Tag Archives: Honey

Swirling – Review: Diptyque Volutes

By Tara Launched in 2012, Volutes was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin who is also the nose behind Diptyque’s tuberose and vanilla fragrances, Do Son and Eau Duelle respectively. Top notes for Volutes are iris flower, honey, tobacco and dried … Continue reading

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Follow Your Senses! – Review: Viktoria Minya Hedonist

I got the opportunity to try the first perfume by Hungarian perfumer Viktoria Minya and I must say that I did not go into this testing unbiased. Actually, I expected not to like this perfume at all. Why? Let’s see… … 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

Posted in Amber, Chypre, Citrus, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Fruity, Gourmand, Honey, Incense, Iris, Jasmine, Leather, Mimosa, Musk, Orange Blossom, Oriental, Patchouli, Ramon Monegal, Resins, Rose, Tuberose, Vanilla, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Move Over, Honey! – Review: Aroma M Geisha Amber Rouge

I am very late to the party with my review of Amber Rouge. There are many lovely takes on Maria McElroy’s newest perfume out there already. But I needed time for this one. There have been perfumes in Maria’s line … Continue reading

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Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness – Review: Ginestet Botrytis

By Tara  I’m interested in alcohol notes in perfume and heard about Botrytis by Ginestet while sampling the Frapin line. Ginestet is a wine producer that has created three perfumes in collaboration with an unnamed Parisian perfumer. One of the … Continue reading

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Back To Black Reloaded – Review: By Kilian Back To Black, Aphrodisiac

Regular readers know by now that I went from hating Back To Black to loving it, both without prior warning. Since my feelings for Back to Black have changed dramatically, I feel another review is in order. I do not … Continue reading

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Liquid Sunshine – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Fleur d’Oranger

Fleur d’Oranger was a limited harvest edition in 2005, it came back in 2007 and now once more this year in the very sensible 50ml form and only available in Europe. Orange Blossom is a beautiful note, but one that … Continue reading

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Hyperglycemia – Review: By Kilian Back To Black + Giveaway!

I received the By Kilian Discovery Set for Christmas, and as grateful as I am, as bummed I also am, since I am having a hard time with these perfumes. Why, you ask? Well, I can´t seem to find one … Continue reading

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Scents of Horror – Review: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois

This is going to be a series of posts about my not so successful forays into the land of perfumes. Scent is individual, of course, we can’t all like the same things, and that is fine. So, hopefully offending no one, … Continue reading

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