Monthly Archives: June 2011

Getting Fat – Gourmand Mini-Reviews

My sample box was raided with a purpose this time – find all the gourmands lingering in there. I once won a seven sample set of super-gourmands on First in Fragrance, that have been ignored so far. But there is … Continue reading

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Resonance – Review and Giveaway: Anya’s Garden Amberess

Amber is a note I love. There are many ambers in my arsenal and each one has its special properties. More or less sweet, more or less strong, more or less dark, more or less dry… Anya’s Garden Amberess is … Continue reading

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Wow, Wazamba!!! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Wazamba

I wanted to wait with the review of Wazamba until fall, when its incense and spice glory would be more season-appropriate, but I cannot hold back, I’ll remind you in October, okay? Wazamba, a 2009 release by Parfum d’Empire founder and perfumer … Continue reading

Posted in Fragrance Reviews, Incense, Parfum d'Empire, Spicy, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Garden Angel – Review: Chanel Bel Respiro

Bel Respiro was the name of Gabrielle Chanel’s chic country house outside Paris, also nicknamed Noix de Coco (coconut), in a play on her own nickname. Bel Respiro, the fragrance, is part of the Les Exclusifs Collection. It was actually … Continue reading

Posted in Chanel, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Green, Les Exclusifs de Chanel | Tagged , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Monday Question – What Was Your Last Impulse Buy?

Do you ever buy a perfume on a whim? Did you take advantage of a sale recently? Did you snap up a perfume without second thought? Any great deals in the last few months for you? My Answer: I did … Continue reading

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Last Week In Perfume Land – Weekend Link Love

I feel like I really need a vacation, and soon. Only a few more weeks to go until we go to Italy. Until then I am dreaming of something like this: I spent a week on Lake Tahoe once and … Continue reading

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Olfactoria on Perfume Smellin’ Things

I am guest posting on Perfume Smellin´Things again today. It’s gets smoldering… 😉 See you over there! Picture source: banner borrowed from, thank you!

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Indian Art – Review: Art Collection by Jacomo #08

Comfort scents have a season. A few times a year I get the urge to feel comforted and cozied by perfume. Mostly when the actual seasons change, I have my cuddly gourmand phases. Jo Malone Sweet Milk, Odin 01 Sunda, Lostmarc’h Lann-Ael … Continue reading

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A Question Of Sanity – Review: Parfum d’Empire Yuzu Fou

The journey through the empires that Marc-Antoine Corticchiato creates olfactory equivalents of, in his line Parfum d’Empire, goes on today to modern Japan. Urban nature in the 21st century is what Yuzu Fou wants to communicate. The journey continues, because … Continue reading

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No Mon Numéro Yet – But A Sale!

Still no sign of the new Mon Numéro Collection that was promised to launch online yesterday. But in better news the summer sale has started at L’Artisan Parfumeur. For example the pure perfume of Mure Et Musc by Bertrand Duchaufour … Continue reading

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