Intrigant Patchouli by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale 2005

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Portia

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Hi there perfumed Peeps,

I like Pierre Guillaume’s fragrances. He has a way with notes that is deft and sophisticated. He somehow even manages to make the ultra sweet feel plush, no mean feat. Considering that Intrigant Patchouli is a 2005 release I am surprised that before I bought this decant at Surrender To Chance that I’d not even heard about it. The patchoulis that have caught my nose and made me put down cash so far have been CHANEL Coromandel and DIOR Patchouli Imperial.

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Monbloom by Ramon Monegal 2016

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Sandra

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Hey there dear APJ readers! How are you doing?

There comes a time in February when I can start to feel the seasonal changes that are about to come. Let me try to explain. Since November, we leave the house in the dark in the morning. It is still dark when we get to school and only after I leave the school do I see the sunrise. Well, this past week (first week of February) we saw the sun rise Continue reading

Desert Rosewood by Francois Merle-Baudoin for Goldfield & Banks 2016

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Portia

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Hi Fumies,

Australia has had a few niche perfume lines. The first I fell in love with was the Tommi Sooni range, which I only bought two of the bottles and now wish I’d bought the range and backups. We also have a few very talented natural perfumeries like One Seed. So it’s exciting when a new brand comes along and brings a very Australian feel to the noble French art of perfumery. Goldfield & Banks are named for our historic goldrushes and first European botanist Joseph Banks. Did you know that Australia’s sandalwood (Santalum spitacum) used to be a marker for gold rich areas? Me too. Continue reading

Onycha by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes 2016

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Portia

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Hi there Indie Lovers,

You know when you get some samples and you sniff a few till you find one that floats your boat? Sometimes there are a couple that don’t get a sniff because you’ve already discovered gold. So, this is exactly what happened with Onycha (On Ee Ka). It was left unsniffed and now I am bloody kicking Continue reading

Slowdive by Hiram Green 2017

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Val the Cookie Queen

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Hey APJ

Smells Like Honey.

It is always such a joy to bring to your attention a new launch from the quiet genius that is Hiram Green. I am guessing that
If your are reading this, you are quite probably some kind of perfume addict and therefore familiar with the the other four exquisite
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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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Portia

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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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