Tag Archives: Fragrance

Dusty Iris – Review: Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse

By Tara Tubereuse 1 is capricieuse by name and capricious by nature. It’s wonderfully unexpected. Created by Gérald Ghislain and released in 2009, Tubereuse 1 Capricieuse is part of the Tuberose Trilogy collection. According to the Histoires de Parfums website, … Continue reading

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On The Wishlist – Mini-Reviews: Viktoria Minya Hedonist Iris, Hedonist Rose And Eau de Hongrie

By Sandra Last year Viktoria Minya presented us with her first perfume – Hedonist. The original perfume in all of its honeyed opulence has had me lusting after a bottle since its debut. Now I am truly in trouble. Viktoria … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Favorite Delicate Perfumes?

A reader recently asked me about my favorite gentle, delicate scents. As she is pregnant right now, she can’t go for her usual beloved oriental bombs any longer, so she hoped for tips. We thought it would be a good … Continue reading

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Salud! – Review: Carner Barcelona El Born

By Tara Why haven’t I been to Barcelona? There’s really no excuse. I would love to take in the Gaudi architecture, visit the Picasso Museum and wander along Las Ramblas. Thanks to Carner Barcelona, I now have another destination in … Continue reading

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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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Monday Question – What Would You Do With Your Collection If You Couldn’t Use It?

Imagine you have accumulated a rather sizable collection of perfume over the years. Imagine you have a treasured closet full of gorgeous bottles holding precious fragrant liquids each holding a story, a memory or simply just smell freaking good to … Continue reading

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Smoke and Spice – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two

By Tara I’m always attracted to fragrances with a good tea note. I think it’s the dark, smoky, yet comforting aroma that I love so much. In warmer weather I could happily wear Osmanthe Yunnan day after day, while during … Continue reading

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Flowers At Dawn – Review: En Voyage Fiore di Bellagio

By Sandra Shelley Waddington is the wonderfully talented nose behind En Voyage Perfumes. I was introduced to her work this year when a dear friend of mine presented me with Captured in Amber. I was gobsmacked with awe and could … Continue reading

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Michael’s Perfume Discoveries 2014 – Mini Reviews

By Michael I thought my perfumed discoveries in 2014 might be a fun topic of discussion but boy was I wrong… Sitting in front of me now are so many fragrances, so many more than I thought I’d acquired this … Continue reading

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Introverted Incense – Review: Serge Lutens L’Orpheline

By Tara The recent Serge Lutens release L’Orpheline (the orphan) is the sort of airy fragrance I generally get on better with than the dense creations which make up a good proportion of the house’s output. It gives you a … Continue reading

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