Category Archives: Floral

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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The Goldilocks Rose – Review: Guerlain Rose Nacrée Du Désert

By Michael I recently caught up with a friend recently who waxed lyrical about Guerlain’s Rose Nacrée. “Oh yeah? I’ll try it sometime” I said and proceeded merrily to forget it existed. Then, no more than a two weeks later, … Continue reading

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Portia’s Summer Fling – Review: Tocca Giulietta

Dearest and most delightful Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I wanted to show you a perfect summer fragrance this week because you all are coming to the end of summer up north … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Tuberose – Review: Nasomatto Narcotic Venus

By Tara “The fragrance is the result of a quest for the overwhelming addictive intensity of female sexual power” say Nasomatto about Narcotic Venus. How’s that for a mission statement? I tend to find tuberose more than a little overwhelming. I feel like it’s trying to dazzle me with its intensity rather … Continue reading

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Big Money Rose – Review: Yves Saint Laurent Majestic Rose

Dear Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I have been testing all of the new Yves Saint Laurent releases. I have a problem with their price point, straight up, there you have it. … Continue reading

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An Orange Blossom Moment – Review: Diptyque L’Art Du Soin Lait Frais Body Lotion And L’Eau de Neroli Eau de Cologne

Every summer I fall again for the lovely, warm, intoxicating and tender scent of orange blossoms. Last year Parfums de Nicolai Eau de Soleil was my drug of choice, this year I found something that is such a sensory pleasure … 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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Philippe Starck In a Bottle – Review: Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette

Hello you lovely Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here, with a fragrance I have written about before elsewhere. Since then I have had considerable time to wear quite often and fall madly in love with this beautiful, … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Desert Rose – Review: Parfumerie Générale Isparta

By Tara After trying Isparta briefly on paper and having perfume pals remark on its likeness to Frederic Malle’s showstopper Portrait of a Lady, I was keen to test it properly and see if the two really are that similar. … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through Central Park – Review: Ramon Monegal – Very Private for Bergdorf Goodman

By Sandra I really did not want to tell you about another exclusive perfume which will be impossible to get your hands on. I really did not. But then, the sample fell into my lap and I have had the … Continue reading

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