Tag Archives: Christmas

The 7 Virtues by Barb Stegemann

Hello Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse with you as we rush headlong into holiday/gift giving season. Even if you are not religious December in the western world, and increasingly in the eastern world too is … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christmas! – Impressions Of Vienna In Winter

Have a wonderful time, all my dear readers and friends! I hope you all get the chance to spend time with the people you love, eat plenty of good food and find peace and rest and relaxation in the coming … Continue reading

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The Scent Of Music – In The Bleak Midwinter

By Tara Our joint blogging event this Christmas has the theme of matching perfumes to festive songs. It didn’t take me long to decide to write about my favourite carol, In The Bleak Midwinter. I grant you, it’s not the most … Continue reading

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Myrrhe To Warm My Soul – Review: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

By Sandra I am certainly not made for winter and I should not even complain. The weather is cold, yes, but not frigid like last year. I just do not like it. I find the grey skies and the cold … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

I want to wish all my readers, commenters and friends a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas! I hope you get the chance to be with the people you love, eat good food, laugh, sing, dance and of course, smell ravishing all the … Continue reading

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A Perfumed Christmas Carol – The Ghosts Of Christmas Past, Christmas Present And Christmas Yet To Come

I just watched Charles Dicken’s classic tale of transformation in the form my children prefer it – A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. And while Miss Piggy and Co. are doubtlessly entertaining, I still prefer the original text with its acerbic wit … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Most Festive Perfume?

Which perfume in your collection is reserved for special occasions, like the upcoming Holidays? What is a very festive scent in your opinion? Do you choose your perfumes for such occasions well in advance or do you tend to go … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Are On Your Holiday Wishlist?

Do you have fragrances on your Holiday wish list? Are you comfortable asking your loved ones for particular scents for Christmas, birthdays etc.? Or do you prefer to buy them for yourself? What particular scent are you hoping for this year? Do … Continue reading

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Olfactoria’s Pre-Holiday Sale – Grab A Bargain!

I need to get my perfume closet into better shape before the new year, so this your chance to snap up a bottle for yourself or a loved one. I ship anywhere in the world, please contact me for prices … Continue reading

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Memories – Review: Comme de Garcons Series 3 Incense, Avignon

I used to go to church every Sunday as a child, and on high holidays like Christmas or Easter I went for up to five days in a row. (Easter sure is a busy time for Catholics.) There were times … Continue reading

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