Category Archives: Heliotrope

Mona’s Legacy – Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Rose Etoile de Hollande

Mona do Orio’s take on rose is eagerly anticipated by everyone who knows and loves her work. Rose Etoile de Hollande was created by Mona herself, before her untimely and tragic death last December. Her business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen thankfully … Continue reading

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Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Heliotrope, Leather, Mona di Orio, Musk, Patchouli, Resins, Rose, Spicy, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

My Preciousss – Review: Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar

Mon Precieux Nectar has a very luxurious past. Once released in a limited edition of only 35 bottles (albeit one litre extrait fountains made of baccarat crystal) it has been the coveted object of collectors everywhere, but only a few … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Guerlain, Heliotrope, Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Oriental, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

What Would Casanova Wear? – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

1725 Casanova is part of the masculine side of the Histoires de Parfums line up, but since I had great success with another masculine offering – 1740 Marquis de Sade – the gender assignment barely registers. And by the way, … Continue reading

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A Name Is A Name Is A Name – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces

I have so often said how little I like the approach of Etat Libre d’Orange, that I sound like a schoolmarmish prude, so I will shut up about the name of this perfume and not even translate it, in case … Continue reading

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To Eat Or Be Eaten – Review: Reminiscence Les Notes Gourmandes Do Ré And Mi Fà

Gourmands can be tricky. No one wants to smell like dessert. (Those who do, can skip this paragraph and go directly to the review). Marla of PST once told me that a goat bit her wrist, where she had applied Mandorlo … Continue reading

Posted in By Kilian, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Guerlain, Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Powdery, Reminiscence, Rose, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Golden Aura – Review: Caron Farnesiana

The lovely Lady Jane Grey is a long-time reader of this blog and happens to be one of the few actual Perfumistas this city of Vienna seems to harbor. I met her a few times already and not only is … Continue reading

Posted in Caron, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Heliotrope, Mimosa, Powdery, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

More Like Me – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Lieu de Reves

I really like rose-violet scents. Their powdery, ultra-feminine accord, so reminiscent of cosmetics (and God knows I love those as well), is very attractive to me and I find their soft, pinkish aura very comforting and inviting. Lieu de Rêves, … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Heliotrope, Iris, Rose, Sonoma Scent Studio, Vanilla, Violet, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Pastoral – Review: Guerlain Aprés L’Ondée

Aprés l’Ondée was my very first Guerlain. For a long time I also thought it would be my only one (insert hearty laughter here), because I thought all the others were not my style, I couldn’t imagine myself in something as challenging … Continue reading

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