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Strength In Beauty: Review – Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin

By Tara When it was released in 2013, there were conflicting stories as to the inspiration behind La Fille de Berlin. I prefer to think its muse is German movie icon, Marlene Dietrich. She exuded a unique kind of feminine … Continue reading

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Beauty Is Something Unexpected – Review: Le Galion 222

Heya Travelers of Olfactoria, Portia with you from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Not long ago here in Australia we had Nicolas Chabot come to meet us and talk about the … Continue reading

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Perfume Shopping In South Africa: A Guide To Not-So-Hidden Beauty!

Editor’s Note: Today I am happy to present a post by regular reader and perfume lover Johanob, who lives in South Africa. He is showing us his home turf and the many (many!) scent-related treasures to be found there. Johano … Continue reading

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Stattgarten Vienna – A Perfume and Beauty Heaven

By Sandra Vienna has a treasure trove of small boutiques. It is part of the culture here and I love it. Everywhere you walk I can almost guarantee that you will find one boutique or another which strikes your fancy. Val … Continue reading

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Unassuming Beauty – Review: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Eau de Magnolia

By Tara The brand new Eau de Magnolia has a breezy loveliness about it. At first I wondered if it was too understated to make an impact next to its more striking companions in the Editions de Parfums line-up, but … Continue reading

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In Search For Hidden Beauty – The Smythson, Tom Ford And French Boys Edition

Today I want to share a few things with you that are beautiful and just looking at them makes my day better. Tom Ford Foundation Stick in Alabaster: I bought this at Selfridges at the recommendation of my good friend … Continue reading

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People In Perfumeland – Nathalie Fedorova From Beautycalypse

Today I want to welcome the gorgeous Nathalie from Berlin. She runs the eco- and health-conscious beauty blog Beautycalypse. Nathalie is a self-confessed geek, sci-fi, fantasy and computer game fiend who has a background in writing and photograpy who now works … Continue reading

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In Search Of Hidden Beauty – Town Mouse And Country Mouse

I wanted to share a few photos from our recent vacation. The first three are in the country, the last two back in the city. I love that we have the opportunity to experience both realms, I think it is … Continue reading

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In Search Of Hidden Beauty – The Secret Garden Next Door

Only a block from our house is the University of Astronomy and it’s old observatory. The surrounding park has been closed to the public until recently. Today we went exploring and found an incredibly beautiful secret garden, wild and untamed … Continue reading

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In Search Of Hidden Beauty – A Short Update

It was a busy week, but a good one. Today I just wanted to share three snapshots. I love the first because the grainy black and white looks like it is from the 1950s. The second one because I’m blessed … Continue reading

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