Tag Archives: Olivia Giacobetti

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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Big Summer Giveaway! – Honoré des Pres Love Coconut and Vamp à NY

Thorough scientific work bears fruit, people! 🙂 Do you remember my study about the intricate relationship of men and coconut? Obviously this post also resonated with the lovely (male) people of Honoré des Pres, since they contacted me with an … Continue reading

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Something Smells Funny Here – Perfume Mini-Reviews Part 2

Since the first part of this kind of post had such a positive feedback, here is another installment. Six small non-reviews of things that did not make the cut, for various reasons… Perles de Lalique: is a spicy rose that completely … Continue reading

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Spring Fever – Spring Perfume Mini-Reviews

When I sat down to write about perfumes perfect for springtime, I realized that light, pretty florals are the most underrepresented group in my collection. There is enough for the cold of winter, enough for the heat of summer, many … Continue reading

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Three Figs – Review: L’Artisan Prémier Figuier, Diptyque Philosykos And Parfumerie Générale N°16 Jardins de Kerylos

Fig perfumes – for me – are very easy to love. They have everything I crave in a summer perfume. Fresh, green, a little fruity, woody, leafy-grassy, complex but instantly recognizable, a fig scent makes me happy. One of them … Continue reading

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Monday Question: What Was Your Introduction To Perfumeland?

This Monday Question is inspired by this post by Krista, who told us about her first niche fragarance, which happened to be Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. I commented that encountering this one first would probably have had me running a … Continue reading

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Coffee Candles By Olivia Giacobetti

“La Route du Café is an exclusive collection of scented candles which reveals the very essence of coffee, from its birth to its maturity. The range of delicate fragrances created for Nespresso by perfumer Olivia Giacobetti will fill your senses … Continue reading

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No Trouble – Review: L´Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant

On the quest for the ideal perfume for the colder seasons, I cannot leave out this old favorite, a gem by my favorite perfumer Olivia Giacobetti, I fell in love with years ago. I have yet to find a Giacobetti composition I don´t … Continue reading

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Lovely Lilac – Review: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle “En Passant”

I did not have to think for long which perfume should be reviewed first on this blog. I had to choose my first love, the one that got me into it all, into the fascinating and addictive world of smelling, … Continue reading

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