What I Am Reading – Interesting Blogs

The internet is a big and sometimes scary place, but it also contains so many awesome things, we cannot possibly ever find them all.

And yes, there are other blogs than perfume ones out there. 😉

I’d like to share a few of my favorite blogs today that I read on a regular basis.


Garance Doré – one of the first and most famous fashion bloggers, Garance still has her lovely style of writing as her primary calling card. She is simply a delightful person and whatever she writes about, she does so in an engaging way that makes her stand out from the crowd.

Part Nouveau – an interesting photo blog that compares old and new fashion photography and reveals the supposedly new as inspired by the past.

MaiTai’s Picture Book – Mai Tai is the queen of Hermès scarfs. She also has her own accessories webstore which I can highly recommended.

Windows of Vienna – Vanessa is an artist from Vienna – I don’t know her personally, yet 🙂 – and she puts our wonderful city in the best light. A very good read for everyone who wants to visit Vienna (and it doesn’t hurt if you are an Hermès fan like Vanessa either! 😉 )

Feather Factor – Katherine posts fascinating interviews, records her travels and blogs about fashion and style. Read her interview with perfume lover, OT reader and commenter Philipp here.

Chocolate, Cookies and Candies – Marlene is a lovely person! She is very honest and her posts are always funny and witty. Despite the name of her blog, her main topic is fashion, but in a very accessible and down to earth way.

Paris In Four Months – This blog chronicles the life of Karen, a young Swedish photographer who fulfilled her dream of moving to Paris. At first only for four months, but she is back now, I think for good…

Best Things In Beauty – Adrienne is my make up guru. She has great taste and I trust her judgement implicitly. It doesn’t hurt that she is one of us, Adrienne is a bona fide fumie!

Purseblog – THE ressource for all thing handbag related. A great place to dream the impossible dream of the luxury handbag… 🙂

Aesthetic Alterations – this blog is by a photographer and lover of all things beautiful. If you like to see vintage Hermès bags, gorgeous images of Paris and the occasional recipe for sinful delights, this is the place for you.

What all these blogs share is that there is a writer behind them whose voice and personality is engaging and likeable. No matter what the topic, for me this is the most important thing.

I’d love to find out about your blog loves, fragrant or otherwise! Please share them with us!

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41 Responses to What I Am Reading – Interesting Blogs

  1. janeykate says:

    I’m following www,sandysview.wordpress.com. Beautifully written, one man’s story of life and the places he has travelled, and a lot of stuff in between.
    Jane x

  2. Vanessa says:

    I don’t follow any other specific blogs on a committed basis, though I do frequently dip into make up, lifestyle (especially vintage stuff and home interiors) and music blogs. It is more a case of where Google sends me when I’m researching a particular product or colour or album review etc, and then I find myself scrolling on quite happily through past entries.

    Oh hold on – I do love Advanced Style!


  3. cookiesandcandies says:

    Oh wow! You’ve just made my day! Thank yo so much for the lovely shout out. I’m touched by what you’ve written about me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

  4. Tara says:

    Lovely post. I’m going to work my way through your recommendations. I agree it’s the personality behind the blog that makes all the difference. I love that many of your picks also have themes of Hermes, Paris and handbags 🙂

    I don’t really follow blogs outside of the fumiverse (except for beauty blogs by Lisa Eldridge and Sali Hughes) but only because I don’t know about them, so it’s good to get some tips.

    Happy Friday!

  5. haefennasiel says:

    For a change, I often go to “So What’s News?” here at WordPress, for a dose of brilliant satirical humor. A day without some snark is like a day without sunshine! 😉

  6. Suzanne says:

    I’ll look forward to checking out your favorites, Birgit. As for me, occasionally I’ll read some fitness and running blogs, but mostly my time on the Internet is waylaid by perfume blogs and YouTube (for music, mainly). I’m a YouTube junkie … oddly enough, not for fragrance reviews, though.

  7. Walter Prötzel says:

    Thanks for sharing us wonderful blogs of other people. It reminds me when I lived 14 years in Europe and had the charm of knowing beautiful cities like Paris, Brussels, Munich and many others.

  8. Undina says:

    The only not perfume-related blog I … look through on a regular basis is … love Maegan. I like it because i’ts kind of a fashion blog but by a woman from my age group who dresses up like a real person and not as if she’s going to the podium every day.

  9. Two blogs I have recently been pointed to by a friend is http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/ and http://lornastearoomdelights.com/ . Also artofmanliness.com is a very good men’s interest blog and also a web forum that I have been active on since it’s inception.

  10. Katherine says:

    Thank you so very much for the kind mention! Philipp is so charming and sweet with wonderful taste and so nice to hear that he is a reader of yours! Have a great weekend 🙂

  11. laniersmith says:

    I loved reading this… My favorites are ..Olfactoria’s Travels, The Perfumed Dandy, Beguiling Hollywood by Vickie Lester, Le Blog de Marie, Nylon Daze and The Australian Perfume Junkies… to name just a few off the top of my head.

  12. Jordan River says:

    There are blogs that don’t talk about perfume? Who knew?

  13. Jordan River says:

    You are right.

    Shopping expeditions in France, Korea, Sweden and the US of A; where to find fair-trade Moroccan espadrilles, fine fine linen, French markets and more are all covered succinctly and with photos by Felicia in Paris.

    Beyond Purgatory – the name of a creek and 600 acres of Australian bush. An Australian quilter and nature lover shares her environment with photos and brief words.

    Nathan Branch – Life is a gazillion dollar industry . Dry interpretations of luxury machinations.

  14. Vanessa says:

    Oh – thank you, such flattering words. Vienna has so much to offer and I am feeling really blessed to be able to live in such a safe, clean city with so much culture, history and so many possibilities to enjoy your days.

  15. Amy Bella says:

    My favorite non-perfume blogs are “guilty pleasures” …
    Go Fug Yourself- http://gofugyourself.com/ a hysterical take on celebrity fashion.
    Cake Wrecks – http://www.cakewrecks.com/ – When processional cakes go wrong – So funny!
    And of course I can’t resist the adorable critters on Cute Overload? http://cuteoverload.com/

    Hmmm, today might not be my most productive day with all these new blogs to check out!

  16. What wonderful blogs! Thanks for the recommendations. I had never heard of some of these and look forward to reading them in the future. I am actually a big fan of The Man Repeller, dedicated to all the fashion that women love and men run away from, and I Want To Be A Coppola because . . . um, I want to be Sofia Coppola 🙂 For real, she is so cool!

    • Olfactoria says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed taking a look at them, Daisy!
      I know The Man Repeller, but I will certainly hop over to the Coppola blog right now, since I like Sofia very much too! Thanks!

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