Category Archives: Floral

Big And Bold – Review: Boucheron Pour Femme

Hi Hi Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and today we are looking at one of my all time favourites. Recently I had spritzed myself lavishly not even half an hour ago when … Continue reading

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Rosy Skin: Review – Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit

By Tara When my great pal, Val the Cookie Queen, generously gave me a decant from her bottle of Paris exclusive Rose de Nuit, I expected a rose with an animalic edge. On first wear, what I actually experienced was … Continue reading

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Strength In Beauty: Review – Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin

By Tara When it was released in 2013, there were conflicting stories as to the inspiration behind La Fille de Berlin. I prefer to think its muse is German movie icon, Marlene Dietrich. She exuded a unique kind of feminine … Continue reading

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The Incognito Cheesecake – Review: Guerlain Paris-Moscou

Hey there Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse You know that moment? The one where you get sent a bunch of samples from a mate (Natalie from Another Perfume Blog – now defunct) and as you’re … Continue reading

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Indomitable Spirit: Review – En Voyage Perfumes Frida

By Tara A few years ago, I went to an exhibition of paintings by iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Tate Modern, London. I have long admired the woman as much as her art. Kahlo trod her own path, overcoming … Continue reading

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Gone Forever! – Review: Guerlain Lys Soleia

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Since I heard the today’s fragrance had been discontinued it has been an oft spritz. Then on Facebook Fragrance Friends one of the girls … Continue reading

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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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