Tag Archives: Review

Sunlit Water: Review – Dior Eau Fraiche

By Tara From the very first moment I spray Eau Fraiche I recognise it as an Edmond Roudnitska composition. Many cite Eau Sauvage (1967) as the forerunner to Diorella (1972), however Roudnitska stated that its antecedent was actually Eau Fraiche … Continue reading

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Island Breeze: Review – Creed Virgin Island Water

By Tara I’ve been lucky to visit some wonderful places over the years but one of my most memorable holidays was a trip with my sister to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. This idyll in the Caribbean has stunning … Continue reading

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Girly Guerlain – Review: Guerlain French Kiss and Eau de Lingerie

By Tara I consider my style to be more feminine than girly. I enjoy collecting jewellery, wearing dresses and painting my nails, however I’m adverse to anything cutesy and the colour I’m probably least drawn to is pink. French Kiss … Continue reading

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Indomitable Spirit: Review – En Voyage Perfumes Frida

By Tara A few years ago, I went to an exhibition of paintings by iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Tate Modern, London. I have long admired the woman as much as her art. Kahlo trod her own path, overcoming … Continue reading

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Gone Forever! – Review: Guerlain Lys Soleia

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Since I heard the today’s fragrance had been discontinued it has been an oft spritz. Then on Facebook Fragrance Friends one of the girls … Continue reading

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Lead Us Into Temptation: Review – Papillon Artisan Perfumes Salome

By Tara The New Testament tells the story of Salome’s beguiling “dance of the seven veils” leading to the death of John the Baptist. As a result, she became a symbol of dangerous female seductiveness. What a fantastic figure to … Continue reading

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Iris by Moonlight: Review – Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena

By Tara I may have found My Iris, but I was intrigued by the iris/incense theme of Iris Nazarena. Released in 2013, it sounded unusual and mysterious – “With its iris and incense accord, the new Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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Body Lotions – Who, What, Where, Why?

Hi there OT, Portia, all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Lately I have been using the Amouage Body Lotion 10oz pump packs. They are thick, rich and creamy, smell sensational and create a fabulous base for … Continue reading

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Yacht Life: Review – Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum

By Tara I see more and more summer perfume releases described as “solar florals”. Well, Terracotta Le Parfum is a fragrance that really does fit that description. The white florals are dewy but the gentle warmth of vanilla increasingly shines … Continue reading

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The Sea, The Sea – Review: L’Occitane Mer & Mistral

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). It must be hotting up in earnest on that side of the world right now while … Continue reading

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