Category Archives: Iris

Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … Continue reading

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Precious Metals – Review: Atelier Cologne Gold Leather and Silver Iris

By Tara As you are probably aware, Atelier Cologne make Cologne Absolues which are cologne style fragrances with the lasting power of eau de parfums. The line is generally very well done and extremely wearable. Gold Leather and Silver Iris … Continue reading

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Cashmere And Silk – Review: Xerjoff Join The Club Fatal Charme

By Sandra Late last year Xerjoff released a new line of perfumes called Join the Club. There are ten different perfumes in the line and all represent a certain club or area of interest. The bottles are exquisite – I … Continue reading

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The Ballerina, The Maharaja and The Tailor – Reviews: Iris Prima, Vaara and Sartorial By Penhaligon’s

By Tara Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a quintessentially English fragrance house. I am fond of their witty, English eccentric style and they have made some interesting choices regarding their perfumes in the last few years. Admirably, they have managed … Continue reading

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The Last Days Of Winter – Review: Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche

Today, on April 3, I went out into five inches of freshly fallen snow, mummified once more into a stylish re-interpretation of the Michelin-man, dragging two children in the stages between whining and all-out screaming behind me through the icestorm, … Continue reading

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A Ghost Poetic – Review: Carner Barcelona Rima XI

A perfume inspired by a poem… I’m all for that. This is a combination of two things that manages easily to tug on my heartstrings and in this case it does so incredibly beautifully and effciently. Consider me swooning. Let … Continue reading

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Incredible Irises – Perfume Lovers London, Thursday 22nd November

By Tara Iris is one of my favourite notes. Its presence can add a touch of class and interest to just about any perfume. I’m obviously not alone in this view because The New Cavendish Club was packed out for … Continue reading

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Shalimar For Beginners – Review: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

By Tara If I was forced to vote for the greatest perfume of all time I may well plump for Shalimar. The only problem is that I hardly ever wear it. It just seems very “evening-y” to me and that … 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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My Kingdom For This Horse! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Equistrius

I wanted to re-post this review, since Equistrius made a major comeback in my perfume-wearing habits. Over the summer I completely neglected this gem in my collection, because it somehow did not work at all, but now that temperatures are down again, I’m once more reveling in its … Continue reading

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