Monthly Archives: July 2015

Have A Great Summer!

This summer so far has been a whirlwind of activity with the boys and then Tara visited Vienna for a week, we all left for London and now I am (freaking out over) packing for Tuscany. At least one thing that … Continue reading

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Lead Us Into Temptation: Review – Papillon Artisan Perfumes Salome

By Tara The New Testament tells the story of Salome’s beguiling “dance of the seven veils” leading to the death of John the Baptist. As a result, she became a symbol of dangerous female seductiveness. What a fantastic figure to … Continue reading

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Iris by Moonlight: Review – Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena

By Tara I may have found My Iris, but I was intrigued by the iris/incense theme of Iris Nazarena. Released in 2013, it sounded unusual and mysterious – “With its iris and incense accord, the new Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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Body Lotions – Who, What, Where, Why?

Hi there OT, Portia, all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Lately I have been using the Amouage Body Lotion 10oz pump packs. They are thick, rich and creamy, smell sensational and create a fabulous base for … Continue reading

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Pia’s (Almost) Annual Perfume Tour – London, Thursday 9th June 2015

Editor’s Note: Due to Tara’s travelling to Vienna this week, we have her traditional Thursday post on a Wednesday. Enjoy! By Tara The last two fumie get-togethers organised by the wonderful Pia of Volatile Fiction have been an absolute blast. … Continue reading

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Monday Question- Which Perfume Would You Want To Buy Right Now?

If you were dropped into an exceedingly well stocked perfume store with the grant by a good fairy to get one perfume of your choice, which one would it be? Something new and exciting? Something tried and tested? Would you … Continue reading

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Just Opened – Maison de Parfum In Vienna

By Sandra Hi there everyone! I just wanted to take a moment out of your day to announce a new niche perfume store in Vienna. Maison de Parfum just opened its doors for business on Kärntner Strasse 10/17 in the … Continue reading

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Yacht Life: Review – Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum

By Tara I see more and more summer perfume releases described as “solar florals”. Well, Terracotta Le Parfum is a fragrance that really does fit that description. The white florals are dewy but the gentle warmth of vanilla increasingly shines … Continue reading

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The Sea, The Sea – Review: L’Occitane Mer & Mistral

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). It must be hotting up in earnest on that side of the world right now while … Continue reading

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Cologne Writ Large: Review – Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Cologne Indélébile

By Tara Eau de Colognes have always seemed rather uninspiring to me. They don’t feel full of promise the way perfumes do. They are a practical pick-me-up rather than something to make you swoon. Cologne Indélébile (“Permanent Cologne”) may not … Continue reading

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