Category Archives: Woods

A Norwegian In Dubai – Review: Ramon Monegal Dubai Next To Me EdP

By Sandra With all due respect I understand if you want to turn off your computer now. This is another city exclusive and it is available only at Bloomingdale’s in Dubai. I hear you! I wanted to throw my arms … Continue reading

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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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