Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dreaming in Colour – Review: Ramon Monegal Pure Mariposa

By Sandra My sister lives in Wisconsin and to be honest with you, I have no idea why! Everyone has been hearing about the winter in the US this year and of course the now infamous Polar Vortex. Since the … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Marla Robb, A Semi-Retired Perfumista

I met Marla, also known as Masha in Perfumeland, a few years back when we were both writing for Perfume Smellin’ Things. I commented on a review of hers and she kindly emailed me later to offer a sample of … Continue reading

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Meeting Ms P – Australian Perfume Junkies In Vienna

For the second time I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting with the inimitable Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies, this time accompanied by the lovely Michael, also a perfume nerd par excellence (Quote: “This would be a … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Most Treasured Perfume?

Chances are if you are reading this blog, you have more than one bottle of perfume in your possession. But which one is your most precious? What perfume in your collection is the one you would never want to miss? … Continue reading

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Long Lost Love – Review: Diva by Ungaro

By Sandra One of my fondest scent memories is of my mother. We were on a family summer vacation in the south of France for 4 weeks. One of the cities we visited was Aix-en-Provence. I was a young teenager … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Geza Schön, Perfumer

“Molecule is to perfume as Bauhaus is to Baroque.” That is German perfumer Geza Schön’s description of his niche line Escentric Molecules. Starting in 2006, the line uniquely launches two scents at once: one a pure molecule (Iso E Super … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are There Perfumes You Feel Are Too Old/Young For You?

By Tara Do you feel that some perfumes are too youthful for you to wear comfortably? Do you find some perfumes remind you of “old ladies” (or gentlemen)? Do you normally steer clear of brands aimed at the youth market? … Continue reading

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The Art And Olfaction Awards

Guest Post by Jordan River New Awards for Indie and Artisan Perfumers The Art and Olfaction Awards 2014 brings us a new award model for independent and artisan perfumers called The Art and Olfaction Awards. These awards have been established … Continue reading

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A Little Slice of Heaven – Review: Indult Tihota

By Sandra Since diving head first into this bottomless pit of perfume addiction, I have been searching for the “perfect” vanilla. I have come close with a few vanilla-centric perfumes, but something was always lacking. Perhaps this obsession was somehow related … Continue reading

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Blog Sale! Get Great Perfume For A Great Price!

I am once again streamlining my collection and hope to find a good home for the following perfumes: Sale List January 2014 all with box, only a few sprays missing unless otherwise noted (NP means price when bought new) Annick … Continue reading

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