Tag Archives: Fragrance

Hommage à Bertrand Duchaufour, Perfume Lovers London at October Gallery – Thursday 21st May 2015

By Tara Bertrand Duchaufour is one of the world’s most well known and prolific perfumers. Who better to lead this sniff-along guide to his work than perfume specialist Nick Gilbert. Not only does he have great knowledge of Duchaufour’s work … Continue reading

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Beauty Is Something Unexpected – Review: Le Galion 222

Heya Travelers of Olfactoria, Portia with you from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Not long ago here in Australia we had Nicolas Chabot come to meet us and talk about the … Continue reading

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ODOU Smell and Perfume Magazine – Crowd Funding Initiative

By Tara Launched in 2013, ODOU is a bi-annual print magazine that explores smell and perfume through themes of memory, science, art, design, personal reflections, photography and more. There is no other publication that explores the sense of smell alone. … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Review – Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie

By Tara I usually have trouble with jasmine-heavy perfumes. Nasomatto’s Nuda is too heady for me and the same goes for Serge Lutens’ A La Nuit multiplied by a hundred. I admire the apricot inkiness of Sarrasins (also by Lutens) … Continue reading

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A Spring Vanilla – Review: Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy

Heya gorgeous Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Today I wanted to talk Cheap & Cheerful. Frankly I think all this aspirational pricing … Continue reading

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Spring Haze – Review: Guerlain Chamade

By Tara When you first meet someone you are violently attracted to, it can feel a lot like panic. Your fight or flight response kicks in as your senses heighten and your heart begins to race. Historically, in war, a … Continue reading

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Light And Shadow – Review: Jaques Zolty Van-Ile

By Sandra Kussmund is the name of a new perfume/cosmetic shop and it is off of one of the side streets in downtown Vienna making it convenient for those taking a stroll in the city and wanting to browse for … Continue reading

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Deserted Beaches – Review: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

By Tara I’ve never had much luck with Jo Malone fragrances but last year’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt got a fair amount of positive attention, so I thought I’d give it a try.   It contains notes of ambrette … Continue reading

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Chanel Misia and A Visit To The Harrods Salon de Parfums – Plus A Giveaway!

By Tara Last Autumn Harrods opened their luxurious Salon de Parfums on the sixth floor. It’s essentially a long row of fragrance boutiques – one for each brand – which highlight their most exclusive collections. Other high-end lines (such as … Continue reading

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Monday Question – How Was Your Weekend?

Since you seemed to enjoy this question last month (as did I), Tara suggested I make it a once-a-month fixture to ask about your weekend and what perfume accompanied you. So please tell me, what did you do this weekend? … Continue reading

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