Category Archives: By Tara

Iris by Moonlight: Review – Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena

By Tara I may have found My Iris, but I was intrigued by the iris/incense theme of Iris Nazarena. Released in 2013, it sounded unusual and mysterious – “With its iris and incense accord, the new Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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Pia’s (Almost) Annual Perfume Tour – London, Thursday 9th June 2015

Editor’s Note: Due to Tara’s travelling to Vienna this week, we have her traditional Thursday post on a Wednesday. Enjoy! By Tara The last two fumie get-togethers organised by the wonderful Pia of Volatile Fiction have been an absolute blast. … Continue reading

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Cologne Writ Large: Review – Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Cologne Indélébile

By Tara Eau de Colognes have always seemed rather uninspiring to me. They don’t feel full of promise the way perfumes do. They are a practical pick-me-up rather than something to make you swoon. Cologne Indélébile (“Permanent Cologne”) may not … Continue reading

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Floating Petals: Review – Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola

By Tara Neela Vermeire Creations refract different aspects of India through the prism of French perfumery. The result is a quality collection of striking and evocative fragrances which are equally refined and complex. The inspiration for Neela’s latest creation (released … Continue reading

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From Siberia to Samovar: Review – Masque Milano Russian Tea

By Tara Russian Tea made several bloggers’ Best Perfumes of 2014 lists and having a fondness for tea fragrances myself, I was keen to check it out. Masque Milano was started by two young Italians, Riccardo Tedeschi and Alessandro Brun. … Continue reading

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Bejewelled: Review – Ann Gérard Rose Cut

By Tara I first encountered Rose Cut at the Perfume Lovers London “Roses Revisited” event. We tried an awful lot of rose fragrances that evening so it must have made an impression for me to request a sample. I think … Continue reading

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Singular Scents – Review: Demeter The Library of Fragrance

By Tara Earlier this year, my fabulous friend Vanessa of Bonkers About Perfume was quite rightly nominated for a Jasmine Award by The Fragrance Foundation. She was shortlisted in the Blogger category for her fantastic post “Men and (Wet) Sheds: … Continue reading

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Hommage à Bertrand Duchaufour, Perfume Lovers London at October Gallery – Thursday 21st May 2015

By Tara Bertrand Duchaufour is one of the world’s most well known and prolific perfumers. Who better to lead this sniff-along guide to his work than perfume specialist Nick Gilbert. Not only does he have great knowledge of Duchaufour’s work … Continue reading

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ODOU Smell and Perfume Magazine – Crowd Funding Initiative

By Tara Launched in 2013, ODOU is a bi-annual print magazine that explores smell and perfume through themes of memory, science, art, design, personal reflections, photography and more. There is no other publication that explores the sense of smell alone. … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Review – Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie

By Tara I usually have trouble with jasmine-heavy perfumes. Nasomatto’s Nuda is too heady for me and the same goes for Serge Lutens’ A La Nuit multiplied by a hundred. I admire the apricot inkiness of Sarrasins (also by Lutens) … Continue reading

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