Category Archives: Floral

Floating Petals: Review – Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola

By Tara Neela Vermeire Creations refract different aspects of India through the prism of French perfumery. The result is a quality collection of striking and evocative fragrances which are equally refined and complex. The inspiration for Neela’s latest creation (released … Continue reading

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A Perfect Gift – Review: Olympic Orchids Deluxe Set

Hi there fellow Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Today we are looking at one of my all time favourite Independent Perfumers, Ellen … Continue reading

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Spring Haze – Review: Guerlain Chamade

By Tara When you first meet someone you are violently attracted to, it can feel a lot like panic. Your fight or flight response kicks in as your senses heighten and your heart begins to race. Historically, in war, a … Continue reading

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Roses Revisited, Perfume Lovers London, The October Gallery, London – Thursday 26th February 2015

By Tara Aromatherapy tells us that rose oil makes us feel loved and beautiful. I’d say that’s about right. If ever I start the day feeling like I need a little extra shot of beauty in my life, I turn … Continue reading

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Ephemerals – Mini-Reviews: Brecourt Paris

By Sandra Brecourt Paris is a relatively new niche perfume company (2010) created by perfumer Emilie Bouge and is based in Paris.  I have never tried their perfumes and now I have a handful that I have tried and truly … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Memory Of A Big White Floral – Review: Ineke Gilded Lily

Hello Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse thrilled to be with you all today. I hope life is treating you all well and that your holidays are wonderful. If times are tough for you now I … Continue reading

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Dusty Iris – Review: Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse

By Tara Tubereuse 1 is capricieuse by name and capricious by nature. It’s wonderfully unexpected. Created by Gérald Ghislain and released in 2009, Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse is part of the Tuberose Trilogy collection. According to the Histoires de Parfums website, … Continue reading

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On The Wishlist – Mini-Reviews: Viktoria Minya Hedonist Iris, Hedonist Rose And Eau de Hongrie

By Sandra Last year Viktoria Minya presented us with her first perfume – Hedonist. The original perfume in all of its honeyed opulence has had me lusting after a bottle since its debut. Now I am truly in trouble. Viktoria … Continue reading

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Flowers At Dawn – Review: En Voyage Fiore di Bellagio

By Sandra Shelley Waddington is the wonderfully talented nose behind En Voyage Perfumes. I was introduced to her work this year when a dear friend of mine presented me with Captured in Amber. I was gobsmacked with awe and could … Continue reading

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Pretty But Soulless – Review: Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique

Hiya Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Imagine you are cleaning out your cupboards and you find a home made decant of something you can’t remember buying, maybe you got it as a … Continue reading

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