Author Archives: Olfactoria

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Monday Question – How Would You Describe Yourself In Four Words?

I want just four words from you today, but I bet you’ll need some time to come up with them. (At least I did!) Which four words sum you up best?    My Answer: The hardest part for me when … Continue reading

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Deserted Beaches – Review: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

By Tara I’ve never had much luck with Jo Malone fragrances but last year’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt got a fair amount of positive attention, so I thought I’d give it a try.   It contains notes of ambrette … Continue reading

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Chanel Misia Giveaway Winner Announced

Thanks to Tara’s generosity, we can announce the lucky winner of a 4ml Chanel Misia mini flacon today. From all the eligible comments left, random.org helped to determine the one person soon to be scented in Misia. The winner is: … Continue reading

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Sydney Opera House Photo Essay By Portia

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here. I know many of you have only ever seen our Sydney Opera House on Postcards or the TV. It’s one of my favourite places to go hang, not … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Real Life Vs. Cyberspace: How Do You Keep A Healthy Balance?

Our daily social environment has changed so fundamentally in the past twenty years, it is bound to have an impact on us. Work has become easier in many respects, but constant reachability is a definite con. Relationships often start in … Continue reading

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Dip Dye! – A Vat Of Colour Makes A Great Thing Even Better: Hermès Carrés Surteint

Welcome to this week’s Hermès scarf post! Today I want to show you something special. Special in the making and special to me, as in “I love it! (even more than regular silk scarves)” :) Dip dye silk is a … Continue reading

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Chanel Misia and A Visit To The Harrods Salon de Parfums – Plus A Giveaway!

By Tara Last Autumn Harrods opened their luxurious Salon de Parfums on the sixth floor. It’s essentially a long row of fragrance boutiques – one for each brand – which highlight their most exclusive collections. Other high-end lines (such as … Continue reading

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Monday Question – How Was Your Weekend?

Since you seemed to enjoy this question last month (as did I), Tara suggested I make it a once-a-month fixture to ask about your weekend and what perfume accompanied you. So please tell me, what did you do this weekend? … Continue reading

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Pink Sunshine – Review: Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis

By Tara I thought it would never happen, but I have found a grapefruit perfume that doesn’t make me wince. No eye-winking sourness or connotations of body odour here. Pomelo Paradis is a simple pink grapefruit fragrance that’s full of … Continue reading

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A Calm And Peaceful Life – Review: Montale Red Vetyver

Hey Hey lovely Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse sharing a newbie to my set of Montale fragrances that I enjoy. Red Vetyver and Terre d’Hermès have a similar genetic make-up yet I think them sufficiently … Continue reading

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