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An Evening with Francis Kurkdjian at Perfume Lovers London, 20th June 2013

By Tara I was very curious to witness what perfumer Francis Kurkdjian was like in person, particularly because of how outspoken he has been in the past. He has little time for perfume criticism, professed to hate the way perfumistas … 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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Reclusive Beauty – Review: Lancôme, Cuir de Lancôme

By Tara How often can you get luxury for a bargain basement price? Not often, but with Cuir de Lancôme you can smell like a million dollars by spending relatively few. Released in 2007 as part of Lancôme‘s “La Collection” … Continue reading

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Easy Elegance – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs 31 Rue Cambon

By Tara  31 Rue Cambon is a mass of contradictions; modern yet timeless, spare yet luxurious, elegant yet relaxed, chypre yet without oakmoss. In my capsule Chanel perfume wardrobe, Bois des Iles is the little black dress, Cuir de Russie … Continue reading

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