Tag Archives: Sandalwood

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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The Last Days Of Winter – Review: Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche

Today, on April 3, I went out into five inches of freshly fallen snow, mummified once more into a stylish re-interpretation of the Michelin-man, dragging two children in the stages between whining and all-out screaming behind me through the icestorm, … Continue reading

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Gold Dust – Review: Chanel Bois des Iles

By Tara Since tumbling down the rabbit hole into Perfumeland the only perfume I have bought on the spot is Bois des Iles. It was love at first sniff and despite the price tag I couldn’t walk away without a … Continue reading

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Forest In The Mist – Review: Hermes Hermessence Santal Massoia

I have a soft spot for Jean-Claude Ellena and his creations. They were among my first loves and I wore and loved his minimalistic pieces of art long before I evolved towards a broader appreciation of perfume and learned to … 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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Peppermint Twist – Review: Le Labo Santal 33

Of course Le Labo Santal 33 follows the Le Labo practice of naming a perfume after the ingredient that is the largest component in the formula of 33 in this case, which invariably leads to confusion, since those perfumes tend … Continue reading

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Breakfast And Dessert: Review: Parfumerie Générale Tonkamande And Praliné De Santal

Pierre Guillaume, handsome creator (he probably hates having his looks commented on everywhere and every time, but, come on, he is exceptionally beautiful, and I say that from a purely aesthetic standpoint ;), also he is not exactly trying to keep … Continue reading

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