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Reviews and Writing

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15 Apr 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Thoughts on Single Notes

A year has gone by since I started Soliflore Notes, and this got me thinking about all the sniffing and non-sniffing experiences Ihave had, but didn’t write about. Some of them self-imposed, and others gently stumbled upon. It was February when I began to notice…

Cafleurebon and The Artist

10 Mar 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews

Hi Everyone, Please take a look at my very first guest post on Cafleurebon. It was a delight working with Mark and Michelyn, and creating a “scent track” for the film, “The Artist.” Here’s the link. http://www.cafleurebon.com/the-scent-track-for-the-artist-the-oscars-meet-the-fifis-draw/       Hope you enjoy and have…

Layering at Jo Malone

08 Mar 2012 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

Layering fragrances can bring out the wannabe perfumer in me; I find it requires a certain focus and attention, and dare I say, a spark of inspiration to make it work, and if it does work it creates something that is completely personal. Combining can…

Guerlain Parfumeur VETIVER, a Gift

25 Dec 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

My first introduction to Guerlain’s VETIVER held my attention. It is incredibly woody and aromatic, and evokes an olfactive memory so strong, yet impossible to pinpoint. It keeps me guessing. Perhaps it has to do with its use of Quinolines, which contemplates a fine and…

Fun at Sephora’s Sensorium

09 Dec 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews

I know it’s over, but I have to say I enjoyed Sensorium, a perfume “pop-up” installation that Sephora and Firmenich delivered in the meatpacking district. I heard around town that fragrance insiders thought it was a bore, but I found it informative and dare I…

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