Category Archives: Oriental

Green Magic – Review: Niki de Saint Phalle Eau de Toilette

Hey Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here, and because you are all bouncing through spring up in the Northern Hemisphere I wanted to take a moment and remind you of one of my all time favourite … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Arquiste – Reviews: Arquiste Infanta en Flor, Fleur de Louis and Anima Dulcis

By Tara Until a recent bloggers’ jaunt that included Bloom Perfumery in East London, Arquiste was a hole in my far from complete perfume knowledge. I have since learnt that there are currently seven perfumes in the line which are … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight Surprise – Review: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aouda

Hey Olfactoria’s Travels, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here and glad to be back guest writing here. Today I am going to write about a crew that I have pretty much ignored through my fragrant journey so far, … Continue reading

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An Evening of Orientals – Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, London, Thursday 21st November 2013

By Tara Warm, exotic and sensuous, we explored the heady world of oriental perfumes this month at PLL. The evening was presented by Lila Das Gupta and below is a summarised version of events. In her introduction, Lila told us … Continue reading

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All The Sweet Things – Profumum Roma Mini-Reviews

I always ignored Profumum Roma when in a perfume store for the simple reason that there were just too many bottles. Thirty identical flacons in a row – too intimidating, too much effort needed, too easy to pass up in … Continue reading

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Fragrant Bliss On Italian Shores – A Quick Buon Giorno!

I am still lounging by the pool while writing this, but I wanted to share my blissed out state of perfumed contentment with all of you. On our trip to Venice (more about all of it to follow once I’m … Continue reading

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Lady In Red – Review: Parfums M.Micallef Rouge N°2

By Sandra Red has so many meanings. It can mean love, danger, luck, romance… I love the colour red. It is incorporated into my everyday life. My home has splashes of red, my wardrobe consists of many red pieces, some … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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