Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bottle Of The Month: September – And a Giveaway!

The bottle of the month for September was technically bought in August, but we won’t be sticklers for detail here, since I believe a 5ml decant of Carnal Flower is hopefully still interesting for many. I bought my bottle at … Continue reading

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Hospitals And Holidays – Review: A Lab On Fire L’Anonyme And Sweet Dreams 2003

I’ll say it right up front: While I was intrigued by A Lab On Fire’s latest offering What We Do In Paris Is Secret, I was a bit disappointed by the other two perfumes in the line. L’Anonyme ou OP-1475-A … Continue reading

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Puredistance Opardu Winners Announced!

Puredistance was generous enough to offer a giveaway for 10 samples of the lovely upcoming Opardu. The many entries on things we all miss from the past, are wonderful to read and I’m very happy all of you shared your … Continue reading

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Angstgegner – Review: Nasomatto Nuda

While I love the English language, German has some great words, the title of this post is one of them. Angstgegner means most feared opponent and jasmine is surely my most feared opponent when it comes to perfume. But facing … Continue reading

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A Visit At Jo Loves In London – And A Giveaway!

My dear friend and loyal reader M., known around the blogosphere as Lady Jane Grey, was kind enough to share her account of her recent visit to the Jo Malone showroom in London. Let’s welcome M. and thank her for … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Slow Burner Perfumes?

By Tara Which perfumes took you ages to “get”? Are there fragrances you only liked at first but then developed over time in to full blown love? Do you find that you end up wearing these perfumes even more than … Continue reading

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When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

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“I Smell With My Brain” Jean-Claude Ellena’s Point Of View

There was an interesting article about Jean-Claude Ellena, the journalist’s most favorite perfumer, in Spiegel Magazine last week that I’d like to share with you. I read Ellena’s book “The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of … Continue reading

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A Stroll Amidst the Temples – Review: Guerlain Un Ville, Un Parfum Shanghai

By Sandra When I think of Asia, China in particular, I think of all of the smells that I encountered in my travels to the region. First and foremost, tea comes to mind and in reality, there was always a … Continue reading

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Win One Of Ten Samples Of Puredistance Opardu! – Giveaway

The lovely people of Puredistance offered a wonderful giveaway for you, my dear readers! Ten (10) sample boxes of their new perfume Opardu, to be released in November of this year, will be given away to ten lucky winners. To … Continue reading

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