Posts Tagged: vanilla

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

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

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.

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Douce Amere Serge Lutens

Douce Amère: Saudade da Infância*

Douce Amère is a strange one. I am not sure I like it but I love wearing it. Another one of those scents where what I smell has nothing to do with what most people will tell you it does.

Douce Amere Serge Lutens

Douce Amère: Saudade da Infância*

Douce Amère is a strange one. I am not sure I like it but I love wearing it. Another one of those scents where what I smell has nothing to do with what most people will tell you it does.

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

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Diamanda Galás photographed by Kristofer Buckle, from Wikipedia

Montale Boisé Vanillé: Ceci n’est pas une vanille, bis

Suzanne kindly sent me a decant of this knowing that I am not a vanilla fan, because she thought it was such an unexpected vanilla. My experience with perfume has finally taught me that there is no such thing as

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

...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

Tom Ford Urban Musk

Tom Ford Urban Musk: mind-maps and memory hard-wiring

The last day of 2011 was marked by an unplanned, unexpected purchase and a happy trip to childhood. It was Tom Ford Urban Musk, from the Private Blend Collection, which at 175 euros for 50 ml (I’ll do the shameful

Tom Ford Urban Musk

Tom Ford Urban Musk: mind-maps and memory hard-wiring

The last day of 2011 was marked by an unplanned, unexpected purchase and a happy trip to childhood. It was Tom Ford Urban Musk, from the Private Blend Collection, which at 175 euros for 50 ml (I’ll do the shameful

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

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

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

jane

L’ Air de Rien: Image Fantôme

Untitled from MemoryOf Scent on Vimeo. Ghost Image – Pavane for a deceased child  Your photo on the bookshelves falls by itself there is no wind, no draft it’s a hand without a palm, without a body that throws it

jane

L’ Air de Rien: Image Fantôme

Untitled from MemoryOf Scent on Vimeo. Ghost Image – Pavane for a deceased child  Your photo on the bookshelves falls by itself there is no wind, no draft it’s a hand without a palm, without a body that throws it

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale