Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours from 2017, with a seductive name that evokes caresses with the softest materials, is a lasting, worthwhile specimen in the family of Bottega Veneta fragrances. Maybe even more lasting than the first eponymous release, ...

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"Perfume Shrine" - 5 new articles

  1. Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours: fragrance review
  2. Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir: fragrance review
  3. Dior Diorella: the Peach, the Peach, the Peach is on Fire.
  4. Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental: Tendrils of Earthy Green
  5. The Tender Music of Guerlain Chant d'Aromes
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Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours: fragrance review

Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours from 2017, with a seductive name that evokes caresses with the softest materials, is a lasting, worthwhile specimen in the family of Bottega Veneta fragrances. Maybe even more lasting than the first eponymous release, Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum! via Pinterest For this very plummy flanker fragrance, which was a limited edition to begin with, we have a
 

Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir: fragrance review

This discontinued gem is shining in a deep purple bottle of sumptuous line that would match a wonderful smoky eye that looks so at ease on an autumnal night out. Sensuous Noir takes the good parts of Lauder's Sensuous (that idea of woody notes enhancing the natural scent of the skin) and taking it up a notch, adding patchouli with its dark sweetness interlaced like a shadow on said skin. More
 

Dior Diorella: the Peach, the Peach, the Peach is on Fire.

photo copyright by Elena Vosnaki Read my fragrance review of Christian Dior's Diorella on this link.
 

Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental: Tendrils of Earthy Green

photo copyright Elena Vosnaki I cannot shake the impression that the task of scaling down, of attenuating the formula of Vetiver Oriental to the richness and sumptuousness of the material's roots is an algebraic challenge, a piano étude aimed at perfecting a specific agilité that is not in tune with the Lutensian way of usual opulence. And yet...and yet the result speaks in hushed, nocturnal
    

The Tender Music of Guerlain Chant d'Aromes

Photograph copyright by Elena Vosnaki    Chant d’Arômes does not aim to be a link in the Guerlain chain, but making a fresh, ever young start it takes us into the realm of the eternally sunny. Although officially classified as a chypre floral by Guerlain, I find that its chypré qualities do not make it difficult, but on the contrary it serves as the perfect choice between floral and
    

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