Category Archives: Lavender

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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Lavender Licorice Lament – Review: Hermès Hermessence Brin de Réglisse

I have found an Hermessence I don’t like. I didn’t think that would ever happen and I’m not sure why it did. Lavender and licorice – nothing wrong with those notes, is there? I like lavender (Kiki, A Taste Of … Continue reading

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Looking For Spring With Pierre Guillaume – Review: Huitieme Art Vohina

Every year around this time, I abandon all my heavy ambers and blankety comfort scents and start raiding my perfume closet and sample boxes, looking for spring. Every year around this time, I have had it with winter, with the … Continue reading

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The Hills Are Alive… – Review: By Kilian A Taste Of Heaven, Absinthe Verte

I was a slow starter with the Kilian line. For a long time I did not get it. But when I finally did, a whirlwind love affair started and many of the ten perfumes that make up the L’Oeuvre Noir … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Vacation – Mini Reviews

We are staying in the cottage for the week. A vacation from daily drudgery and routines. No work, no Kindergarten, no important stuff. No perfume? Ha, inconceivable. No, don’t worry, where I go, there will always be perfume. I assembled … Continue reading

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Paris, je t’aime – Review: Vero Profumo Kiki Extrait de Parfum

The third sister in Vero Kern’s amazing trio, is Kiki, the intellectual one. Onda and Rubj are very introverted and very extroverted respectively, Kiki occupies the middle ground. She is the brain of the operations, she is level-headed, sensible, but … Continue reading

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