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Summer In Italy – Scented Travels

We started our yearly trek to Italy once more in the city of Udine. It is very convenient to spend the night there, before venturing further south, since five hours of car travel are plenty for two young children. We … Continue reading

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Perfume Free – A Trip To The Alps

By Sandra Giving my nose a much needed break from perfume never crossed my mind. For as long as I can remember I have worn perfume at some point in time during the day or night. The only obvious exception … Continue reading

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Off To Italy!

This is just a quick post to say goodbye for two weeks, I want to be offline as much as possible during this time to really recharge and experience the real world (and real books, even the Kindle stays home!). … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Which Perfumes Do You Bring When Travelling?

Here comes the obligatory pre-vacation question for you: What do you take with you on vacation? Do you bring decants? One beloved full bottle (or seven)? Samples only? Do you rely solely on your perfume shopping at your destination? Do … Continue reading

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Off To Italy! – Olfactoria Goes On Vacation

My family and I have packed the car to the rafters and will slowly trundle (as I said the car  is quite heavily loaded) to Italy today. It is going to be primarily a vacation of relaxing on the beach … Continue reading

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Scents Of Destination – Where To Wear What! A Blogging Project

Where are you going on vacation this summer? Any exotic locales? Maybe an exciting city trip? A mountain retreat? A sandy beach? To your office? Wherever you plan to go, even if you stay on your own balcony, there is … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Vacation – Mini Reviews

We are staying in the cottage for the week. A vacation from daily drudgery and routines. No work, no Kindergarten, no important stuff. No perfume? Ha, inconceivable. No, don’t worry, where I go, there will always be perfume. I assembled … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On The Road – Italy Part 2

A few impressions from our hotel. The boys are enjoying themselves enormously. They are in the water all day. Pauli has learned how to swim in two hours, and Niki is fearlessly exploring everything from deep waters to other people’s … Continue reading

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Olfactoria On The Road – Italy Part One

After one night in a spa in Styria, to get into a vacation mood, we drove on to Italy and stayed in the lovely city of Udine for one night. In Udine I parked my family in an ice café … Continue reading

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Off To Italy…

Today we are driving to Udine to stay for one night, and then on to the Adriatic coast for a week of swimming and sunbathing (or rather sitting in the shade in my case, I am as white as a … Continue reading

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