Monthly Archives: July 2012

Chandler Burr’s S01E02 Revealed And Announcement of S01E03

Chander Burr revealed the second blind sniff perfume S01E02 today and it is Mugler Cologne. You can see the video with Chandler Burr and Katie Puckrik here: OpenSkyReveal I feel extremely smug as this is exactly the perfume I thought … Continue reading

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I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty – Review: Parfums MDCI Rose de Siwa

Sometimes all you need is prettiness. Sometimes all the deep and dark and complicated perfumes are just not right and all you want for now is to be found in something, well, pink. If you want the smell and feel … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite White Floral?

Do you like white floral perfumes? Do you prefer jasmine, tuberose or gardenia, ylang-ylang, orange blossom or muguet? What white floral is a must try in your opinion? Which house does them best? What is your absolute favorite in this … Continue reading

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Bottle Of The Month: July – And A Giveaway!

The bottle of July is not very summery, but it has been on my wishlist forever and a day, and when I recently visited the Chanel boutique in Vienna I finally picked it up and I’m very glad I did. … Continue reading

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Séville à l’aube Launch – Bertrand Duchaufour and Denyse Beaulieu at L’Artisan Parfumeur, London

By Tara What a wonderful man Bertrand Duchaufour is… If he doesn’t have a fan club already I’ll consider starting one. But before I start gushing let’s set the scene… You will probably have heard of the new L’Artisan Parfumeur … Continue reading

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Coming Up Roses – Review: Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance

A recent Monday Question brought to light a wealth of your suggestions for rose perfumes for me to try and try I did. Dozens of samples later, a few wonderful, many nice, many more not so great, one in particular … Continue reading

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The Power Of Transformation – Review: Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle

It would be no exaggeration if I said that there was a time when I considered Tubéreuse Criminelle to be my arch enemy. It stood for everything I did not like. Tuberose – that note alone was enough, once upon … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are You Still Looking For The One?

Are you looking for that one special perfume? The one fragrance that is totally you? A signature scent to grow old with? Or did you give up on that notion, if you ever entertained it? Are you looking for a … Continue reading

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Bipolar Bear – Review: Annick Goutal Songes

The following review is from the OT archives, first published on November 2010. I’m happy to report that my relationship with Songes has drastically improved since then. The moral of the story? Revisiting your old fragrant failures, is definitely worth … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramon Monegal Mini-Reviews Part II

After a look at the first seven perfumes from the Spanish niche house of Ramón Monegal (see Part I), here are the seven more feminine leaning perfumes. Apart from being available at First in Fragrance, and through their own website … Continue reading

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