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Not So Still Life: Review – DSH Perfumes The Giverny in Bloom Collection

By Tara Displaying artworks in galleries with complimentary aromas seems to be a growing trend and one I’d like to explore. There is currently a ‘Sensorium’ at Tate Britain in London, where IFF perfumers have worked with Odette Toilette to … Continue reading

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Eastern Promise: Review – Etro Shaal Nur

By Tara I have a fondness for light incense fragrances such as L’Artisan Parfumeur’s transportive Passage d’Enfer. Therefore I’ve long been eager to try another reputedly airy incense which was released back in 1997 – Shaal Nur. I’m grateful to … Continue reading

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Weird-Assed Amber – Review: Jacomo Art Collection #2

Hey Hey Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Last time I went looking for this lovely on the discounters they were everywhere and for next to nothing. My last bottle was from Birgit here at OT … Continue reading

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Sunlit Water: Review – Dior Eau Fraiche

By Tara From the very first moment I spray Eau Fraiche I recognise it as an Edmond Roudnitska composition. Many cite Eau Sauvage (1967) as the forerunner to Diorella (1972), however Roudnitska stated that its antecedent was actually Eau Fraiche … Continue reading

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Island Breeze: Review – Creed Virgin Island Water

By Tara I’ve been lucky to visit some wonderful places over the years but one of my most memorable holidays was a trip with my sister to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. This idyll in the Caribbean has stunning … Continue reading

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Girly Guerlain – Review: Guerlain French Kiss and Eau de Lingerie

By Tara I consider my style to be more feminine than girly. I enjoy collecting jewellery, wearing dresses and painting my nails, however I’m adverse to anything cutesy and the colour I’m probably least drawn to is pink. French Kiss … Continue reading

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Indomitable Spirit: Review – En Voyage Perfumes Frida

By Tara A few years ago, I went to an exhibition of paintings by iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Tate Modern, London. I have long admired the woman as much as her art. Kahlo trod her own path, overcoming … Continue reading

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Gone Forever! – Review: Guerlain Lys Soleia

Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia in the OT house from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Since I heard the today’s fragrance had been discontinued it has been an oft spritz. Then on Facebook Fragrance Friends one of the girls … Continue reading

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Lead Us Into Temptation: Review – Papillon Artisan Perfumes Salome

By Tara The New Testament tells the story of Salome’s beguiling “dance of the seven veils” leading to the death of John the Baptist. As a result, she became a symbol of dangerous female seductiveness. What a fantastic figure to … Continue reading

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Iris by Moonlight: Review – Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena

By Tara I may have found My Iris, but I was intrigued by the iris/incense theme of Iris Nazarena. Released in 2013, it sounded unusual and mysterious – “With its iris and incense accord, the new Eau de Parfum by … Continue reading

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