‘Nilla Notes: L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille & Yves Rocher Nuit Vanille

L'Occitane Bouquet de Vanille body cream and lip balm

Today’s post is for fellow lovers of vanilla, while the fresher weather after April rains lingers in my area… in my case, vanille is among the few gourmand scents that I love almost in any way, shape or form, so today I bring vanilla-scented reviews from L’Occitane and Yves Rocher. L’Occitane Bouquet de Vanille Ultra Soft Cream and Lip Balm. I’d used L’Occitane’s lipbalms and shea butter body products before, and though they are pricey, […]

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Perfumed post: 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden & Sultana by Patio de los Perfumes

Patio de los Perfumes "Sultana" & Elizabeth Arden "5th Avenue" EDP

I’m just the sort of person which, when I find a new interest, it’s from here to eternity… more recently, this is just what’s happened with my rekindled interest in perfumery, and specifically niche and indie perfumery. The thing is, as much as I adore perfumes, I don’t often buy them for myself, with a notable exception: whenever I travel, I have to bring back a bottle. If it’s from a house that isn’t so […]

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Taï & Jôn Body Mist and 4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”

4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”

I’m unable to give up my beloved perfumes even in the depths of summer, when my tolerance for scents is much lower (and let me tell you, summer is No Joke where I live 🔥). So during this time I typically switch to mists and fresh eaux de toilette, which are less expensive anyway. For S-18 I chose a Taï & Jôn mist, and 4711 Acqua Colonia “Blood Orange & Basil”. Taï & Jôn Body […]

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Today’s Hatin’: Death by Perfume

Mascarilla

Even though I am as of now officially on holiday (yaaay!), now that I have more free time in my hands, apparently my brain has decided that thinking of things that annoy me was a good use of this time. So in a matter of moments I dashed off this hatey post, which got ahead of others in the queue. I have to say that as far as perfumes and fragrances go, there are more […]

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Spring’s In The Air: “Aire” by Loewe & Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Lotion

Victoria's Secret Fragrance Lotion

I absolutely adore perfumes… this is one of those subjects I could hear speak about for hours on end. I love the world of scents, and I’m fascinated by those people who can pinpoint exactly the components of a perfume and how it was blended (I admire this so much, I am unable to do this, much as I love fragrances). I love sniffing a perfume I’ve worn before and being engulfed in nostalgia, and […]

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Scents of this summer: CK IN2U For Her & Verveine by L’Occitane

CK IN2U Her and L’Occitane Verveine

I am what could be termed a perfume serial monogamist: when I open one, I wear it without alternating with any other until is all used up, and then and only then I’ll start a new one, which is never the same one, and rarely it is one I’ve used in the past. Nevertheless, this summer I broke with that long habit forced by circumstance: in late spring I started using “IN2U for her” by […]

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