Category Archives: Patchouli

Carrie, Springtime And I – Review: Jul Et Mad Stilettos On Lex

By Sandra When I first smelled Jul et Mad’s Stilettos on Lex I actually giggled. Strange reaction to have, but truth be told, it was a giggle of joy at having the opportunity to smell such a beautiful perfume and … Continue reading

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Shameless Beauty – Review: Hermès 24 Faubourg

I bought a bottle of the Quadrige edition of 24 Faubourg on the last day of 2012 (for 20% off, people!). I did that for several reasons (not including the 20% off enticement, I would have bought it at full … 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

Posted in Amber, Amouage, Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Gourmand, Guerlain, Honey, Lancome, Leather, Musk, Oriental, Ormonde Jayne, Patchouli, Puredistance, Sonoma Scent Studio, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

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

Posted in Amber, Chypre, Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Gourmand, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Musk, Oriental, Patchouli, Ramon Monegal, Resins, Rose, Spicy, Tuberose, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Mona’s Legacy – Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Rose Etoile de Hollande

Mona do Orio’s take on rose is eagerly anticipated by everyone who knows and loves her work. Rose Etoile de Hollande was created by Mona herself, before her untimely and tragic death last December. Her business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen thankfully … Continue reading

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An Unofficial Rose – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Ambre Nuit Revisited

The great Iris Murdoch would hopefully forgive me for appropriating her book title (she herself lent it from Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester”) for my review, but I find it so wonderfully fitting, I started re-reading this Shakespearean comedy of errors … Continue reading

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A Good Friend – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Patchouli Impérial

My third Dior La Collection Privée bottle that I unexpectedly encountered at London Heathrow airport and that I gave myself for my birthday, has the pride of the place right now. Flanked by its sisters Mitzah and New Look 1947, … Continue reading

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Day And Night – Review: Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli and Vert Pivoine

The two perfumes I will review today, Vert Pivoine and Noir Patchouli couldn’t be farther from one another in theme and feel. Like day and night would be a good comparison. Nonetheless I wanted to put them together. It started … Continue reading

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