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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekly Scent Round-up [June 2-12]

Okay, so I haven't been quite diligent enough to do these scent round-ups every single week, but I will do them a couple of times a month.

Persolaise leads an interesting version of Twenty Questions with Etat Libre d'Orange's founder Etienne de Swardt. Not to be missed. Also be sure to check out his Father's Day-inspired guest blogging spot today for Penhaligon's blog, Adventures in Scent.

EauMG reviews one of her favorite new tobacco scents, Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane. I so wish it had worked for me, but I gave it a respectable try.

Olfactoria explores one of the Parfum d'Empire fragrances I'd really like to try, Eau de Gloire, which was created with a nod to Napoleon Bonaparte.

Dee over at Beauty on the Outside ponders scary scents after having a horror movie marathon at home with Mr. Howe.

Last Wednesday, fragrantfanatic discussed Part 3 of her Spring Scent Experiment with her readers. I feel like a little kid reading about her adventures, and it makes me wish I could be there to take part in them!

On Scent-Less Sensibilities, Tarleisio reviews Cepes and Tuberose, a creation from one of my favorite perfumers. She does Mandy Aftel's artistic vision justice, and then some.

Right here on eyeliner on a cat, I review the newest member of the Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance collection, Archives 69. It easily found its way to my heart.

Also, the Summer of Patchouli Love project on Perfume Pharmer has officially begun for me; I received my samples in the mail yesterday and stayed up late sniffing and taking notes. This is FUN in the purest, most innocent sense of the word for me! 13 perfumes, decanted and labeled only by numbers by Monica Skye-Miller have already been narrowed down to 5, now comes the hard part. Eliminating two of them so that the top 3 remain.

[image from blog.ritvausa.com]


  1. Thank you for the mention, Carrie! I can't wait to read the report from the Patch Test Bunny Hutch...

  2. Carrie, if you ever come to Stockholm you're welcome to hang out in my kitchen as much as you like, that's for sure :D