Santal Blanc by Van Cleef + Arpels

Hi there Posse. It’s been a while since I reviewed some new stuff for you all. Well, this past week I had a First In Fragrance order arrive. Tucked away inside were a few very interesting new fragrances that I… Continue Reading

Gardenia Monday: What are your favorites?

Don’t you just love it when you get an unexpected fragrant treat? Looking out the back door of my office the other day, I was thrilled to see that three of the four gardenia bushes at the edge of the… Continue Reading

Memory lane Monday: Celebration scents and a big anniversary

This week (Tuesday), my wonderful DH and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage. So please bear with me, as I’m in full nostalgia mode, pulling out wedding albums, and looking through old announcements, mementoes and photos, etc. And, of… Continue Reading

Midnight In Paris By Van Cleef and Arpels 2010 Perfume Review

Hi Everyone, Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies back again, and totally excited to be here. I like to buy batches of samples/decants with things in them that I’m pretty sure I’ll love mixed with stuff that I would normally gloss over because… Continue Reading

Candy FAIL

What’s it like to be a perfume blogger?  Sometimes it’s like this. Van Cleef & Arpels Cologne Noire.  I wonder sometimes whether a house, having released a line with two or three outstanding scents (Gardenia Petale, Bois d’Iris, and Muguet… Continue Reading

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire – Cologne Noire and Lys Carmin

We have come to the last two in this series. Notes of lily, ylang, vanilla, sandalwood and peppercorns compose Lys Carmin. The name is very apt. This is a spiced-up lily.  I get used to the more common pristine, virgin’ish… Continue Reading