The past week I made some very nice discoveries in my sample box. I am rather chuffed at the fact that I have now a very comprehensive collection. When I need something, chances are not bad it is in there somewhere, if only a few tiny drops for reference. (Of course I realize there are still huge gaps, but I don’t need to have everything. I don’t delude myself thinking I am a museum.)
The scope of my sample box being as it is, is mostly due to my lovely friends out there all over the world, Perfumistas are such a generous and caring bunch!
I love to discover perfumes anew that I thought wouldn’t work at all, and those discoveries range from hot-pink (Malle Lipstick Rose) to dark green (Ormonde Jayne Woman) and many shades in between.
This past week also held discoveries in the blogosphere, here are a few lovely posts you should not miss:
Tarleisio of Scent Less Sensibilities is transported to a Moroccan souk and takes us all with her on that journey into the past courtesy of M. Lutens’s Arabie.
Olenska of parfümieren writes beautifully about a, or rather THE classic – Shalimar.
Ines of All I Am – A Redhead smells fall in the air…
Persolaise reviews the new Annick Goutal perfume, Mon Parfum Chèrie par Camille. I am hugely unhappy that I am not able to enjoy this, as I completely agree with Persolaise that this kind of old-fashioned chypre is a must-try.
The Candy Perfume Boy is in his element – Mugler and candy, that seems to be a collection just made for him.
Lucy of Indie Perfumes has started a very interesting project – perfume and writing based on a story, Clarimonde. There is a giveaway too…
Abigail on I Smell Therefore I Am wrote about Tom Fords Violet Blonde. (Here is my take.)
A fun piece came from PereDePierre this week – Disasterpieces! Take a look.
This week here on Olfactoria’s Travels, Onda by Vero Profumo was a popular post, this is an incredible perfume for sure. So in case you missed it… 🙂
What were your new discoveries this week? Anything interesting you have tried?
Enjoy your Sunday!
“I don’t delude myself thinking I am a museum” – this made me smile! (“Olfactosmothèque” doesn’t have quite the same ring, I agree… : – ))
My two discoveries this week – and new loves – were Bottega Veneta and TF Violet Blonde, spurred on by your and Candy PB’s reviews. That is pretty good going for one week, and I have yet to try a couple of those foody Muglers he sent me!
That was a good week, indeed! I’m looking forward to trying the Muglers too!
As always, thanks very much indeed for the link… and if I manage to get a sample of MPC for you during my travels, I’ll let you know 😉
You are very welcome! No need for a sample of MPC, I have one, but so far I can’t wear it. 😦 But it is lovely of you to offer.
Thank you for the link – and I somehow missed Tarleisio’s review, so I went and read it. I now need to find my Arabie sample pronto! 🙂
Violet Blonde seems to be getting a lot of love. And I learned just yesterday that there is a place here that sells Tom Ford! Yeey! So I can now go and try everything I missed so far.
That is great news with the Tom Fords! Have fun sniffing! 🙂
This week I have been sampling arabian oils. My favorite so far is Bakhoor Zahra.
That sounds interesting! Oils are great when it is cold, to me they feel so cozy and warming.
This weekend I’ve been having fun wearing The Different Company’s Jasmin de Nuit, a sample of which was sent to me by Natalie of Another Perfume Blog. (You’re right…perfume lovers are sooo generous!) I was thinking this would be a thick, indolic jasmine, because of the name, and to my surprise it smells like a delicious cream soda! A delightful surprise.
Hope your Sunday has been great, Birgit! Hearing you’ve come ’round to Ormonde Jayne Woman makes me happy. 🙂
I had a nice Sunday, although it is a bit marred by the fact that I am not feeling very well. A head cold… 😦 When I get sick it is bad enough, but when it keeps me from smelling, I get cranky!
I never heard of a jasmine scent by The Different Company, hmm, getting old probably. 😉
Thank you for the link love Birgit, I hope you’re having a great weekend!
Thanks, also for sharing the other posts, I found the disasterpieces post very intriguing 😀
Lol, the Disasterpieces are fun, and I guess opinions differ a great deal here. But I find it refreshing to read really bad reviews from time to time. 🙂
I hope you had a great weekend too!
This week I tried Fleur de Male after reading Candy Pb’s review, and afterwards bought a full bottle (well it was on sale!). Wearing Portrait of a Lady today, for the second time ever. Like it but don’t think I’ll go for a FB, rather save my money for a full bottle of Puredistance I (yersterdays scent). Both make me feel really ladylike although they’re quite diffferent otherwise. Just now drinking tea and reading a new swedish book- “Evil chemistry”. There’s a lot of facts about scent (musks, fermonones, indoles etc) but also on poisons, body decomposition, mind-altering drugs…Great fun!
I love to hear that you like Puredistance! I always wear it for special occasions, it is a thing of pure beauty and class. The book sounds great too! 🙂
I also have found many correspondences between my “want to try” list and what I already own, since I better organized my samples. 🙂 It’s a nice coincidence. Enjoy your weekend!
There are definite advantages to being organized, it’s getting there that is the hard part (for me at least) 😉 Have a lovely Sunday, N!
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Your review of a vetiver scent reminded me my love for L’artisan’s C Vetiver Sacre from last winter – so I packed it out again (unfortunately, weather was cold enough in Vienna…). It seems to be a long lasting perfume love – my comforting, warm cashmere jumper.
It is so lovely to find that, after some time has passed, we still love a certain perfume. Very satisfying feeling, isn’t it?
Yes, made me very happy – like coming home again after some time.
That is a good feeling indeed! That is Frapin 1697 for me. 🙂