Monthly Archives: February 2012

Looking For Spring With Guerlain – Review: Guerlain Un Ville, Un Parfum London

As I wrote in my previous Looking For Spring post, this time of the year lends itself to fresh and uplifting perfumes that jolt me out of my cold-induced rigor. I received a sample of Guerlain’s newest addition to their … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Guerlain, Rose, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Golden Aura – Review: Caron Farnesiana

The lovely Lady Jane Grey is a long-time reader of this blog and happens to be one of the few actual Perfumistas this city of Vienna seems to harbor. I met her a few times already and not only is … Continue reading

Posted in Caron, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Heliotrope, Mimosa, Powdery, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Monday Question – What Are Your Perfume Application Rituals?

By Tara What is your typical method of applying perfume? Does your application technique differ depending on the concentration of the perfume? Do you spray liberally all over, walk into a cloud of fragrance or dab judiciously? Do you apply … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month – January And February And A Giveaway

My resolution for the coming year in fragrance is that I am allowed to purchase one bottle a month, and only one I had a crush on for more than a month. In this series of monthly posts, I will … Continue reading

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Why I Blog – A Mission Statement Of Sorts

Preamble: The recent flare up of dissent among bloggers concerning the question of quantity and quality in perfume blogging makes me want to republish a post I wrote shortly after starting my own blog. It is (sadly) still relevant and … Continue reading

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More Like Me – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Lieu de Reves

I really like rose-violet scents. Their powdery, ultra-feminine accord, so reminiscent of cosmetics (and God knows I love those as well), is very attractive to me and I find their soft, pinkish aura very comforting and inviting. Lieu de Rêves, … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Heliotrope, Iris, Rose, Sonoma Scent Studio, Vanilla, Violet, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Magic Skin! – Review: Guerlain Angelique Noire

Guerlain Exclusives are a bit of an obsession with me, especially the L’Art et la Matière line. In an ideal world I’d have them all (on second thought, hold Cruel Gardènia, I don’t really need that one). But the others, all … Continue reading

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Looking For Spring With Pierre Guillaume – Review: Huitieme Art Vohina

Every year around this time, I abandon all my heavy ambers and blankety comfort scents and start raiding my perfume closet and sample boxes, looking for spring. Every year around this time, I have had it with winter, with the … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Huitième Art, Lavender | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Can’t Stop! – Review: By Kilian Amber Oud

That I had to try Amber Oud the second I could, was a no-brainer. I have a reputation* to live up to after all. 😉 I have a list for this year’s perfume purchases, there are twelve items on it, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Do You Wear To Work?

By Tara Are there certain perfumes you think are appropriate for work? Have co-workers ever commented on your perfume? Which perfumes make you feel more professional and businesslike? Are you happy wearing any one of your perfumes to work and … Continue reading

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