I wrote a short overview/review of St.Clair Scents perfumes not long ago. As I continued to wear Frost, it just asked for more. When a fragrance keeps calling me, I answer. With love. Frost is named after famous New England poet Robert Frost, whose summer writing cabin in the woods still stands 25 miles away… Continue reading Almost Too Much Love: Frost by St. Clair Scents
I received a sample of the new Gallivant fragrance – Tokyo months ago, before it’s official launch this September. I knew that it was an addition to the line launched in 2017. when Gallivant started out with fragrances named Amsterdam, Berlin, Brooklyn, Istanbul, London, and Tel Aviv. It was the beginning of September, „Pitti… Continue reading CITY VIBES: Gallivant – Fragrance for Urban Explorers
Diane wrote to me on one day, from the Champlain Valley in Vermont, USA. I admitted openly that I’m always curious about American niche, artisan and „naturals“. This is still a huge terra incoginito for me. I also told her that sending samples doesn’t guarantee a review, that I do not have time nor will… Continue reading St. Claire Scents: To Earthward!
Here I go, again: Danube seems to be the highlight of my recent city breaks! Budapest is close enough for me (well, actually, every city in Europe is pretty much – close….) to hopp off on a short city-break, and yes – it seems to be getting more and more popularity lately, becoming more and more… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Budapest
PITTI FRAGRANZE, FLORENCE 14-16.09.2018. – Adventures of a Curious Nose Report, Part II The Pitti Fragranze fair is truly worth visiting: well organized, with an excellent portfolio, stimulating, a perfect place to discover new trends, network and establish new contacts. Furthermore, it is not just about events taking place at the exhibition halls of Stazione… Continue reading What’s Up in Da City: Florence PITTI 2018. – Events Report
PITTI FRAGRANZE, FLORENCE 14-16.09.2018. – Part I Florence! One of the most beautiful cities in the world! Here I am again, just last Summer I was wondering around Tuscany: this time my experience of Florence is completely different, and I could return to it time after time. Pitti time is something special! The largest gathering… Continue reading People of Pitti – Pitti Fragranze 2018.
“In the beginning there was earth, wood, stone, metal and leather…” These are the primal elements according to Mr. Bertrand Sonnier, owner of this artisan perfumes company for twenty years. The work of Jardine de France began more than 100 years ago in Amboise: still manufacturing, still featuring an in-house perfumer – Justine Brivet, always… Continue reading The 5th Element: Jardin de France
„Recordate lo juorno ca stive a me becino, e te scorréano, ‘nzino, ‘e llacreme, accossì. Deciste a me: “Non chiagnere, ca tu mio sarraje”. Io te voglio bene assaje e tu nun pienze a me.“ Te voglio bene…assaje! I love you very much. Sounds familiar? It’s Napoli, Italia. One of the songs that make me… Continue reading Te voglio bene assaje! Luigi Borrelli Napoli Royal Collection
I was here in Grasse two years ago and upon my arrival this August I noticed some changes. This famous medieval town in southern Provence – the perfume capital of the world – is looking (at the first glance) same as ever, on the outside, especially in the old part of the city. Yes, Jasmine… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Grasse, Part II – Olfactory Encounters
Here I go again, back to Grasse! Second time in three years, to be exact, spending my vacation there, already feeling a bit like a Grassoise. What does Grasse smell like? Jasmine, of course. Sprayed above the old medieval streets all day long: This time we rented an apartment in a lovely old Provencal house… Continue reading What’s Up in Da City: Grasse