Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bottle Of The Month – March And A Giveaway

By Kilian Amber Oud is my bottle of the month for March. See it here in all its glory… because this is not the one I have, I am happy that Kilian makes refills as well, and that less glamorous … Continue reading

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Fragrant Mystery – Review: Penhaligon’s Artemisia

You do not hear much about Artemisia in Perfumeland. I wonder why that is. Does everybody find it unworthy of reviewing? Is it not marketed enough by Penhaligon’s, so nobody knows about it? Is it so bad, it is shunned … Continue reading

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To Eat Or Be Eaten – Review: Reminiscence Les Notes Gourmandes Do Ré And Mi Fà

Gourmands can be tricky. No one wants to smell like dessert. (Those who do, can skip this paragraph and go directly to the review). Marla of PST once told me that a goat bit her wrist, where she had applied Mandorlo … Continue reading

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The Prince Of Amber And His Favorite – Review: Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114

By rights this should have been the first Histoires de Parfums scent I should have tried, I have a certain reputation to live up to after all. But for very practical reasons, testing was postponed. My dear son, Niki, the … Continue reading

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Amuse Gueule – Review: Parfumerie Générale Cozé

I had a sample of Cozé for some time and it languished ignored among its peers, as I read a post on Vanessa’s blog Bonkers about Perfume where she describes a talk given by Pierre Guillaume at Les Senteurs in … Continue reading

Posted in Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Parfumerie Generale, Spicy, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , | 61 Comments

Monday Question – What’s on Your Full Bottle Wish List?

By Tara Which perfume(s) do you want to buy a full bottle of? Do you keep a record of the perfumes you want to purchase? Do you buy them in strict list order or do you “line skip” when you … Continue reading

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Beautiful Perfume Advertisements – Chanel N°5 Movie

Perfume lives from its advertising. A smell is invisible, so you have to create something people can see, to make them desire, to ultimately make them buy your product. Hopefully the illusion does not break once the perfume is smelled. … Continue reading

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Super-Scrubbers! – What Didn’t Agree With Me Recently (Mini-Reviews)

Here are three perfumes I tested in the past few weeks and couldn’t love at all . Sometimes there is no other solution than to scrub (and scrub and scrub, because did you ever try to get rid of a Tauer?)… … Continue reading

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Day And Night – Review: Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli and Vert Pivoine

The two perfumes I will review today, Vert Pivoine and Noir Patchouli couldn’t be farther from one another in theme and feel. Like day and night would be a good comparison. Nonetheless I wanted to put them together. It started … Continue reading

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Pas De Deux – Review: Chanel N°22

When little ignorant me tried N°22 along with several other members of the Les Exclusifs line a good while back, I thought, well that is just like N°5, so what is the fuss? But when N°22 started to develop into … Continue reading

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