Monthly Archives: September 2012

Monday Question – Do You Have A Hidden Treasure In Your Perfume Collection?

Do you own a perfume that you consider to be a secret gem? A generally under-appreciated scent that you cherish and love dearly? Something you even consider a shameful secret? Do you have a fragrant obsession you normally don’t talk … Continue reading

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Hope In A Bottle – Review: Bissoumine Les Fleurs de Nall

A good, classic floral composition is a thing of beauty. My last great love in that genre is the very hard to find and unfortunately rather expensive Amouage Beloved. I am saving for a bottle, but maybe (just maybe) I … Continue reading

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À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu – Review: Puredistance Opardu

Puredistance is a house very dear to my heart. Puredistance I, Antonia and M are all in my collection, I admire the style of this house and the way its founder Jan Ewoud Vos implements his philosophy and taste to … Continue reading

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Paris Treasures – A Shopping Trip to The Capital Of Perfumeland

Below is the lovely account about perfume shopping in Paris by my friend Sandra, an American living in Vienna and a loyal, long-time reader of Olfactoria’s Travels. Sandra is a perfume-nut and mother of an incredibly cute three-year old. I’m … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Feel Like A Walk In The Country?

By Tara What are your favourite “back to nature” fragrances? Which perfumes bring to mind trees, leaves, green stems or grass? Is there a perfume that transports you to a rural idyll? Or have you yet to find a green … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is – MDCI Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you all for commenting, there was a lot of interest, the MDCI’s are very lovely and rather hard to find perfumes after all… But unfortunately I can only send out one decant, because of the insane shipping costs in Austria, … Continue reading

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Where Fairies Dwell – Review: Vero Profumo Mito

Vero Kern is a much admired woman in Perfumeland. Many of us not only revere her creations – Vero Profumo – but also the woman herself. She is inspiring and exudes a joy for living, a happiness, a positive energy … Continue reading

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Intellectual Exercise With Pineapple – Review: Parfums MDCI Le Rivage des Syrtes

I fell in love with three perfumes (Péché Cardinal, Rose de Siwa, Chypre Palatin) of MDCI lately so financially speaking I’m very thankful I did not fall for Le Rivage des Syrtes, but it is a unique and very interesting … Continue reading

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Welcoming The Age Of Reason

My older son started school yesterday and we were all very excited and proud. We had mass (it’s a catholic school) and the priest mentioned the significance of this day as a happy, but also a sad occasion, because it … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Top Ten Perfumes Of All Time?

It is time again to make a list! What are your top ten perfumes without which you wouldn’t want to live? Which ones are your top priority? Which ones would you immediately replace if used up? Which ten perfumes would … Continue reading

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