Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

Alpha Male – Review: Parfums de Nicolai New York

By Tara You may be aware that New York is the fragrance Luca Turin tells us in Perfumes: The Guide that he wore for a decade. It’s an eau de toilette aimed at men that was launched in 1989 and … Continue reading

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Serene Green – Review: Jacomo Silences

By Tara As I write this, it is one of those gently rainy, warm mornings. Everything seems calm, quiet and slowed down somehow. It’s a perfect day for wearing Silences. When wearing it for the first time I was surprised … Continue reading

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Portia’s Designer Days & Nights – Mini-Reviews

Hi Hi Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Sometimes we get so caught up in the newest niche and the most exquisite and expensive frags that we forget about the old faithfuls, the … Continue reading

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Romantic Vanilla – Review: Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille

By Tara The majority of vanilla perfumes focus on the end result of vanilla production – those calorific cupcakes and cookies. However, Orchidée Vanille takes its inspiration from the start of story: The orchid flower which produces the vanilla pod. … Continue reading

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NSFW – Review: Parfumerie Générale L’Ombre Fauve

By Tara Have you come across the tag NSFW? It stands for “Not Suitable/Safe For Work” and denotes internet content that isn’t advisable viewing while at your office. The same warning could be applied to L’Ombre Fauve: Don’t apply liberally … Continue reading

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Class Act – Review: Papillon Artisan Perfumes Anubis, Tobacco Rose and Angélique

By Tara I can’t remember a time when I’ve been this impressed by the launch of a new fragrance line. British perfumer Liz Moores is the creator of Papillon Artisan Perfumes and this is her first collection of three eau … Continue reading

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French Summer – Review: Jul Et Mad Aqua Sextius

By Sandra Julien and Madalina are the beautiful couple behind the relatively new perfume brand Jul et Mad, one of my favorite newcomers in the field of perfumery. They are sharing their love story with us through the launch of … 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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The Lady Is a Tramp – Review: Tramp by Lenthéric (now by Mayfair)

Hello delicious Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia coming to you all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and today I’d like to introduce you to something a very dear frag buddy of mine in Australia gave me a sample … Continue reading

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Who Said It’s Not Easy Being Green? – Perfume Lovers London, 22nd May 2014

By Tara The New Cavendish Club is sadly closing so we gathered at the venue behind Oxford Street for one last time to explore the wide range of fragrances with a green facet. Event organiser Lila Das Gupta led through … Continue reading

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