Posts Tagged: bergamot

Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum: scent as memory

When I first read news of an upcoming Eau Sauvage Parfum release a few years ago I felt childishly excited. Eau Sauvage in its original form is one of the few cologne type fragrances that I call ‘perfume’. Citrus, vetiver

Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum: scent as memory

When I first read news of an upcoming Eau Sauvage Parfum release a few years ago I felt childishly excited. Eau Sauvage in its original form is one of the few cologne type fragrances that I call ‘perfume’. Citrus, vetiver

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Hommage a l'Homme, Lalique

Lalique Hommage à l’Homme: long lost memories

Being back to Athens after an amazing holiday is not easy… I spent the first days of August in Leros, one of the least known Greek Islands. Not many tourists do the 10 hour boat trip from Piraeus to the

Hommage a l'Homme, Lalique

Lalique Hommage à l’Homme: long lost memories

Being back to Athens after an amazing holiday is not easy… I spent the first days of August in Leros, one of the least known Greek Islands. Not many tourists do the 10 hour boat trip from Piraeus to the

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

Night Watch

Van Gils Strictly for Men: a hand from an old friend

The past three weeks or so were difficult. In all sorts of ways. They have been the last weeks at work before summer holidays, loaded with things to do before August break. I love summer holidays but I hate summer.

Night Watch

Van Gils Strictly for Men: a hand from an old friend

The past three weeks or so were difficult. In all sorts of ways. They have been the last weeks at work before summer holidays, loaded with things to do before August break. I love summer holidays but I hate summer.

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

Jo Loves Pomelo

Jo Loves Pomelo: the dark side of citrus

Jo Loves offers two free samples for anyone who wishes to try their first releases. My choices were Gardenia and Pomelo. Gardenia is not bad but, let’s face it, it is very hard to create the illusion of gardenia. There

Jo Loves Pomelo

Jo Loves Pomelo: the dark side of citrus

Jo Loves offers two free samples for anyone who wishes to try their first releases. My choices were Gardenia and Pomelo. Gardenia is not bad but, let’s face it, it is very hard to create the illusion of gardenia. There

Summer doesn't have to be clean

Eau d’Hermès and Grain de Plaisir: Strange Waters

Living in a warm climate and with summer approaching fast I find myself turning to lighter, citrus fragrances. My love for weird smells keeps poking me and pointing me to strange directions though. Grain de Plaisir is part of the

Summer doesn't have to be clean

Eau d’Hermès and Grain de Plaisir: Strange Waters

Living in a warm climate and with summer approaching fast I find myself turning to lighter, citrus fragrances. My love for weird smells keeps poking me and pointing me to strange directions though. Grain de Plaisir is part of the

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

Oubliez de s'inquiéter - Forget to worry

KenzoAir: The Vetiver of Happiness

I have a bottle of KenzoAir purchased a little after 2003 when it was released and I treasure what little is left in it. It is not exactly discontinued but is in this limbo where fragrances are either rarely found

Oubliez de s'inquiéter - Forget to worry

KenzoAir: The Vetiver of Happiness

I have a bottle of KenzoAir purchased a little after 2003 when it was released and I treasure what little is left in it. It is not exactly discontinued but is in this limbo where fragrances are either rarely found

Oh, Christmas Tree....!

Aramis New West: Oh, Christmas Tree…..!

Aramis New West was launched in 1988 and it was one of the perfumes that made wearing american colognes cool. It was labelled “Aramis, Los Angeles, California”, not “Aramis, New York” and it was launched as the ultimate sporty, marine

Oh, Christmas Tree....!

Aramis New West: Oh, Christmas Tree…..!

Aramis New West was launched in 1988 and it was one of the perfumes that made wearing american colognes cool. It was labelled “Aramis, Los Angeles, California”, not “Aramis, New York” and it was launched as the ultimate sporty, marine

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d' Habit

Parfum d’Habit: the decadent aristocrat

Every time I think of Parfum d’Habit an image pops to my mind: the Venetian aristocrat dressed in black, wearing a gilded mask, walking the streets of Venice to fulfill the purpose this mask was created for: decadent behaviour outside

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Parfum d' Habit

Parfum d’Habit: the decadent aristocrat

Every time I think of Parfum d’Habit an image pops to my mind: the Venetian aristocrat dressed in black, wearing a gilded mask, walking the streets of Venice to fulfill the purpose this mask was created for: decadent behaviour outside

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale