Paris Remembered. 

Paris is a place of sights, sounds and beauty.  The smell of the holidays is all tied to memories. Some are from our childhood, our romantic past and perhaps mostly the memories of visiting home, again.  What happens to you when you remember a smell?  There is a scientific reason for this kind of sense…

What is my Hermès scarf worth, you wonder…

Carre de Paris© HERMES© Scarf Blog You may have a scarf that has been forgotten in a drawer for years and while doing your spring cleaning you discovered this forgotten treasure.  So what is my Hermès scarf worth, you wonder? Well, the simple answer is, whatever a buyer is willing and able to pay for…

A Walk Through Sydney Smelling The Spring Flowers

Originally posted on Olfactoria's Travels:
Hi there Olfactoria’s Travellers, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse Recently I was walking with my mate Scott, every Monday we try and get the office work done. Usually we are sidetracked at some point by fragrance, fun and food and some, if not all, of the…

Flower Bomb: Romance in a Bottle

Victor & Rolfe have this penchant for the un-conventional, the “take no prisoners” attitude on the runway with a brand that has shown us how to color outside the lines.  When I was presented with a bottle of Eue de Parfum, I was prepared for something rather artistic, not as romantic as what I am…

Caroline Herrera:  Luxury in a Bottle

Divine luxury in a bottle, the new fragrances by Carolina Herara are well, let’s be clear, some of the best array of combination fragrances I have experienced.  Many couture houses and brands have attempted to create a wardrobe of fragrances that blend with each other, but this one is exceptional, in look, feel, experience and…

The Art of Inspiration:  Paint is Eternal

A museum is like a church of the human spirit and represents a higher calling of our culture.  While museums have become in our world,  somewhat stunted in their search for relevance, the idea was always designed to take us out of ourselves from what was commonplace or real into the realm of the extraordinary….

Heal the Bay Gala: Its in the Water

At Verte, we are not only supporting green luxury but also causes that are both local and national that focus on the environment and our planet.  The Santa Monica ‘HEAL THE BAY’ organization is a non-profit with a stellar local record in supporting causes to keep the California coastal regions clean from pollution.  Their ocean…

A Spring Vanilla – Review: Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy

Originally posted on Olfactoria's Travels:
Heya gorgeous Olfactoria’s Travelers, Portia with you all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse (and now writing for My Perfume Samples too). Today I wanted to talk Cheap & Cheerful. Frankly I think all this aspirational pricing is getting out of hand so let’s look at…

Diptyque: Launch of a New Fragrance “Florabellio”

The launch of a Diptyque fragrance is always a celebration.It’s a green scent,  even though the title says  “Beautiful Flowers”.  This one is perfect for the Spring season because it is evocative of both the sand and seashore. What begins first, is a smell of fields as well as a hint of the deep moss…

Jeanne Lanvin à Galliera

Originally posted on Parloteparisienne:
Galliera est sans doute le musée dans lequel je traine le plus mes guêtres. C’est un cliché peut être mais je suis une fille, j’aime la mode, les belles matières, la couture, la haute couture me fascine pour sa technicité et sa beauté alors forcément les expos de mode m’attirent comme…