I look at all the fabulous photos my friends posted on Instagram and Facebook on the first day of Advent: creative, fun, colorful or minimalist, candles and decorations. So, what is missing? The scent, of course. I wonder…how these homes – smell? Is the scent complementing the visual effect? Does it conjure atmosphere and enhace… Continue reading Christmas Candles Special
I am drawn to candlelight, candlelight during every season of the year. That flicker of fire contained is fascinating (yes, there is a little pyromaniac in all of us), soothing, meditative and very emotional. I could just stare at candlelight for hours, thoughts swirling like candlelight on wind, feeling…well, it certainly makes me feel safe… Continue reading Flickering Lights, Divine Scents: Niche Candles
There’s a short, little cobblestone paved street in the center of Zagreb, Croatia. At it’s end there is a funicular. The shortest cable car route in the world, having only 66 meters in length, connecting Tomiceva Street with Upper Town’s Tower Lotrscak. The latter is a very special place, as it is a home of… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City II – Ride the Olfactory Funicular!
It’s funny how my mind works. Keeps surprising me. US Election day is just around the corner, a friend arrived in Washington DC recently and sent me a photo of the White House yesterday and there I was – thinking about a perfume. The one I enjoyed just a week ago. The story behind this perfume… Continue reading Scent of a President
“We walked in the cold air Freezing breath on the window pane…” Cold wind blowing over Danube, this means nothing to me. Oh! Vienna! Then the other song echoes in my head as soon as I see the City – Junge Roemer. I hear Falco, the wind carrying his voice over vast squares, Imperial yellow… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City: Vienna
In the complex and fascinating world of artisan perfumery niche brands shops are places of olfactory hedonism, a gateway to a different Universe. Just recently, on a rainy day, I found myself in one, soothed by soft lights, meticulously displayed perfume bottles and obligatory “rest and enjoy” corner. Curious about new fragrances’ arrival, knowing I… Continue reading What’s Up In Da City – Zagreb, Part I