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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Beyond the Juice: The Role of Blogs and Awards

Originally posted on Scent Culture Institute:
? 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,…

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Beyond the Juice: The Role of Blogs and Awards

Originally posted on Scent Culture Institute:
? 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,…

Cedar cheaps

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

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

Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio

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

Nobile 1942 Ponte Vecchio

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Citrus paradisi

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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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”

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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”

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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

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 perfume

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 perfume

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

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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

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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

Tabac Tabou

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

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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

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MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Les Liquides Imaginaires

I haven’t been writing here as often as I would like and it’s not because of lack of interest but rather because of lack of momentum. A frantic professional life has left me with only a superficial relationship with perfume. My

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MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: Les Liquides Imaginaires

I haven’t been writing here as often as I would like and it’s not because of lack of interest but rather because of lack of momentum. A frantic professional life has left me with only a superficial relationship with perfume. My

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Jil Sander Woman III: a handsome woman

After my long pause I feel that my posts are becoming more personal. I focus less on what is happening to the ever growing perfume market and more on what happens inside me. So as much as I am reluctant

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Jil Sander Woman III: a handsome woman

After my long pause I feel that my posts are becoming more personal. I focus less on what is happening to the ever growing perfume market and more on what happens inside me. So as much as I am reluctant

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Who are we? Help answer the question (scroll down for poll)

I blog, you blog, we all blog. And I happen to blog about perfume. It started as an outburst of the exhilaration I was feeling every time I discovered a perfume that not only smelled good, but also spoke. I

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Who are we? Help answer the question (scroll down for poll)

I blog, you blog, we all blog. And I happen to blog about perfume. It started as an outburst of the exhilaration I was feeling every time I discovered a perfume that not only smelled good, but also spoke. I

Nabucco parfum

Nabucco by Nabucco Parfum Fin: art, craft or ritual?

I have never been too keen on picking a side in the debate.“Is perfume making art or craft? A spiritual expression or a commercial aspiration?”. Mostly because I don’t think that this is a simple question to answer. To me it

Nabucco parfum

Nabucco by Nabucco Parfum Fin: art, craft or ritual?

I have never been too keen on picking a side in the debate.“Is perfume making art or craft? A spiritual expression or a commercial aspiration?”. Mostly because I don’t think that this is a simple question to answer. To me it