Eau des Merveilles Bleue by Christine Nagel for Hermès 2016

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Hi there Perfume Lovers,

Jin and I were away, driving around Europe last year, when we met one of our girlfriends in Hanover and we all spent three fabulous days discovering the city. It was ripe with stuff to see including a lift that goes around the interior of their church or town hall (sorry, it was broken and we never got a ride) and the Niki de Saint Phalle sculptures dotted around the town and in their gallery, tulips and daffodils galore and a very nice shopping district. Continue reading

Oliver & Co Stand Alone Store Opens + Nebula 1 & 2 GIVEAWAY

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Portia

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Hey there lovers of extraordinary fragrance,

Oliver & Co seems like a house that flies under the radar. I don’t understand it. The perfumes are interesting, challenging and bizarre but most of all totally wearable. To anyone passing you in the street you’d just smell awesome. It’s the detail, the fragrant stories, the unusual juxtaposition of ingredients and stellar longevity that all make them so buyable to me.

Oliver & Co Stand Alone Store Opens

Introducing the first-ever Oliver & Co. retail store: Madrid

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Chemical Bonding by Ineke Ruhland for Ineke 2006

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Hiya Fragrant Fumies,

I had totally forgotten that there is a bottle of todays fragrance in my collection. It has been sitting lonely and ignored for at least a year. While doing a reshuffle in the perfume room I came across it and thought it must have been my Evening Edged In Gold. Didn’t even look at the bottle or title and gave myself 4 hefty chest spritzes and one to each arm before realising. What a happy mistake.

Chemical Bonding by Ineke 2006

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Laudano Nero by Paolo Terenzio for Tiziana Terenzi 2014

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Hey there APJ,

Yesterday Evan came over for a sniff. Well he really came over to give me a sniff of his newest fragrant beauties. What a fabulous bunch he has purchased lately. There were Nishane, Creed, Tom Ford, Villoresi and a bunch of others. So much fun sniffing together on cardboard and after initial sniffings I decided to put two on my skin, Tom Ford Lavender Palm and Laudano Nero.

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Teone Reinthal GIVEAWAY WINNERS

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Portia

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Hi APJ,

What a wonderful response. HUGE Thank You to the very generous and talented Teone Reinthal. The best way you can thank her is to drop into her shop and have a browse Teone Reinthall Natural Perfumes.

Teone Reinthal GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Teone Reinthall Natural Perfumes

 

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

This week there will be 7 winners who will receive:
1 x 10ml Teone Reinthal Travel Spray (NO you don’t get to choose)
2 x 1ml Teone Reinthal samples (from my bottles)
P&H Anywhere in the world

 

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Closed Sunday 28th January 2018 10pm Australian EdsT
Winners were chosen by random.org

  1. Esz

  2. Jo Fryer

  3. Evan Sufi

  4. Hage Kay

  5. Paul

  6. Katherine Mittas

  7. JackieB

The winners will have till Thursday 1st February 2018 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit

Lys Mediterranee by Edouard Flechier for Frederic Malle 2000

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Hey Fragrant Friends,

Do you have very specific Scent Memories? A place, a moment, a person? Does one spritz conjure memories even if you never had that fragrance at the time? That’s how today’s fragrance has hit me since the very first tome I smelled it.

Lys Mediterranee by Frederic Malle 2000

Lys Mediterranee by Edouard Flechier

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The Velvets, Vero Profumo and Venus in Furs

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ. Wassup?

Synesthesia: A perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. Wikipedia

We often hear of perfume triggering the visualization of a certain colour or colours. Synesthesia. I suspect many of us Continue reading