Tag Archives: Gardenia

A Spanish Guitar – Review: Parfums MDCI Nuit Andalouse

By Sandra Parfums MDCI is a perfume house which exudes elegance and style with its beautiful perfumes. I was eagerly awaiting the two newly launched perfumes from 2013 – Nuit Andalouse and Cuir Garamante. Today I want to tell you … Continue reading

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Contrasts – Review: Jo Loves Gardenia

What I enjoy most about perfume is the fact that it is possible to love complete opposites. It is not only possible but also allowed to adore a perfume like Vero Kern’s Onda one day and go for something completely … Continue reading

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A Visit At Jo Loves In London – And A Giveaway!

My dear friend and loyal reader M., known around the blogosphere as Lady Jane Grey, was kind enough to share her account of her recent visit to the Jo Malone showroom in London. Let’s welcome M. and thank her for … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Top Ten Perfumes Of All Time?

It is time again to make a list! What are your top ten perfumes without which you wouldn’t want to live? Which ones are your top priority? Which ones would you immediately replace if used up? Which ten perfumes would … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite White Floral?

Do you like white floral perfumes? Do you prefer jasmine, tuberose or gardenia, ylang-ylang, orange blossom or muguet? What white floral is a must try in your opinion? Which house does them best? What is your absolute favorite in this … Continue reading

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Bipolar Bear – Review: Annick Goutal Songes

The following review is from the OT archives, first published on November 2010. I’m happy to report that my relationship with Songes has drastically improved since then. The moral of the story? Revisiting your old fragrant failures, is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Surrogate Spring – Review: Chanel Les Exclusifs Gardénia

I once wrote a damning mini-review about Chanel’s Gardénia and now I’m here to eat my words and apologize to Gardénia and all who love it, as well as to Jacques Polge (he will be so excited 😉 ). Spring is … Continue reading

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That Place Within – Review: Amouage Honour Woman

Amouage releases a new perfume duo – Honour Woman and Man. I had the good fortune of receiving samples from the company early. As usual, I got it all wrong beforehand. From reading the notes and this review on Ca Fleure Bon, … Continue reading

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White Is Not Necessarily Innocent – Review: Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

This recent post by Dee, reminded me of my not so fruitful relationship with white flowers. Too loud, too much, too big, to indolic, too old, too mature, too cheap even…those are adjectives that come to mind when I think … Continue reading

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Bipolar Bear – Review: Annick Goutal Songes

What is it with me and Annick? I adore the house, I like the romantic ideas behind the fragrances, I think the late Annick Goutal and her daughter Camille, who heads the brand since Annick’s untimely death in 1999, are highly … Continue reading

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