Category Archives: By Tara

Vero Kern At Bloom Perfumery, London on Wednesday 9th April 2014

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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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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Vanilla Perfumes: The Best of The Best Presented by Neil Chapman, Perfume Lovers London, New Cavendish Club, Thursday 27th March 2014

By Tara Neil Chapman is a British perfume obsessive living in Japan. His blog The Black Narcissus is a great read but be warned, you may turn green with envy at the regularity with which he picks up vintage gems … Continue reading

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Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … Continue reading

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Instant Vintage – Review: En Voyage Perfumes Zelda

By Tara Artisan perfumer Shelley Waddington was inspired to create Zelda in 2013 as a tribute to an icon of the Jazz Age, Zelda Fitzgerald. Her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald called her “America’s first flapper”. An accomplished dancer, writer and … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Arquiste – Reviews: Arquiste Infanta en Flor, Flor de Louis and Anima Dulcis

By Tara Until a recent bloggers’ jaunt that included Bloom Perfumery in East London, Arquiste was a hole in my far from complete perfume knowledge. I have since learnt that there are currently seven perfumes in the line which are … Continue reading

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Mandarin Dream – Review: Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée

By Tara I adore the darker perfumes in my collection such as Ormonde Woman and Vol de Nuit, but there’s always room for a fragrance that can act as an instant mood enhancer. I can’t imagine a more uplifting aroma … Continue reading

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Three Private Blends – Review: Tom Ford Oud Fleur, Shanghai Lily and Fleur de Chine

By Tara First off, I must admit to a bias against the Private Blend Collection, which is Tom Ford’s extensive luxury fragrance line. I know perfumes like Tobacco Vanille and Oud Wood have a lot of fans but they have … Continue reading

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Portia Fest 2014, London, Saturday 8th February

By Tara I’ve never experienced the peace and love vibe of a music festival, but I think I got pretty close to that last Saturday. It was the uplifting feeling of being surrounded by fabulous like-minded people with a shared … Continue reading

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Strange, Sensational or Skanky: A Selection of Perfume Presented by Nick Gilbert at Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, Thursday 30th January 2014

By Tara This evening we delved into all that is strange and skanky in the world of perfume. It was a lot of fun, although perhaps not for the fainthearted. Nick Gilbert has worked in perfume retail for a number … Continue reading

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