Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday Question- How Do You Restrict Your Full Bottle Purchases?

By Tara   What rules do you have in place to limit the number of bottles of perfume you buy?   Do you have a perfume budget or allow yourself a certain number of bottles a month or year?   … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month – April And A Giveaway

The bottle for the month of April came from the beautiful Belgian haven/heaven of perfume called Place Vendome. Guerlain Cuir Beluga is such an elegant and comforting as well as comfortable scent, I just had to have it. Since Cuir Beluga … Continue reading

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You Have Chosen! – By Kilian vs. Parfumerie Générale: The Statistics

The last Monday Question pitched two houses against one another – the luxurious By Kilian and the prolific Parfumerie Générale. The lovely Undina, uncontested statistics champion of Perfumeland, was kind enough to devote her time again to make to amazing graphs … Continue reading

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Perfume On Mount Olympus – Scenting The Greek Goddesses

By Guest Writer Alexandra Editor’s Note: Please let us welcome regular reader Alexandra, who graciously agreed to write a post on scenting Greek Goddesses. Alexandra is a museum professional and lives in London.  A few weeks ago Birgit offered some … Continue reading

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What Would Casanova Wear? – Review: Histoires de Parfums 1725 Casanova

1725 Casanova is part of the masculine side of the Histoires de Parfums line up, but since I had great success with another masculine offering – 1740 Marquis de Sade – the gender assignment barely registers. And by the way, … Continue reading

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A Name Is A Name Is A Name – Review: Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces

I have so often said how little I like the approach of Etat Libre d’Orange, that I sound like a schoolmarmish prude, so I will shut up about the name of this perfume and not even translate it, in case … Continue reading

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Are You Her Type? – Not A Review: Guerlain Mitsouko

I have been working on this non-review on and off for almost a year now, and since I realized things are not changing at least for now, I decided to finally get it together and post it. Mitsouko is arguably … Continue reading

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Monday Question – You Must Choose: By Kilian Or Parfumerie Générale?

The You Must Choose question where I pitched Chanel against Guerlain was great fun, so I decided to do something in that vein again. In my mind By Kilian and Pierre Guillaume’s Parfumerie Générale are somehow linked. Black designs, beautiful … Continue reading

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Katie Puckrik Smells And How! – Perfume Lovers London Meetup Thursday 19th April 2012

By Tara Perfumes Lovers London is a Meetup group that was launched earlier this year by Lila Das Gupta, with support from and Fragrance fanatics convene at the New Cavendish Club in London’s West End to hear a … Continue reading

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An Amber To Be Reckoned With – Review: Kerosene Copper Skies

Kerosene Trewthe aka John Pegg is a perfume fiend like us, a You Tube reviewer who has decided to make his own stuff. And like a certain Swiss guy we all know, Kerosene seems to be a natural. I must … Continue reading

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