Category Archives: Vanilla

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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Vanilla Perfumes: The Best of The Best Presented by Neil Chapman, Perfume Lovers London, New Cavendish Club, Thursday 27th March 2014

By Tara Neil Chapman is a British perfume obsessive living in Japan. His blog The Black Narcissus is a great read but be warned, you may turn green with envy at the regularity with which he picks up vintage gems … Continue reading

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Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … 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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A Little Slice of Heaven – Review: Indult Tihota

By Sandra Since diving head first into this bottomless pit of perfume addiction, I have been searching for the “perfect” vanilla. I have come close with a few vanilla-centric perfumes, but something was always lacking. Perhaps this obsession was somehow related … Continue reading

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A Willing Player – Review: By Kilian Playing With The Devil

When my friend Sandra asked me the other day whether I was excited about the new Kilian, I answered something to the effect of: No, definitely not. (I think my exact words were: It should be perfectly bad.) While I … 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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La Vita É Bella – Life Is Good In Italy, A Travelogue Part I

Our yearly trip to Italy is a compromise, but a lovely one. Left to our own devices my husband and I would prefer to travel further afar, but with small kids that can turn expensive and uncomfortable for everyone, so … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Vanilla Perfume?

It’s favorites time again! This time around I want to know all about your favorite vanilla perfume. (Look here for reader’s favorite Rose, White Floral, Incense, Musk, Tropical Floral, Leather and Citrus perfumes.) Which one is your secret vanilla weapon? Do … Continue reading

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Chasing Chaste Vanilla In Venice – Review: Santa Maria Novella Vaniglia

When I came into the pretty Santa Maria Novella store in Venice, having dragged my partially protesting family (for the record: The Husband was very supportive of my fragrant shenanigans) across the city in the heat, I knew I would … Continue reading

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