Monthly Archives: March 2014

Monday Question – Do You Like To Buy Perfume When Travelling?

Do you usually buy perfume when you travel abroad? Is a new city a good excuse for a new bottle? Do you enjoy exploring the fragrant scene in other countries or do you prefer the unhurried pace of decision-making at … Continue reading

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I’m In London! – Olfactoria On the Road

I flew to London yesterday to attend the lovely Neil’s ( of The Black Narcissus) fabulous talk about vanilla for Perfume Lovers London. It was a meeting of many great bloggers and readers and perfume lovers and our reporter at … Continue reading

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Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Elena Vosnaki Of Perfume Shrine

Today I am honored to have Elena of Perfume Shrine in my People In Perfumeland series. Elena writes her blog since 2005, she is an incredibly accomplished perfume connoisseur with a huge knowledge that she shares with us through articles … Continue reading

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A Roman Secret – Review: Bruno Acampora Musc Oil

By Sandra A secret was passed on to me last year when I was in Rome and silly me did not stop and listen. Sweet words were spoken in hushed tones about this magic elixir that will keep me and … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Are You Easily Seduced To Buy More Than You Intended To?

Do you go perfume shopping with a plan and nothing at all can interfere with that? Are you susceptible to the seductions of a very good sales assistant? Are you easily seduced by actually seeing the bottles and smelling new … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bag?

I love seeing all those posts where people open up their handbags/closets/bathroom shelves for us nosy folks to see what is in there. I love discovering what kind of products people use, what makes up the daily stuff they carry … Continue reading

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Instant Vintage – Review: En Voyage Perfumes Zelda

By Tara Artisan perfumer Shelley Waddington was inspired to create Zelda in 2013 as a tribute to an icon of the Jazz Age, Zelda Fitzgerald. Her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald called her “America’s first flapper”. An accomplished dancer, writer and … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Christos Of Memory Of Scent

Christos, a Greek perfume lover and blogger is a scientist by trade who recently moved across Europe from Athens to Geneva, Switzerland, which is why his blog, Memory of Scent, is seldom updated these days. But when it is, it … Continue reading

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So Much More Than A Rose – Review: Soivohle Perfumes Rosa Sur Reuse

G’Day Olfactoria’s Travels. Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse here with a favourite fragrance in my collection. Sometimes I forget this fabulous beauty but whenever it comes out and gets some skin time I think that if I was … Continue reading

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