Category Archives: By Tara

Island Breeze: Review – Creed Virgin Island Water

By Tara I’ve been lucky to visit some wonderful places over the years but one of my most memorable holidays was a trip with my sister to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. This idyll in the Caribbean has stunning … Continue reading

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Girly Guerlain – Review: Guerlain French Kiss and Eau de Lingerie

By Tara I consider my style to be more feminine than girly. I enjoy collecting jewellery, wearing dresses and painting my nails, however I’m adverse to anything cutesy and the colour I’m probably least drawn to is pink. French Kiss … Continue reading

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Indomitable Spirit: Review – En Voyage Perfumes Frida

By Tara A few years ago, I went to an exhibition of paintings by iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Tate Modern, London. I have long admired the woman as much as her art. Kahlo trod her own path, overcoming … 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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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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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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Floating Petals: Review – Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola

By Tara Neela Vermeire Creations refract different aspects of India through the prism of French perfumery. The result is a quality collection of striking and evocative fragrances which are equally refined and complex. The inspiration for Neela’s latest creation (released … Continue reading

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From Siberia to Samovar: Review – Masque Milano Russian Tea

By Tara Russian Tea made several bloggers’ Best Perfumes of 2014 lists and having a fondness for tea fragrances myself, I was keen to check it out. Masque Milano was started by two young Italians, Riccardo Tedeschi and Alessandro Brun. … Continue reading

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Bejewelled: Review – Ann Gérard Rose Cut

By Tara I first encountered Rose Cut at the Perfume Lovers London “Roses Revisited” event. We tried an awful lot of rose fragrances that evening so it must have made an impression for me to request a sample. I think … Continue reading

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