Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rich – Review: Xerjoff Shooting Stars Ibitira

Ibitira is a town in Brazil where a meteorite crashed in 1947. Part of the Shooting Stars collection Ibitira, the perfume, is a classic floral composition that is described as romantic. Ibitira was created by Jacques Flori and includes notes of … Continue reading

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Natural Perfumes – What Do You Think?

Natural Perfumer Ankica Milic of Bellatrix Parfums needs your help! Here is her questionnaire about natural perfumery, if you have a few minutes, please be so kind and help her out. I am late in posting this, since I was away, but … Continue reading

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Luxe Leather – Review: Chanel’s Cuir de Russie

By Tara There’s no getting around it, you really have to like birch tar to like Cuir de Russie. Historically, the bark of the birch tree has been cooked-up and used to cure leather. The synthetic birch tar accord used … Continue reading

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Reminder – Beauty Bloggers For Charity Auctions Start Today!

The charity auction for Doctors without Borders starts today! Bidding runs through December 12. Be sure to head on over and check out all the beautiful items including Guerlain L’Heure Bleue EdP, donated by yours truly. Happy bidding!

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Monday Question: Which Perfumes Have Won You Compliments?

By Tara Have you had unsolicited compliments on your perfumes, if so which ones? Are the compliments only from friends and family or have you received them from strangers? Do you live in hope that someone will one day recognise … Continue reading

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Beauty On The Outside – Review: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Colonia Intensa and Colonia Essenza

Sometimes I follow my eyes towards a perfume, and sometimes that leads me to something nice and worthwhile. Acqua di Parma is such a line, where what I saw interested me more, than what I expected to smell. That may … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! – Olfactoria Travels To NYC

To all Americans, I wish a very happy Thanksgiving! I get to spend this Thanksgiving in the US as well, yippie! I’ll be gone for a few days, but some posts are scheduled and I hope to be able to … Continue reading

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The Silver Lining – Review: Carner Barcelona Tardes

We took a sniff at Carner Barcelona D600 not so long ago. Tardes, the second creation of Sara Carner is the harder of the two Carner perfumes to love, but it is also the more interesting and – in the end – … Continue reading

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Beauty Bloggers For Charity – Shop For A Cause!

This year, for the second time, Beauty and Fragrance Bloggers as well as cosmetics brands have united, to donate cosmetic and perfume items for an auction that benefits Doctors without Borders. A 100% of the proceedings go to the charity. … Continue reading

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10000 Comments Giveaway Winners Announced

Thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday’s post. It was heartwarming, reading through your reasons for talking perfume. Knowing that there is always someone who understands this obsession is a great thing, I think that us the consensus … Continue reading

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