Sarah Jessica Parker Stash: celebuniche

Sarah Jessica Parker is a celebrity with a perfume line. Strangely however she has managed to have her scents (not all of them) taken seriously. Her first perfume, Lovely, is considered one of the best, if not the best, celebuscent

Sarah Jessica Parker Stash: celebuniche

Sarah Jessica Parker is a celebrity with a perfume line. Strangely however she has managed to have her scents (not all of them) taken seriously. Her first perfume, Lovely, is considered one of the best, if not the best, celebuscent

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: John Varvatos Platinum Edition and Dark Rebel -mainstream is not a dirty word

It is hard to get really excited when I take a stroll along the perfume aisles of mainstream perfume shops but I am not a snob about designer scents. Among the myriad of unimaginative clones and functional aromas, there are

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: John Varvatos Platinum Edition and Dark Rebel -mainstream is not a dirty word

It is hard to get really excited when I take a stroll along the perfume aisles of mainstream perfume shops but I am not a snob about designer scents. Among the myriad of unimaginative clones and functional aromas, there are

Tom Ford Vert des Bois, Vert Bohème and Vert d’Encens: Angel has left the building

The Tom Ford Greens are in town and they are everything I had hoped for. If you think about it, green perfumes have been making a slow, shy comeback for a while. But it was that shyness that made me

Tom Ford Vert des Bois, Vert Bohème and Vert d’Encens: Angel has left the building

The Tom Ford Greens are in town and they are everything I had hoped for. If you think about it, green perfumes have been making a slow, shy comeback for a while. But it was that shyness that made me

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Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Lancôme Sagamore – Boy or Girl?

Nobody really swoons over lavender I think and I am no exception. The recent release of Chanel Boy and reviews I read made me hopeful but in reality I found it rather underwhelming and derivative. Instead I remembered my bottle

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Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Lancôme Sagamore – Boy or Girl?

Nobody really swoons over lavender I think and I am no exception. The recent release of Chanel Boy and reviews I read made me hopeful but in reality I found it rather underwhelming and derivative. Instead I remembered my bottle

Balmain Vent Vert 1991 and 1999 versions: the question of sameness

  Have you ever found yourself wondering whether the brand new bottle of your favourite perfume is actually the real thing or a fraud? Have you ever been obsessing with minute details trying to make up your mind about whether

Balmain Vent Vert 1991 and 1999 versions: the question of sameness

  Have you ever found yourself wondering whether the brand new bottle of your favourite perfume is actually the real thing or a fraud? Have you ever been obsessing with minute details trying to make up your mind about whether

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily:Les Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bête, cuddling with a beast

Not all animalic perfumes are beastly. Some of them rather talk about the human condition. Les Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bête follows in the tradition of Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khan and builds a whisper around civet. Please click here to

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily:Les Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bête, cuddling with a beast

Not all animalic perfumes are beastly. Some of them rather talk about the human condition. Les Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bête follows in the tradition of Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khan and builds a whisper around civet. Please click here to

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily – Nabucco ΓΦΛ / LOV: a day in the desert

TheNonBlonde has stipulated earlier this summer that perfume oils are the perfect way to wear perfume in the summer and I fully agree. It might seem counter-intuitive that maximum concentration of perfume ingredients will not suffocate you in the heat

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily – Nabucco ΓΦΛ / LOV: a day in the desert

TheNonBlonde has stipulated earlier this summer that perfume oils are the perfect way to wear perfume in the summer and I fully agree. It might seem counter-intuitive that maximum concentration of perfume ingredients will not suffocate you in the heat

Beyond the Juice: The Role of Blogs and Awards

? Artistic perfumery has essentially been about the juice from its very beginning in the late 1970s: Jean Laporte started L’Artisan Parfumeur and  focused on the juice as well as its creator. Later on, corporate players became interested in this…

Beyond the Juice: The Role of Blogs and Awards

? Artistic perfumery has essentially been about the juice from its very beginning in the late 1970s: Jean Laporte started L’Artisan Parfumeur and  focused on the juice as well as its creator. Later on, corporate players became interested in this…

Cedar cheaps: Chopard Noble Cedar, Zara For Him Cedarwood, Nobile 1942 Cedro Atlas

Lately I’ve been on a cedar craving. Basically I know what I want: a more light-hearted and easy-going Feminité du Bois, which I guess is Bois de Violette. Or at least a substitute for the lamented Gucci Rush for men. Trying

Cedar cheaps: Chopard Noble Cedar, Zara For Him Cedarwood, Nobile 1942 Cedro Atlas

Lately I’ve been on a cedar craving. Basically I know what I want: a more light-hearted and easy-going Feminité du Bois, which I guess is Bois de Violette. Or at least a substitute for the lamented Gucci Rush for men. Trying

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio Colonia Maxima: the spirit of the 60’s

Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio is a fragrance like no other. On paper it shouldn’t, as its note list reads quite straightforward. It is one of those scents however where the result is bugger than the sum of its parts. It

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio Colonia Maxima: the spirit of the 60’s

Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio is a fragrance like no other. On paper it shouldn’t, as its note list reads quite straightforward. It is one of those scents however where the result is bugger than the sum of its parts. It

