Posts Tagged: iris

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette: a walk in the garden of good and evil

This story is as old as perfume bloggers: boy smells chypres. Chypres are too confusing for the boy. Boy finally gets chypres and falls in love with them. For a very long time I just couldn’t understand what this perfume family

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette

Niki de Saint Phalle eau de toilette: a walk in the garden of good and evil

This story is as old as perfume bloggers: boy smells chypres. Chypres are too confusing for the boy. Boy finally gets chypres and falls in love with them. For a very long time I just couldn’t understand what this perfume family

Gruau_1

L’Atelier Bohème Rhizomes, Kaféïne and Immortelle: jolis parfums, parfums français

One of the most important changes in my life during the past year was having to communicate in French. I started learning French when I was eight, in a private elementary school and I continued studying it until I was

Gruau_1

L’Atelier Bohème Rhizomes, Kaféïne and Immortelle: jolis parfums, parfums français

One of the most important changes in my life during the past year was having to communicate in French. I started learning French when I was eight, in a private elementary school and I continued studying it until I was

Scent Stories 2

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 2: Magic Circus, Old School Bench, Barrel, Onsen and Dune Road

Continuing with the rest of the perfumes that make up Scent Stories Volume 1, right from where I left it… Magic Circus: although not my favourite, this is the one I admire the most. My first notes on this were:

Scent Stories 2

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 2: Magic Circus, Old School Bench, Barrel, Onsen and Dune Road

Continuing with the rest of the perfumes that make up Scent Stories Volume 1, right from where I left it… Magic Circus: although not my favourite, this is the one I admire the most. My first notes on this were:

MP&G Fleur d'Iris

Colours of Iris* Part 5: Fleur d’Iris and the perfect iris note

The past month has been a difficult one, full of changes and hurdles. New home, no internet connection and suddenly news that made moving to a new apartment feel like something extremely trivial and secondary. Good news that, as life

MP&G Fleur d'Iris

Colours of Iris* Part 5: Fleur d’Iris and the perfect iris note

The past month has been a difficult one, full of changes and hurdles. New home, no internet connection and suddenly news that made moving to a new apartment feel like something extremely trivial and secondary. Good news that, as life

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

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

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

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

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

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Musk light...

Serge Lutens Clair de Musc: tender is the musk

My first impression of Clair de Musc was that it is an unnecessarily expensive version of Bodyshop White Musk. After that it has been sitting in my perfume cabinet neglected until I decided to give it another try. My initial reaction

Musk light...

Serge Lutens Clair de Musc: tender is the musk

My first impression of Clair de Musc was that it is an unnecessarily expensive version of Bodyshop White Musk. After that it has been sitting in my perfume cabinet neglected until I decided to give it another try. My initial reaction

Sheltering austerity

Chanel No 19: my personal mantra

Gradually I tend to forget Canel No 19 in my wardrobe but every time we meet again I aim left speechless by the way this perfume is composed and behaves on my skin.The first minutes open with an almost acerbic,

Sheltering austerity

Chanel No 19: my personal mantra

Gradually I tend to forget Canel No 19 in my wardrobe but every time we meet again I aim left speechless by the way this perfume is composed and behaves on my skin.The first minutes open with an almost acerbic,

Silk Fetish

Bas de Soie: Silk Fetish

Bas de Soie is one of the latest controversial Serge Lutens releases. They have been controversial because they mark a an incredible departure from the dark oriental style of the house. Or, according to others because they are linear and uninspired. Bas

Silk Fetish

Bas de Soie: Silk Fetish

Bas de Soie is one of the latest controversial Serge Lutens releases. They have been controversial because they mark a an incredible departure from the dark oriental style of the house. Or, according to others because they are linear and uninspired. Bas

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

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

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.

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Vitriol d' Oeillet

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

Vitriol d' Oeillet

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not