Tag Archives: Perfume

Evergreen – Review: Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa

By Tara Released earlier this year, Corsica Furiosa was the first new launch from Parfum d’Empire since 2012’s Musc Tonkin. Perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has based the fragrance on an overdose of the natural material, lentisque (or mastic resin), using it in the form of oil, absolute and extract. The resin is obtained from an evergreen shrub, Pistacia lentiscus, which is native to Corticchiato’s picturesque homeland, the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Notes for Corsica Furiosa include lentiscus (mastic) oil, nepita (a local variety of wild mint), lentiscus absolute, … Continue reading

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Portia’s Summer Fling – Review: Tocca Giulietta

Dearest and most delightful Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I wanted to show you a perfect summer fragrance this week because you all are coming to the end of summer up north … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Tuberose – Review: Nasomatto Narcotic Venus

By Tara “The fragrance is the result of a quest for the overwhelming addictive intensity of female sexual power” say Nasomatto about Narcotic Venus. How’s that for a mission statement? I tend to find tuberose more than a little overwhelming. I feel like it’s trying to dazzle me with its intensity rather … Continue reading

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Perfume Free – A Trip To The Alps

By Sandra Giving my nose a much needed break from perfume never crossed my mind. For as long as I can remember I have worn perfume at some point in time during the day or night. The only obvious exception … Continue reading

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Windswept – Review: Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli

By Tara  Like many people, I associate patchouli with cool – particularly autumnal – weather. It has a warm, earthy, sometimes dirty aroma which goes well with bonfires and falling leaves. It can have hippy connotations but it can also be refined as exemplified by Chanel’s Coromandel. These days it’s usually cleaned up and paired with sweet fruit in the ubiquitous, youth -friendly “fruitcholi”. … Continue reading

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Big Money Rose – Review: Yves Saint Laurent Majestic Rose

Dear Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I have been testing all of the new Yves Saint Laurent releases. I have a problem with their price point, straight up, there you have it. … Continue reading

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An Orange Blossom Moment – Review: Diptyque L’Art Du Soin Lait Frais Body Lotion And L’Eau de Neroli Eau de Cologne

Every summer I fall again for the lovely, warm, intoxicating and tender scent of orange blossoms. Last year Parfums de Nicolai Eau de Soleil was my drug of choice, this year I found something that is such a sensory pleasure … Continue reading

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A Fun and Fragrant Summer’s Day Out in London, Thursday 24th July 2014 – And A Giveaway!

By Tara  You may know Val the Cookie Queen from her occasional Sunday Foodie posts here on OT as well as her regular contributions to Australian Perfume Junkies. She lives in Austria and we met for the first time in February of this year when Portia came to town. Although we … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Do You Bring When Travelling?

Here comes the obligatory pre-vacation question for you: What do you take with you on vacation? Do you bring decants? One beloved full bottle (or seven)? Samples only? Do you rely solely on your perfume shopping at your destination? Do … Continue reading

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Summer On The Balcony – Checking In

I have to apologize to you all, dear readers, because I have been very quiet these past weeks, not because I don’t want to talk to you, but because I feel I don’t have a lot to say. About perfume … Continue reading

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