Monthly Archives: October 2012

Calling In Sick – London Report Delayed

I’m sorry to say that the cold I brought home from London (Shall I say thank you Monsieur Persolaise, who I totally blame for this? ūüėČ ), is still taking its toll, I just can’t make my brain work in … Continue reading

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Smell With Me – Olfactoria’s Travels Turns Two!

Two years ago to the day, I published my first post on this blog. I cringe a bit when I look back over my early efforts, but I don’t change them, because they show the progress I’ve made over time. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Did You Ever Have A Signature Scent?

In your (long-gone) days of normal perfume behaviour, did you have a signature¬†scent? Was there one perfume you have been loyal to for years? Which perfume was part of you for a significant amount of time? If you never had … Continue reading

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My Kingdom For This Horse! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Equistrius

I wanted to re-post this review, since Equistrius made a major comeback in my perfume-wearing habits. Over the summer I completely neglected this gem in my collection,¬†because¬†it¬†somehow¬†did not work at all, but now that¬†temperatures¬†are down again, I’m once more¬†reveling¬†in its … Continue reading

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A Short Break From Daily Drudgery – Olfactoria Is Off To London!

I’m flying to my favorite city on earth today, the hopefully not too rainy London. Of course I’m going there not just for fun and games, but to bring you a taste of London’s finest in perfumery. I have an … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is… – Neela Vermeire Creations Winners Announced

The three Neela Vermeire Creations perfumes tell colorful tales of India. Tales many of us want to hear, we all love to be taken on a journey. Thank you all for your enthusiastic response to Neela’s generous giveaway. has … Continue reading

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Elegance Is Timeless – Review: Ann Gerard Cuir de Nacre

Bertrand Duchaufour created a trio of perfumes for Parisian¬†jewellery designer Ann Gerard. The first I tried was Cuir de Nacre, an iris-leather perfume. It sounded divine from what I have read about it, and fortunately I have not been disappointed. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Incense Perfume?

Which perfume featuring a prominent incense note is on your favorite list? Which¬†incense¬†perfumes do you love, like, hate? What do you associate with incense? My Answer: Incense, for me, has strong associations with the catholic church. I grew up going … Continue reading

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For The Very First Time – Perfumista Rites of Passage

By Tara At the beginning of our journey through Perfumeland most of us will encounter a number of small milestones which make us feel more and more like a member of this secret scented society. Here are some of mine … Continue reading

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Pure Joy? – Review: Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse

I thought Cuir de Nacre would be my favorite in this new line of three exceptionally well made perfumes, but it turns out – as it so frequently does – that I was wrong. It has been a while that … Continue reading

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