Tag Archives: Iris

Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … Continue reading

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Precious Metals – Review: Atelier Cologne Gold Leather and Silver Iris

By Tara As you are probably aware, Atelier Cologne make Cologne Absolues which are cologne style fragrances with the lasting power of eau de parfums. The line is generally very well done and extremely wearable. Gold Leather and Silver Iris … Continue reading

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Cashmere And Silk – Review: Xerjoff Join The Club Fatal Charme

By Sandra Late last year Xerjoff released a new line of perfumes called Join the Club. There are ten different perfumes in the line and all represent a certain club or area of interest. The bottles are exquisite – I … Continue reading

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The Ballerina, The Maharaja and The Tailor – Reviews: Iris Prima, Vaara and Sartorial By Penhaligon’s

By Tara Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a quintessentially English fragrance house. I am fond of their witty, English eccentric style and they have made some interesting choices regarding their perfumes in the last few years. Admirably, they have managed … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Is There A Note In Perfume You Are Obsessed With?

Is there a particular note you seek out in every perfume you smell? Do you crave some notes more than others? Do you obsess over one note? My Answer: I go from one mini-obsession to next, but there are some … Continue reading

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Incredible Irises – Perfume Lovers London, Thursday 22nd November

By Tara Iris is one of my favourite notes. Its presence can add a touch of class and interest to just about any perfume. I’m obviously not alone in this view because The New Cavendish Club was packed out for … Continue reading

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My Kingdom For This Horse! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Equistrius

I wanted to re-post this review, since Equistrius made a major comeback in my perfume-wearing habits. Over the summer I completely neglected this gem in my collection, because it somehow did not work at all, but now that temperatures are down again, I’m once more reveling in its … Continue reading

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Closer To Heaven – Review: SoOud Ouris Parfum Nectar And Eau Fine

The niche line SoOud was launched in 2010 by perfumer Stephane Humbert Lucas, who is also the brain and nose behind Nez á Nez. I never felt particularly moved to explore this line, because, frankly, the name irks me. I … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramon Monegal Mini-Reviews Part II

After a look at the first seven perfumes from the Spanish niche house of Ramón Monegal (see Part I), here are the seven more feminine leaning perfumes. Apart from being available at First in Fragrance, and through their own website … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramón Monegal Mini-Reviews Part I

Ramón Monegal is a spanish niche house that only recently came to my attention when I saw their beautiful bottles popping up on First in Fragrance. Luckily not long after, the brand contacted me and kindly sent samples of the … Continue reading

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