Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bottle Of The Month: June – And A Giveaway!

The bottle of the month for June came once more from Place Vendome in Belgium, I really wish I could get everything there, the customer service is just exceptional. I love that place!!! So without further ado, I present: Guerlain Mon Precieux … Continue reading

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Chandler Burr’s Untitled Series – Mystery Unveiled

Perfumeland was abuzz with discussion about OpenSky and Chandler Burr’s idea of selling perfume as is, i.e. without packaging and advertising surrounding and cluttering the olfactory artwork. This Friday, June 29, Chandler will be revealing the identity of the mystery … Continue reading

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Now And Then – Review: L’Artisan Traversée du Bosphore

To some perfumes we feel an immediate affinity, some we dismiss out of hand. Some perfumes capture our hearts and imaginations at first sniff, some stealthily claim their place in our hearts. Some perfumes need and take their own sweet … Continue reading

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The Animal Is Back – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Oud Ispahan

Oud and Dior Privée – a truly animalic experience. Leather Oud, the other oud scent in the Collection Privée, evoked the animal in me and Oud Ispahan, a supposedly softer pairing of oud and rose means the animal is back, … Continue reading

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Mona’s Legacy – Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Rose Etoile de Hollande

Mona do Orio’s take on rose is eagerly anticipated by everyone who knows and loves her work. Rose Etoile de Hollande was created by Mona herself, before her untimely and tragic death last December. Her business partner Jeroen Oude Songtoen thankfully … Continue reading

Posted in Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Heliotrope, Leather, Mona di Orio, Musk, Patchouli, Resins, Rose, Spicy, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

Monday Question – Which Perfume(s) Are You Going To Take On Vacation?

We talked about Scents of Destination last week, so I’d love to know today which perfumes you are going to take with you this summer if you are going on vacation. No matter if you are going away or staying … Continue reading

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Gold Dust – Review: Chanel Bois des Iles

By Tara Since tumbling down the rabbit hole into Perfumeland the only perfume I have bought on the spot is Bois des Iles. It was love at first sniff and despite the price tag I couldn’t walk away without a … Continue reading

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What I Do In Vienna Is Obvious – Review: A Lab On Fire What We do In Paris Is Secret

The title of this perfume alone is already half a blog post… A Lab On Fire has created a bit of a stir in the perfume community and while the utilitarian bottles are not drawing me in at all, perfumes … Continue reading

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Soap Opera – Review: Guerlain Cruel Gardénia

The dear constant reader knows how much I love to complete a set. With this review I’m proud to say that I have now reviewed the entire, gorgeous and exclusive L’Art et la Matiere line. Not bad for someone hundreds … Continue reading

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One Man, Three Leathers – Review: Parfumerie Générale Cuir d’Iris, Cuir Venenum And L’Oiseau de Nuit

Parfumerie Générale offers three leather scents in its stable and today I want to take a look at all three of them. Leather has been a note I did not like, let alone seek out for a long time. Mainly … Continue reading

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