’ve bought in a sample, decant or split that you immediately, or as soon as … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Vintage Perfume Would You Love To See Revived?

Last week Tara took us on a fascinating journey through the world of yesterday’s perfumes at the Osmotheque in Versailles. I’m sure I’m not the only one she inspired to dream about great perfumes that are sadly no longer available. … Continue reading

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