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Show Time – Review: Histoires de Parfums Olympia, Music Hall

By Tara L’Olympia Music Hall in Paris was founded in 1888 by the same gentleman – Joseph Oller – who created the Moulin Rouge (which also inspired a fragrance by Histoires de Parfums reviewed here). The legendary theatre put on … Continue reading

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A Perfume Apart – Review: Amouage Memoir Man

By Michael I’m not really sure how I ended up purchasing Memoir Man. I’d never tried it and I’m not a big fan of either green notes, lavender or fougères. Yet there I found myself late one night adding it … Continue reading

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Intimate Decadence – Review: Laboratorio Olfattivo Daimiris

By Tara Created by the prolific perfumer Pierre Guillaume, Daimiris was one of the four fragrances in Laboratorio Olfattivo’s first collection launched in 2009. It contains top notes of saffron and cardamom, heart notes of rum, iris and daim (suede) … Continue reading

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Life Is Good When You Smell Fabulous! – Review: Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur

Hello Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse thrilled to be with you all today. I hope life is treating you all well. Mohur has been a constant in my fragrance wardrobe since first discovering it. It … Continue reading

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Dandified Violet – Review: Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Violette Fumée

By Tara Before her tragic, untimely death in 2011, Mona created Violette Fumée for her business partner Jeroen Oude Sogtoen. She sought to embody within it his favourite raw materials, passions and memories. In 2013 he decided to share this … Continue reading

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The Goldilocks Rose – Review: Guerlain Rose Nacrée Du Désert

By Michael I recently caught up with a friend recently who waxed lyrical about Guerlain’s Rose Nacrée. “Oh yeah? I’ll try it sometime” I said and proceeded merrily to forget it existed. Then, no more than a two weeks later, … Continue reading

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White Iris – Review: Laboratorio Olfattivo Nirmal

By Tara Laboratorio Olfattivo is an Italian store selling high-end fragrances. They released four perfumes under their own name in 2009 and now have eleven in total. I came across this niche line for the first time on a recent … Continue reading

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Saltwater Citrus – Review: The Different Company South Bay

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you today from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse. I know you are all heading towards Winter and Autumn has gripped the north but still Autumn can be sunlit and warm during the day. … Continue reading

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Under the Boardwalk – Review: Heeley Sel Marin

By Tara Sel Marin is probably the fragrance that Heeley are best known for. An upscale oceanic scent that contains notes of lemon, bergamot, beech leaf, sea salt, algae, moss, seaweed, vetiver, musk, leather and cedarwood. It starts off with … Continue reading

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Getting To Know Dawn – Review: DSH Scent Of Hope And More

By Michael Not too long ago I read that Dawn Spencer Hurwitz was recreating Jacques Fath’s Iris Gris and I was hugely excited. So off I rushed in an iris perfume loving fragrance geeky dash to get samples. Little did … Continue reading

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