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When you've found the one...
...or is that even a 'thing' for those of us who are polyamorous with fragrance, falling in love with many fragrances at once and for varying reasons? From her debut in the 1990's until after she was discontinued, becoming astronomically expensive and hard-to-find, Karl Lagerfeld's iconic SUN-MOON-STARS was my one and only, my true love...... More
Shall I buy a tester?
A friend of mine works at a dept store and got access to some testers. They are brand new and I'm interested in one of them, she's giving me a good price and I know it's legit. I've never bought testers before. Does it make sense to buy a tester, is it worthwhile? What is the difference between the tester and the actual retail fragrance?Any suggestions? More
Young, creative and successful: a next generation perfumer - An Interview with Mathieu Nardin
Mathieu Nardin is one of the - meanwhile numerous - young, creative spirits in the world of perfumery. Already at the age of 23, after his studies, he started working at the company Robertet in Grasse and has since created a broad variety of fragrances for a diverse range of brands.... More
Perfume Lovers Unite on Instagram
I was bored one September afternoon back in 2017, so I decided to open an Instagram account. I’d shared pictures of my precious bottles here on Parfumo and other perfume communities prior to making this leap. However, I wanted to turn my boredom into something “artful” and find other like-minded folks in the process. My photography... More
How should James Bond smell? Interview with the publisher of the CHAP-magazine Gustav Temple
During our winter trip to the south of England, we managed to arrange an interview with Mr. Gustav Temple at his Lewes office, just a few miles north of Brighton. As the publisher of the CHAP, the hip men's magazine for a classic British lifestyle, he seemed to us to be a competent... More
ZARA, the Thunder Feel, and the Metallic Spirit
In late 2018 ZARA released to the market a couple of colognes classified as masculine, in EDP concentration, a great package, a heavy and magnetic cap, a superb sprayer, and a plentiful 120 ml bottle colored with translucent shades outside and liquid silver inside... which almost justify the higher price around 25€ opposed... More
My Fave Cheapies
✔ Cologne of the Missions le Couveht des Minimes✔Charriol Saphir✔Police Forbidden✔Police Legend for women✔Police To Be Rose Blossom✔Korloff Gold✔Korloff Black✔Mauboussin Elixir✔Stendhal Noir Divin✔Aubade Black✔Madam Gres✔Gres Unique✔Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul for women✔Angel Schlesser Oriental II✔Liu Jo Gold✔Banana Republic... More