Posts Tagged: carnation

Fendi by Fendi: madeleine crumbs and drunken kisses

The Proustian madeleine analogy is well known to everyone who enjoys French literature or believes in the inextricable link of perfumes and memory. I believed I knew all about it: an old, seemingly insignificant memory, buried deep in the subconscious

Fendi by Fendi: madeleine crumbs and drunken kisses

The Proustian madeleine analogy is well known to everyone who enjoys French literature or believes in the inextricable link of perfumes and memory. I believed I knew all about it: an old, seemingly insignificant memory, buried deep in the subconscious

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette: a walk in the garden of good and evil

This story is as old as perfume bloggers: boy smells chypres. Chypres are too confusing for the boy. Boy finally gets chypres and falls in love with┬áthem. For a very long time I just couldn’t understand what this perfume family

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette: a walk in the garden of good and evil

This story is as old as perfume bloggers: boy smells chypres. Chypres are too confusing for the boy. Boy finally gets chypres and falls in love with┬áthem. For a very long time I just couldn’t understand what this perfume family

Smells of Geneva: Jacomo Coeur de Parfum and the smell of the Escalade

Wet blanket alert: this is a review of an obscure discontinued scent. You probably never heard of it and very few bloggers have reviewed it. It is however important to me. After my “Smells of Athens” series I thought that

Smells of Geneva: Jacomo Coeur de Parfum and the smell of the Escalade

Wet blanket alert: this is a review of an obscure discontinued scent. You probably never heard of it and very few bloggers have reviewed it. It is however important to me. After my “Smells of Athens” series I thought that

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne: the gender of the rose

Today I am very happy to participate as Guest Reviewer of the Day in one of my favourite blogs, Nero Profumo. If you would like to read my take on the classic Aramis 900 and whether it really takes some

Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne: the gender of the rose

Today I am very happy to participate as Guest Reviewer of the Day in one of my favourite blogs, Nero Profumo. If you would like to read my take on the classic Aramis 900 and whether it really takes some

Etro Messe de Minuit: more First Communion than Midnight Mass

Etro is a love or… ignore label. You just can’t hate them, but many perfume lovers find them boring. The word game Etro/ Retro doesn’t help either. Maybe the extensive reformulation reports don’t help either. This line however has some

Etro Messe de Minuit: more First Communion than Midnight Mass

Etro is a love or… ignore label. You just can’t hate them, but many perfume lovers find them boring. The word game Etro/ Retro doesn’t help either. Maybe the extensive reformulation reports don’t help either. This line however has some

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not