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Vero Kern At Bloom Perfumery, London on Wednesday 9th April 2013

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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Getting To Know Phaedon: Reviews – Sable Marocain, Lentisque and Dhzari, Phaedon Paris

By Tara Phaedon Paris is another “new to me” brand I found at Bloom perfumery in February. Originally established in 2011, the line was re-launched in 2013 under the helm of Pierre Guillaume of Parfumerie Générale and Huitieme Art fame. The … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Lucas Szcześniak Of Chemist In The Bottle

Today we hear from a blogger many of you will know, Lucas of Chemist in the Bottle. Lucas lives in Poland and writes from his unique perspective as a perfume lover and cosmetic chemistry student. A good day starts with… a … Continue reading

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Greeeeeeen! – Review: Robert Piguet Futur

Hey Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse in the Olfactoria house. It’s been warm down under, a bit humid and sticky and I know you guys are in spring in the northern hemisphere so I thought … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are The Skeletons In Your Perfume Closet?

Do you have any bottles in your collection that you are not very proud of? Any “dirty secret” scents? What are the skeletons in your perfume closet? My Answer: As a bona fide perfumista, whether in the stages of first … Continue reading

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Sunday, Foodie Sunday With Val – It’s Not Rocket Science

By Val, the Cookie Queen After the chocolate overdose of the last post I thought I would share what we eat at mealtimes, regardless of current dietary disorders. We never have dinner without a plate of chopped fruit and vegetables … Continue reading

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Lovely Ladies And Little Luxuries – A Few Unusual Images Of London

If you want to know what London looks like, if you want to see pics of the sights and buildings of Britain’s capital, I have to send you on to Google. New technologies make it so easy to see what is … Continue reading

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