Category Archives: Cologne

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

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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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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 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

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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

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What Karl Wears – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne

If there is one perfume in the Les Exclusifs line up that truly requires that big and beautiful 200ml (6.8 fl.oz) bottle, it is Eau de Cologne. It was made to use lavishly and this is just what you want … Continue reading

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