Tag Archives: Ylang-Ylang

The Heroine Of Summers Past – Review: Yosh Ginger Ciao

Yosh Han, Californian perfumer extraordinaire, says the name of this perfume, Ginger Ciao, is actually the name of the heroine of a novella she has written. Ginger Ciao, evocative of every overblown female lead somewhere between James Bond and Austin Powers, surely … Continue reading

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Two Divas – Review And Giveaway: Aftelier Haute Claire

Mandy Aftel has launched a new perfume and all the blogs rally. When Mandy releases something new, that is an occasion to pay attention to, because there is no one comparable out there. Mandy is truly in a league of … Continue reading

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Flowers In Space – Review: Hermessence Vanille Galante

Vanille Galante has a misleading name. It is many things, but a vanilla fragrance it is not. Which, frankly, put me off it for a long time. I may be too literal a person, but my expectations and the perfume … Continue reading

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Shiver Down My Spine – Review: Penhaligon’s Amaranthine

The white floral category and I, we don’t see eye to eye most of the time. Trust Bertrand Duchaufour to create one that is so different, so intriguing and so exotically sensual, I fell in love at first sniff and more importantly, … Continue reading

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Back To The Future – Review: Robert Piguet Futur

I always had a healthy respect for Robert Piguet perfumes. That involved mainly to stay away from them. I had a traumatic encounter with Fracas once, that seemed to have scarred me for life. And out of a kind of … Continue reading

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