Posts Tagged: violet

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

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche: Belle de jour

If oud has rightfully owned the title of most (over)used perfume note in the ’10s leather has really made it fight for this title. In fact don’t let the hype deceive you, more fragrances launched in our decade boast the

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche: Belle de jour

If oud has rightfully owned the title of most (over)used perfume note in the ’10s leather has really made it fight for this title. In fact don’t let the hype deceive you, more fragrances launched in our decade boast the

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

Indian Summer in Athens - dragonflies mating on virtual water

Indian Summer

I don’t know what the superlative of Indian Summer is but we are living it in Athens. Over 20 degrees in November is something we are not used to but tourists and dragonflies are making the most of it. Saturday

Indian Summer in Athens - dragonflies mating on virtual water

Indian Summer

I don’t know what the superlative of Indian Summer is but we are living it in Athens. Over 20 degrees in November is something we are not used to but tourists and dragonflies are making the most of it. Saturday

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.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

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 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

De Profundis

Serge Lutens De Profundis: the mystery remains

I finally got my hands on a decant of De Profundis. I was looking forward to it because it wasn’t received with the usual enthusiasm and this sort of reaction always attracts me. I cannot say that I have deciphered

De Profundis

Serge Lutens De Profundis: the mystery remains

I finally got my hands on a decant of De Profundis. I was looking forward to it because it wasn’t received with the usual enthusiasm and this sort of reaction always attracts me. I cannot say that I have deciphered

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

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

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