Monthly Archives: February 2011

From Tea To Infinity – Review: Atelier Cologne Oolang Infini

I have found myself longing for the smell of tea lately. And I have found it in a few perfumes, for example Dior Escale à Pondichéry, Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan. Where I love the tea note most though is in Oolang Infini, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Top Three Favorite Perfumes?

Yes, it is one of those awful questions again! YOU MUST CHOOSE! What are the three perfumes you would not want to be without? Use any scenario that puts on adequate pressure (house of fire, stranded on an island, at … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

This Sunday is  spent in great exitement at the House of Olfactoria. Not because of anything scent-related though. My husband has fallen in love with a car. Not a small sports car as could be suspected, thank God, but a … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin’Things

Saturday again! Head on over to PST for my new post.

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The Definitive Oud-Post – My First And Last Look At The Hottest Note Of The Decade

I am no Oud fan. Never was, never will be.  There is no love lost between me and Oud. It may be the hottest note “evah” – I don’t care and I don’t see the fuss, to tell you the … Continue reading

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Three Reasons – Review: Amouage Reflection Woman

I have already mentioned once or twice (or fifty-five times) that my husband is not very easy to please when it comes to perfume. He doesn’t like many of the fragrances I wear and actively opposes more than a few, … Continue reading

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Super-Special Patchouli And Yesteryear’s Rose – Review: Guerlain Idylle Duet

I was awaiting Idylle Duet rather impatiently for a mainstream flanker launch. Probably because I had already heard many good things about it and because I rather like Idylle, which is a nice fragrance if you don’t expect it to … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem – Review: Guerlain Cologne du 68

I received a sample of Guerlain du 68 with something else, so I never actively sought it out. I applied it expecting a fleeting citrus cologne in the classical manner. That is something I like well enough, but I don’t … Continue reading

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White Is Not Necessarily Innocent – Review: Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

This recent post by Dee, reminded me of my not so fruitful relationship with white flowers. Too loud, too much, too big, to indolic, too old, too mature, too cheap even…those are adjectives that come to mind when I think … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are You A Perfume Missionary?

Are you a zealot when it comes to converting others to perfumedom? Do you like to inspire others to wear certain scents? Do you love to go shopping for perfume with others? Do like to spread your love (and knowledge) … Continue reading

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