Tag Archives: Travel

How To Sell Oranges – An Education

By The Husband Let me take you on a journey through the inner workings of a fictitious high-end store selling leather goods as well as silk products. As not to risk a libel suit (the store would be able to … Continue reading

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(Her-)Mèsmerized In New York City – Olfactoria Travelled

I am a lucky woman in so many respects. The most fabulous one of them all though is surely my husband. (I know Portia would agree! ;) ) The good husband works like a madman during the week – and … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday – A Travelogue

By Sandra Rome is one of the cities on earth where I feel completely relaxed and at home. We decided to take the one week of vacation that the Norwegian had, and fly to Rome for the full week. The … Continue reading

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Summer In Italy – Scented Travels

We started our yearly trek to Italy once more in the city of Udine. It is very convenient to spend the night there, before venturing further south, since five hours of car travel are plenty for two young children. We … Continue reading

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Off To Italy!

This is just a quick post to say goodbye for two weeks, I want to be offline as much as possible during this time to really recharge and experience the real world (and real books, even the Kindle stays home!). … 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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Paris In A Day – Olfactoria Travels Again

For my last birthday, my dear husband surprised me with the (to be honest somewhat uncharacteristically) romantic idea to go to Paris for a weekend. Of course I was raring to go. I am almost ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading

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Vanilla Perfumes: The Best of The Best Presented by Neil Chapman, Perfume Lovers London, New Cavendish Club, Thursday 27th March 2014

By Tara Neil Chapman is a British perfume obsessive living in Japan. His blog The Black Narcissus is a great read but be warned, you may turn green with envy at the regularity with which he picks up vintage gems … 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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Meeting Ms P – Australian Perfume Junkies In Vienna

For the second time I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting with the inimitable Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies, this time accompanied by the lovely Michael, also a perfume nerd par excellence (Quote: “This would be a … Continue reading

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