Monthly Archives: November 2013

Guerlain Vintage Shalimar Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you all for your participation in this giveaway and for sharing your very personal Shalimar memories and stories. I resorted once more to the inexorably fair number generator to determine the lucky winner of the 100ml vintage Shalimar … Continue reading

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Pain And Elation – The New York City Ballet

Warning! This is a non-perfume related post. But if you are interested in art, beauty and masochism, read on… I used to do ballet when I was young, albeit due to circumstances at a very low-key level. I lived far … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all my US readers a very happy Thanksgiving! We celebrated our own version at home last week with my husbands already legendary Turducken. It was delicious! Tonight we are lucky to be invited to a Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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An Evening of Orientals – Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, London, Thursday 21st November 2013

By Tara Warm, exotic and sensuous, we explored the heady world of oriental perfumes this month at PLL. The evening was presented by Lila Das Gupta and below is a summarised version of events. In her introduction, Lila told us … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are Your Family And Friends Supportive Of Your Perfume Hobby?

Do your nearest and dearest understand and support your hobby/addiction/interest? Do you feel comfortable sharing your interest with them? Do you keep your perfume collection a secret or do you readily display and share it? Is this a hobby you … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Vintage Shalimar EdT Giveaway

This blog recently turned three, Thanksgiving lies ahead and so does Christmas. Three reasons to be thankful and to give (and receive) a gift. I will give away a bottle of vintage Shalimar Eau de Toilette in a refillable Habit … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Sandra Glittenberg Of Olfactoria’s Travels

Today we have Sandra, an American living in Vienna, perfume junkie, friend and all around lovely person as a guest in People in Perfumeland. Many of you may know Sandra a little bit through her guest reviews and travelogues here … Continue reading

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Woods and Waffles – Review: Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle, Editions de Parfums

By Tara Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle is the first fragrance in a new collection by Editions de Parfums. Frédéric Malle’s aim with this departure from the main line is “to translate into scents the world of people he … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Fondest Fragrant Wish?

Imagine a fairy grants you one wish (that has to do with perfume, I do not think we are all so obsessed that we would spend our one and only wish on perfume if everything else was in the cards … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner Announced!

We had a very generous giveaway last week. Reader Antje is saying Goodbye to her samples and two full bottles and one London-based reader will have a lot to smell soon. I wish we could have given this to all … Continue reading

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