Category Archives: Hermès

Paris In A Day – Olfactoria Travels Again

For my last birthday, my dear husband surprised me with the (to be honest somewhat uncharacteristically) romantic idea to go to Paris for a weekend. Of course I was raring to go. I am almost ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading

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What The Husband Smells Like – Review: Hermès Bel Ami Vétiver

I cunningly managed to get the husband inside the Vienna Hermès boutique recently, because I needed him to try the new re-orchestration by Jean-Claude Ellena of Hermès’s classic men’s scent, Bel Ami (created in 1986 by Jean-Louis Sieuzac) called Bel Ami … Continue reading

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Spring Awakening – Review: Hermès Eau de Narcisse Bleu

I bought a new bottle of perfume. Well, that should not be too momentous a confession on a perfume blog, but somehow it is. I have been disenchanted with perfume, with blogging,with life in general, it seems lately, and just … Continue reading

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Mandarin Dream – Review: Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée

By Tara I adore the darker perfumes in my collection such as Ormonde Woman and Vol de Nuit, but there’s always room for a fragrance that can act as an instant mood enhancer. I can’t imagine a more uplifting aroma … Continue reading

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Portia Says Hello! – Review: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

Editor’s Note: When I met Portia in Vienna a few weeks ago, she generously offered to write for OT now and again and since I have a hard time doing too much of that myself lately, I gratefully accepted and … Continue reading

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No Pirates – Review: Hermès Epice Marine

By Sandra Hermès is a house that I admire with my deepest soul. Everything about Hermès demands my attention – through its luxurious scarves and ties to its impeccably polished leather goods down to its elegant perfume collection. I have … Continue reading

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The Best Of 2013

To abuse a cliché everyone over the age of thirty or so uses this time of the year – the time flew by. This year really went by in a blink, and when I seemingly just the other day wrote … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Next Purchase?

We all have lists, or most of us do. Lists of what to smell next, what to buy, what to wish for, what to dream about for a little or a long while… What is highest up on your to … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Wear Perfume When You Work Out?

Do you wear perfume in the gym? Are you combining sports and scent? Is your work out routine perfume-free or are you never without a good fragrance? What is you favorite work-out scent? My Answer: The real problem is: I … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Go-To Perfume For Special Occasions?

Which perfume do you choose for a day you want to remember? What is the one scent you reach for on days when something special happens? What do you wear when you need some comforting and confidence-boosting? What perfume do … Continue reading

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