Category Archives: Citrus

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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You Are My Sunshine – Review: Parfums Nicolai Eau Soleil

When I received my personal summer scent 2013, Juste un Reve, from Parfums Nicolai, I also received a sample of her newest creation, the official Nicolai summer scent 2013: Eau Soleil. A day of wearing this propelled me right into … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

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Three Mangoes With A Twist – Review: Jo Loves Mango Nectar, A Shot Of Thai Lime Over Mango And A Shot Of Oud Over Mango

Do you like mangoes as much as I do? The taste of a ripe, juicy mango is among the best things ever for me. Sprinkled with a bit of pepper and a squirt of lime juice, a mango is a … Continue reading

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Sadness Wrapped In Beauty – What My Spring Smells Like

This spring has only a few days on its back, but perfume-wise, I started a bit earlier. So for a few weeks now, I have been smelling of spring. Aside from my obvious choices (Hermès Vetiver Tonka, Hermès Rose Ikebana, … Continue reading

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The Gentle Breezes Of Spring – Review: Parfums de Nicolai Week-end à Deauville

Parfums de Nicolai is a line that is so much under the radar it is really a shame. I blame the packaging, because once you get past that, the perfumes are exquisite and very well worth your time and attention. … Continue reading

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Pure Joy? – Review: Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse

I thought Cuir de Nacre would be my favorite in this new line of three exceptionally well made perfumes, but it turns out – as it so frequently does – that I was wrong. It has been a while that … Continue reading

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The Scent Of Innocence – Review: Jo Malone Blackberry And Bay Cologne

Am I a great Jo Malone fan? No. Honestly, while I always loved the visuals of the brand, I used to look down on the perfumes from my undeserved, little Perfumista pedestal as cute, but uninspired. My, how arrogant can … Continue reading

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Where Fairies Dwell – Review: Vero Profumo Mito

Vero Kern is a much admired woman in Perfumeland. Many of us not only revere her creations – Vero Profumo – but also the woman herself. She is inspiring and exudes a joy for living, a happiness, a positive energy … Continue reading

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Intellectual Exercise With Pineapple – Review: Parfums MDCI Le Rivage des Syrtes

I fell in love with three perfumes (Péché Cardinal, Rose de Siwa, Chypre Palatin) of MDCI lately so financially speaking I’m very thankful I did not fall for Le Rivage des Syrtes, but it is a unique and very interesting … Continue reading

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