SCENTSPY
for perfume reviews and interviews, by Huda Jaber
November 2014

Interview no.1 PART 2: MEET PARFUMARIJA … let’s talk business…     If you haven’t read the first part of the interview, then please check out my earlier post, PART 1: MEET MARIJA. So far, we’ve discussed Marija’s work as

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Interview no.1: MEET MARIJA ASLIMOSKA of Parfumarija     Interview location: The Westbury Hotel Dublin, Grafton St, Dublin 2, Ireland Time: 6.30pm     I first visited Parfumarija a year ago, and the publishing of this interview may well have

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 BLOOM PERFUMERY COVENT GARDEN LONDON,UK When in London, one must always visit Bloom. Follow that simple rule and your perfume collection will steadily grow- be it by the full bottles themselves, or the £2 samples that can be bought. Originally

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  LES SENTEURS Belgravia, London, UK Opened in 1984 by couple Betty and Michael Hawksley, it boasts a collection of over 350 fragrances. It was first opened as an escape form large department stores, and claims to be the oldest

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PARFUMARIJA- DUBLIN, IRELAND   Parfumarija is a gem. It’s the first niche perfume store in Dublin, and I’d say Ireland (although I cannot be sure).  Opened by perfumer Marija Aslimoska and her husband last year, it’s one of my favourite

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  FORTNUM & MASON Piccadilly, London, UK *Photo:  Alamy/ http://www.theguardian.com   If you’re after something quintessentially British, or want to post picnic hampers across the world, Fortnum & Mason doesn’t disappoint (the musical biscuit tins, silverware and  Christmas displays are a highlight).

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And so there we are. I have reached the end of yet another bottle, and as ever, it’s a twofold experience. Firstly, I double-check that what I’m seeing isn’t a mirage. After that I curse the high heavens for my

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