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Magnetic Scent samples

Tindrer: smells like Joga (and Magnetic Scent collection quick sniff)

With niche perfume market booming it is hard to keep up with new releases and sometimes when I do try to keep up I often find myself wondering if it is really worth the trouble. Magnetic Scent is a new house

Magnetic Scent samples

Tindrer: smells like Joga (and Magnetic Scent collection quick sniff)

With niche perfume market booming it is hard to keep up with new releases and sometimes when I do try to keep up I often find myself wondering if it is really worth the trouble. Magnetic Scent is a new house

Chanel Coco in drag

Chanel Égoïste: the real Coco Noir walks in drag

Chanel Égoïste has a reputation for being a difficult, ultra-masculine scent. A hairy relic of the 80′s that was released in the early 90′s and failed for being too loud, too sexual and too in-your-face. The iconic commercial directed by Jean

Chanel Coco in drag

Chanel Égoïste: the real Coco Noir walks in drag

Chanel Égoïste has a reputation for being a difficult, ultra-masculine scent. A hairy relic of the 80′s that was released in the early 90′s and failed for being too loud, too sexual and too in-your-face. The iconic commercial directed by Jean

Slumberhouse Vikt, Sove, Grev, Jeke, Pear+Olive, Iska

Slumberhouse samples part 2 and the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Picking this up right where I left it… Vikt is a smoky and slightly animalic scent. It is smoky enough to make you think that this is a vetiver scent. A fresh cut wood note starts poking through the smokiness

Slumberhouse Vikt, Sove, Grev, Jeke, Pear+Olive, Iska

Slumberhouse samples part 2 and the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Picking this up right where I left it… Vikt is a smoky and slightly animalic scent. It is smoky enough to make you think that this is a vetiver scent. A fresh cut wood note starts poking through the smokiness

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 Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

Sampling at Karpenisi

Testing at high altitude

Still on holidays, I have moved from the islands to my maternal homeland, the Agrafa mountains and the untouched beauty of fir and plane forrests. A perfect opportunity to try some of the heavier fragrances in my boxes of samples.

do not disturb

Testing on board

Browsing through my box of samples started early, on board the ship to the island of Leros. It was a ten hour voyage and a perfect opportunity to go through the stuff that I have accumulated in my early days

do not disturb

Testing on board

Browsing through my box of samples started early, on board the ship to the island of Leros. It was a ten hour voyage and a perfect opportunity to go through the stuff that I have accumulated in my early days

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

Holy light

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

Holy light

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

Order in Chaos

L’Anarchiste: order in chaos

L’Anarchiste is a rather recent release from the historical house of Caron. The name of this fragrance has always baffled me.  How can a perfume offer itself to be related to a sociopolitical theory which has several negative connotations? First of all how

Order in Chaos

L’Anarchiste: order in chaos

L’Anarchiste is a rather recent release from the historical house of Caron. The name of this fragrance has always baffled me.  How can a perfume offer itself to be related to a sociopolitical theory which has several negative connotations? First of all how

Happy Holidays from Christos of Memory of Scents

Christos for Men: a perfume with my name on it brings you my wishes for Happy Holidays

I have admitted to vanity before so I do not mind doing it again. It was a great surprise to find out through Dimi’s blog that there is a bottle somewhere out there with my name on it. Especially since my name

Happy Holidays from Christos of Memory of Scents

Christos for Men: a perfume with my name on it brings you my wishes for Happy Holidays

I have admitted to vanity before so I do not mind doing it again. It was a great surprise to find out through Dimi’s blog that there is a bottle somewhere out there with my name on it. Especially since my name

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

Serge Noire: Rasputin's Christmas

Serge Noire: Rasputin’s Christmas

The holidays are here. Another year is preparing to make an exit. What better way to celebrate this time of the year than remembering and wearing my ultimate mood enhancers for the holidays. Serge Noire holds a very special place

Serge Noire: Rasputin's Christmas

Serge Noire: Rasputin’s Christmas

The holidays are here. Another year is preparing to make an exit. What better way to celebrate this time of the year than remembering and wearing my ultimate mood enhancers for the holidays. Serge Noire holds a very special place