My Tips on Choosing a Perfume According to Your Skin Temperature

Have you ever tried to work out a strategy for choosing your new favorite scent easily and perhaps even doing a successful "blind shopping"? I personally often "blind buy" perfumes (meaning that I buy them without smelling, and go by verbal description only), and I am pretty happy with those types of purchases. One of my strategies for predicting how a certain fragrance... Continue Reading →

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Happy New 2018 Year! Here are my olfactory resolutions:

Dear friends, On this first day of 2018 I would like to thank you for being with me in 2017, and wish you the best for this beautiful year that has just started. I'm so excited for it! I hope to travel a lot, learn a lot, meet new interesting people and cherish my old... Continue Reading →

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Juniper Sling by Penhaligon’s

To the fresh air of the winter season! We often talk about winter fragrances that are warming and cozy and sweet as a Christmas fruit cake, and all those deep fir balsams, winter roses and gingerbreads. I thought that along with all that I definitely need something more fresh, green and aromatic that will make that chilly... Continue Reading →

Amouage Collection: Honour, Epic, Lyric, Fate, Beloved, Jubilation 25 (women)

Another piece of Arabian luxury in my perfume library - six Amouage fragrances from their Main collection. Those are classic and undeniably gorgeous scents featuring traditional oriental accords - Amouage perfume house was founded by Sultanate of Oman more than 30 years ago. So, on a very basic level of perception I divide the scents that I like into two categories - the... Continue Reading →

Sample Box: Fumerie December Edition

December sampler box from Fumerie, one of my favorite perfume boutiques that's located in Portland, OR. What's in this box? I actually loved this month's selection: Serge Lutens - Chergui Slumberhouse - Norne Lubin - Upper Ten ERIS - Mx. Masque Milano - Montecristo Jovoy - Private Label Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Woman Boadicea the... Continue Reading →

Tiziana Terenzi – Laudano Nero: il profumo perfetto per l’inverno!

November is slowly but surely coming to an end, and December is quickly approaching. My favorite time of the year! Warm spiciness of autumn is blending with crispy air of first winter mornings, and zesty, nutty, sweet scents of festivities are filling up the air. I have chosen Laudano Nero to be my fragrant companion throughout... Continue Reading →

Mancera – Aoud Café

The smell of good coffee in the early hours is dear to every Seattleite's heart, and the golden bottle of Aoud Café is my favorite medicine for overcast days - it's a festive joy of velvety dark roast bitterness with woody undertones and just the right amount of fruity and floral hints. Actually, its sweetness... Continue Reading →

Sample Box: Fumerie November edition

I like to be surprised at times, and I believe sample boxes are fantastic for serving this purpose, without the inconvenience of leaving your home️. I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on Fumerie Parfumerie  November box for about a week now, as I took a day or two for each pair of scents to get acquainted.... Continue Reading →

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