Monthly Archives: April 2011

Olfactoria On Perfume Smellin’ Things

This week there is new post on PST again, this one is very dear to my heart, please check it out! 🙂 See you over there!

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Polished Patchouli – Review: Chanel Coromandel

Because I have more time now to look into my box of samples, I made another stunning discovery: Les Exclusifs de Chanel offers one perfume that is impressive in both sillage and longevity. Unlike the others, of which I like … Continue reading

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White Mortal – Review: EstĂ©e Lauder Bronze Goddess

I had a major craving for Bronze Goddess long before I ever smelled it. Dee enticed me first with this post and talk on Twitter did the rest – I needed Bronze Goddess. Although I am more of a white-as-the-wall … Continue reading

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Three Figs – Review: L’Artisan PrĂ©mier Figuier, Diptyque Philosykos And Parfumerie GĂ©nĂ©rale N°16 Jardins de Kerylos

Fig perfumes – for me – are very easy to love. They have everything I crave in a summer perfume. Fresh, green, a little fruity, woody, leafy-grassy, complex but instantly recognizable, a fig scent makes me happy. One of them … Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Life! – Review: Hermessence Poivre Samarcande

Poivre Samarcande, one of the four originally released Hermessences, is consistently described as masculine, which is why a sample has been languishing in my sample box for the longest time, unsniffed and ignored. I am so glad I finally got around to trying it. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Change Your Perfume Wardrobe With The Seasons?

Do you wear certain perfumes only in winter? Some only in summer? Do you mind those weather dictated conventions? Why or why not? What is a perfume that would be impossible for you to wear in summer? My Answer: Generally … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Last Week In Perfumeland – Weekend Link Love

Happy Easter everyone! Today we are meeting for a family breakfast at the Grandparents house. There is a big garden where my older son hopes to catch a glimpse of the Easter bunny or at least find some Easter eggs … Continue reading

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Men Love Coconut – Scientific Treatise And Review: HonorĂ© des Pres Love Coco

Recently during a discussion with friends about – what else? – perfume, a Perfumista friend’s husband said something along the lines of: I only love one smell, I don’t need a woman to smell of perfume, not even the most … Continue reading

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A Terry Cloth Robe – Review: Il Profumo Nuda

Il Profumo Nuda was part of a sample pack I won from the generous folks at First in Fragrance last fall. Since then, it has been languishing unseen and unloved in my sample box. That is the effect I wanted … Continue reading

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Jasmine For Cowards – Review: Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita

White flower perfumes are not my favorite category, as the dear constant reader knows, of the many I tried, most were rejected for their overbearing headiness and in some cases eye-wateringly hefty sillage. I like this one and, as a … Continue reading

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