Monthly Archives: February 2011

Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

What I miss incredibly are Sundays spent in bed, reading, talking, napping…no more. we are up at five in the morning, as on any other day. In a few years, with lots more crow’s feet and bags under my eyes, … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Run For The Shower – Thierry Mugler Womanity

This is no real review, since I only tested Womanity on skin once, but I wanted to write down my thoughts anyway. I never approached Womanity since it launched for several reasons. I am a terrible snob, I despise the … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin’ Things

Saturday is here and with it my post over on PST. This time let me take you to the land where Orchids bloom… See you over there! 🙂

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Have You Heard Of Bissoumine? – Come In And Find Out!

Bissoumine is a relatively new french brand offering seven fragrances created by two perfumers, Kitty Shpirer and Patrice Martin. Bissoumine means perfume in ancient Aramaic. Read more about the back story of the brand here. I found out about Bissoumine … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bissoumine, Citrus, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Musk, Oriental | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Soapy Iris – Review: Le Labo Iris 39

Le Labo, until recently, was a brand I didn’t have much of an opinion about. I knew of it, I was rather indifferent about the branding and positioning of the line and most importantly I hadn’t smelled any of their … Continue reading

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On Solid Ground – Aftelier Wildflowers Solid Perfume

I never quite saw the point of solid perfumes. I enjoy the sensation of spraying perfume, even dabbing doesn’t really do it for me. I like to drench myself in a fragrant mist of perfume since it feels so luxurious … Continue reading

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Prim And Proper- Review: Balenciaga Paris

Balenciaga Paris, a floral chypre, is the first Balenciaga perfume launched under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere (whose style and design I personally admire), it was created by perfumer Olivier Polge in 2010. Notes include bergamot, spices, pepper, violet, carnation, … Continue reading

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Olfactoria’s Travels Has A Facebook Page (That Feels Lonely)

I created a Facebook page for OT, but sadly my technical expertise precludes me from finding a way to make this fact known to people who would maybe like to use it like an RSS feed or something, as a way to … Continue reading

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Pastoral – Review: Guerlain AprĂ©s L’OndĂ©e

AprĂ©s l’OndĂ©e was my very first Guerlain. For a long time I also thought it would be my only one (insert hearty laughter here), because I thought all the others were not my style, I couldn’t imagine myself in something as challenging … Continue reading

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I Can See You – Review: Edition de Parfums Frederic Malle Iris Poudre

When I wore Iris Poudre for the first time a few months ago, it was a bitterly cold day and I was taking my son to his English class. I had just put a single spray on the back of … Continue reading

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