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People In Perfumeland – Geza Schön, Perfumer

“Molecule is to perfume as Bauhaus is to Baroque.” That is German perfumer Geza Schön’s description of his niche line Escentric Molecules. Starting in 2006, the line uniquely launches two scents at once: one a pure molecule (Iso E Super … Continue reading

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What Perfume Goes With My Barbour Jacket? – A Follow Up

A few weeks ago I asked you about perfumes that mirror the great outdoors, that smell like the heath, cold wind, Hunter boots and Barbour jackets. I wanted to let you know that I found the one that is perfect. Where … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is The Most Uplifting Perfume You Know?

Winter is here. Everything is grey in grey (at least in the northern hemisphere). When it is cold and dreary outside, which perfumes lift your mood? Which scents make you happy? What perfume acts as the perfect antidote to the … Continue reading

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When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

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Perfume On Mount Olympus – Scenting The Greek Goddesses

By Guest Writer Alexandra Editor’s Note: Please let us welcome regular reader Alexandra, who graciously agreed to write a post on scenting Greek Goddesses. Alexandra is a museum professional and lives in London.  A few weeks ago Birgit offered some … Continue reading

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What The Husband Wears – The Masculine Side Of Life

My husband has come far. Being dragged unwillingly into the forecourt of Perfumeland by me, he has evolved from wearing Ralph Lauren Polo Blue for years to having a small, but distinguished little stash of high quality fragrances (appointed by … Continue reading

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Enchanted Forest – Review: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

Ormonde Jayne is one of the most accessible and wearable lines out there. They offer a great discovery set that every card-carrying Perfumista owns or covets, and their scents are lovely, well-made, friendly and pretty throughout. I like the florals, … Continue reading

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Perfume As Medicine – Sleepless Nights, Aches And Pains And More

We all know perfume is powerful and that is why we love it. Perfume is able to conjure memories, to evoke feelings, to influence moods. Perfume is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing works better at making us happy, … Continue reading

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Changeling – Review: Ormonde Jayne Tiare

Tiare is the last of the Ormonde Jayne florals up for review. I needed a long time and many wearings to get my bearings with Tiare – for it surprised me. Tiare flower, the Tahitian Gardenia, is a tropical flower … Continue reading

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Spring Fever – Spring Perfume Mini-Reviews

When I sat down to write about perfumes perfect for springtime, I realized that light, pretty florals are the most underrepresented group in my collection. There is enough for the cold of winter, enough for the heat of summer, many … Continue reading

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