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The Animal In Me – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Leather Oud

There are not many perfumes less in character for me than Leather Oud. And although I’m very often wrong with predicting what I like and what I hate, I was not wrong here. But I don’t hate Leather Oud, not … 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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Guet Apens Giveaway Winner Announced!

Many, many of you who participated in the giveaway stated that they would wish that Guet-Apens (or Attrape Coeur at least) would come back.This beautiful perfume is apparently missed by many, those who know and those who only read about … Continue reading

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A Good Friend – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Patchouli Impérial

My third Dior La Collection Privée bottle that I unexpectedly encountered at London Heathrow airport and that I gave myself for my birthday, has the pride of the place right now. Flanked by its sisters Mitzah and New Look 1947, … Continue reading

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Not Every Amber Is For Me – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Ambre Nuit

Ambre Nuit was the fourth issue of the line of men’s colognes by Dior. All four of those have since been integrated in the recent La Collection Privée. Although intended as a men’s cologne initially, this is a comfortably genderless … Continue reading

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My New York City Sniffing Tour – Part I

Four days in New York City! This long awaited and hotly anticipated trip was wonderful and, as I knew it would be, too short to do everything I wanted to. But that is okay, it is always nice to know … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Clouds – Review: Dior La Collection Privée New Look 1947

A very good friend told me that New Look 1947 smells the way I look. Something like that is lovely to hear, (Well, I wouldn’t want to be compared to Musc Kublai Khan, but an exclusive Dior? That is a … Continue reading

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Silver Haze – Review: Dior La Collection Privée Bois d’Argent

By Tara I was sniffing my way around the new Dior perfume boutique in Selfridges when the Sales Assistant gave me something sprayed on a card, without telling me what it was. I was bowled over immediately and asked for … Continue reading

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Perfume As Medicine – Sleepless Nights, Aches And Pains And More

We all know perfume is powerful and that is why we love it. Perfume is able to conjure memories, to evoke feelings, to influence moods. Perfume is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing works better at making us happy, … Continue reading

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Then And Now – Review: Dior Diorella

By Tara Before I discovered Diorella a number of years ago, summery perfumes never seemed to quite hit the spot. Traditional colognes, fruity perfume cocktails and summer florals were too simplistic and bland.  They just didn’t feel like “me”. Then I found … Continue reading

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