Tag Archives: Incense

Monday Question – What Is Your Favorite Incense Perfume?

Which perfume featuring a prominent incense note is on your favorite list? Which incense perfumes do you love, like, hate? What do you associate with incense? My Answer: Incense, for me, has strong associations with the catholic church. I grew up going … Continue reading

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Memories – Review: Comme de Garcons Series 3 Incense, Avignon

I used to go to church every Sunday as a child, and on high holidays like Christmas or Easter I went for up to five days in a row. (Easter sure is a busy time for Catholics.) There were times … 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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Arabian Nights – Review: Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Eté, Rose Nacrée de Désert and Encens Mythique d’Orient

I am inordinately happy about the fact that I managed to get my little Guerlain-crazy mitts on the latest trio of exclusive Eaux de Parfums. This time Guerlain made it even harder for us fans, since those three perfumes are … Continue reading

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Pas De Deux – Review: Chanel N°22

When little ignorant me tried N°22 along with several other members of the Les Exclusifs line a good while back, I thought, well that is just like N°5, so what is the fuss? But when N°22 started to develop into … Continue reading

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Il Profumo Dell’Anima – Review: La Via Di Profumo Balsamo Della Mecca

When it is cold outside, so cold that you see your breath in little plumes in front of you, so cold that you wish for another layer of clothing or three, so cold that you bury your hands in your … Continue reading

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Space For The Spirit – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure

Incense, for any Catholic, is first and foremost associated with a church service (Comme des Garcons Avignon or Heeley Cardinal). But that is not the only possible incarnation of the note, some incense pefumes do not evoke holy halls, but … Continue reading

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Tokyo, Japan – Review: Le Labo Gaiac 10

If somebody told me what I am smelling on me right now, was a Jean-Claude Ellena creation, I would not doubt it for one minute. Le Labo’s city exclusive for Tokyo, available throughout the month of November at Luckyscent and … 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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Chance Meeting – Review: Maison Martin Margiela (untitled) l’eau

A big surprise for me this summer was how much I fell in love with a fragrance I didn’t expect much of at all. Untitled L’Eau, the new Eau de Toilette flanker to last year’s Untitled Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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