Tag Archives: London

Vero Kern At Bloom Perfumery, London on Wednesday 9th April 2014

By Tara Vero Kern is one the real gems of the perfume world. She is an amazingly talented and inspiring woman who proves that you can make your dreams a reality at any age. Her perfume line, Vero Profumo, is … Continue reading

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Take Note – Smythson of Bond Street Makes Writing Luxurious

When I was in London I found myself entranced by something I normally don’t tend to spend a lot of money on – notebooks. I have been carrying around my trusty Moleskines faithfully for years, they are black and unobtrusive … 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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I’m In London! – Olfactoria On the Road

I flew to London yesterday to attend the lovely Neil’s ( of The Black Narcissus) fabulous talk about vanilla for Perfume Lovers London. It was a meeting of many great bloggers and readers and perfume lovers and our reporter at … Continue reading

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Portia Fest 2014, London, Saturday 8th February

By Tara I’ve never experienced the peace and love vibe of a music festival, but I think I got pretty close to that last Saturday. It was the uplifting feeling of being surrounded by fabulous like-minded people with a shared … Continue reading

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Strange, Sensational or Skanky: A Selection of Perfume Presented by Nick Gilbert at Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, Thursday 30th January 2014

By Tara This evening we delved into all that is strange and skanky in the world of perfume. It was a lot of fun, although perhaps not for the fainthearted. Nick Gilbert has worked in perfume retail for a number … Continue reading

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An Evening of Orientals – Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, London, Thursday 21st November 2013

By Tara Warm, exotic and sensuous, we explored the heady world of oriental perfumes this month at PLL. The evening was presented by Lila Das Gupta and below is a summarised version of events. In her introduction, Lila told us … Continue reading

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Super Smooth Oud – Review: Ex Idolo Perfumes Thirty-Three

By Tara Yes, Thirty-Three is another oud fragrance but before you click off, please read the next sentence. This is an exceptionally good oud perfume and I’m not someone who is a lover of all things oud-y. Ex-Idolo Perfumes is … Continue reading

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Big Sample Giveaway!

Reader Antje was so kind to contact me with a very lovely suggestion: She wants to give away her extensive sample collection plus two full size bottles (Tokyo Milk Bittersweet and Tainted Love) to one lucky OT reader. The one … Continue reading

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A Vetiver Special, Perfume Lovers London – Thursday 24th October 2013 at The New Cavendish Club, London

By Tara I must admit that I struggle with the traditionally masculine vetiver note when it’s centre stage in a perfume, so I hoped this evening might broaden my knowledge of the material and give me a greater appreciation of … Continue reading

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