Category Archives: Van Cleef & Arpels

Road Trip: Review – Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie

By Tara I usually have trouble with jasmine-heavy perfumes. Nasomatto’s Nuda is too heady for me and the same goes for Serge Lutens’ A La Nuit multiplied by a hundred. I admire the apricot inkiness of Sarrasins (also by Lutens) … Continue reading

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Romantic Vanilla – Review: Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille

By Tara The majority of vanilla perfumes focus on the end result of vanilla production – those calorific cupcakes and cookies. However, Orchidée Vanille takes its inspiration from the start of story: The orchid flower which produces the vanilla pod. … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part V

By Neil Happy New Year to all you vanillophiles, and welcome back to Sweet Little Thing, Friday’s exploration of all smells vanillic! (Here are Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV.) I went into Tokyo yesterday in order … Continue reading

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Six Pack – Review: Van Cleef&Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

Sitting before me on my desk is a pretty little pack of six scents that form the Van Cleef&Arpels Collection Extraordinaire. Taking on an entire collection is a daunting task, and a time-consuming one. But after I started to make … Continue reading

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