Tag Archives: Fragrance

Cleansing Smoke – Review: Naomi Goodsir Bois d’Ascese

By Tara I really enjoy smoky aromas but I fully expected not to take to Bois d’Ascese (Ascetic Wood) because it sounded like the equivalent of a bushfire on the smokiness scale. However, while I may not be about to … Continue reading

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Perfume Around The World – Niche Perfume Shops In Prague

By Ana-Maria Melnicky Calin Editor’s Note: Today I am happy to introduce you to Ana (read a bit more about her at the end of the post), who will take us on a trip to beautiful Prague to see what the niche … Continue reading

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What’s Your Poison? – Review: By Kilian Addictive State of Mind Collection

By Tara While recent collections from By Kilian have left me cold, I was still interested to try this set of addiction inspired scents because they seemed to mark a return to a darker mood. The  collection was released in … Continue reading

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Absolute Aphrodisiac – Review: Introducing Initio Parfums Privés

By Sandra Taking a stroll through the city the other day I stopped in a perfume store and asked if they had anything new. Spring is thankfully fast approaching and I love sniffing the new releases for spring as they … Continue reading

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Different And Good – Review: Papillon Perfumery Angélique

Darling Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse and today I’m trying a new-to-me house for you all. Not so long ago Karen Gilbert was in Australia and she left me three samples of the Papillon range, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Favorite Things Winter 2015 Edition

What are your favorite things right now? What are your current mini-obsessions? What has captured your interest lately? My Answer: Reading: I have been reading three books lately that couldn’t be more different, but all of them are very interesting. … Continue reading

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Free Spirit – Review: Vero Profumo Kiki Voile d’Extrait

By Tara Vero Kern is steeped in the classic fragrances from Guerlain and Caron which she wore for many years before becoming a perfumer. This knowledge, love and appreciation of old-school French perfumery comes through in her artistic creations time … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Have You Read Any Good Perfume Books Lately?

Let’s talk perfume books today: Have you read a perfume book recently? Which perfume books would you recommend for new fumies? What kind of book about perfume would you like to read? Which book would you think is essential reading … Continue reading

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Saint and Sinner – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer

By Tara The name of this fragrance always put me off. Understanding it to mean “Gates of Hell” I imagined Passage d’Enfer to be sulphurous and indolic. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. Released in 1999, it contains … Continue reading

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A Bitch In A Tar Pit – Review: Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie

Hello Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. A split I was part of a while ago that turned out to be a fave for a while and then the decant got put … Continue reading

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