Memories of a date palm tree: What if an old palm tree in an oasis somewhere far away in a desert could tell you about its memories? Fragrant memories of all events that it witnessed? Date palm trees are silent observers of life unfolding in their shade for ages. It would be unfair to describe… Continue reading FO’AH: MÉMOIRES D’UNE PALMERAIE
Rab/Arba is a small island, 22 km long and located in the northwestern part of the Adriatic Sea/Croatia, very easy accessible from Rijeka or Zagreb. When you reach the ferry port Stinica, it’s a ten minutes ferry ride to Rab. When you approach the island, first what you see is mostly barren terrain -karst on… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: The Island of Rab
“Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, Daughter from Elysium, We enter, drunk with fire, Heavenly One, thy sanctuary! Your magic binds again What convention strictly divides;* All people become brothers,* Where your gentle wing abides.” – Friedrich Schiller Oh what a joy: Friedrich Schiller for a read, Beethoven for my ears, Klimt for my eyes…and… Continue reading Joy, Daughter from Elysium: Atelier des Ors White Collection Review
I write about perfumes. I am a collector of olfactory impressions. Sometimes I fall head over heels in love with a perfume. As I did with Dangerous Rose. Unexpectedly, utterly and irrevocably. With an insatiable hunger for it. To start with, I was just as selfconfident that it will not affect me so strongly when… Continue reading Dangerous Rose: An Insatiable Hunger
Every time I think about Barcelona I hear Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe (Barcelona! It was the first time that we met…Barcelona! How can I forget!), see broken pieces of colorful ceramic tiles forming a big lizard, I feel sea salt touching fingertips of Christopher Colombo high up on his monument and hear parrots nesting… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Barcelona!
„Painting is the most beautiful of lies“ – Kees Van Dongen If painting is the most beautiful of arts and if a fine perfume is a work of art, then…? If perfume is a work of art…I do think that it in numerous cases it definitely is, although the idea of defining art is still… Continue reading An Ode to Elegance: Opardu
There I was, at Esxence 2018., standing at the Carner Barcelona stand. Mr. Joaquim Carner greeted me, we talked a bit about previous collections, and then he asked me if I knew about the new collection – three signature bottles right in front of me – the new, 2018. Oriental Collection. Joaquim simply said, his… Continue reading The Oriental Collection by Carner Barcelona
Do you remember your first „grown-up“ kiss? I do. Not the kiss itself but the very moment when I wanted it to happen, desired to be kissed right there and then and the twinkle in the eyes of the man standing in front of me. Whisky on his lips. One perfume is the reason why… Continue reading Bois Sikar: When a Tornado Meets a Vulcano
Le Jardin Retrouve, a small, family owned artisan perfume company is dear to me. I am, let this be clear, a friend and a supporter, not only because Clara and Michael are ever so sweet and gentle people, but because the perfumes they produce are niche in every sense, of the finest French provenience, they… Continue reading #Perfume Revival Project: 4 Mystery Fragrances – I Cracked the Code!
“So, what exactly are you writing about?”a friend asked me directly. “With so many great perfumes coming up in a year, what’s all that niche buzz?” And more: “If my sales lady at the XY store knows all about the newest perfumes, why would I need you?” and “Niche? That sounds so snobbish to me!”… Continue reading To niche or not to niche?