Tag Archives: Gourmand

Monday Question – Your Ideal Perfume: Give Me Your Brief, Please!

I’m sure you have often dreamed of the one, the ideal perfume. The scent that you would make for yourself if you could. Let’s play today, let’s be creative directors for a day: Give me your perfume brief. What should … Continue reading

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A Ghost Poetic – Review: Carner Barcelona Rima XI

A perfume inspired by a poem… I’m all for that. This is a combination of two things that manages easily to tug on my heartstrings and in this case it does so incredibly beautifully and effciently. Consider me swooning. Let … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part V

By Neil Happy New Year to all you vanillophiles, and welcome back to Sweet Little Thing, Friday’s exploration of all smells vanillic! (Here are Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV.) I went into Tokyo yesterday in order … Continue reading

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Shalimar For Beginners – Review: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

By Tara If I was forced to vote for the greatest perfume of all time I may well plump for Shalimar. The only problem is that I hardly ever wear it. It just seems very “evening-y” to me and that … Continue reading

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A River Runs Through It – Review: Serge Lutens Jeux De Peau

I have been rediscovering my love for woody perfumes these past weeks, and Jeux de Peau is one of the best. Here is my review from last year to refresh your memory and maybe make you take out your old … Continue reading

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Closer To Heaven – Review: SoOud Ouris Parfum Nectar And Eau Fine

The niche line SoOud was launched in 2010 by perfumer Stephane Humbert Lucas, who is also the brain and nose behind Nez á Nez. I never felt particularly moved to explore this line, because, frankly, the name irks me. I … 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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What I Do In Vienna Is Obvious – Review: A Lab On Fire What We do In Paris Is Secret

The title of this perfume alone is already half a blog post… A Lab On Fire has created a bit of a stir in the perfume community and while the utilitarian bottles are not drawing me in at all, perfumes … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Are Your Favourite Gourmand Perfumes?

By Tara Do you have a love of gourmand fragrances? If so, why? Do you prefer gourmands that smell just like food or the more non-edible variety? Can you name your Top 3 favourite gourmand perfumes? Are gourmand perfumes just … Continue reading

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