Tag Archives: Amber

Shameless Beauty – Review: Hermès 24 Faubourg

I bought a bottle of the Quadrige edition of 24 Faubourg on the last day of 2012 (for 20% off, people!). I did that for several reasons (not including the 20% off enticement, I would have bought it at full … Continue reading

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Portrait Of A Bottle – Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles And Me

For the first time in many, many years, and surely for the first time as a bona fide, card-carrying, blogging Perfumista, I have finished a bottle of perfume! This is an event as unusual as it is inexplicable as my … Continue reading

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Luxurious Bargain – Review: Hermès L’Ambre de Merveilles

Lately my perfume habits have changed dramatically. I’ve gone from testing four of five perfumes a day, to craving and wearing a single one for a week or more at a time. That development has it’s positive and negative sides. … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramon Monegal Mini-Reviews Part II

After a look at the first seven perfumes from the Spanish niche house of Ramón Monegal (see Part I), here are the seven more feminine leaning perfumes. Apart from being available at First in Fragrance, and through their own website … Continue reading

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A Trip To Spain – Ramón Monegal Mini-Reviews Part I

Ramón Monegal is a spanish niche house that only recently came to my attention when I saw their beautiful bottles popping up on First in Fragrance. Luckily not long after, the brand contacted me and kindly sent samples of the … Continue reading

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Knight In Shining Armor – Review: Amouage Interlude Man

I’m a girly girl. I don’t particularly like that statement, but in the end, it is true. I like the colour pink, I wear make up, I can’t for the life of me play ball games, I have long hair, … Continue reading

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An Unofficial Rose – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Ambre Nuit Revisited

The great Iris Murdoch would hopefully forgive me for appropriating her book title (she herself lent it from Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester”) for my review, but I find it so wonderfully fitting, I started re-reading this Shakespearean comedy of errors … Continue reading

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My Preciousss – Review: Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar

Mon Precieux Nectar has a very luxurious past. Once released in a limited edition of only 35 bottles (albeit one litre extrait fountains made of baccarat crystal) it has been the coveted object of collectors everywhere, but only a few … Continue reading

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“Olfactoria, Queen of Amber” – Perfume Lovers London Meetup, Thursday 17th May 2012

By Tara Another month, another convening of Perfume Lovers London at the New Cavendish Club. But this was a particularly special meeting because the talk was being given by our very own Olfactoria, who had made the journey over from … Continue reading

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An Amber To Be Reckoned With – Review: Kerosene Copper Skies

Kerosene Trewthe aka John Pegg is a perfume fiend like us, a You Tube reviewer who has decided to make his own stuff. And like a certain Swiss guy we all know, Kerosene seems to be a natural. I must … Continue reading

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