Posts Tagged: immortelle

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

Serge Lutens Daim Blond

Daim Blond: the perfect leather for autumn

One of the first Lutens perfumes that I tried was Cèdre and I absolutely hated it. The ones that followed were also difficult for me but then came Daim Blond and it was simply stunning. It provided the key to

Serge Lutens Daim Blond

Daim Blond: the perfect leather for autumn

One of the first Lutens perfumes that I tried was Cèdre and I absolutely hated it. The ones that followed were also difficult for me but then came Daim Blond and it was simply stunning. It provided the key to

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

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

Vetiver infused Vermouth

Etro Vetiver: Dry Vermouth or Sweet Vetiver?

Looking at my Note Cloud at the bottom of this page I realized that my posts about vetiver fragrances are disproportionate to my love of this ingredient. I love vetiver because it represents the power of earth and the fragility of

Vetiver infused Vermouth

Etro Vetiver: Dry Vermouth or Sweet Vetiver?

Looking at my Note Cloud at the bottom of this page I realized that my posts about vetiver fragrances are disproportionate to my love of this ingredient. I love vetiver because it represents the power of earth and the fragility of

Divine samples

A divine sampler: Parfums Divine

After reviewing L’ Homme de Coeur I felt I had to take a break from my iris series to talk about Parfums Divine. There is a lot of talk about how modern perfumes lack imagination and boldness. This is a

Divine samples

A divine sampler: Parfums Divine

After reviewing L’ Homme de Coeur I felt I had to take a break from my iris series to talk about Parfums Divine. There is a lot of talk about how modern perfumes lack imagination and boldness. This is a