Temptations,Temptations: Eve & Pandora Review/ St.Clair Scents 2019

In the beginning, there were Eve and Pandora. Different cultures, different Genesis stories, both women being parts of the original creation, both giving in to temptation and curiosity. In the beginning, Diane St.Clair says there was the painting of Pandora by John William Waterhouse that inspired her: Eve and Pandora. Are they so different? What’s… Continue reading Temptations,Temptations: Eve & Pandora Review/ St.Clair Scents 2019

Cuir Soyeux by Francesca Bianchi for Perfume Lounge Amsterdam

Perfume Lounge, a renowned niche perfumes boutique in Amsterdam is celebrating its 10 years anniversary with a bespoke Extrait du Parfum created by Francesca Bianchi. The official launch&celebration party took place yesterday (26th October), so now I’m allowed to tell you more about it. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners, Tanja… Continue reading Cuir Soyeux by Francesca Bianchi for Perfume Lounge Amsterdam

Bright Lights, Hot Days&Crazy Nights: Los Angeles Perfume Review – Gallivant (2019)

I met Nick Steward, the founder of Gallivant in Milan during Esxence 2019 in April, all smiles as he pulled out a sample of “the new perfume” and sprayed some on my hand. Where are we going now? I asked, testing the new fragrance with friends. He wouldn’t say at first but we insisted. Los Angeles,… Continue reading Bright Lights, Hot Days&Crazy Nights: Los Angeles Perfume Review – Gallivant (2019)

Nosy Questions Plus Perfume Myths Debunked (Again)

So, you’re a perfume lover. That does impress me much, so am I! As one, you must’ve heard a lot of Frequently Asked Questions regarding your perfume love, hobby, passion, its financial consequences, your taste…and some strong opinions, mostly unrequested. I know that I did in the course of time, and as much as I… Continue reading Nosy Questions Plus Perfume Myths Debunked (Again)

Beauty As Harmony – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Highlights Part III

Pensive, meditative, soulful, abstract and inspiring perfumes of Pitti, plus two bonuses from Sweden: I started my Pitti Fragranze reports with Roses, moved to Scents, Tastes and Heritage of Mediterranean, and now it’s time for my last Florence 2019 report. This took a bit longer than usual because I’ve been busy writing a couple of… Continue reading Beauty As Harmony – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Highlights Part III

Scents,Tastes & Heritage of Mediterranean: Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part II

Welcome to Part II of my Pitti Fragranze 2019 report&highlights! While enjoying perfumes and fine Tuscan cuisine&vine in Florence, I noticed that quite a few perfume houses were inspired with scents, tastes and heritage of the Mediterranean basin, an endless source of inspiration. This is not a “new” trend, I see it simply as an… Continue reading Scents,Tastes & Heritage of Mediterranean: Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part II

Roses: From Goth to Illusionist’s – Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part I

While waiting for all of my fragrant impressions of Pitti Fragranze 2019 to macerate properly in order to choose perfumes which I’ll review in more detail, I decided to give you a short overview of a few newly launched and some already known rose-themed perfumes which were exhibited, right after writing about The Man Who… Continue reading Roses: From Goth to Illusionist’s – Perfumes at Pitti Fragranze 2019 Part I

Jean Claude Ellena: The Man Who Stole The Show – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Report

One of the greatest perfumers in the world, a Master Perfumer. Jean Claude Ellena. I love his creations. Through his work, he’s been a part of my life for years now! On my skin. Not surprising when you think about all the perfumes he signs! I also love him, maybe because I’m sentimental about his… Continue reading Jean Claude Ellena: The Man Who Stole The Show – Pitti Fragranze 2019 Report

Pitti Fragranze 2019 – First Impressions, Thoughts&Musings

Pitti Fragranze, 17th Edition. Jean-Claude Ellena. Retrospective, talk with Chandler Burr, Rose&Cuir explained by the Master Perfumer himself. Spring Section. Niche, artisan perfumes. New perfume brands, a couple of long-awaited new perfumes launches. Florence. This seemed enough to start with. Months before going to Florence I kept hearing about brands and distributors who decided not… Continue reading Pitti Fragranze 2019 – First Impressions, Thoughts&Musings

Epicentro by Filippo Sorcinelli – New Perfume Review: Délire

“What do you think about it?” – he asked, softly. “It smells like fear…bitterness of loss… and…hope.” – I answered. Epicentro, the first fragrance in the Filippo Sorcinelli’s new collection Delire de Voyage, was presented for the first time at Esxence Milan 2019, and a multimedia artistic installation, featuring a synesthetic journey, took place on… Continue reading Epicentro by Filippo Sorcinelli – New Perfume Review: Délire