Monthly Archives: April 2013

Love Smolders – Review: Jul Et Mad Amour de Palazzo

By Sandra Jul et Mad’s final chapter in their evolving love story is called Amour de Palazzo. I say evolving because I sure am hoping that they will continue in this vein. Romance and love drew me to this brand … Continue reading

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Monday Question – You Must Choose! The Swiss Edition: Vero Profumo Vs. Tauer Perfumes

Today we have another special edition Monday Question where we pitch two brands against one another. The previous matches (Chanel vs. Guerlain, Parfumerie Générale vs. By Kilian and Serge Lutens vs. Frederic Malle) have been so much fun that we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfume Collector By Kathleen Tessaro

By Jordan I will not go mad as long as there is beauty in the world and I can be near it. Featuring 3 perfumers, a windfall inheritance, and a missing perfume formula, The Perfume Collector starts slowly as it … Continue reading

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In Search Of Hidden Beauty – An Unexpected Flower

A very quick post today: Sometimes you are tired, cranky, preoccupied and general bad company (Sorry, S!), but then the unexpected beauty of an unidentified flower has the power to make you smile. Be sure to keep that image of … Continue reading

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Contrasts – Review: Jo Loves Gardenia

What I enjoy most about perfume is the fact that it is possible to love complete opposites. It is not only possible but also allowed to adore a perfume like Vero Kern’s Onda one day and go for something completely … Continue reading

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Coming Home – Review: Jul Et Mad Terrasse á Saint-Germain

By Sandra Jul et Mad’s first chapter of their love story, took me on an exciting chance encounter on Lexington Avenue with Stilettos on Lex. When I first smelled the samples it was a cursory sniff of the top. I … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Like to Give Or Receive Perfume As A Gift?

By Tara Do you like to receive a bottle of perfume as a present? Do you discreetly mention that you’d like a particular perfume for your birthday, anniversary etc? Which perfumes have you received as a present and were you … Continue reading

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Interview With A Long-Suffering Semi-Fumie

Hop on over to The Fragrant Man today for a cute interview with The Husband. Thank you Jordan for the lovely post, thank you M for playing along.

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Sadness Wrapped In Beauty – What My Spring Smells Like

This spring has only a few days on its back, but perfume-wise, I started a bit earlier. So for a few weeks now, I have been smelling of spring. Aside from my obvious choices (Hermès Vetiver Tonka, Hermès Rose Ikebana, … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Cologne, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Green, Hermès | Tagged , , , | 53 Comments

In Search Of Hidden Beauty – International Edition II

I received so many lovely photos from all over the world, thank you so much for sending them. Here are a few more from upstate New York, from Sweden and from the Philippines. Enjoy! “My love of reading began over … Continue reading

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