Tag Archives: Hermes

How To Sell Oranges – An Education

By The Husband Let me take you on a journey through the inner workings of a fictitious high-end store selling leather goods as well as silk products. As not to risk a libel suit (the store would be able to … Continue reading

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(Her-)Mèsmerized In New York City – Olfactoria Travelled

I am a lucky woman in so many respects. The most fabulous one of them all though is surely my husband. (I know Portia would agree! ;) ) The good husband works like a madman during the week – and … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Fall Release Are You Most Excited About?

New perfumes abound year-round, but fall is often the time to think about something new. So which of the scents released for this season catches your eye, or rather: nose? What new launch are you most interested in? Or have … Continue reading

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Iris In Disguise – Review: Hermès Paprika Brasil

Editor’s Note: I want to welcome Michael today. He is an Australian, living in Sydney and I met him in person last January when he and the inimitable Portia of Australian PerfumeJunkies visited Vienna. Michael has a great nose and an … 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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Monday Question – What Perfume Do You Like To Wear In A Heatwave?

What perfume is ideal in great heat? Do you wear perfume when it is hot or do you prefer to go without? What is your favorite “cooling” scent? My Answer: It is hot here! We are having over 30 degrees … Continue reading

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Lovely Ladies And Little Luxuries – A Few Unusual Images Of London

If you want to know what London looks like, if you want to see pics of the sights and buildings of Britain’s capital, I have to send you on to Google. New technologies make it so easy to see what is … Continue reading

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What The Husband Smells Like – Review: Hermès Bel Ami Vétiver

I cunningly managed to get the husband inside the Vienna Hermès boutique recently, because I needed him to try the new re-orchestration by Jean-Claude Ellena of Hermès’s classic men’s scent, Bel Ami (created in 1986 by Jean-Louis Sieuzac) called Bel Ami … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Fragrant Spring Fling This Year?

What new or new to you perfume has captured your attention for spring? What kind of perfume do you crave once the sun comes out? What is this season’s spring fling? My Answer: Mine is Hermès Eau de Narcisse Bleu … Continue reading

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Spring Awakening – Review: Hermès Eau de Narcisse Bleu

I bought a new bottle of perfume. Well, that should not be too momentous a confession on a perfume blog, but somehow it is. I have been disenchanted with perfume, with blogging,with life in general, it seems lately, and just … Continue reading

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