Category Archives: Woods

Turkish Delight Surprise – Review: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aouda

Hey Olfactoria’s Travels, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here and glad to be back guest writing here. Today I am going to write about a crew that I have pretty much ignored through my fragrant journey so far, … Continue reading

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No Pirates – Review: Hermès Epice Marine

By Sandra Hermès is a house that I admire with my deepest soul. Everything about Hermès demands my attention – through its luxurious scarves and ties to its impeccably polished leather goods down to its elegant perfume collection. I have … Continue reading

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Woods and Waffles – Review: Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle, Editions de Parfums

By Tara Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is the first fragrance in a new collection by Editions de Parfums. Frédéric Malle’s aim with this departure from the main line is “to translate into scents the world of people he … Continue reading

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Super Smooth Oud – Review: Ex Idolo Perfumes Thirty-Three

By Tara Yes, Thirty-Three is another oud fragrance but before you click off, please read the next sentence. This is an exceptionally good oud perfume and I’m not someone who is a lover of all things oud-y. Ex-Idolo Perfumes is … Continue reading

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The Ballerina, The Maharaja and The Tailor – Reviews: Iris Prima, Vaara and Sartorial By Penhaligon’s

By Tara Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a quintessentially English fragrance house. I am fond of their witty, English eccentric style and they have made some interesting choices regarding their perfumes in the last few years. Admirably, they have managed … Continue reading

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Follow Your Senses! – Review: Viktoria Minya Hedonist

I got the opportunity to try the first perfume by Hungarian perfumer Viktoria Minya and I must say that I did not go into this testing unbiased. Actually, I expected not to like this perfume at all. Why? Let’s see… … Continue reading

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Three Mangoes With A Twist – Review: Jo Loves Mango Nectar, A Shot Of Thai Lime Over Mango And A Shot Of Oud Over Mango

Do you like mangoes as much as I do? The taste of a ripe, juicy mango is among the best things ever for me. Sprinkled with a bit of pepper and a squirt of lime juice, a mango is a … Continue reading

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The First Days Of Spring – Review: Olfactive Studio Flash Back

Olfactive Studio released a new – their fifth – perfume this spring and while I’m sure it works well year-round, it feels ideally suited for the season. Flash Back is paired with a photograph by Laurent Segretier. For the other … Continue reading

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The Last Days Of Winter – Review: Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche

Today, on April 3, I went out into five inches of freshly fallen snow, mummified once more into a stylish re-interpretation of the Michelin-man, dragging two children in the stages between whining and all-out screaming behind me through the icestorm, … Continue reading

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Perfume News: Le Labo Aldehyde 44 Discontinued – Plus Review

Le Labo is discontinuing its Dallas exclusive fragrance Aldehyde 44. The Barney’s store in Dallas has been home to Le Labo, and unfortunately it is closing on March 2. Le Labo are saying: No Dallas, no Aldehyde 44. A decision … Continue reading

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