Category Archives: Aldehydic

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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Perfume News: Le Labo Aldehyde 44 Discontinued – Plus Review

Le Labo is discontinuing its Dallas exclusive fragrance Aldehyde 44. The Barney’s store in Dallas has been home to Le Labo, and unfortunately it is closing on March 2. Le Labo are saying: No Dallas, no Aldehyde 44. A decision … Continue reading

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Gold Dust – Review: Chanel Bois des Iles

By Tara Since tumbling down the rabbit hole into Perfumeland the only perfume I have bought on the spot is Bois des Iles. It was love at first sniff and despite the price tag I couldn’t walk away without a … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved – Review: Amouage Beloved Woman

Beloved couldn’t have come to my mailbox courtesy of the wonderful Christopher Chong, at a more opportune moment. I was deeply in love with another perfume at the time, I had been wearing it non-stop for four unprecedented days in … Continue reading

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Pas De Deux – Review: Chanel N°22

When little ignorant me tried N°22 along with several other members of the Les Exclusifs line a good while back, I thought, well that is just like N°5, so what is the fuss? But when N°22 started to develop into … Continue reading

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Luxe Leather – Review: Chanel’s Cuir de Russie

By Tara There’s no getting around it, you really have to like birch tar to like Cuir de Russie. Historically, the bark of the birch tree has been cooked-up and used to cure leather. The synthetic birch tar accord used … Continue reading

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Indian Summer – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois

The lovely Dee of Beauty on the Outside sent me a sample of Champagne de Bois a very long time ago, shame on me that I never got around to properly wearing it until recently, when To Dream by the same perfumer, … Continue reading

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Dallas, Texas – Review: Le Labo Aldehyde 44

Dallas, Texas. What was previously and primarily known to me as the home town of J.R. Ewing and his posse, is now the city that is famed (in Perfumista circles at least) for being home to Aldehyde 44, not living on … Continue reading

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Out Of The Box – Mainstream Sample Sniffathon Part 1

The other day I was lucky enough to have the morning to myself, totally child free, thanks to my Mother in law. That was a perfect moment to go through my mainstream sample box for once. This box is a separate entity from my … Continue reading

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Breakfast And Dessert: Review: Parfumerie Générale Tonkamande And Praliné De Santal

Pierre Guillaume, handsome creator (he probably hates having his looks commented on everywhere and every time, but, come on, he is exceptionally beautiful, and I say that from a purely aesthetic standpoint ;), also he is not exactly trying to keep … Continue reading

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