Monthly Archives: January 2011

Another Birthday Boy!

My baby boy Nikolaus turns one today. One year that has passed in a flash. With my first child, Paul, I couldn’t wait for him to grow, to get older and yet it seemed to take forever, I was under … Continue reading

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Olfactory Bliss – Why I Love Perfume So Much

I love perfume. That comes as no big surprise I bet, considering this is a perfume blog. But why? Why is it that I (and all of you, I dare say) love perfume so much. So much so that we … Continue reading

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Clothes For Elves – Review: The Different Company Bois d’Iris

For somebody who is already a fan of Jean-Claude Ellena’s work,  The Different Company will come up sooner or later. For Perfumistas on a budget (and I don’t know any who are not in some way or other) it is often rather later. So … Continue reading

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Monday Question: Do You Layer Your Perfumes?

Do you ever layer fragrances? Why? What is your most inspired combination to date? Did you ever create a hot mess when layering two less compatible scents? My Answers: I layer fragrances from time to time when I feel experimental or … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

Sunday again! I am spent! as Austin Powers would say. Too bad my children don´t realize that Sundays are for resting and recuperating from a stressful week, they carry on as if it were any old day, the little rogues, … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin´Things

I am posting again on PST today. This weeks topic is room sprays, with a twist 😉 I hope to see you over there!

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Puredistance Perfume Lounge Vienna – A Visit

My friend and fellow perfume lover E., who lives in London, was here on a visit for a few, short days and of course we grabbed the opportunity to make an appointment at the noble Puredistance Perfume Lounge, that is … Continue reading

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Purple Silk – Review: Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir

I own the Ormonde Jayne discovery set for years now (highly recommended btw!) and so far this has led me to aquiring Tolu in many incarnations, perfume, bath oil, candles. I did my best to ignore the rest of the set … Continue reading

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Are You On Facebook? – An Invitation

I want to invite anyone who would like to, to connect with me on Facebook. I am relatively new there and still finding my way around, but I think it is a good platform to keep up, to stay informed. … Continue reading

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Saltwater Lily – Review: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Lys Mediterranee

It was one of my previous misconceptions, that I don´t particularly care for flowers. Not the real thing of course, but floral notes in perfumes. I am fine with the soft, delicate ones, no problem there. But the big, white, … Continue reading

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