Category Archives: Cologne

Land of Plenty – Review: Mona di Orio Eau Absolue

By Tara Eau Absolue is said to be a fragrance Mona created for herself and embodies her love of the Mediterranean. It was launched in 2013 and is described as a Citrus Aromatic. Mona composed the formula before her untimely … Continue reading

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Unassuming Beauty – Review: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia

By Tara The brand new Eau de Magnolia has a breezy loveliness about it. At first I wondered if it was too understated to make an impact next to its more striking companions in the Editions de Parfums line-up, but … 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

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Orange Blossom, Parfums Nicolai | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

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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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

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Green, Hermès | Tagged , , , | 53 Comments

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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Hospitals And Holidays – Review: A Lab On Fire L’Anonyme And Sweet Dreams 2003

I’ll say it right up front: While I was intrigued by A Lab On Fire’s latest offering What We Do In Paris Is Secret, I was a bit disappointed by the other two perfumes in the line. L’Anonyme ou OP-1475-A … Continue reading

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Live And Laugh – Review: Ys Uzac Monodie

Another niche house with a strange name. Maybe I’m getting tired, maybe I need another vacation, but I didn’t feel very motivated to get to know yet another new line. Enough already! was my feeling. But a dear friend brought … Continue reading

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Hot Town, Summer in the City – The Candy Perfume Boy Summer Special at Perfume Lovers London

By Tara One of the very brightest and best new perfume blogs to pop-up in Perfumeland over the last year is The Candy Perfume Boy. With a mix of razor-sharp wit and insightful reviews, the posts are as entertaining as … Continue reading

Posted in Annick Goutal, By Tara, Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fruity, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Puredistance, Thierry Mugler, Tuberose, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Scents Of Destination – Where To Wear What! A Blogging Project

Where are you going on vacation this summer? Any exotic locales? Maybe an exciting city trip? A mountain retreat? A sandy beach? To your office? Wherever you plan to go, even if you stay on your own balcony, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, DSH Italian Splendor, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Orange Blossom, Parfum d'Empire, Penhaligon's, Travels | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments