Category Archives: Resins

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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A Smaller Empire – Review: Parfum d’Empire Cuir Ottoman

Leather – I have to say, I love it. That is fairly new for me and therefore I’m still somewhat  amazed at the fact. I had good experiences with the Parfum d’Empire line, so to try their leather scent was a must. … 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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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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One Man, Three Leathers – Review: Parfumerie Générale Cuir d’Iris, Cuir Venenum And L’Oiseau de Nuit

Parfumerie Générale offers three leather scents in its stable and today I want to take a look at all three of them. Leather has been a note I did not like, let alone seek out for a long time. Mainly … Continue reading

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Sweet Child Of Mine – Review: Guerlain Myrrhe&Délires

The newest release in the highly coveted (by me) and exclusive L’Art et la Matière line, called Myrrhe et Délires, Myrrh and Delusions, does not strike me as delusional, nor is it inducing any delusions on the part of the wearer … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights – Review: Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Eté, Rose Nacrée de Désert and Encens Mythique d’Orient

I am inordinately happy about the fact that I managed to get my little Guerlain-crazy mitts on the latest trio of exclusive Eaux de Parfums. This time Guerlain made it even harder for us fans, since those three perfumes are … Continue reading

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Fresh Baked Biker – Review: Armani Privé Cuir Noir

The Armani Privé line is very tempting. I love the look and the heft of the bottles, I love Ambre Orient and Bois d’Encens and I won’t even start with La Femme Bleue, before I get accused again of working it … Continue reading

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The Swan – Review: Huitième Art Myrrhiad

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh was what the three wise men brought to the baby Jesus in his manger. They were the most precious gifts of the time and although that may have changed over the centuries, I still would be … Continue reading

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