Monthly Archives: July 2013

In Search Of Hidden Beauty – Summer Snapshots

I’m only checking in quickly again today. I’m happily rediscovering my perfume collection, wafting copious amounts of musky fumes these days and sweltering in the heat. Here are just a few pictures I took recently… How are you doing? What … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Kitty Shpirer Of Bissoumine

This week have have perfumer Kitty Shpirer. She is the founder and perfumer of niche brand Bissoumine. The line consists of eight perfumes, my favorite is the wonderful Les Fleurs de Nall, I only did short, first-impression-style mini-reviews of the first … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Musk Perfume?

Do you like musk as a note? What is your favorite perfume prominently featuring the note? Do you like your musk clean or are going for the dirtier variety? What is the most perfect musk scent for you on the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things – Summer Edition

Quick and to the point, here are my favorite things of the summer season. Skin care: Paula’s Choice Resist line, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Melt-In Cream For Face. Body: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, Yves Rocher Noix de Coco body … Continue reading

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Cherry Crisis (Averted) – Review: Serge Lutens Louve

Editor’s Note: The following review was posted in November 2010. I came upon it recently – the review as well as the perfume (in my “shunned and ostracized samples” box) and I just cannot let it stand like that. It … Continue reading

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You Are My Sunshine – Review: Parfums Nicolai Eau Soleil

When I received my personal summer scent 2013, Juste un Reve, from Parfums Nicolai, I also received a sample of her newest creation, the official Nicolai summer scent 2013: Eau Soleil. A day of wearing this propelled me right into … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Gaia Fishler Of The Non-Blonde

Today we welcome the woman who got me hooked on perfume reviews and was the one who drew me into Perfumeland. Through reading her blog, The Non-Blonde, I discovered the world of niche although I was only looking for beauty … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Use Scented Body Products?

Do you supplement your perfume with matching body products? Do you like scented baths and lotions? Or are you always going for unscented products as to not interfere with your scent of the day? My Answer: Normally I’m strictly for … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

Posted in By Tara, Chypre, Citrus, Cologne, Eau d'Italie, Floral, Fruity, Interview, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Lush Gorilla Perfumes, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Nasomatto, Neela Vermeire Creations, Union Perfumes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Checking In

I am not writing, and not even attempting to write for a week now and I miss it – and I don’t miss it. Clearly I haven’t made up my mind yet… 🙂 I definitely miss you, my dear readers! … Continue reading

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