Monthly Archives: June 2012

Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Rose Perfume?

A rose is a rose is a rose – not so, when it comes to perfumes. Thousands of different roses are out there, and I am just coming to appreciate them. Do you like roses in a perfume? What do … Continue reading

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Scents Of Destination – Where To Wear What! A Blogging Project

Where are you going on vacation this summer? Any exotic locales? Maybe an exciting city trip? A mountain retreat? A sandy beach? To your office? Wherever you plan to go, even if you stay on your own balcony, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, DSH Italian Splendor, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Orange Blossom, Parfum d'Empire, Penhaligon's, Travels | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments

The Animal In Me – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Leather Oud

There are not many perfumes less in character for me than Leather Oud. And although I’m very often wrong with predicting what I like and what I hate, I was not wrong here. But I don’t hate Leather Oud, not … Continue reading

Posted in Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Fragrance Reviews, Leather, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Surrogate Spring – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Gardénia

I once wrote a damning mini-review about Chanel’s Gardénia and now I’m here to eat my words and apologize to Gardénia and all who love it, as well as to Jacques Polge (he will be so excited 😉 ). Spring is … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Gold-Plated Vanilla – Review: Guerlain Metallica

I did not go looking for Metallica. I studiously avoided it actually, since I think not much good can come from seeking out a discontinued Guerlain. But, as fate wills it, a decant arrived on my doorstep courtesy of the beautiful Asali and … Continue reading

Posted in Carnation, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Gourmand, Guerlain, Jasmine, Oriental, Powdery, Spicy, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Monday Question – What Are Your Favourite Gourmand Perfumes?

By Tara Do you have a love of gourmand fragrances? If so, why? Do you prefer gourmands that smell just like food or the more non-edible variety? Can you name your Top 3 favourite gourmand perfumes? Are gourmand perfumes just … Continue reading

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Beautiful Perfume Advertisements – Chanel Bleu Movie

Gaspard Ulliel starring a movie directed by Martin Scorsese. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Looks good too. A shame the perfume that it was made for is such a let down. You would be hard pressed to find something more generic … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things – Spring/Summer 2012

My favorite things at the moment: Gadgets: My Kindle! I received a Kindle for Mother’s Day (I hinted I’d like a book, got a lot more than I bargained for. 😉 ) and despite my initial aversion to the principle … Continue reading

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What Karl Wears – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne

If there is one perfume in the Les Exclusifs line up that truly requires that big and beautiful 200ml (6.8 fl.oz) bottle, it is Eau de Cologne. It was made to use lavishly and this is just what you want … Continue reading

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Something Old And Something New – Review: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune And Lys Soleia

The Aqua Allegoria line of Guerlain is more (but unfortunately sometimes less) than a collection of starter scents. Intended for summer wear, Aqua Allegoria features light and sprightly perfumes, some are in the permanent line, some fade out after a season, depending … Continue reading

Posted in Aquatic, Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Gourmand, Guerlain, Lily, Oriental, Spicy, Tuberose, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang | Tagged , , , , , , | 63 Comments