Category Archives: Fragrance Reviews

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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Fragrant Offering – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Fils de Dieu

By Tara The full title of this fragrance is Fils de Dieu, du Riz et des Agrumes which translates as “Son of God, rice and citrus”. It was created by Ralf Schwieger and launched in 2012. The note list appears … Continue reading

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An Exercise In Contrasts – Review: Bogue Profumo MAAI

By Michael Until relatively recently I felt that exciting releases were relatively few and far between. While the five hundredth variation on synthetic oud and pseudo Middle Eastern perfume is pushed onto the market there are exciting houses like Vero … Continue reading

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Brides And Freshly Made Beds – Review: Chanel N°19 Poudre

Hiya Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I don’t know if you remember when today’s fragrance was released. The scentbloggosphere went ballistic. Lovers, haters, blamers and baiters all came online and there was … Continue reading

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Iris In Disguise – Review: Hermès Paprika Brasil

Editor’s Note: I want to welcome Michael today. He is an Australian, living in Sydney and I met him in person last January when he and the inimitable Portia of Australian PerfumeJunkies visited Vienna. Michael has a great nose and an … Continue reading

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Evergreen – Review: Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa

By Tara Released earlier this year, Corsica Furiosa was the first new launch from Parfum d’Empire since 2012’s Musc Tonkin. Perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has based the fragrance on an overdose of the natural material, lentisque (or mastic resin), using it in the form of oil, absolute and extract. The resin is obtained from an evergreen shrub, Pistacia lentiscus, which is native to Corticchiato’s picturesque homeland, the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Notes for Corsica Furiosa include lentiscus (mastic) oil, nepita (a local variety of wild mint), lentiscus absolute, … 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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