Ave Perfumes! Esxence 2019 – Part II

There were moments at Esxence when I felt like a gladiator in an arena, roaming around crowded floors of The Mall, armed with love and determination, in search of perfumes that might disarm me with their artistic creativity and originality, touch me soul-deep tapping into something unconscious, spiritual, profound, and cause waves of emotions…well, some… Continue reading Ave Perfumes! Esxence 2019 – Part II

Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I

It took me nearly a week to sit down and start writing about days spent in Milan. Esxence related adrenaline flow started to diminish right after I returned home, and I needed some time for things to settle down, to rest, sort out all impressions, regain objectivity and figure out where to begin… Upon exiting… Continue reading Veni, vidi…amavi: Esxence – The Scent of Excellence 2019 – Part I

Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi

“Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory, falling on my head like a new emotion…” It keeps falling, and I long for sunshine, brighter skies, bare feet and floral dresses. A rainy day in April, this song and the perfume I’m wearing, bringing memories that refuse to go away. It’s… Continue reading Forbidden Love: The Lover’s Tale by Francesca Bianchi

The Plum Girl Is The Perfumed Plume Awards 2019 Winner!

New York, NY April 11, 2019.: Fragrance writers, journalists, fragrance entrepreneurs and influencers gathered to find out the Winners of the 2019 Perfumed Plume Awards. While they were gathering in New York, sipping champagne, I was at home sound asleep. Time difference… But what a difference the morning after made! Maria McElroy of Aroma M… Continue reading The Plum Girl Is The Perfumed Plume Awards 2019 Winner!

Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

Less than three weeks to Esxence–The Scent of Excellence in Milan! So much to do: breathe, Elena, breathe…(and don’t forget to pack a pair of sneakers). Spring has sprung and so have many new perfumes! I’ve given up detailed planning: I have a couple of meetings & two parties confirmed, and a long list of… Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots in April: Fragrant News&Musings

Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia

I see skies of blue, flowers pink and yellow, lilac and white, tree branches budding with fresh green leaves, dainty little fruit-tree and big, porcelain-cup thick Magnolia blossoms everywhere! Yes, Spring is here…Persephone has returned! Spring in March, still struggling with chilly mornings and evenings, but it seems like everything bloomed in only a couple… Continue reading Southern Bloom – Goldfield&Banks Australia

Sulékó Perfumes: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian

It’s funny how things in life sometimes take unexpected turns. Last summer, while I was staying in Grasse and frenetically driving around Cote d’Azur, I got a DM on Instagram. “Are you in Cannes now?” – “Not today, I was there yesterday…” I replied to Sulékó. It turned out that Anastasia was there, at the… Continue reading Sulékó Perfumes: Interview With Anastasia Sokolow & Cécile Zarokian

Wind of Change: AENOTUS by Puredistance Perfume Review

Nomen est omen, so let’s start from the name. AENOTUS is a non-existing word, Puredistance says that it stands for the notes of the winds blown by Aeolus, the „keeper of the winds“ in Greek mythology: „In AENOTUS the cool notes of Aeolus are fusing with the soft, sensual warmth of the South. And the… Continue reading Wind of Change: AENOTUS by Puredistance Perfume Review

Aroma M Perfumes: Geisha Collection Review

When I published an Instagram post couple of days ago, talking about Aroma M collection, I wrote: „Artisan perfumers are „the salt of the Earth“ – their creativity, independence, inspiration and passion are a strong, moving force.” So, may the Force be with me… I’m always delighted to meet artisan perfumers and enjoy fragrances they… Continue reading Aroma M Perfumes: Geisha Collection Review