Tag Archives: Maurice Roucel

Sexy As Hell – Review: Le Labo Labdanum 18

By Michael How do you decide which perfumes to test? Where possible I like to explore a whole line or brand at a time. It helps me understand the style of the fragrances and identify the house notes, if they … Continue reading

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An Evening With Frederic Malle At Liberty Of London – January 16, 2013

By Tara When you read about Frédéric Malle’s background, it does seem as if he was born with perfume in his DNA. His grandfather founded Christian Dior Parfums and his mother became their Art Director and collaborated on Eau Sauvage. … Continue reading

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Shameless Beauty – Review: Hermès 24 Faubourg

I bought a bottle of the Quadrige edition of 24 Faubourg on the last day of 2012 (for 20% off, people!). I did that for several reasons (not including the 20% off enticement, I would have bought it at full … Continue reading

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Short But Sweet – Review: Le Labo Labdanum 18

Le Labo Labdanum 18 is a sure-fire winner for everyone loving Shalimar. If you like Musc Ravageur as well, then there is nothing you won’t like about Labdanum 18. Only maybe it might seem a little redundant… Labdanum 18 was … Continue reading

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“Whoever Loves Me Will Follow!” – Review: Guerlain Insolence

I never even bothered with Insolence. Truth be told, I roundly dismissed it as not worthy to be smelled. How snobbish is that? But to my defense, it comes in a highly questionable bottle (by Serge Mansau – he and I will … Continue reading

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Monday Question – What Would You Do Differently In The Perfume Industry?

Imagine you get to be creative director of a perfume brand of your choice – which one would it be? How would you overhaul this brand? What would you do differently? In which direction would you go? What are your … Continue reading

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Three Reasons – Review: Amouage Reflection Woman

I have already mentioned once or twice (or fifty-five times) that my husband is not very easy to please when it comes to perfume. He doesn’t like many of the fragrances I wear and actively opposes more than a few, … Continue reading

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That Name Is Evocative Enough – Review: Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist

Strange title today, huh? But it is true, Iris Silver Mist is such a great and poetic name, nothing I could come up with could be any more indicative of the mood this perfume gives off, any more evocative of … Continue reading

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Violets And Horses – Review: Frederic Malle Dans Tes Bras

Are we ready for another turn with Maurice Roucel after what happened with Muscs Ravageur? Let´s see. Dans Tes Bras (In Your Arms) was created by Maurice Roucel in 2008, it is the second one by this perfumer for Editions … Continue reading

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It’s Complicated – Review: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

The cold and wet weather of the last days lets me reach for warm and cozy scents again, I want to be enveloped in a warm, fragrant embrace, comforting and familiar, but still interesting and just a bit challenging. Well, … Continue reading

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