Category Archives: Chanel

Old School Simplicity – Review: Chanel Eau de Cologne

Dearest and most delightful Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I am not really the cool, crisp and classy kinda guy or gal on most occasions, there are plenty of words to … Continue reading

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The Best Of 2013

To abuse a cliché everyone over the age of thirty or so uses this time of the year – the time flew by. This year really went by in a blink, and when I seemingly just the other day wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Chanel, Fragrance Reviews, Hermès, Jo Malone, Neela Vermeire Creations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 95 Comments

Monday Question – What Is Your Go-To Perfume For Special Occasions?

Which perfume do you choose for a day you want to remember? What is the one scent you reach for on days when something special happens? What do you wear when you need some comforting and confidence-boosting? What perfume do … Continue reading

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Mood-Enhancing Perfumes – A Best Of-List

I believe in the power of perfume to influence me and my mood. Mood is the resource I use to determine what perfume to wear, if I let my subconscious decide and grab what it compels me to grab, I … Continue reading

Posted in Armani Privé, Atelier Cologne, Chanel, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Guerlain, Guerlain L'Art et la Matière, Neela Vermeire Creations, Parfumerie Generale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

In The Circle Of Trust – My Top Five Perfumes (For Now)

The original title of this post was: “What remains when the wild frenzy ends.” But then I thought about Robert DeNiro’s character in Meet the Parents, who maintained a Circle of Trust, wherein only a very select few trusted individuals … Continue reading

Posted in Chanel, Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Frederic Malle, Hermès, Les Exclusifs de Chanel, Nabucco | Tagged , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

Olfactoria Is Pretty Angry – Review: Chanel 1932

When I smelled 1932 for the first time last week, it was with high expectations. It is a Chanel after all and the reviews I have read so far had been positive. Unfortunately I went away from the boutique disappointed. … Continue reading

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All Chanel, All The Time – Finding Hidden Beauty Part VI

This time I did not have to venture far to find something beautiful – and this time it is Perfumista appropriate beauty too… Today on Valentine’s Day, I am honoring a great and ongoing love of mine and of many … Continue reading

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Shrinkage – How My Perfume Wearing Habits Change

As the dear regular reader knows, my perfume wearing habits have changed significantly over the past months. I grew from voraciously testing and wearing at least three perfumes a day to steadfastly depleting an entire bottle of one single perfume … Continue reading

Posted in Chanel, Frederic Malle, Guerlain, Hermès, Jo Malone, Ramblings | Tagged , , , , | 98 Comments

My Favorite Colour – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Beige

My recent run-in with springy white florals in general and Chanel Gardénia in particular, brought my attention to another (off-)white floral in the Les Exclusifs line – Beige. Named after one of Coco Chanel’s (and my) favorite colors, Beige manages … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Leather Perfume?

Do you like leather perfumes? Do you enjoy the slightly rough and tough image of many leather perfumes? Which one is a must try in your opinion? Which house does leather best? What is your absolute favorite in this category? … Continue reading

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