Posts Tagged: oud

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

Habit Rouge EdP

Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum: the importance of the fine print

OK, I admit I got stuck. It seems that every year there comes this time for me where I have nothing new to say. And then it is a little difficult to get back on track again. I have been

Habit Rouge EdP

Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum: the importance of the fine print

OK, I admit I got stuck. It seems that every year there comes this time for me where I have nothing new to say. And then it is a little difficult to get back on track again. I have been

Le Labo Oud 27

Le Labo Oud 27: West of Oud

One of the joys of sharing my perfumes with a loved one is being surprised by whiffs of favourite perfumes coming form the other’s skin unexpectedly. This happened to me the other day and the wonderful aroma that filled the

Le Labo Oud 27

Le Labo Oud 27: West of Oud

One of the joys of sharing my perfumes with a loved one is being surprised by whiffs of favourite perfumes coming form the other’s skin unexpectedly. This happened to me the other day and the wonderful aroma that filled the

Sheer elegance starts from the packaging

New Divine Release: L’Homme Infini

Divine is one of my favourite perfume houses and I make it a point to spread the word. I have almost emptied my bottle of L’Homme de Coeur and I am waiting for the right moment to get a bottle of L‘Être

Sheer elegance starts from the packaging

New Divine Release: L’Homme Infini

Divine is one of my favourite perfume houses and I make it a point to spread the word. I have almost emptied my bottle of L’Homme de Coeur and I am waiting for the right moment to get a bottle of L‘Être

MONTALE BLACK AOUD

Montale Black Aoud: Bête Noire

Montale and this blog have a past. About a year ago, very early on the Montale controversy I wrote a post about how intriguing Pierre Montale’s person/persona was and how I liked the line and its attitude towards customers. That

MONTALE BLACK AOUD

Montale Black Aoud: Bête Noire

Montale and this blog have a past. About a year ago, very early on the Montale controversy I wrote a post about how intriguing Pierre Montale’s person/persona was and how I liked the line and its attitude towards customers. That

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Hommage a l'Homme, Lalique

Lalique Hommage à l’Homme: long lost memories

Being back to Athens after an amazing holiday is not easy… I spent the first days of August in Leros, one of the least known Greek Islands. Not many tourists do the 10 hour boat trip from Piraeus to the

Hommage a l'Homme, Lalique

Lalique Hommage à l’Homme: long lost memories

Being back to Athens after an amazing holiday is not easy… I spent the first days of August in Leros, one of the least known Greek Islands. Not many tourists do the 10 hour boat trip from Piraeus to the

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

Spark of genious

R’oud Elements: all it takes is Kerosene and a spark

I have been following Kereosene’s channel for a long time because I enjoy the way he reviews perfume. Laid back, décontracté and usually with a hilarious quirk. He is one of us. Hearing that he is launching his own perfume

Spark of genious

R’oud Elements: all it takes is Kerosene and a spark

I have been following Kereosene’s channel for a long time because I enjoy the way he reviews perfume. Laid back, décontracté and usually with a hilarious quirk. He is one of us. Hearing that he is launching his own perfume