Tag Archives: Christopher Sheldrake

People In Perfumeland – Kitty Shpirer Of Bissoumine

This week have have perfumer Kitty Shpirer. She is the founder and perfumer of niche brand Bissoumine. The line consists of eight perfumes, my favorite is the wonderful Les Fleurs de Nall, I only did short, first-impression-style mini-reviews of the first … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It – Review: Serge Lutens Jeux De Peau

I have been rediscovering my love for woody perfumes these past weeks, and Jeux de Peau is one of the best. Here is my review from last year to refresh your memory and maybe make you take out your old … Continue reading

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The Power Of Transformation – Review: Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle

It would be no exaggeration if I said that there was a time when I considered Tubéreuse Criminelle to be my arch enemy. It stood for everything I did not like. Tuberose – that note alone was enough, once upon … Continue reading

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What The Husband Wears – The Masculine Side Of Life

My husband has come far. Being dragged unwillingly into the forecourt of Perfumeland by me, he has evolved from wearing Ralph Lauren Polo Blue for years to having a small, but distinguished little stash of high quality fragrances (appointed by … Continue reading

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In Uncle Serge’s Garden – Review: Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier And Fleurs d’Oranger

Serge Lutens is not exactly known for his floral creations. Oriental is what he likes best and where he usually excels. The spice-laden-fruit-compote-on-wood accord of a heavy oriental is what lead me to Lutens in the first place. But once there … Continue reading

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Back To The Future – Review: Serge Lutens Feminité du Bois

In science-fictions books or movies time travel is a regular occurrence. Do you know those scenes when the protagonist visits his younger self to give some essential advice that eventually saves the world? Well, if I had the chance to give … Continue reading

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Oh, That Way Madness Lies – Review And Giveaway: Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles

There is almost no Serge Lutens fragrance with which I have an easy relationship. I am not sure whether it is me or whether it is him, but Maitre Serge and I have had our difficulties. I am not sure … Continue reading

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Censored To Maintain PG-Rating – Review: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

I have a healthy respect for Serge Lutens perfumes. There are many I adore, but there are equally many that have sent me to the sink scrubbing furiously, to get rid of something that did not agree with me. Usually, … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It – Review: Serge Lutens Jeux De Peau

The good people of Serge Lutens offered to send a sample of their newest release Jeux de Peau to the recipients of their newsletter. Of course I couldn’t be fast enough in sending off my answer of “Yes, please!”. The … Continue reading

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That Name Is Evocative Enough – Review: Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist

Strange title today, huh? But it is true, Iris Silver Mist is such a great and poetic name, nothing I could come up with could be any more indicative of the mood this perfume gives off, any more evocative of … Continue reading

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