Parfum de Maroc by Mandy Aftel for Aftelier Perfumes

Hey Hey Posse! Mandy Aftel is amazing. Through her talents of writing, creating, teaching and producing she has basically single handedly inspired a swathe of Indie perfumers to give it a go. Some of the most boundary pushing work is happening… Continue Reading

Curious by Mandy Aftel for Aftelier Perfumes 2017

Hi there Perfume Posse, Curious is a great name for a fragrance as Britney Spears could tell you. It was the name of Britney’s first fragrance and sold enormously well, still does. I’d like to introduce you to a horse… Continue Reading

Vanilla Smoke by Mandy Aftel: Review: Live Video Sniff

Hi there Posse, Vanilla Smoke is Mandy Aftel’s 2015 release. Mandy is known and loved for her stellar fragrances and also for her books on fragrance (Essence & Alchemy and Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent) and her natural perfumery school. I bought a… Continue Reading

Bookish Portia Reads Mandy Aftel, Luca Turin and Dariush Alavi

Hey Hey Posse Peeps!! It’s Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies and I have another trilogy of books to add to your tottering piles of MUST READ tomes. Yes they are perfume centric! I have something for everyone today from novices to manufacturers.… Continue Reading

Wild Roses by Mandy Aftel for Aftelier Perfumes 2012

Hello Niche Nerds, I have written about Wild Roses by Aftelier Perfumes before at AustralianPerfumeJunkies but since then I have spent more time with this amazing rose fragrance and thought it deserved its own post. The tweens will be all… Continue Reading

Aftelier Sepia Review – Only 700 years behind everyone else!

First time I smelled Sepia, it was just like that – some fecal qualities to it, underlying rot, hay, grass, then layers of dust and time smoothing them all out until I splashed it on and disturbed their peace, and they fanned out, animating time and death. Continue Reading

Buried Treasure

I was going to write a review of a new fragrance, Lancà´me´s Hypnà´se Senses, but instead, I´ve decided to borrow a bit of inspiration from Patty´s last post. Here´s the info if anyone is interested: Hypnà´se Senses is a scent… Continue Reading