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Annick Goutal Tubereuse, a memory

23 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When I swim underwater, I like to see how far I can swim without coming up for air. Surrounded by water, I close my eyes and can easily imagine the edge of my body pushing out beyond itself. The outside world becomes muffled. Wearing AnnickGoutal Tubéreuse feels a little…

Sandalwood and Rodin

18 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Thoughts on Single Notes

I want to take in all the lushness of Sandalwood, but no matter how I try, I just can’t smell it. When I put the blotter to my nose, I start thinking that maybe the raw material didn’t make it to the blotter or possibly…

Snapshot: Arpège and Mom

02 May 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Snapshots

The term ‘minimalism’ is a trend from early 19th century and gradually became an important movement in response to the over decorated design of the previous period. Minimalist architecture became popular in the late 1980s in London and New York.

Loving Civet and Rose Poivrée

27 Apr 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

I started wearing Rose Poivrée this time last year. It was a very strange time because all roads were leading me toward Jean-Claude Ellena’s fragrances without my knowing it. I spent a very long time choosing a gift–would it be Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta…

Wearing L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier

20 Apr 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

< style=”text-align: left;”>Wearing Premier Figuier is incredibly comforting, warming, and special. Figuier gives you the opportunity to smell the greeness of the fig leaf and its unripe fruit AND the dried fruit all at the same time. Its impact is green and creamy in a white sappy way, as if…