Category Archives: Jasmine

Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Tropical Perfume?

Summer is here and it’s the time when we reach for our most exotic florals. This is the place to give and look for recommendations for perfumes that conjure up long days at the beach and mellow evenings under the … Continue reading

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Posted in Estée Lauder, Floral, Frederic Malle, Fruity, Honoré des Pres, Jasmine, Monday Question, Montale, Nasomatto, Ormonde Jayne, Parfums MDCI, Tuberose, Yosh | Tagged , , | 103 Comments

Follow Your Senses! – Review: Viktoria Minya Hedonist

I got the opportunity to try the first perfume by Hungarian perfumer Viktoria Minya and I must say that I did not go into this testing unbiased. Actually, I expected not to like this perfume at all. Why? Let’s see… … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Honey, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Oriental, Tuberose, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

Olfactoria Is Pretty Angry – Review: Chanel 1932

When I smelled 1932 for the first time last week, it was with high expectations. It is a Chanel after all and the reviews I have read so far had been positive. Unfortunately I went away from the boutique disappointed. … Continue reading

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A Bit Of Glamour – Review: Xerjoff Casamorati Dama Bianca

Dama Bianca is a classic case of: attractive bottle drawing in shallow perfume blogger. Aside from the eye-stabbingly dangerous looking top, this bottle and even more so the packaging are gorgeous! Or are they? The strange thing is, one moment I’m bewitched, … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Violet, Xerjoff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Who Needs Pink Elephants? – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Grand Bal

When I think about Dior, I don’t think of the botched new versions of great classics, of the demise of some of the most important scents in perfume history, no, strangely enough and quite contrary to my usual character, when … 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

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Incense, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Oriental, Parfum d'Empire, Resins | Tagged , , , , , | 45 Comments

Monday Question – What Do You Wish You Had Known At The Beginning Of Your Perfume Hobby?

Remember when you where all new and excited about discovering this new world? A world full of perfume and full of people just as obsessed as yourself? When you look back, what do you wish you had known from the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Colour – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Beige

My recent run-in with springy white florals in general and Chanel Gardénia in particular, brought my attention to another (off-)white floral in the Les Exclusifs line – Beige. Named after one of Coco Chanel’s (and my) favorite colors, Beige manages … Continue reading

Posted in Chanel, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Honey, Jasmine, Les Exclusifs de Chanel, Musk | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Oh Happy Day! – Review: Roja Parfums Scandal Eau de Parfum

A perfume called Scandal, a big white floral – that does sound like everything I don’t want. Loud, in your face, scandalous, I can’t help but associate these thoughts with Scandal. But on the other hand, I know Roja Dove’s … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Roja Dove, Roja Parfums, Rose, Tuberose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Hospitals And Holidays – Review: A Lab On Fire L’Anonyme And Sweet Dreams 2003

I’ll say it right up front: While I was intrigued by A Lab On Fire’s latest offering What We Do In Paris Is Secret, I was a bit disappointed by the other two perfumes in the line. L’Anonyme ou OP-1475-A … Continue reading

Posted in Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Jasmine, Leather, Musk, Orange Blossom, Powdery, Rose, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments