Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

Iris by Moonlight: Review – Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena

By Tara I may have found My Iris, but I was intrigued by the iris/incense theme of Iris Nazarena. Released in 2013, it sounded unusual and mysterious – “With its iris and incense accord, the new Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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Yacht Life: Review – Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum

By Tara I see more and more summer perfume releases described as “solar florals”. Well, Terracotta Le Parfum is a fragrance that really does fit that description. The white florals are dewy but the gentle warmth of vanilla increasingly shines … Continue reading

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The Sea, The Sea – Review: L’Occitane Mer & Mistral

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). It must be hotting up in earnest on that side of the world right now while … Continue reading

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Cologne Writ Large: Review – Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Cologne Indélébile

By Tara Eau de Colognes have always seemed rather uninspiring to me. They don’t feel full of promise the way perfumes do. They are a practical pick-me-up rather than something to make you swoon. Cologne Indélébile (“Permanent Cologne”) may not … 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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From Siberia to Samovar: Review – Masque Milano Russian Tea

By Tara Russian Tea made several bloggers’ Best Perfumes of 2014 lists and having a fondness for tea fragrances myself, I was keen to check it out. Masque Milano was started by two young Italians, Riccardo Tedeschi and Alessandro Brun. … Continue reading

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A Cosmopolitan Woman – Review: The Different Company I Miss Violet

By Sandra Bertrand Duchaufour is one of my favourite perfumers of all time. Whenever a new perfume is released that he has created, I scramble to the computer and order a sample as quickly as possible. In fact when I … Continue reading

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Bejewelled: Review – Ann Gérard Rose Cut

By Tara I first encountered Rose Cut at the Perfume Lovers London “Roses Revisited” event. We tried an awful lot of rose fragrances that evening so it must have made an impression for me to request a sample. I think … Continue reading

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Daydreaming – Review: Guerlain Mitsouko Vintage Parfum de Toilette

Hi Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Mitsouko, Mitsouko, Mitsouko. I’m currently sitting in the cool of the evening after a beautiful sunny Sydney … Continue reading

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