Monthly Archives: May 2012

Subliminal Influence – Review: Roja Parfums Danger Eau de Parfum

Danger – is this a dangerous perfume, you ask? It is. Unfortunately not in smell, it is actually a cosy and comforting, soft, if tenacious, powdery floral-oriental that is a safe as they come. The danger her lies in the … Continue reading

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A Good Friend – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Patchouli Impérial

My third Dior La Collection Privée bottle that I unexpectedly encountered at London Heathrow airport and that I gave myself for my birthday, has the pride of the place right now. Flanked by its sisters Mitzah and New Look 1947, … Continue reading

Posted in Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Fragrance Reviews, Oriental, Patchouli, Rose, Spicy, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

My Preciousss – Review: Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar

Mon Precieux Nectar has a very luxurious past. Once released in a limited edition of only 35 bottles (albeit one litre extrait fountains made of baccarat crystal) it has been the coveted object of collectors everywhere, but only a few … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Guerlain, Heliotrope, Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Oriental, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , | 39 Comments

Monday Question – Do You Take Breaks From Perfumeland?

Do you sometimes take time off from being a Perfumista/fumie/perfume lover? Are there days that are spent completely unscented? Are you a regular “user” or does your obsession come and go? My Answer: I long  to take a break now … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month – May And A Giveaway

My birthday bottle was Dior La Collection Privée Patchouli Impérial, as the constant reader already knows (the review will be up on Tuesday) but there was a regular monthly bottle as well: Guerlain Guet-Apens (Attrape Coeur) – beautiful, elegant, very … Continue reading

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Perfume Shopping Around The World – New Page Added!

There is a new page up there, Perfume Shopping Around The World, a compilation of links throughout the blogosphere concerning shopping for perfume in several cities. Nothing beats perfume shopping while on vacation or a business trip! The idea and … Continue reading

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Maison Mona di Orio – A Video About The Past, Present And Future Of the House

Mona di Orio’s business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen talks about Mona as a person, her death, the brand and the future of the line. Maison Mona di Orio seems to be in very good hands… I look forward to the … Continue reading

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Penhaligon’s Amaranthine Giveaway Winner Announced!

The response to Penhaligon’s generous full bottle giveaway of Amaranthine was very positive. Thank you all for entering and letting us know why you would be the ideal wearer of this corrupted floral by Bertrand Duchaufour. makes it easy … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer And Trinity – Review: Mona di Orio Cuir

Of all the Mona di Orio perfumes in the Les Nombres d’Or line, Cuir is probably the most difficult one to wear, even to come to terms with. Not one to be put off by an initial olfactory shock, I … Continue reading

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Sweet Child Of Mine – Review: Guerlain Myrrhe&Délires

The newest release in the highly coveted (by me) and exclusive L’Art et la Matière line, called Myrrhe et Délires, Myrrh and Delusions, does not strike me as delusional, nor is it inducing any delusions on the part of the wearer … Continue reading

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