Tag Archives: Jasmine

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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Stunning – Review: Roja Parfums Unspoken Extrait de Parfum

Unspoken was part of the triology of scents Roja Dove launched in 2007. A floral (Scandal), an oriental (Enslaved) and a chypre (Unspoken). There are more perfumes in the line by now (Aoud, Diaghilev, Danger, Innuendo, Reckless, Dazed and Confused. Okay those last … Continue reading

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Two Women – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Jour Ensoleillé

I am glad this beautiful perfume comes along at a time in my Perfumista career, when I can really appreciate it. Half indolic white floral, half oakmossy chypre, Jour Ensoleillé sounds scary and would have sent me running not too … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days Are Here Again – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie

For some time now, I have debated with myself whether to go down the vintage road to heartbreak or not. I feel the need to expand my fragrant knowledge and smelling tiny samples of vintage classics is a necessary part … Continue reading

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In The Arms Of the Angel – Review: Mona di Orio Oiro

The following post was already written back in September, but I held it back for reasons, I’m not entirely clear about anymore. The tragic event of the perfumer Mona di Orio’s death yesterday, made me revisit it and I thought … Continue reading

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Rich – Review: Xerjoff Shooting Stars Ibitira

Ibitira is a town in Brazil where a meteorite crashed in 1947. Part of the Shooting Stars collection Ibitira, the perfume, is a classic floral composition that is described as romantic. Ibitira was created by Jacques Flori and includes notes of … Continue reading

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Hope For The Future – Review: Parfums MDCI Enlèvement Au Serail

Spurred on by the success of Promesse de l’Aube, I continued my exploration of both Kurkdjian creations and the Parfums MCDI line. I chose Enlèvement au Serail also for its name – Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Sweet Jasmine – Review: Parfums MDCI Promesse De L’Aube

The only scent by Parfums MDCI I have tried previously was La Belle Hèlène by Bertrand Duchaufour, which I tried for obvious reasons (it’s a Duchaufour!). Other than that, Parfums MDCI seemed to be one of those lines to better … Continue reading

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A Night To Remember – Review: Vero Profumo Rubj Extrait de Parfum

I knew about Vero Kern for years and was always fascinated by her story. The fact that she followed her dream rather late in life, is very encouraging and shows that it is really worth pursuing what you want. I didn’t try … Continue reading

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Tom Times Three – Review: Tom Ford Santal Blush, Jasmine Rouge And Violet Blonde

Tom Ford generously showers us with three new release this fall. Two in his Private Blend range and one in the wide distribution signature line. Let’s get going then: Tom Ford Private Blend Santal Blush: Don’t you love this image? … Continue reading

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