Posts Tagged: bitter

Vivacité(s) de Bach

Vivacité(s) de Bach: heal thyself with perfume!

If healing, revitalising, mending is what you are looking for in a given life period, Eau Dynamisante will help but you may also need some expert advice. And the expert in question is Edward Bach, a physician, homeopath, bacteriologist and

Vivacité(s) de Bach

Vivacité(s) de Bach: heal thyself with perfume!

If healing, revitalising, mending is what you are looking for in a given life period, Eau Dynamisante will help but you may also need some expert advice. And the expert in question is Edward Bach, a physician, homeopath, bacteriologist and

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Sampling at Karpenisi 2

Testing at high altitude, 2

Still on my mountain holidays I have all the time that I need to spray myself with anything I get my hands on and enjoy the surprises. Fleur d’Iris, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (Jean Laporte or Jean Paul Millet Lage

Sampling at Karpenisi 2

Testing at high altitude, 2

Still on my mountain holidays I have all the time that I need to spray myself with anything I get my hands on and enjoy the surprises. Fleur d’Iris, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (Jean Laporte or Jean Paul Millet Lage

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

Sun-bleached

Angel Sclesser Homme: Sun and cicadas

While we are at it I thought I ‘d write about another “Greek summer” fragrance I have in my wardrobe. It was a blind buy because it was cheap and I had read great things about it. First of all

Sun-bleached

Angel Sclesser Homme: Sun and cicadas

While we are at it I thought I ‘d write about another “Greek summer” fragrance I have in my wardrobe. It was a blind buy because it was cheap and I had read great things about it. First of all

Gender bending with Bernard Chant

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

Gender bending with Bernard Chant

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

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It