Posts Tagged: cedar

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

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

the odd one...

Pomegranate Noir: the joy of blind sniffing revisited

Finding a house with a very definite character in its perfumes is a great pleasure for me. Immediately recognizable, the “house texture”, is for instance very strong in all Ormonde Jayne perfumes, from the resinous Tolu to the floral Frangipani.

the odd one...

Pomegranate Noir: the joy of blind sniffing revisited

Finding a house with a very definite character in its perfumes is a great pleasure for me. Immediately recognizable, the “house texture”, is for instance very strong in all Ormonde Jayne perfumes, from the resinous Tolu to the floral Frangipani.

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

Equistrius, Citta di Kyoto and Toupée

Colours of Iris* Part 4: Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto

The beige suede iris Sometimes all one needs is a comforting scent, one that can be warn easily and make you feel like smiling. This is when I reach for my suede irises, Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto. There is so

Equistrius, Citta di Kyoto and Toupée

Colours of Iris* Part 4: Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto

The beige suede iris Sometimes all one needs is a comforting scent, one that can be warn easily and make you feel like smiling. This is when I reach for my suede irises, Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto. There is so

L' Homme de Coeur

Colours of Iris* Part 3: L’ Homme de Coeur

The crisp white iris I remember reading some good reviews on this one and finding a good deal on the sample pack from the official site of Parfums Divine. I wasn’t expecting the sheer beauty of this Man of Heart.

L' Homme de Coeur

Colours of Iris* Part 3: L’ Homme de Coeur

The crisp white iris I remember reading some good reviews on this one and finding a good deal on the sample pack from the official site of Parfums Divine. I wasn’t expecting the sheer beauty of this Man of Heart.