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June 2007



Citta di Kyoto

Friday, 29 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: iris, lotus, bergamot, orange, jasmine, hyacinth, rose, hawthorn, ylang-ylang, plum, peach, cinnamon, cypress, lavender, birch, sandalwood, gaiac wood, cedar, ebony, patchouli, ambergris, vanilla
Category: Reviews

Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe

Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: tea, incense, vodka, champagne, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ambergris, vanilla, leather 
Category: Reviews

What Not to Wear

Monday, 25 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Someone please tell me that I'm not the only person who selects her scent not just by season but by wardrobe?  I do have grapheme → color synesthesia, a state that causes me to "see" letters and numbers in color, but my sense
Category: Everything Else

Divine L'Inspiratrice

Thursday, 21 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: rose, ylang-ylange, vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver, patchouliA warm sweetish rose, slightly powdery, mellowed by a creamy vanilla 
Category: Reviews

Scent = Memory

Wednesday, 20 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
What is it about certain smells that cause one to travel back to a particular place and time?  Why is scent and memory so interconnected?
Category: Everything Else

Demeter - Goddess of Fragrances That Aren't Particularly Long Lasting

Tuesday, 19 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Now that Demeter is offering small splash bottles of their scents for the low price of $3, I went a little crazy on their site and ordered a gaggle of fragrances to try.
Category: Reviews

Virtue & Valor

Monday, 18 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
EstherNotes: lily, orange, ylang ylang, cinnamon, ginger, jasmine, clove, vanilla, amber, musk, patchouli, frankincense, sandalwood  
Category: Reviews

Vero Profumo

Thursday, 14 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I was lucky enough to win a set of samples of Vero Profumo, by Swiss perfumer Vero Kern, from fellow Swiss, Andy Tauer.  KikiNotes: lavender, caramel, musk RubjNotes: orange blossom, musk, jasmine OndaNotes: vetiver, ginger, mace, cori
Category: Reviews

Kiss and Make-Up

Tuesday, 12 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Although this is a perfume blog, I feel that I should mention some of my favorite cosmetics from time to time.  I've been wearing make-up since my early teens, and I've tested quite a few brands.  When I was young, drugstore product
Category: Everything Else

Tauer Perfumes

Monday, 11 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Reverie au JardinNotes: lavender (high altitude mountain lavender from France), galbanum, fir balm, bergamot, rose absolute, frankincense, ambrette seeds, orris, vetiver, tonka beans, oakmoss, vanilla, ambergris, sandalwood and cedar wood  L'
Category: Reviews

More Ava Luxe

Friday, 8 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Gardenia Musk - gardenia and white muskFig - fig leaves, galbanum, cedar, green vine, coconut milk  Linen Musk - no notes listed 
Category: Reviews

Satellite

Wednesday, 6 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
40º à l’OmbreNotes:  lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, geranium, musk, sandalwood, patchouliCorridaNotes:  black currant, neroli, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, floral accord, sandalwood
Category: Reviews

FiFi Awards - What a Crock!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
So the Fragrance Foundation has once again counted the ballots for their annual popularity contest and invited a bunch of pretty faces and fashionistas to their awards ceremony.   What exactly does "luxe" mean? What is their definition
Category: Everything Else

Spicy Scents

Monday, 4 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The earliest perfumes were made from spices like ginger, cardamon, and cinnamon mixed with fats and resins or honey and used to fragrance the body, or to scent the air, as in incense. To this day, these spices remain popular perfumery ingredients, es
Category: Reviews

Montales Aoud Roses Petals

Friday, 1 June 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The more Montale fragrances I smell, the more it seems to me that they are merely mixing two or three notes in different combinations and then marketing them with different names.  It's primarily the Aoud and Rose notes that get used in thes
Category: Reviews