Tag Archives: Dior

Sunlit Water: Review – Dior Eau Fraiche

By Tara From the very first moment I spray Eau Fraiche I recognise it as an Edmond Roudnitska composition. Many cite Eau Sauvage (1967) as the forerunner to Diorella (1972), however Roudnitska stated that its antecedent was actually Eau Fraiche … Continue reading

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In The Harem – Review: Dior Collection Privée Oud Ispahan

Woop Woop Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia here today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Funny how sometimes you are so enraptured by a scent that you’ve bought in a sample, decant or split that you immediately, or as soon as … Continue reading

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Pia’s (Almost) Annual Perfume Tour, London – Saturday 17th May 2014

By Tara I was fortunate enough to go on one of the perfume tours organised by Pia (of the blog Volatile Fiction) two years ago and once again a group of us (Pia, her husband Timo, Sarah, Irum, Nick, Ella … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Have A Favourite Skin Scent?

By Tara Do you have a fragrance that smells like “your skin but better”? Is there a cosy, close-wearing perfume you turn to when you want something subtle? What do you think makes a good skin scent? Or are you … Continue reading

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The Seven Sins – Lust And Wrath; Review: Vintage Dior Dioressence

When Carrie of Eyeliner on a Cat announced that this blogging collaboration would have The Seven Deadly Sins as a theme, I rejoiced. What a great challenge! As soon as I sat down to get to work though, I realized … Continue reading

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In The Circle Of Trust – My Top Five Perfumes (For Now)

The original title of this post was: “What remains when the wild frenzy ends.” But then I thought about Robert DeNiro’s character in Meet the Parents, who maintained a Circle of Trust, wherein only a very select few trusted individuals … Continue reading

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Who Needs Pink Elephants? – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Grand Bal

When I think about Dior, I don’t think of the botched new versions of great classics, of the demise of some of the most important scents in perfume history, no, strangely enough and quite contrary to my usual character, when … Continue reading

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When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

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A Few New Impressions On A Few Old Perfumes (And A Few New Ones Too) – Mini-Reviews

I went for a little sniffing trip to the department store and here are just a few impressions. I did not want to smell only new releases this time, but mostly ones I always overlook for one reason or another, … Continue reading

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The Animal Is Back – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Oud Ispahan

Oud and Dior Privée – a truly animalic experience. Leather Oud, the other oud scent in the Collection Privée, evoked the animal in me and Oud Ispahan, a supposedly softer pairing of oud and rose means the animal is back, … Continue reading

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