Category Archives: Musk

A Roman Secret – Review: Bruno Acampora Musc Oil

By Sandra A secret was passed on to me last year when I was in Rome and silly me did not stop and listen. Sweet words were spoken in hushed tones about this magic elixir that will keep me and … Continue reading

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Lemons To Lemonade – Review: Vero Profumo Rubj Voile d’Extrait

By Sandra Sometimes life throws us lemons. My answer to that is always try to laugh at it not just make lemonade. But sometimes that does not work very well. I have to improvise at times and also lay off … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Musk Perfume?

Do you like musk as a note? What is your favorite perfume prominently featuring the note? Do you like your musk clean or are going for the dirtier variety? What is the most perfect musk scent for you on the … Continue reading

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Luxurious Bargain – Review: Hermès L’Ambre de Merveilles

Lately my perfume habits have changed dramatically. I’ve gone from testing four of five perfumes a day, to craving and wearing a single one for a week or more at a time. That development has it’s positive and negative sides. … 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

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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

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When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

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Individualist – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs N°18

N°18 is surely the most unusual and daring among the Les Exclusifs fragrances. While the others are mostly wonderful, they are not exactly groundbreaking in their conception, but excellent examples of certain styles (e.g. The Fresh Green One: Bel Respiro, The Classic … 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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A Trip To Spain – Ramón Monegal Mini-Reviews Part I

Ramón Monegal is a spanish niche house that only recently came to my attention when I saw their beautiful bottles popping up on First in Fragrance. Luckily not long after, the brand contacted me and kindly sent samples of the … Continue reading

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