Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

Show Time – Review: Histoires de Parfums Olympia, Music Hall

By Tara L’Olympia Music Hall in Paris was founded in 1888 by the same gentleman – Joseph Oller – who created the Moulin Rouge (which also inspired a fragrance by Histoires de Parfums reviewed here). The legendary theatre put on … Continue reading

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A Perfume Apart – Review: Amouage Memoir Man

By Michael I’m not really sure how I ended up purchasing Memoir Man. I’d never tried it and I’m not a big fan of either green notes, lavender or fougères. Yet there I found myself late one night adding it … Continue reading

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Intimate Decadence – Review: Laboratorio Olfattivo Daimiris

By Tara Created by the prolific perfumer Pierre Guillaume, Daimiris was one of the four fragrances in Laboratorio Olfattivo’s first collection launched in 2009. It contains top notes of saffron and cardamom, heart notes of rum, iris and daim (suede) … Continue reading

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Life Is Good When You Smell Fabulous! – Review: Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur

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. Mohur has been a constant in my fragrance wardrobe since first discovering it. It … Continue reading

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Dandified Violet – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Violette Fumée

By Tara Before her tragic, untimely death in 2011, Mona created Violette Fumée for her business partner Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. She sought to embody within it his favourite raw materials, passions and memories. In 2013 he decided to share this … 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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Getting To Know Dawn – Review: DSH Scent Of Hope And More

By Michael Not too long ago I read that Dawn Spencer Hurwitz was recreating Jacques Fath’s Iris Gris and I was hugely excited. So off I rushed in an iris perfume loving fragrance geeky dash to get samples. Little did … Continue reading

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Coconut Cooler – Review: Heeley Coccobello

By Tara Not for the first time, I’m in the minority by not being a fan of coconut perfumes. I think coconut can be great when it’s in the mix (as it is in Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum or Fils … Continue reading

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Candle In The Dark – Review: 24.09.11 By Hilde Soliani

Hey Hey lovely Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. It seems I am the only person who has reviewed this lovely fragrance before. Sometimes the really good stuff gets missed in the overwhelming … Continue reading

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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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