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Saint and Sinner – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer

By Tara The name of this fragrance always put me off. Understanding it to mean “Gates of Hell” I imagined Passage d’Enfer to be sulphurous and indolic. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. Released in 1999, it contains … Continue reading

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Tender Touch – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Skin on Skin

By Tara Skin on Skin is the fragrance in L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Explosions d’Emotions collection that appealed to me the most. I liked the name and quite a few of the following featured notes: Iris, suede, velvet leather, saffron, whisky, lavender, … Continue reading

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Smoke and Spice – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Tea for Two

By Tara I’m always attracted to fragrances with a good tea note. I think it’s the dark, smoky, yet comforting aroma that I love so much. In warmer weather I could happily wear Osmanthe Yunnan day after day, while during … Continue reading

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An Evening of Orientals – Perfume Lovers London, The New Cavendish Club, London, Thursday 21st November 2013

By Tara Warm, exotic and sensuous, we explored the heady world of oriental perfumes this month at PLL. The evening was presented by Lila Das Gupta and below is a summarised version of events. In her introduction, Lila told us … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Is Your Attitude to Skank In Perfume?

By Tara How do you feel about perfumes featuring sweaty cumin, indolic florals, beastly musks and animalic ouds? What are your favourite skanky perfumes? Do you love an all out skank-fest or do you prefer something with just a touch of naughtiness? Do you have reservations … Continue reading

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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Special – Perfume Lovers London, The Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 18th July 2013

By Tara After the wettest summer on record in 2012, we are now in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK. On the day of the event, the temperature had topped 30 degrees for five days running. What better … Continue reading

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Perfume News – L’Artisan Parfumeur Brings Back Two Spring Favorites

L’Artisan Parfumeur’s spring limited edition releases are a much-anticipated event among perfume aficionados. This March, there will be two fragrances re-released from the brand archives, both much-loved and much-requested: Ananas Fizz and Côte d’Amour. Ananas Fizz – Eau de Toilette Ananas Fizz … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part VII

By Neil VANILLE DES ISLES by PARFUMS DE TAHITI When it comes to vanilla, it is possible that I am something of a purist. Though I do enjoy novel approaches to framing the bean, ultimately, I don’t usually want anything … Continue reading

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The Greatest Flour Ever Made – Review: L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine

This review has been originally posted in November 2010. I smelled Bois Farine in the “wild” recently and was reminded of the uniqueness of this interesting, distinctive and unusual fragrance. Therefore allow me to re-publish this today. I would like to review … Continue reading

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Sweet Little Thing – The World Of Vanilla Part II

Here is Part II of Neil’s vanilla series, enjoy the delicious Part I here. VANILLE / MOLINARD Vanilla vodka. Less heavy and direct than most vanillas, Molinard’s refreshing scent is still vanilla-bean centered  of course, and sweet: yet it is also … Continue reading

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