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Reviews and Writing

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…

The Beauty of Caron

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

My first introduction to Caron Paris was purely coincidental. It was Springtime and I was looking for a particular perfume, when I happened to stumble upon Caron. At first glance, I was attracted to their jewel-colored purse flacons, they felt good in-hand, and I thought…

Caron and Courage

06 Nov 2011 Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Reviews A-L

When the envelope arrived from Caron, I immediately tore it open. There were two perfumes inside: Tabac Blondand L’Accord Code 119. As these perfumes filled the air two things became very clear, first, these rich perfumes allow the past and present to coexist, and second,…

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