Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mood-Enhancing Perfumes – A Best Of-List

I believe in the power of perfume to influence me and my mood. Mood is the resource I use to determine what perfume to wear, if I let my subconscious decide and grab what it compels me to grab, I … Continue reading

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Beauty Out In The Open – My Hermès Scarf Collection

Our series of hidden beauty (here) takes a break today, to give way to a kind of beauty that is right out there in the open, that is an end in itself, that has no other goal than to be … Continue reading

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John Oehler’s Favorite Perfume Books And Aphrodesia Kindle Giveaway

Editor’s Note: John Oehler, the author of Aphrodesia, a perfume thriller (book review here) put together his list of favorite perfume books for you to read and was so generous as to do a giveaway for three lucky readers of this … Continue reading

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Serge Lutens Vs. Frédéric Malle – You Had To Choose! Results

Last week’s Monday Question was a lot of fun! I pitched the charismatic leaders of two esteemed houses against one another and while the race was close, there has been a clear winner in the end. The fabulous Undina, of … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Perfume Aside, What Are You Passionate About?

I’d love to get to know you all a bit better today. We all bonded over perfume, but we have other interests and hobbies too. What is yours? What is your second favorite thing in the world (assuming perfume is … Continue reading

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Spring Has Arrived – Search for Hidden Beauty Part IX

This not a post about beauty that is hidden, since it is right out there for all to see, but I figured it still fits the theme of the series. Our garden is showing the first signs of new life … Continue reading

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Tale Of A London Perfume Crawl – And A Giveaway!

By Tara Bright and early last Saturday morning I met up with a gaggle of perfume lovers in east London’s trendy Spitalfields. (Perhaps we should have our own collective noun, a “flacon of perfumistas” maybe?). After a coffee and croissant … Continue reading

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The Gentle Breezes Of Spring – Review: Parfums de Nicolai Week-end à Deauville

Parfums de Nicolai is a line that is so much under the radar it is really a shame. I blame the packaging, because once you get past that, the perfumes are exquisite and very well worth your time and attention. … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Serge Lutens or Frédéric Malle: You Must Choose!

We had a lot of fun with the previous showdowns Chanel vs. Guerlain and By Kilian vs. Parfumerie Générale, so I thought it was time for another one. I chose to set Serge Lutens against Frédéric Malle since both their … Continue reading

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Perfume News: Le Labo Aldehyde 44 Discontinued – Plus Review

Le Labo is discontinuing its Dallas exclusive fragrance Aldehyde 44. The Barney’s store in Dallas has been home to Le Labo, and unfortunately it is closing on March 2. Le Labo are saying: No Dallas, no Aldehyde 44. A decision … Continue reading

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