Category Archives: Powdery

Powder Puff – Review: Huitieme Art Parfums Poudre de Riz

By Tara Rice is one of the notes I’m drawn to in perfumery. It’s unusual and I like the way it can be comforting or chic. In Champaca by Ormonde Jayne it has the aroma of basmati rice and in … Continue reading

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Roses In Milan – Review: Vero Profumo Rozy Eau de Parfum

By Val, the Cookie Queen .rozy. is the fifth creation in Vero Profumo’s unique collection. Vero Kern has fulfilled a long-cherished wish with her own unique interpretation of a rose scent. It is a tribute to Anna Magnani, the great Italian … 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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Stop Screaming! – Review: Penhaligon’s Eau Sans Pareil

Eau sans Pareil is part of the Anthology collection, a series of perfumes re-invented, re-imagined, re-created based on past Penhaligon’s releases. Sans Pareil means unparalleled, and while I would not go so far and apply that to the entire perfume, … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Gold-Plated Vanilla – Review: Guerlain Metallica

I did not go looking for Metallica. I studiously avoided it actually, since I think not much good can come from seeking out a discontinued Guerlain. But, as fate wills it, a decant arrived on my doorstep courtesy of the beautiful Asali and … Continue reading

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Dolls, Strawberries And A Dead Russian – Review: Cartier L’Heure Convoitée

L’Heure Convoitée, the coveted hour, is the latest release in the boutique exclusive line by Cartier. I own one perfume – L’Heure Fougueuse, I still think it is the most unusual and unique of the entire line. “L’Heure Convoiteé is lips … Continue reading

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A Name Is A Name Is A Name – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces

I have so often said how little I like the approach of Etat Libre d’Orange, that I sound like a schoolmarmish prude, so I will shut up about the name of this perfume and not even translate it, in case … Continue reading

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To Eat Or Be Eaten – Review: Reminiscence Les Notes Gourmandes Do Ré And Mi Fà

Gourmands can be tricky. No one wants to smell like dessert. (Those who do, can skip this paragraph and go directly to the review). Marla of PST once told me that a goat bit her wrist, where she had applied Mandorlo … Continue reading

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Soft Focus – Review: Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette

Falling in love with something (or someone at that) can come as a total surprise. Blanc Violette was chosen for trial for the sole reason that is has a name I am able to remember easily within the number-centric canon … Continue reading

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When The Show Is Finally Over – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

I knew of Histoires de Parfums of course, I even liked one of their perfumes very much – 1740 Marquis de Sade – but other than that I did not seek them out. The embarrassing truth, and I know I … Continue reading

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