Tag Archives: Fragrance

Monday Question – Which Perfumes Do You Bring When Travelling?

Here comes the obligatory pre-vacation question for you: What do you take with you on vacation? Do you bring decants? One beloved full bottle (or seven)? Samples only? Do you rely solely on your perfume shopping at your destination? Do … Continue reading

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Summer On The Balcony – Checking In

I have to apologize to you all, dear readers, because I have been very quiet these past weeks, not because I don’t want to talk to you, but because I feel I don’t have a lot to say. About perfume … Continue reading

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Portia gets you Celebuscented

Hello delicious Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. It is with much delight and no small shame that I open my heart today to you all. I am a not so secret wearer … Continue reading

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Alpha Male – Review: Parfums de Nicolai New York

By Tara You may be aware that New York is the fragrance Luca Turin tells us in Perfumes: The Guide that he wore for a decade. It’s an eau de toilette aimed at men that was launched in 1989 and … Continue reading

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Monday Question – How Would You Introduce A Teenager To Perfume?

Imagine you have a daughter, son, niece, nephew, godchild or other young person you are close to. How would you introduce them to the world of fine fragrance beyond Britney Spears and Justin Bieber? Which line do you find especially … Continue reading

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Serene Green – Review: Jacomo Silences

By Tara As I write this, it is one of those gently rainy, warm mornings. Everything seems calm, quiet and slowed down somehow. It’s a perfect day for wearing Silences. When wearing it for the first time I was surprised … Continue reading

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Portia’s Designer Days & Nights – Mini-Reviews

Hi Hi Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. Sometimes we get so caught up in the newest niche and the most exquisite and expensive frags that we forget about the old faithfuls, the … Continue reading

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Romantic Vanilla – Review: Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille

By Tara The majority of vanilla perfumes focus on the end result of vanilla production – those calorific cupcakes and cookies. However, Orchidée Vanille takes its inspiration from the start of story: The orchid flower which produces the vanilla pod. … Continue reading

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Paris In A Day – Olfactoria Travels Again

For my last birthday, my dear husband surprised me with the (to be honest somewhat uncharacteristically) romantic idea to go to Paris for a weekend. Of course I was raring to go. I am almost ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading

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NSFW – Review: Parfumerie Générale L’Ombre Fauve

By Tara Have you come across the tag NSFW? It stands for “Not Suitable/Safe For Work” and denotes internet content that isn’t advisable viewing while at your office. The same warning could be applied to L’Ombre Fauve: Don’t apply liberally … Continue reading

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