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Aiyana by Tallulah Jane and A Fragrance Journey

21 Oct 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

This month I experienced  Aiyana, Tallulah Jane’s latest, 3 ways. I also got to reflect on my niche fragrance journey that began with a good friend and a bottle of perfume that I almost forgot about.Read them both on CaFleureBon. Photo credit:  Taking inspiration from Joan…

An Email from Christophe Laudamiel

13 Oct 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews

Hi All, I wanted to share an excerpt from a lovely email exchange with Christophe Laudamiel clarifying my post on his and Christoph Hornetz Air Sculpture® scents at the Setai Hotel in NYC.   My impression of the Setai is here:   Dear Valerie,…

Strange Invisible: L’Invisible and Essence of IX

30 Sep 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews M-Z

The beautifully designed, almost shrine-like Strange Invisible boutique in Venice Beach brought out my discerning nose. Ceremonial is the best way to describe how each fragrance was presented, and consequentially, I was bitten by two of these botanical perfumes. The first bite was L’IVISIBLE, Eau de Parfum….

Kelly & Jones: A Brush with Sakura

21 Aug 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

Kelly Jones loves cars. She worked in the auto industry for years, and it was during a work related trip to Tokyo that her life began to change direction. The change wasn’t life shattering though, rather it was a subtle and necessary one that propelled…