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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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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Neela Vermeire Of Neela Vermeire Creations

Neela Vermeire is an incredibly warm and loving person I had the great fortune to personally meet in Vienna. She is also the creator of arguably the best niche launch in recent history. Her line is all about passion, quality, … Continue reading

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Coming Home – Review: Neela Vermeire Creations Ashoka

Ashoka is Neela Vermeire’s and Bertrand Duchaufour’s fourth creation, presented in Milan and set to be launched in September of this year. The first three scents of Neela Vermeire Creations are incredibly complex, beautiful and moving portraits of India (see … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Has A Perfume Ever Turned Bad In Your Possession?

We all fret about perfumes turning, we protect them from sunlight and heat, we are diligent about hygiene when decanting, we try to treat our babies as good as possible. And still we worry… I want to hear from you … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part VII

By Neil VANILLE DES ISLES by PARFUMS DE TAHITI When it comes to vanilla, it is possible that I am something of a purist. Though I do enjoy novel approaches to framing the bean, ultimately, I don’t usually want anything … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things – End Of 2012 Edition

It’s been a while since I have posted about my favorite things, the end of the year lends itself perfectly to such endeavors, and don’t we all love lists? The year 2012 has been an interesting one. I mostly stuck … Continue reading

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Elegance Is Timeless – Review: Ann Gerard Cuir de Nacre

Bertrand Duchaufour created a trio of perfumes for Parisian jewellery designer Ann Gerard. The first I tried was Cuir de Nacre, an iris-leather perfume. It sounded divine from what I have read about it, and fortunately I have not been disappointed. … Continue reading

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Pure Joy? – Review: Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse

I thought Cuir de Nacre would be my favorite in this new line of three exceptionally well made perfumes, but it turns out – as it so frequently does – that I was wrong. It has been a while that … Continue reading

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Win An Olfactory Trip To India! – Neela Vermeire Creations Giveaway

Neela Vermeire, the creatrice of one of the best niche line launched in the recent past, is not only a talented and incredibly nice woman, she is also a generous one. I regularly wear the intricate perfumes Bertrand Duchaufour created, … Continue reading

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