Serge Lutens Baptême du feu: initiation process

I just sampled the new Serge Lutens and as it usually happens after smelling a Serge Lutens on your skin for the first time, one has an Ahhh….! moment. That’s what uncle Serge meant! The quote that teases into Baptême du

Serge Lutens Baptême du feu: initiation process

I just sampled the new Serge Lutens and as it usually happens after smelling a Serge Lutens on your skin for the first time, one has an Ahhh….! moment. That’s what uncle Serge meant! The quote that teases into Baptême du

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Grossmith Golden Chypre, like Mitsouko on antidepressants

How the resurrection of a historical British perfume house calls the entire IFRA regulation drama’s bluff and proves that where there is a will, there is also a way. As I discovered smelling the current re-release of André Courrèges Empreinte

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Grossmith Golden Chypre, like Mitsouko on antidepressants

How the resurrection of a historical British perfume house calls the entire IFRA regulation drama’s bluff and proves that where there is a will, there is also a way. As I discovered smelling the current re-release of André Courrèges Empreinte

Smells of Geneva: Ann Gérard Perle de Mousse and the smell of summer in the city (with notes on Alliage)

I know reading this you may think I am going crazy, but summer in Geneva is so much better than summer in Athens! Please bear with me, I am not saying that one should book a holiday for the Geneva

Smells of Geneva: Ann Gérard Perle de Mousse and the smell of summer in the city (with notes on Alliage)

I know reading this you may think I am going crazy, but summer in Geneva is so much better than summer in Athens! Please bear with me, I am not saying that one should book a holiday for the Geneva

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Czech and Speake Citrus Paradisi, a citrus for the haters

Citrus Paradisi is one of my oldest discoveries in the niche perfume safari and I recently bought a full bottle of it, probably the only citrus scent that I own. Or is it actually a citrus scent? Read my take

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Czech and Speake Citrus Paradisi, a citrus for the haters

Citrus Paradisi is one of my oldest discoveries in the niche perfume safari and I recently bought a full bottle of it, probably the only citrus scent that I own. Or is it actually a citrus scent? Read my take

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Nishane Mūsīqá Oud and rantings on the pantie dropper

I rarely consider what perfume I want to wear based on where I am going. I only see this as an irrelevant limitation. Usually my choice of scent comes from within, from something I want to say to me mostly,

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Nishane Mūsīqá Oud and rantings on the pantie dropper

I rarely consider what perfume I want to wear based on where I am going. I only see this as an irrelevant limitation. Usually my choice of scent comes from within, from something I want to say to me mostly,

Montale Parfums Aoud Red Flowers: Nomenclature explained

Montale nomenclature is descriptively confusing. And confusingly accurate. Take for instance Sandflowers. The name predisposes for a floral oeuvre with tropical highlights. Wrong! No flowers at all, just sea wind, sun, sand, skin and calone. But then again, ins’t “Sandflowers”

Montale Parfums Aoud Red Flowers: Nomenclature explained

Montale nomenclature is descriptively confusing. And confusingly accurate. Take for instance Sandflowers. The name predisposes for a floral oeuvre with tropical highlights. Wrong! No flowers at all, just sea wind, sun, sand, skin and calone. But then again, ins’t “Sandflowers”

Krizia Spazio Uomo: Comme le papa des Garçons

It started unconsciously but since a while back it has become an active endeavour. I am retracing my perfume past. I am collecting all the bottles that I once owned, way before perfume became an obsession, and having one carefully chosen

Krizia Spazio Uomo: Comme le papa des Garçons

It started unconsciously but since a while back it has become an active endeavour. I am retracing my perfume past. I am collecting all the bottles that I once owned, way before perfume became an obsession, and having one carefully chosen

Prince 3121: girls and boys, tuberose and vetiver, flowers and rubber

I have nothing to add to what has already been said about the life and passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. What made him great is undeniable. The mere fact that he played the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums at a

Prince 3121: girls and boys, tuberose and vetiver, flowers and rubber

I have nothing to add to what has already been said about the life and passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. What made him great is undeniable. The mere fact that he played the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums at a

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Beaufort London “Come Hell or High Water” triptych

Beaufort London is a new niche house under the artistic supervision of Leo Crabtree, writer and musician, former live member of Prodigy. The unique aspect of the three perfumes I am reviewing -1805 Tonnere, Vi et Armis and Coeur de

MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Beaufort London “Come Hell or High Water” triptych

Beaufort London is a new niche house under the artistic supervision of Leo Crabtree, writer and musician, former live member of Prodigy. The unique aspect of the three perfumes I am reviewing -1805 Tonnere, Vi et Armis and Coeur de

Parfum d’Empire Tabac Tabou extrait: the right to Spring

It has been a long and dreary winter for me, my main focus was putting one foot in front of the other, breathe in, breathe out, one day at a time. An anhedonic  winter which led me to care little

Parfum d’Empire Tabac Tabou extrait: the right to Spring

It has been a long and dreary winter for me, my main focus was putting one foot in front of the other, breathe in, breathe out, one day at a time. An anhedonic  winter which led me to care little