Tag Archives: Amber

French Summer – Review: Jul Et Mad Aqua Sextius

By Sandra Julien and Madalina are the beautiful couple behind the relatively new perfume brand Jul et Mad, one of my favorite newcomers in the field of perfumery. They are sharing their love story with us through the launch of … Continue reading

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Mandarin Dream – Review: Hermès Eau de Mandarine Ambrée

By Tara I adore the darker perfumes in my collection such as Ormonde Woman and Vol de Nuit, but there’s always room for a fragrance that can act as an instant mood enhancer. I can’t imagine a more uplifting aroma … Continue reading

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The Best Of 2013

To abuse a cliché everyone over the age of thirty or so uses this time of the year – the time flew by. This year really went by in a blink, and when I seemingly just the other day wrote … 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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Monday Question – Is There A Note In Perfume You Are Obsessed With?

Is there a particular note you seek out in every perfume you smell? Do you crave some notes more than others? Do you obsess over one note? My Answer: I go from one mini-obsession to next, but there are some … Continue reading

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Love Smolders – Review: Jul Et Mad Amour de Palazzo

By Sandra Jul et Mad’s final chapter in their evolving love story is called Amour de Palazzo. I say evolving because I sure am hoping that they will continue in this vein. Romance and love drew me to this brand … Continue reading

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Shameless Beauty – Review: Hermès 24 Faubourg

I bought a bottle of the Quadrige edition of 24 Faubourg on the last day of 2012 (for 20% off, people!). I did that for several reasons (not including the 20% off enticement, I would have bought it at full … Continue reading

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Portrait Of A Bottle – Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles And Me

For the first time in many, many years, and surely for the first time as a bona fide, card-carrying, blogging Perfumista, I have finished a bottle of perfume! This is an event as unusual as it is inexplicable as my … Continue reading

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Luxurious Bargain – Review: Hermès L’Ambre de Merveilles

Lately my perfume habits have changed dramatically. I’ve gone from testing four of five perfumes a day, to craving and wearing a single one for a week or more at a time. That development has it’s positive and negative sides. … 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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