Category Archives: Incense

Introverted Incense – Review: Serge Lutens L’Orpheline

By Tara The recent Serge Lutens release L’Orpheline (the orphan) is the sort of airy fragrance I generally get on better with than the dense creations which make up a good proportion of the house’s output. It gives you a … Continue reading

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A Smaller Empire – Review: Parfum d’Empire Cuir Ottoman

Leather – I have to say, I love it. That is fairly new for me and therefore I’m still somewhat  amazed at the fact. I had good experiences with the Parfum d’Empire line, so to try their leather scent was a must. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Incense Perfume?

Which perfume featuring a prominent incense note is on your favorite list? Which incense perfumes do you love, like, hate? What do you associate with incense? My Answer: Incense, for me, has strong associations with the catholic church. I grew up going … Continue reading

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Memories – Review: Comme de Garcons Series 3 Incense, Avignon

I used to go to church every Sunday as a child, and on high holidays like Christmas or Easter I went for up to five days in a row. (Easter sure is a busy time for Catholics.) There were times … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramon Monegal Mini-Reviews Part II

After a look at the first seven perfumes from the Spanish niche house of Ramón Monegal (see Part I), here are the seven more feminine leaning perfumes. Apart from being available at First in Fragrance, and through their own website … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights – Review: Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Eté, Rose Nacrée de Désert and Encens Mythique d’Orient

I am inordinately happy about the fact that I managed to get my little Guerlain-crazy mitts on the latest trio of exclusive Eaux de Parfums. This time Guerlain made it even harder for us fans, since those three perfumes are … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved – Review: Amouage Beloved Woman

Beloved couldn’t have come to my mailbox courtesy of the wonderful Christopher Chong, at a more opportune moment. I was deeply in love with another perfume at the time, I had been wearing it non-stop for four unprecedented days in … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Here I Come! – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville à l’Aube

The Perfume Lover, a book by Denyse Beaulieu (Grain de Musc) is on everybody’s reading list these days. It was also on mine. I did read and enjoy it, but I’m not sure yet whether I should review it or … Continue reading

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Pas De Deux – Review: Chanel N°22

When little ignorant me tried N°22 along with several other members of the Les Exclusifs line a good while back, I thought, well that is just like N°5, so what is the fuss? But when N°22 started to develop into … Continue reading

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The Star-Trek Amber – Review: Amouage Opus VI

I have withstood the siren song of Amouage’s Opus line fairly well until now. Although I like especially Opus I and Opus III just fine, I have not yet been tempted to acquire a full 100ml bottle so far. Now there … Continue reading

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