Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gone Fishin’ – Olfactoria Takes A Break

I’m going on a short break, we are taking a trip for a few days and I will use the time to unwind and get away from everything, including the computer. I’ll be back next week with an account of … Continue reading

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Calling Forth the Beaches – Review: Parfums M. Micallef Ananda

By Sandra Ananda was one of my first perfume purchases in the niche arena. I fell in love with the frosted glass bottle decorated with Swarovski crystals. According to the M. Micallef website Ananda is: “Among the brand’s best-sellers, the … Continue reading

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Patricia de Nicolaï at Perfume Lovers London – New Cavendish Club on Thursday 23th May

By Tara It was a joy to get to meet and hear from Patricia de Nicolaï who is founder of Nicolaï, Créateur de Parfum and president of the Osmothèque (the perfume conservatory and museum in Versailles). Patricia is a thoroughly … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Viktoria Minya of Parfums Viktoria Minya

I recently discovered the beauty of Hedonist and therefore I wanted to include its lovely creator the young, Hungarian-born, Paris-based perfumer Viktoria Minya in the interview series. Thankfully she was game and here are her very enjoyable answers. A good … Continue reading

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Monday Question: How Do You Mend A Broken Heart – With Perfume?

A friend of mine had her heart broken recently and I think we all know the feeling. I thought I could use all your input on what perfume would be right one to make her feel more secure, more loved, … Continue reading

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The Perfume Collector Book Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thank you for participating in the book giveaway for three copies of Kathleen Tessaro’s The Perfume Collector. As usual, I let the virtual Fortuna at decide and this is what she came up with… The winners of a one … Continue reading

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In Search Of Hidden Beauty – The Castle Beckons

For my birthday this past weekend we took a trip to a renaissance castle in Lower Austria, about an hour’s drive north of Vienna, the Rosenburg (Castle of Roses). The boys were excited to watch a bird show, as this … Continue reading

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Naming The Nameless – Review: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle L’Eau d’Hiver

L’Eau d’Hiver is one of my oldest perfume favorites, beloved and cherished over the years, and trusted whenever I need something to wear that is comfortable, light but still recognizably different. Why have I waited this long to review it? … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Mandy Aftel Of Aftelier Perfumes

In this new series of mini-interviews, I posed twenty questions to people in Perfumeland that I admire. The questions are very personal ones, the focus of this series is on the people behind the brands, not the products. I find … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Have A Crazy Comfort Scent?

By Tara Do you have a comfort scent that others might be surprised by? Is there a perfume that makes you feel cosseted but isn’t the usual fluffy gourmand or oriental cashmere wrap? Why is that particular perfume comforting to … Continue reading

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