Gardenia Monday: What are your favorites?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire – Part 2

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I got my hands on another sampler pack of the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire perfumes, so we will have a draw today for two sets of samples of all six of the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinare… Continue Reading